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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. […]

UFV biology student making connections and a future through co-op program

  Students at UFV ‘make’ many things, from dresses to buildings to gourmet concoctions, in programs such as fashion design, carpentry, and culinary arts. But students who enroll in the co-operative education option, including biology major Brandon Wood, also make money and important career connections. As his co-op tenure with the BC Ministry of Agriculture […]

UFV students to study biodiversity in Ecuador

Toucans, monkeys, and macaws will be the typical wildlife for a group of biology students heading to South America this week with the University of the Fraser Valley. The students will be spending two weeks in Ecuador’s jungles, collecting information, analyzing data, and absorbing the country’s diversity. The trip is an opportunity for the 17 […]

Birds living in social communes subject of next UFV lecture

It takes a village to raise a child, goes the popular saying. Well, it takes a non-monogamous group of communist birds to raise a smooth-billed ani (a species of large bird in the cuckoo family). UFV biologist Greg Schmaltz is interested in the intimate details of the smooth-billed ani community, and will be revealing some […]

Golden Tanager

Are you interested in studying tropical biology in Ecuador?

Summer in Ecuador has a nice ring to it as we slog through winter in the Fraser Valley. How about studying tropical biology in Equador? The course will be an eight-credit course with lecture and field trip components. Classroom work will be carried out in the short summer semester (May 7 to June 23) and […]

Biology students get hands-on experience in Tofino

  UFV Biology students got hands-on learning during the intensive seven-day course, hosted at the Tofino botanical gardens field station on Vancouver Island. The week included exploration and analysis of the many unique ecological systems within and around the Clayoquot Sound biosphere reserve. A number of UFV instructors participated in the expedition, lending their expertise […]