UFV Today: Governor General’s silver medal 2022: Heather Kelly discovers a passion for healing through research

Article by Gerald Narcisco, June 14, 2022 Trying to catch Heather Kelly can be a bit tricky. It seems the UFV Biology standout student and soon-to-be graduate is always on the go, spreading her knowledge and passion for scientific research with the world. Immediately after she was able to squeeze in an interview in early … Read more

Science celebrates our 2022 graduates!

A total of 2,617 students graduated this year, with over 1,600 of them attending the convocation ceremonies and crossing the stage. Graduates celebrated their achievements with their families, friends, and faculty in four ceremonies at the Abbotsford Centre. Friends and family cheered, whooped, hollered, and even blew enthusiastically on kazoos to welcome the grads. The … Read more

Student researchers recognized at awards night

More than 25 student researchers from across the university were recognized at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards event held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre on May 31, 2022. The Faculty of Science is so very proud of the following students for their outstanding research: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) – $6000 … Read more

Faculty of Science – Class of 2022 Celebration Wall

Congratulations to our Class of 2022! You are invited to celebrate UFV’s Convocation ceremonies at the Abbotsford Centre, located at the edge of the Abbotsford campus. The Faculty of Science ceremony is being held on Tuesday, June 14 starting at 9:30 AM. The ceremony will also be live-streamed here: https://www.ufv.ca/convocation/event-day/live-stream/ so you can cheer on … Read more

UFV receives $90K in scholarship funding for STEM

On the tail of the announcement of the new $70-million student housing project announced for UFV, the provincial government has now awarded UFV with $90,000 in scholarship funding! The announced was made on May 24 as part of $3.75 million being divided among 10 post-secondary institutions across the province. These scholarships are merit-based and research-focused … Read more

In the news … Stewart Fuoco, UFV Agriculture Student Association President assists with launch of community garden in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Bowls of Hope opens community garden with communal and private plots: Garden important for food sovereignty and for people to have access to grow own food, says Cindy Waters Article written by JENNA HAUCK, Chilliwack Progress May. 27, 2022 A new community garden project in Chilliwack will help feed hungry families and give folks … Read more

Dr. Renee Prasad in the Vancouver Sun! Is it safe to eat food grown after BC fields flooded?

Is it safe to eat food grown after B.C. fields flooded? Soil tests show “the integrity of the agricultural food supply production for (Sumas Prairie) remains strong.” Article written by Glenda Luymes Published date: May 29, 2022 Renee Prasad spends hours on her hands and knees in the dirt, looking at bugs. As floodwater saturated … Read more

Congratulations to our 2022 Faculty of Science AAA Award Recipients!

Each year the Dean of Science in consultation with the department heads decide the recipients of these awards. They were announced at our final Faculty Council meeting of the year. Mariano Mapili (SLUEC) and Sandra Gillespie (Biology) – Co-recipients of the Awesome Achievement Award, for overall excellence in academic endeavors Dr. Mapili was appointed at the rank … Read more

Check out our 2nd Edition of our Science Magazine! Yes, science does rock!

We are excited to announce the release of our second issue of the Faculty of Science magazine. Thank you to everyone who helped us pull this together. It’s wonderful to highlight the amazing science that takes place here at UFV and the people who are doing it! Enjoy! ISSUE #1 – 2019-2020 ISSUE #2 – … Read more

Science Rocks! receives $3,000 grant from the Abbotsford Community Foundation

Thank you to the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) Smart and Caring Grants for their continued support of our Science Rocks! program here at UFV. On May 11, 2022 Denise Thandi, ACF Committee Chair and member of the ACF board of directors, presented Dr. Robin Endelman, Science Rocks Coordinator, and Devon Bailey, Senior Advancement Officer with … Read more