Calling all science students! LIYSF Info Session – JAN 24 @ 1 PM – B121

UFV will be sending one Science student to London, England all expenses paid, to attend the annual London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) July  24 to August 7, 2019.

INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday, JAN 24 @ 1 PM – Room B121

London Eye Summer 2018

Guest speaker, Nikola Trotzuk will be sharing his experience from last year’s science forum.

It was the most incredible two week adventure I have ever been on!

Past representatives: Nikola Trotzuk (2018), Tessa Webb & Perrin Waldock (2017), Vivienne Beard (2016), Kevin Kobes (2015), Etienne Dreyer (2014), Andrew Alexander (2013), and Timothy Richards (2012). Catch up on the Blog articles submitted by our past representatives!


We are looking for a student enrolled in a science program at UFV, who is academically outstanding and also has great leadership and communication skills, to represent UFV at the London International Youth Science Forum.

To qualify for the Selection Process, you must:

  • be aged 17 to 21
  • Submit a portfolio, consisting of:
    • Resume and cover letter stating why you qualify for this
    • Your vision of where Science or Technology will make the biggest contribution to the future (short essay, video or other visual presentation)
    • 2 letters of reference from faculty who can speak to your ability & accomplishments as a science student and why you would be a good representative for UFV at the Forum


Send a digital copy to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at


Shortlisted candidates will make a presentation to the selection panel on a research interest at a date to be coordinated between mid-February to early March. Presentations will be widely advertised to the university community and attendance will be open to any interested students, family, friends, staff and faculty.


Janice Nagtegaal, Acting Assistant to the Dean
Faculty of Science, Office of the Dean