Urban Planning Students Spruce Up the Green

Walking across the green is something students do all the time as they hurry to and from classes, but as pretty as the green is — and it is gorgeous during the spring and summer times — it’s never truly operated as a campus hub. Occasionally it does play host to events. Last Thursday, June 2, students from Geography 464, an urban planning course, set up shop just outside Tim Horton’s with the goal of making the green a more vibrant, entertaining place. Read more


Squeezed Out

On the Human Geography side of events..

In a recent article in the Province, Cherie Enns, associate professor in Geography and the Environment, said Canada has no real housing strategy — though the Liberals have promised to invest in a National Housing Strategy — and there needs to be cooperation by all levels of government to come up with incentives to protect and build the country’s rental housing stock.

“There are things that can be done,” she said.

Renters losing homes as Lower Mainland owners cash in on hot market …Cherie Enns, an associate professor in the University of the Fraser Valley’s Faculty of Geography, said Canada has no real housing strategy — though the Liberals have promised to invest in a National Housing Strategy — and there needs to be cooperation by all levels of government to come up with incentives to protect and build the country’s rental housing stock. Read on


The choice of universities in British Columbia  - Ash Kelly

"The good news is that Canada is home to so many great universities that it’s difficult to make a poor decision. That’s why choosing the school that best suits you requires going beyond rankings and reputation, and considering the unique culture and educational environment of your potential alma mater."

UFV is considered one of the top universities in British Columbia.

The Globe and Mail reported..."A higher percentage of first-year students reported participating in an internship or co-op program than at any other B.C. university. For instance, Cherie Enns’ urban planning students designed innovative urbanization proposals to revive an historic ornamental garden site that closed down several years ago. Students envisioned walkable, vibrant multiuse communities and presented their ideas to the local planning director".

Read the full article in the Globe and Mail.


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