UFV research looking to understand long-term environmental change of British Columbia’s central coast


Several UFV Geography students and faculty are contributing to environmental research on British Columbia’s central coast. This research is funded by the Hakai Program and is in collaboration with colleagues from University of Victoria. The research involves gaining an understanding of how that landscape in the region adjusted following the demise of the ice sheet that covered over much of British Columbia during the last ice age (glaciation). This research has also has implications for early human migration and occupation of the coast.

Here’s the link to the Hakai web page that describes the research. Please note pictures with UFV students at a field site and in Dr. Olav Lian’s Luminescence Dating Laboratory.


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Figure 13. Hakai scholars Libby Griffin (MSc student, SFU/UFV) (left) and Jordan Bryce (BSc Honours student and research assistant, UFV) – Christina Neudorf photo.
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Figure 12. Hakai scholars Christina Neudorf (Post-doctoral Fellow, UFV) (right) and Libby Griffin (MSc student, SFU/UFV) (left) – Jordan Eamer photo