Science students shine at UFV’s 2020 UFV Student Research Day

The Faculty of Science was well represented at UFV’s Student Research Day held on March 31. The annual event was to take place in Evered Hall but COVID-19 put a quick wrench in that plan. The organizing committee quickly switched to “Plan B” and developed a digital option to host the research poster competition online, by making students’ posters available on the UFV Research Office website.

The online event welcomed 92 research posters which represented the work of 189 UFV students from an impressive array of fields and disciplines. Of the 92 posters, 44 of them were from the Faculty of Science. All posters and winners can be viewed here: https://www.ufv.ca/research/student-research-day/

A special congratulations to our Faculty of Science winners:

PROVOST & VICE-PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC $500
Sierra Schwab – Biology
Supervisor: Dr. Sharon Gillies
“Restoration management plan for the UFV campus forest”

DEAN, FACULTY OF SCIENCE $500
Farzad Fahimi – Chemistry
Supervisor: Dr. Linus Chiang
“Effects of pendant phenol functional groups on secondary coordination spheres of heme like Fe-salen complexes”

ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, RESEARCH, ENGAGEMENT, AND GRAD STUDIES $500
Amneek Randhawa – Chemistry
Supervisor: Dr. Golfam Ghafourifar
“Optimizing digestion of hemoglobin using chymotrypsin and assessing efficiency by capillary electrophoresis”

ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, RESEARCH, ENGAGEMENT, AND GRAD STUDIES $500
Aisa Dobie – Biology
Supervisor: Dr. Nathan Bialas
“Investigation of the neuroprotective effects of Haskap berry (Lonicera caerulea) extract on Caenorhabditis elegans

Congratulations to all of the winners!

 

 

 

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