A Day in the Field with International Guests
On Tuesday June 28, 2016, Steven Marsh and research students (current and former) met Senior Scientist Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink and guests at the rowing dock at Fort Langley to conduct our bi-monthly sampling of the Fraser River.
The guests included Carol Mayer (Curator Africa/Pacific of Enthnology/Ceramics), Skooker Broome (Manager Design, Museum of Anthropology, UBC), April Ingham (Director, Pacific Peoples Partnership), Julia Paine (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Intern and undergraduate University of Miami), Claytus Yambon (Village Councillor and artist, Korogo Village, Papua New Guinea), Nancy Wani (artist and bilum maker, Korogo Village, Papua New Guinea), Edward Dumoi (artist, Palembei Village, Papua New Guinea).
UFV students included Audrey Faber (UFV GATE Alumni), Madelaine Bourdages (UFV GATE and French major and current research assistant working with Steven Marsh), Alanna Strangway (UFV Gate major and current research student working with Steven Marsh), Donovan Toews (UFV GATE major).
Bernhard and the UFV students explained and demonstrated the sampling protocols used for the collection of water samples and water geochemistry data. It is intended that our guests from papua New Guinea will begin the time series sampling of the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea.
Alanna Strangway, Audrey Faber and Madelaine Bourdages
Alanna Strangway demonstrates water sampling equipment
Audrey Faber (2016 GATE grad) in action - demonstrating the dredge
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
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
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