UFV’s Shupe studies streams alongside citizen scientists thanks to Earthwatch grant

Taken from UFV Today, January 24 2014. Original post by Darren McDonald. Backed by a legion of citizen scientists, UFV geography instructor Scott Shupe is diving into the creeks and streams of Greater Vancouver thanks to a four-year, $42,000 grant from the Earthwatch Institute via HSBC Water Programme’s FreshWater Watch. The $100 million HSBC Water … Read more

Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair 2014

April 1 – 4, 2014 Held at UFV’s Abbotsford campus, in the Envision Athletic Centre (Building E-South Gym).  (download a map) Science Fairs are held each year in hundreds of elementary and secondary schools around the province. Projects can come in the form of a report, a demonstration or a model. All must follow specific criteria … Read more

UFV Putnam Club

Information taken from the Math and Statistics website. The Putnam Competition The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, hosted by the Mathematical Association of America, is an annual math contest written by undergraduate students across North America.  The top individual prize is $2500 and almost certainly a full scholarship for grad school at any university in the … Read more

Math Match

Information taken from the Math and Statistics website. UFV’s Annual Math Match Each year during spring break week, the UFV Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosts a Math Match, a competition between two teams to solve and present solutions to some math problems and puzzles.  The problems are typically at a level that can be enjoyed … Read more

UFV Monthly Math Contest Problems

Information taken from the Math and Statistics website. Ongoing Math Contest Problems February 2013 (solutions due by March 8) Click here to view the problem Previous Math Contest Problems Winter 2013 January 2013 Winner: Cameron Grant Click here to view the problem Fall 2012 November 2012 No correct solutions were received Click here to view the problem … Read more

BC Secondary Schools Math Contest

» UFV Contacts: Ian Affleck and Pat Cruickshanks » Email: math.contest@ufv.ca (Ian or Pat will reply!) » Contest Overview (click to view) » Contest Dates for 2014: Preliminary round: Wed, Apr 2 at participating high schools Final round: Fri, May 2 at UFV Abbotsford campus » Communication about the 2014 Contest: November Letter to Schools (includes Math Challengers and … Read more

UFV biology student making connections and a future through co-op program

Taken from UFV Today, January 16 2014.  Original post by Darren McDonald. Students at UFV ‘make’ many things, from dresses to buildings to gourmet concoctions, in programs such as fashion design, carpentry, and culinary arts. But students who enroll in the co-operative education option, including biology major Brandon Wood, also make money and important career … Read more

Grad School Information Session (2013)

Grad School Information Session ~ November 7, 2013 On November 7th, the Faculty of Science with the Science Advice Centre are hosting a Graduate School Workshop for the science fields. Guest speakers will discuss their experiences with Graduate School and information on how and when to apply will be available. Date: November 7, 2013 Time: 5:30 … Read more