Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards 2016

May 2016, UFV presented 25 students with awards totalling over $19,000 and celebrated many other prestigious student research achievements.

The Faculty of Science would like to congratulate all of this year’s recipients. The following Science students were recognized for their accomplishments:

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

James plusGaganjeet Mahil, Biology
Faculty Researcher: Lucy Lee

Harsh Sidhu, Biology
Faculty Researcher: Lucy Lee

Abigail Sherwood Chemistry
Faculty Researcher: Noham Weinberg

Jordan Bryce, Geography & the Environment
Faculty Researcher: Olav Lian

Travis Gingerich, Geography & the Environment
Faculty Researcher: Olav Lian


James, Vivienne, AneetAward: AVP Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies $200
Vivienne Beard, Biology
Annotation of contig10 of the 3L chromosome of Drosophila elegans
Faculty Supervisor: James Bedard

Award: Dean, College of Arts $150
Audrey Faber, Geography & the Environment
Investigation into the possible effects of agriculture on the geochemistry of Willband Creek in Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Faculty Supervisor: Steven Marsh

Award: Dean, Faculty Science $150
27789793196_6616597f20_zRichelle Acreman & Katherine Flach, Biology
A reference atlas of thyroid histology of Pseudacris
Faculty Supervisor: Allan Arndt

Scholarship: Hakai Fellowship (2 Years) | $46,000
Jordan Bryce, Geography & the Environment
Faculty Researcher: Olav Lian

Industry Liaison Research Award $350 each
Jessica Davies, Raymond Nguyen, Aidan O’Reilly, Physics
Faculty Supervisor: Lin Long

Program Head: Jeff Chizma

27546136280_0e5895b0be_zFaculty of Science Award $1,000
Aneet Bains, Biology
Faculty Supervisor: James Bedard
Program Head: Allan Arndt

Faculty of Science Award $1,000
Miranda Louwerse, Chemistry
Faculty Supervisor: Noham Weinberg
Program Head: David Fenske


Awards Program “Growing Connections Inspiration

View slideshow of the 2016 student research projects

Photos from the awards dinner [HERE]

Looking for more information on the Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards please see [HERE]

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2 Responses to Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards 2016

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