Attend university for an hour with UFV microlectures

Maple Crozier of ECE/CYC at last year's Microlectures

Are you the type of person who likes your education in bite-size pieces and on many topics in one sitting? Then be sure to take in the UFV Microlectures on Wed, Nov23, at the Road Runner lounge on the UFV Abbotsford campus. Starting at 11:30 am, faculty members from a variety of disciplines will each have two minutes to give you a taste of their field of research and speak about exciting findings and

This is the third edition of the Microlecture event. Synapses were snapping all over the lounge last time, as audience members were exposed to new and sometimes controversial ideas.

Speakers this time include:

  • Erik Talvila, Math and Statistics: Distributional integrals
  • Fiona McQuarrie, Business Admin: Colleges and universities: How do we tell them apart?
  • Annette Vogt, Criminology: Extrajudicial measures through diversion: It’s the law!
  • Tom Baumann, Agriculture: Natural plant growth regulators in berry crops or how to manipulate plants
  • Amanda McCormick, Criminology Centres: Program participants’ perceptions of BCLC’s VoluntarySelf-Exclusion program: Results of a longitudinal study
  • Lionel Pandolfo, Geography:  Climatology in today’s world
  • Lucki Kang, Social Work and Human Services:  H1N1 Pandemic planning and response of field education programs
  • Jamin Pelkey, English: Signs of change: What linguists could learn from biology
  • Satwinder Bains, Centre for Indo- Canadian Studies: Race-making in the corridors of academia
  • Scott Sheffi eld, History: British Columbia’s War, 1939–45
  • Sheryl Macmath, Teacher Education: Assessment as, for, and of learning: Student teachers empowered to maximize student success
  • Marcella LaFever, Communications: Increasing the participation of marginalized cultural groups in the Abbotsford community dialogues: Applying the 9P Planning model
  • Gwen Point, Social Work and Human Services and History: Intergenerational experiences in Aboriginal education: My family
  • Scott Shupe,  Geography: Modeling the impact of land cover change on water quality in the Fraser Valley using GIS
  • Nadeane Trowse, Writing Centre: Genre theory as it predicts the success or failure of genre usage
  • Rajnish Dhawan, English: Heroes in limbo: A comparative study of the heroic action and inaction in the Greek epic The Iliad and Sanskrit epic The Mahabharata

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

The event is presented by the UFV Research office and the Research advisory council.

The Roadrunner Lounge is on the ground floor of Building A on the Abbotsford campus. Leave plenty of time to find a parking spot, or take transit! Pay parking is in effect.


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