Are you a science student interested in spending 2 weeks in London, UK this summer with all expenses paid? Join us for the LIYSF Info Session JAN 28 @ 2:30 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  29 to August 12, 2020.

INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday, JAN 28 @ 2:30 PM – Room B121

Guest speaker, Isabelle St-Martin will be sharing her experience from last year’s science forum.

University of Cambridge 2019

I leave this trip with friendships that I am certain will last a lifetime, and a passion for fields of science that I never knew existed prior to the forum. I have made so many connections from all over the world, and I have learned so much about both the science and the people that make our planet what it is. Every opportunity that I have had here has been a memorable one. ~ Isabelle

The Faculty of Science has been sending a student to LIYSF since 2013. Maybe 2020 will be your summer!

Read about the experiences from all of our past representatives on our science blog.


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