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Young Distinguished Alumni Alexis Warmerdam finds success in a familiar field

Like the windmills she once worked to improve, Alexis Warmerdam possesses potentially endless energy. And she needs every ounce. UFV’s 2017 Young Distinguished Alumni Award winner is a driving force behind Abbotsford’s blossoming agriculture tourism industry. She created two events, both wildly popular straight out of the gate: Bloom the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, and Abby […]

Zucchet still striving – from e-cigarette research to sexual assault assistance

A recent top UFV student just published her first co-authored research paper, and that’s just the beginning. Investigating the health risks of smoking electronic cigarettes with UFV biology associate professor Gregory Schmaltz, Alyssa Zucchet “wanted to know what people were getting themselves into.” “They’re probably less harmful than cigarettes, but definitely not harmless,” Zucchet summarizes. […]

Derek Harnett to speak on subatomic physics at next President’s Lecture — May 23

The next speaker in the UFV President’s Leadership Lecture Series is Dr. Derek Harnett, winner of the 2016 UFV Research Excellence Award. Harnett will speak about the most pressing issues facing subatomic physics today, how Canadian physicists plan to address them, and what we might we discover through this research. The Search for Outside-the-Quark-Model Hadrons […]

UFV hosts successful science fair

2017 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Results Over 50 awards were handed out at the annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair held April 4 to 7. Students from 18 schools in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Mission area came together to compete for prizes and a chance to represent Team BC at the Canada Wide […]

Short-term coding programs receive $50,000 from government

UFV and nine other post secondaries will each receive $50,000 in targeted funding to create short-term coding programs. These programs are generally less than 12 weeks in length and help students build on knowledge acquired in their undergraduate studies. The intent is to increase employability by providing specialized skills that are in demand by local […]