Sabbatical: Dr. Ian Affleck creates a “Calculus for Everyone” open textbook

Dr. Ian Affleck was on Sabbatical from the Math & Stats Department at UFV for 2014-2015 and he has generously provided a great overview of his new open textbook. “Calculus for Everyone”: Developing an Application-Based Open Textbook for First Year Calculus At UFV, as at many post-secondary institutions, the first-year calculus courses required in Science […]

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Sabbatical: Dr. Debbie Wheeler (Biology) in Ecuador

Dr. Debbie Wheeler was on Sabbatical from the Biology Department at UFV for 2014-2015 and she has generously provided a great overview of her adventures in Ecuador. ¡Hola Ecuador! It’s me again. Notes from the World’s Worst Traveller. Tapichalaca, somewhere in deepest, darkest Southern Ecuador. It is cold, it is wet, and I am miserable. […]

Biology Field School Information Session: Ecuador

Tropical Ecology and Applied Tropical Ecology Field school in Ecuador is planned for July 2016 8 credits (400 level) Information Session Date: Dec. 8, 2015 Time: 2pm Room: A360 Abbotsford Campus Contact: Debbie.wheeler@ufv.ca or Gregory.schmaltz@ufv.ca


Dr. Lionel Pandolfo: “Climate Change: Chronology, Perils, Science and Opportunities” on Nov. 26

Centre of Sustainability greenSPEAK Seminar and the Department of Geography Discoveries Speaker Series present: Dr. Lionel Pandolfo: “Climate Change: Chronology, Perils, Science and Opportunities” Thursday Nov. 26, 2015 2:30 – 4pm Room A413 Abbotsford Campus Climate change is the pivotal issue of our times. Survival of modern civilizations and our way of life depends on […]


PMSA presents: Med Student Panel on Nov. 26

November 26, 2015 7-9:30pm Room B132 Abbotsford Campus Free Pizza Here is your chance to hear what medical school is really like! UFV Alumni who are currently attending UBC medical school will be sharing their experiences thus far and providing some tips for getting ready to apply. There will be food and a raffle ticket […]

Contra Dancing and Science, what do they have in common?

Article taken from The Chilliwack Progress November 10, 2015  The Chilliwack Barn Dancing organizers, including Valerie Flokstra, a UFV Science Student and Science Rocks Camp Organizer hope to revitalize the fun dance of Contra Dancing in Chilliwack.  It’s similar to barn dancing, but no specific partners are necessary, so it’s great for single people too. […]


“Who’s who in Science” featuring Dr. Olav Lian, Physical Geography

Who’s who in Science… Dr. Olav Lian joined UFV’s Geography Department in Spring 2004 and began teaching in January 2005 teaching courses in Physical Geography, a Major option in the Bachelor of Science program. Interview: Personal I was born in Vancouver, and grew up in North Vancouver near Seymour Provincial Park, where I went to […]

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“Who’s who in Science” featuring Dr. James Bedard, Biology

Who’s who in Science… Dr. James Bedard joined UFV’s Biology Department in Fall 2012. Interview: Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. Where did you go to school? I completed both undergrad and doctoral studies at the University of Manitoba in the department of Microbiology. What brought you to […]


4th Annual Casino Royale hosted by Student Clubs and Associations

The Casino games will be held from 5pm-10pm at the UFV SUB and then there will be an “unofficial” afterparty at Finnigans until they close. All prizes will be announced at UFV when the tables close at 10pm. Fri. Nov. 27 5pm-10pm UFV’s Student Union Building – Great Hall EVENT DETAILS: – FREE ADMISSION – […]


Dr. Tara Klassen’s seminar on epilepsy research was well presented

On October 27, 2015, the Department of Biology and the Dean of the Faculty of Science had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Tara Klassen from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. Dr. Klassen spoke about her research into a personalized medicine approach to assessing and possibly treating Epilepsy, a disease which is caused by […]