Science students shine at UFV’s 2019 Student Research Day

Student Research Day was held on March 26th with 14 microlecture presentations and a record number of 95 posters!

The event included a two-minute micro-lecture challenge, where students shared the results of their research in a fast-pace format, followed by a poster fair and research awards. The Faculty of Science had a great showing of students and their research projects!

PRESIDENT AWARD $200
Daniel Driedger – Chemistry
Supervisor: Cory Beshara
“A Convenient and Rapid Synthesis of Difluoroalkyl Ethers from Thionoesters using Silver (I) Fluoride”

PROVOST & VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENTS $200
Harinder Sahota – Biology
Supervisor: Stephen Thomas
“Water Quality Testing Using Polymerase Chain Reaction”

AVP, RESEARCH, ENGAGEMENT & GRADUATE STUDIES $200
Samim Azami, Kyla Woelk, Daniel Driedger and Daylan Pritchard – Chemistry
Supervisor: Noahm Weinberg”
“Computational Drug Design: Building Molecules that Dock to an Artificially Constructed Building Site of the Penicillin G Antibiotic”

VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENTS
Donovan Toews, Emily MacMillan, Ian Toohey, Lise Nehring and Mika Sevcik – Geography
Supervisor: Steven Marsh
“City Landscape Usage on Dissolved Organic Matter along Willband Creek, Abbotsford, BC”

DEAN, FACULTY OF SCIENCE $200
Shayne Oberhoffner – Biology
Supervisor: Stephen Thomas
“Synthesis of sulforaphane (1-isothiocyanatio-4-methylsulfinylbutane) and evaluation of antimicrobial properties in-vitro”

ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, RESEARCH, ENGAGEMENT & GRADUATE STUDIES $200
Ajeet Klaer – Biology
Supervisor: Sharon Gillies

“The role of non-toxic substances in earthworm extraction & the distribution of native versus invasive earthworm species & gregarine parasites in the City of Abbotsford”

ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, RESEARCH, ENGAGEMENT & GRADUATE STUDIES $200
Fraser Forbes, Rebecca Gourde, Xinhao Xie and Julia Wosnak – Physics
Supervisor: Lin Long
“ Sink or Swim, an Underwater ROV – electrical access required”

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Watch the microlectures and the photos from throughout the day.

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