Tag Archives | geography

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 […]

GIS is everywhere — find out more at Geography’s GIS Day Nov 14

The UFV Geography department is continuing its tradition of hosting an annual GIS Day lunch-hour event as part of a worldwide movement to showcase and promote GIS technology and its use in our society. Have a slice of pizza and a soft drink while you learn about how geographic information system (GIS) technology has rapidly […]

Internship opportunities for India, Mexico, Tanzania, Canada etc

Come and learn about funded and self-funded internship opportunities in Tanzania, India, Mexico, Canada and other places. Opportunities include work with NGOs (non-government organizations), universities, and government agencies in areas of urban agriculture, city planning, education, climate change adaptation, gender issues and community development. Internships can be completed for credit in Global Development Studies, Sociology […]

Tanzania internship opportunities — apply now!

The Global Development Institute (GDI) has up to eight funded internships in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Each student is eligible to receive up to $6,500 towards the costs associated with the internship.  The project is made possible by funding received from the Canadian International Development Agency and the Students for Development Program managed by the […]

Olav Lian winner of the inaugural UFV Research Excellence award

In a way, Dr. Olav Lian is just a grown-up version of the proverbial little boy who likes to pick up rocks at the seashore to see what’s under them. But along the way, he has collected a bachelor’s degree in physics, a master’s in physical geography, and a doctorate in geology; built state-of-the-art luminescence […]

Newman to speak on impact of climate change on Canadian culinary identity

Come hear UFV geography professor Lenore Newman (Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment) talk about her research on the impact of climate change on Canadian culinary identity. Tues, March 20 7 to 9 pm Room B101, Abbotsford campus One of the supporting narratives of Canadian culture is our relationship with the natural world […]

Dr. Lenore Newman appointed Canada Research Chair at UFV

    The University of the Fraser Valley has a new federally funded researcher on campus. Dr. Lenore Newman was recently appointed Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment and joins the Geography department at UFV. She will also be working closely with the UFV Agriculture department. The Canada Research Chair program was established […]