The UFV Horticulture program thrives with recent donation from PoCo Garden Club
June 17, 2013
Gifting $950 toward the Horticulture Equipment Endowment is Shirley Keski-Hynilla on behalf of the PoCo Garden Club.
On June 17, Christopher Duffin and Brent Bailey (pictured on left) did an “informative and engaging” presentation to the gardening club, which is located in Port Coquitlam. Brent shared about our new BC School of Agriculture facility and the equipment that the club helped us purchase for use by UFV students in the Horticulture program.
The non-profit organized is committed to benefitting their local community and designate one third of the proceeds from their annual spring plant sale to support the UFV Horticulture program.
The club was founded in 1990, and has about 100 members that meet monthly to share and learn about gardening. You can learn more about the PoCo Garden Club here.
Chetna International delivers on promise to support awareness about the Dalit population
June 17, 2013
Hand delivering a cheque for $2,000 towards the UFV initiated Dalit Poetics and Politics conference is Mr. Surinder Ranga ji, president of Chetna International.
On April 12th, Dr. Prabhjot Parmar, faculty in the Department of English and an Associate of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies brought together social activists, historians, scholars, community members and students to discuss Dalit Poetics and Politics: a conference of academics, creative writers and activists.
The keynote speaker was Arun Mukherjee of York University. The panelists as well as other speakers included: Dr. Nandi Bhatia of Western University, Dr. Rajneesh Dhawan of UFV, Dr. Prabhjot Parmar of UFV, Dr. Garry Fehr of UFV, Professor Sadhu Binning, Ajmer Rode, Paramjeet Kainth, Jai Birdi and Gurpreet Singh.
Learn more about this conference and other areas of study at UFV's Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies.
UFV celebrates Jean Scott’s 101st birthday, scholarship
By Darren McDonald on April 22, 2013
Friends, fans and family gathered at Lynnwood Retirement Residence April 19, 2013, to celebrate Jean Scott’s 101st birthday while fundraising almost $5,000 for UFV’s Dr. Jean Scott Endowment Scholarship.
Scott joyously met each of the 50+ guests with genuine appreciation, offering handshakes, hugs, and her famous kisses to all who filed into Lynnwood’s banquet room (see the photo gallery here)
A leading advocate for education and a passionate learner, Scott was celebrated by MC and UFV theatre student Rebekah Brisco; the inspirational grandmother/granddaughter duo of Bobbi Spark and Nikki Dionne; and Amanda Preston, the 2012 recipient of the Dr. Jean Scott Endowment Scholarship.
Christopher Duffin, Advancement Officer, Community Initiatives and Awards for the University Advancement and Alumni Engagement Office, provided a humorous look at a fictitious course being considered for next semester entitled Jean 101 that outlined, among other things, Scott’s lifetime of hard work and advocacy recognized with a person’s medal from the federal government and an honorary doctorate from UFV, as well as the fact she’s a hopeless romantic who was married three times, had numerous other loves and liaisons, and is still a flirt.
UFV President Mark Evered spoke to Scott’s unwavering support of women’s rights and her relentless passion for providing education for all, calling her “a true inspiration”.
Scott then took the microphone, entertaining the crowd with an engaging speech intersecting her own tales with the biblical stories of David. The woman of the hour then played a lively set on the piano, singing along with her son, Spencer.