Congratulations to the 2021 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award recipients

Each year, the UFV Research Office presents Undergraduate Research Excellence (URE) Awards to students who have conducted high-calibre research as part of the UFV Work Study program, as research assistants, or for an outstanding project as part of a course such as CityStudio.

We are pleased to announce the following students from the Faculty of Science who are this year’s recipients:

Click the name to learn more about the students and their award-winning projects

Agriculture ScienceJade Sherwood
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad
External supervisor: Dr. Paul Abrams, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Agassiz

BiologyKennedy Zwarych
Faculty supervisor: Dr. Sandra Gillespie

ChemistryConnor Frey
Faculty supervisor: Dr. Golfam Ghafourifar

Computer ScienceSteven Lawrence
Faculty supervisor: Dr. Amir Shabani

Land Use & Environmental ChangeVanessa Brewer and Nicola Ferguson
Faculty supervisor: Dr. Olav Lian

PhysicsEmily Rettich
Faculty supervisor: Dr. Derek Harnett

Community Service Research Award

Land Use & Environmental ChangeJulia Whittaker
Faculty supervisors: Larissa Horne and Dr. Mariano Mapili

Industry Engagement Award

Computer ScienceHolden Pimentel
Faculty supervisor: Dr. Opeyemi Adesina

Congratulations to all of the winners!