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Passion Ignited — mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel to ER nursing career

Two mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel living in a car to ER nursing career Matt Douma wasn’t a typical nursing student. He chafed against convention and questioned the rules. He had passions outside of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, despite being warned by his professors that he wouldn’t have time for […]

Student researchers recognized at awards night

Providing undergraduate students with research opportunities is one of UFV’s defining strengths. That strength was celebrated on May 24 as top student researchers were honoured at the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence awards. A total of 41 students were recognized at the event, receiving more than $25,000 worth of research awards, the most in the 14-year […]

Theoretical physicist Derek Harnett receives UFV Research Excellence Award

Derek Harnett’s research explores things we can’t see and that might not exist. And it’s vital. A world-recognized expert in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) sum-rule methods, Harnett’s work isn’t easily understood by the layperson, but it’s heralded within the physics community. His research — fuelled by insatiable curiosity and funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering […]

UFV earth scientist researches ice age oasis on Haida Gwaii

For Dr. Olav Lian and his team of student researchers it’s all about the details. Teeny, tiny, miniscule details — grains of sand in this case — that lead to big discoveries. Lian is an earth scientist in UFV’s Geography and the Environment department, and he and his student researchers have helped make a giant […]

Dr. Michael Gaetz recognized for community-based health research excellence

2014 UFV Research Excellence award winner Healthy bodies make for healthy minds and healthy communities. There are many opportunities in Fraser Valley communities to do scientific research focused on keeping the population healthy, raising healthier kids, and helping the elderly stay healthy longer through well-planned physical activity. That’s what Dr. Michael Gaetz of Chilliwack has […]

Sharing research with students brings joy to UFV chemist

Research brings great joy to UFV chemist Noham Weinberg. “For, me, it is like drinking clean water fresh from the source! And having students working with you, seeing them grow into independent researchers, is an even greater joy. It is what drives me. Their enthusiasm is contagious! “I like teaching in a classroom setting but […]