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Earth’s new address: Laniakea, our home supercluster

Article taken from: September 2014 The supercluster of galaxies that includes the Milky Way is 100 times bigger in volume and mass than previously thought, a team of astronomers says. They have mapped the enormous region and given it the name Laniakea — Hawaiian for ‘immeasurable heaven’. Watch Video: Galaxies tend to huddle […]

Physics Group at Convocation 2014

June 13, 2014 – After the Science Convocation Ceremony, the Physics group has a chance to mingle and say their farewells during the Science Celebration at the Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment complex.   Left to right: Allen McNabb, Jeff Chizma, Joss Ives, Tim Cooper, Alex Giles, Daljeet Dhaliwal, Alex Maslin, Derek Harnett, Colby Johanson, Brie […]


UFV Biology Grads Participated in Canada’s Amazing Race

Congratulations to Sukhi and Jinder Atwal for your amazing achievements participating in this amazing opportunity. ———————- Related Articles: Sept 17, 2014 – CTV ‘The Social’ – Five questions with Sukhi and Jinder Watch full episodes on CTV —- Twitter Feeds: —- Sept 10, 2014 – Atwal Siblings win another ‘Amazing Race’ leg! TORONTO […]

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greenSPEAK seminar- Sept 25 – Silvia Grace Borda

Time: 1:00pm (Bring your lunch) Date: Thursday, Sept 25th, 2014 Place: Abbotsford Campus, A225/226 ————————————————————- Sylvia Grace Borda She is an artist working within and around the media of photography and film, exploring and merging their social, technical, and conceptual possibilities. Borda is a pioneer known for creating unconventional or multi-dimensional portraits of her subjects […]


Pat Harrison featured in BC Outdoor Recreation report

Profile of an outdoor activist: Pat Harrison – by Dave King Pat Harrison never intended to become an environmental advocate. He was born in Los Angeles and subsequently lived in Wisconsin and Montana. He attended high school and university in Montana. After university, he entered the US Army in 1968 and served as a helicopter […]


Science represented in London – LIYSF ’14

2014 London International Youth Science Forum Etienne Dreyer represented Science well at this year’s Forum. Some topics discussed: “Is it ethical to use embryonic when we can now use adult stem cells in research?” “Should scientists specialize earlier or be generalists?” “Is it ethical to induct patients into clinical trials for new drugs when they […]


Ernest Kroeker writes book on son’s heart transplant

Taken from UFV Announce, August 25, 2014 Retired biology professor Ernest Kroeker has written a book titled Infinite Resignation: The Art of an Infant Heart Transplant about his family’s experience with the infant heart transplant. Introduction: When the surgeons informed us that our unborn child had a fatal heart condition I was devastated. The only hope they offered was […]

UFV Science Student, Loren Muth, a log jam hero

Loren Muth and a friend were at the right place at the right time.  They rescued a young woman in trouble in the fast flowing Vedder River in August 2014. Two young men received certificates of recognition for their heroic rescue efforts on the Vedder River at the City of Chilliwack Council meeting Tuesday. Loren […]

Science Rocks! at UFV – it’s Turbo Week!

2014 Science Rocks! camps are in full swing at UFV and the kids are enjoying learning about what fun science can be. Camp 1: Mysteries and secrets! July 7 – 11, 2014 (Abbotsford) Mysteries and secrets coming in many forms. Camp 2: Things that are gross! July 14 – 18, 2014 (Abbotsford) Things that stink, things […]