Biology Professor, Dr. Alan Reid receives the 2019 “Unsung Hero” Award from the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould

Congratulations to Biology Professor, Dr. Alan Reid for receiving Vancouver Granville’s 2019 “Unsung Hero” Award for going above and beyond to serve our community. The award was presented to him by the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville in Ottawa, Ontario in June 2019. Alan was nominated by the Vancouver Botanical Gardens … Read more

SustainbleUFV News! Summer 2019

Bag-be-Gone! Your interest and participation in on-campus sustainability projects and programs provided a launching point for this game-changing initiative. Plastic bag distribution is gone because you care! Bag-be-Gone says, we can be successful without needlessly impacting our learning, working, and living environments. At the Bookstore you’ll find that recyclable paper bags have replaced disposable plastics, … Read more

Student Sustainability Coordinator – apply by Aug 13, 2019

Internship Position Title Student Sustainability Coordinator Department: Facilities Position Term Semester specific, renewable to a maximum of two years Title of Immediate Supervisor: Energy Manager Hours of Work: Flexible, to a maximum of 10 hours per week PURPOSE The Student Sustainability Coordinator (SSC) facilitates and supports the sustainability initiatives in Facilities Management (FM) at UFV … Read more

Volunteer research assistants needed for fall 2019

Dr. Lucy Lee, UFV’s Dean of Science is hiring for the position of volunteer research assistants in her cell culture lab on campus for this fall. This is a volunteer position with flexible hours (approximately 2-3 hours a week). You will be assisting in a research project that is looking at the biological effects of … Read more

Dr. Lenore Newman appointed to provincial task force ~ UFV Today

Dr. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment and Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at UFV, has been appointed by the government of British Columbia to a newly created Food Security Task Force. This group will explore and advise on technology and innovations aimed at strengthening the agriculture sector … Read more

Science Rocks! summer camps are in full swing at UFV

We are excited to report that our 2019 Science Rocks! summer camps are in full swing. Each day has been filled with a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and fun outdoor activities. Thanks to our awesome team leader, Korissa Heibner and her crew Raina Goerzen, Nathan Enns and Phil Um the kids are having … Read more

Student Sustainability Coordinator Needed!

SustainableUFV is looking for a UFV Student to fill the position of Student Sustainability Coordinator. Are you studying for a career in sustainability? Are you passionate about environmental stewardship? The Student Sustainability Coordinator position is an influential role that develops skills, knowledge, and allows you to develop legacy projects and implement them right here at … Read more

SustainableUFV News! Summer Kick-Off, Events, Infrastructure, Mandates & Upcoming Hiring

Hydrogen Rail Project & Presentation Try and count the number of reasons why this project would impact sustainability in the Fraser Valley. You’ll lose count quickly! UBC’s Urban Design Professor Patrick Condon visited UFV recently and presented on the hydrogen-powered interurban rail. The proposed train line would be EMISSIONS-FREE and run from Surrey to Chilliwack. … Read more

Highline Mushrooms – Management Training Program

Cultivate your career at Highline Mushrooms, Canada’s largest mushroom grower and 3rd largest mushroom grower in North America.  They have 2000 employees and 15 farms across Canada.  They have recently implemented a Management training program for new graduates in Agricultural Sciences offering an opportunity to grow their careers with our company and move into operation … Read more

Biology students return from the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting with awards in hand!

Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science and research students Brenna Hay, Petra Dueck Lee, and Arianne Qanbery attended the In Vitro Biology Conference held in Tampa, Florida this month. This international conference hosted by The Society for In Vitro Biology focused on current trends and cutting edge topics in plant and animal … Read more

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