Sustainable UFV News! What we’ve been up to – October 2019

The Waste Audit 2.0.1.9 WHEN: Wednesday, October 16th WHERE: Abbotsford Campus: on the green TIME: 9 am to 1 pm, depending on how many volunteers we have (you can pop by whenever!) The date is set. This year’s audit is on Wednesday, October 16th. Look for our posters around campus and on social media (Instagram … Read more

Dr. Lucy Lee and Eryn Braley attend the 2019 Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop in Quebec City

Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science and 2019 UFV BSc Graduate and UFV Biology Lab Technician, Eryn Braley, attended the 46th annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop (CEW) held in Quebec City this week. The CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines. It provides the opportunity … Read more

Prizes, pizza, music … oh my! Science Social 2019

Thank you to all the students, faculty and staff who made it out to the 12th Annual Science Social on September 26th. Students were able to check out the Science Clubs and Associations while enjoying some pizza, prizes and visiting with classmates and faculty. Special thanks to the following Science Student Associations who were on … Read more

Hope in a Time of Change: A conversation about our climate

On Wednesday, September 25th the Chilliwack Cultural Centre hosted a community conversation on climate change. Dr. Carin Bondar, UFV’s Faculty of Science Communicator, ‘Biologist with a Twist,’ writer, filmmaker, and host of Outrageous Acts of Science on the Discovery Channel emceed the event. The panel featured local experts who shared their knowledge about how climate … Read more

Action on Climate Change – what can we learn?

Climate Change has become the defining issue of our time. From the changing weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels, to the melting polar ice caps … what can we do to save our future? One thing is clear, it’s imperative to educate ourselves and get the facts about climate change. Education … Read more

When We Love Our Food So Much That It Goes Extinct – Dr. Lenore Newman

Dr. Lenore Newman, Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at UFV was recently interviewed by the National Public Radio (NPR) in the USA in advance of the publication of her next book, “Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food”. Her book is due out … Read more

Job Opportunity – Science Outreach Organizer – F2019

For science students interested in teaching The Faculty of Science runs two science outreach programs each semester. Super Science Club is an after-school program that Science World offers and UFV delivers at local elementary schools. You will be doing cool science activities with groups of elementary school kids as part of an after-school program. Science … Read more

Welcome back students!

Last Tuesday’s New Student Orientation set record numbers for attendance. We saw more than 1,200 new students take part in the day-long event. “I am deeply proud of the work of the New Student Orientation team to deliver a comprehensive, inclusive, and professional program to welcome our new students to the UFV community,” said Alisa … Read more

Calling all UFV Science Students! Kick start your year at the 12th Annual Science Social SEPT 26!

Are you a new or returning UFV science student? If so, this event is for you! Come on out and visit with your fellow science students, science faculty and staff while getting information on the Science Clubs and Associations. Of course there’s free pizza, refreshments and door prizes! Music provided by CIVL Radio. This is … Read more

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