Tag Archives | geography

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 […]

UFV receives Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship funding for urban food systems exchange program

The world’s food supply is under pressure from climate change, population growth, drought, and other changing factors. A University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) study examining the sustainability of food production has received key funding from the recently established Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The project, entitled Urban Food Systems in Dar […]

UDistrict campus and neighbourhood planning project launched

  ABBOTSFORD April 8, 2015  – The City of Abbotsford and the University of the Fraser Valley are undertaking a collaborative initiative to shape the future of the UDistrict, announced Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and UFV President, Dr. Mark Evered today. In May of 2012, Abbotsford City Council officially endorsed a 30-year planning concept or […]

UFV Geography grad featured in Maclean’s 2015 Guide to Jobs in Canada

As a University of the Fraser Valley student, Daniel Huesken was a hard-studying tree planter. Nowadays, the 27-year-old UFV Geography alumnus is better known as ‘Mr. Maclean’s’. Pictured punching GPS coordinates while perched above a topographical map of B.C.’s interior forest district, Huesken is featured prominently in Maclean’s magazine’s 2015 Guide to Jobs in Canada […]

UFV students work with FVRD to imagine a new future for Minter Gardens

Minter Gardens. It’s a name familiar to thousands of people in British Columbia and beyond. For more than three decades, the ornamental show garden run by the Minter family welcomed tourists, hosted weddings, and served as the backdrop for car shows, grad portraits, and other events. After subsidizing the gardens for 33 years, in 2013 […]

UFV geography students answer ‘core’ questions: watch the video

  UFV geography students are helping to solve the mystery of how the Fraser Valley environment has changed through time. Students spend time in the field, on a flood plain, and in the lab, and working with c-c-cold core samples. And they are sure to dress appropriately! Watch this video of student recruiter Holly and […]

UFV + NASA. Looking for signs of life.

UFV researchers are helping NASA understand the environment of odd life forms. Investigating the universe from the bottom of an ancient lake, right here in BC. Working with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is a dream for most scientists. And it’s something a group of UFV students were able to experience during a summer […]

UFV hosts its first ever post-doctoral fellows

Denver Nixon and Christina Neudorf are UFV pioneers. The duo, who both recently earned their PhDs (aka doctorates), are the first post-doctoral research fellows to work at UFV. Both working under the supervision of Geography professors at UFV, Nixon with Dr. Lenore Newman and Neudorf with Dr. Olav Lian. A post-doctoral fellow is an individual […]

UFV planning Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims program this summer

The University of the Fraser Valley will once again be offering a team-taught, four-week, intensive certificate program on Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims program in Chilliwack this summer. This intensive four-week, three-course, 12-credit certificate offers students the opportunity to learn a range of conceptual and practical skills that are of direct relevance to […]

Up on the rooftops: UFV students help create gardens in India

  What were three young Canadian students doing in crowded bustees on the outskirts of Chandigarh? We posed this question to Stacy Thoreson (a Sociology/Anthropology student), Adam Rieu (a Geography student) and Kathryn Shiratti (a Geography graduate) from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The answer we got was not only inspiring but loaded […]

Pennies for Playgrounds: Urban Planning, Children’s Rights and Climate Change; UFV-sponsored exhibit opens Dec 6 at The Reach

Pennies for Playgrounds: Urban Planning, Children’s Rights and Climate Change; UFV-sponsored exhibit opens Dec 6 at The Reach ll children deserve a safe place to play and the freedom to use the space around them to express themselves creatively. That’s the underlying theme of a special exhibit launching at The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford on […]