Science Social DAY 5 – UFV Contacts & Other Info

Welcome to our final day of our Science Welcome Week!

We would like to announce the winners of Thursday’s draw … drum roll please …

  • Annabelle Czihaly

  • Tessa Lewis

If you haven’t won this week yet, you still have today to enter for our final draws. *See below for full details.

Each year we invite other areas on campus to join our Science Social event. Whether you’re looking to get involved in other initiatives at UFV, connecting with an Advisor to assist you throughout your university journey, or even looking for some career assistance, we’ve got you covered!


The Academic Advisors help students plan their educational careers. They are here to help you select a program and assist you throughout your university journey.

They are currently offering virtual or phone appointments. Please select your preference when you book. You can also email questions to

We would like to introduce our Science Advisors:

Rilla Apostolakis, Science Academic Advisor
Karen Cooper, Science Academic Advisor
Shawna Primeau, Science Academic Advisor
Jane Webb, Science Faculty Advisor (2020-2022)

Website | | Facebook | Twitter @UFVAdvising


The Career Centre offers a variety of resources for students and alumni.

Career Services: Job posting through via CareerLink; Access to personalized career coaching appointments, workshops, student business cards, and recruitment events; and the UFV Career Fair

Co-op Education: A program that alternates periods of academic study with periods of work experience in a related field – graduate with a year of relevant experience! Must meet admission requirements.

Work Study: On campus, education-related positions (part-time). Positions are posted on CareerLink at the beginning of each semester.

Website | | Facebook | Twitter @UFVCareerCentre


Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a nationally-coordinated and funded program that brings together undergraduate student volunteers and K-12 students in our communities to share their interests in STEM

At LTS we connect educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences in both school and community settings. The national Let’s Talk Science Outreach program is offered free of charge thanks to our more than 3,500 post-secondary student volunteers at over 45 post-secondary Outreach sites, including ours at UFV.

If you are interested in a career in STEM and passionate about education join Let’s Talk Science. Contact Keara Parsons, UFV’s new LTS Coordinator for volunteer opportunities for the coming year.

UFV LTS Website | |



The purpose of the SustainableUFV collective is to connect those who are passionate about the environmental impact of our operations at UFV. The team is willing to champion the communication and actions that help spread awareness amongst our own colleagues and peers of our initiatives, projects, and programs. We welcome you to share your ideas on what our priorities should be, and what activities and communication strategies could be used to green the UFV campus.

The team is supported by the Facilities Management department and, for many initiatives, BC Hydro’s Energy Wise Network. Participate as much, or as little, as your schedule and interests allow.

Join SustainableUFV today! 

To find out more, please contact UFV Energy Manager Blair McFarlane at

Website | | Facebook | Twitter @SustainableUFV


Campus Recreation’s goal is to provide students, staff and faculty with opportunities to actively participate in programs that foster enjoyable leisure experiences, healthy lifestyle practices, meaningful connections with peers and colleagues, and holistic learning. We also provide students the opportunity to bring their leadership and creative ideas to the table to help better Campus Recreation through Co-Curricular opportunities, volunteering or part-time employment.

Due to COVID, all in-person wellness & campus recreation facility, activities and programs are suspended until further notice as precautionary measures against COVID-19. Please check our virtual recreation page for opportunities to connect and stay active this Fall. This also includes all internal and external facility rentals, only scheduled varsity training is taking place.

Campus Recreation is encouraging everyone to stay active and practice self-care during this time; whether it’s on-demand yoga in your living room, tossing a disc around in the backyard with your family or roommate, or taking a stroll around your block. Aiming to sit less this semester and set a goal to get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day will help you be successful this Fall.

Website | | Facebook | Twitter @UFVRec

If you haven’t had the chance to see our first issue of the Faculty of Science magazine which highlights the amazing science that is happening here at UFV, please check it out! I’m sure you’ll see some familiar faces!


*To be eligible to win, you must be a UFV student who is currently taking one or more science courses. Be sure to come back again each day this week and read about our next student groups and enter the daily draw. You can continue to comment as much as you wish but can only win once. The winner(s) of today’s draw will be contacted and announced on Monday, October 12.

To enter the draw(s) for today’s prizes, please answer ONE of the following questions in the comment section below. Have fun!

Remember to include your student number (comments will be posted but student numbers will be removed prior to your comment going live).

Good luck!

#1 – What is the worst gift you have ever received?

#2 – What is the worst job you have ever had?

#3 – If you could go back in time, but couldn’t change anything, what time would you go back to?

#4 – What made you choose UFV?

9 thoughts on “Science Social DAY 5 – UFV Contacts & Other Info”

  1. I chose UFV because it is a local I over close to where I live, and it offers the science programs and courses I want to take. I also like it’s emphasis on small class sizes and connections between faculty and students!

  2. #4 – What made you choose UFV?
    The Chilliwack campus is really close to home! I can walk there in about 20 minutes. It was super convenient and cheap for me to stay home instead of moving to campus.

  3. I chose UFV because it isn’t too far of a commute and the small class sizes allow me to connect with my peers and professors easier. There are also a lot of opportunities to get involved on campus.

  4. I would go back in time to the days of early astronomy! I think it’s amazing how accurately they were able to catalog stars and constellations with such limited technology!

  5. I chose to go to UFV because it was close to home and offered a closer community of scientists and students who were better able to connect with each other, leading to better opportunities.

  6. Thank you to all that participated this week and checked these blogs for our small Science Social Gathering. Hope you enjoyed the questions and got to know some of the clubs and services we have within the Faculty of Science. Keep checking our blogs for continuous updates, announcements relating to Sciences in our webpages.
    Hope you all have a great and SAFE Thanks giving weekend.

  7. #3- If you could go back in time, but couldn’t change anything, what time would you go back to?

    I would love to go back in time to sit in on the discovery’s of electromagnetism by Michael Faraday. The shocking realization that electrical currents could induce magnetism and vice versa. Then slowly discovering it is a fundamental force must have been a revolutionary discovery.

  8. I chose UFV because it is close to my house, making the commute much easier. It also offered the courses that I wanted, as well as smaller class sizes which allow for a better learning environment.

  9. I chose UFV because it is close to my home so I can save time and money living at home. Also, there are a lot of opportunities to get involved on campus and connect with professors and students.

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