Bridging the gap between us and them

While not every UFV student may be willing to get involved with campus travel tours, it doesn’t mean that getting to know other students is impossible. Bridging the divide between domestic and international students can be as simple as making an effort to talk to others in classes instead of automatically falling into our separate cliques. It’s a two-way street and together we need to eliminate the “us and them,” because at the end of the day, whatever the quirks are at UFV, it’s ours.

SUS creates working groups to draft mandates for pride centre and women’s centre

It’s been more than a month since the Student Union Society (SUS) announced their decision to open pride and women’s centres on campus, and now with the new semester getting started, so are the plans for the centres. Although they won’t be open to students for at least the remainder of the semester, SUS is currently asking the student body for feedback on what they’d like to see included in each of the centres.

En Route to UFV

But En Route, a new travel tourism club on campus, is trying to make traveling in the Lower Mainland more affordable and convenient for UFV students. The club, which has only recently been approved as a club with the Student Union Society, will host monthly day trips.

Visual arts students bring art into the community

“Students in Chris Friesen’s community arts practice course are spending their summer creating four different community art displays around the Fraser Valley.”

UFV athletics adds baseball team to program

Come September, UFV’s athletic department will be introducing baseball as a new university club sport, making them the sixth team to join the Canadian College Baseball Conference. While the idea for the team surfaced over three years ago, it didn’t come together until last year when the University Baseball Academy was founded in Chilliwack.

Fraser Valley Music Awards

“After a year of planning and preparation, the first ever Fraser Valley Music Awards (FVMAs) took place on Saturday, July 16.”

Committee formed to create sexual violence and misconduct policy

Following the recent passing of Bill 23, the provincial government’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act, all post-secondary institutions in B.C., including UFV, are required to create an official sexual violence and misconduct policy.

SUS installs international flag display in SUB

Anyone walking through the Student Union Building recently may have noticed the addition of over 50 flags belonging to various countries hanging from the ceiling of the building. The flags are the result of an initiative between former Student Union Society (SUS) president Thomas Davies and UFV International.