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Calling all Volunteers! Math Mania is in the air!

Math Mania is an evening of mathematical demonstrations, puzzles and hands-on activities for elementary school children. It’s designed to show children – and their parents – how much fun you can have playing with mathematical games and concepts. Volunteers run individual tables, each with their own activity or activities. You’ll get a chance to try […]

Science Rocks! 2017 wraps up for another year!

Our final Science Rocks! Camp of 2017 finished up August 18th at our Chilliwack Campus. Over the summer we had 114 campers from grades 4-7 enjoy week long science based demonstrations and activities. We hope all of our campers had fun and learned something new! Thank you to our Science Rocks! Team Leaders: Rebecca, Marlee […]

Science Faculty Council Student Nominations 2017/2018

The Mandate of the Science Faculty Council (SFC) shall: serve as the forum for sharing information and the discussion of academic matters receive recommendations related to academic programs, including but not limited to: development of new programs, program changes, new courses, discontinuation of courses; vote on recommendations as related to the above; transmit recommendations to […]

Chemists Do Cook Under Pressure!

UFV Lab Technician Aileen Ablog is jumping into the Ketogenic Pressure Cooker with both feet and staying healthy! The Faculty of Science is excited to announce that Aileen’s new book “Ketogenic Pressure Cooker: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes for Delicious Nutrient-Packed Low Carb Meals” has been published! This is the first book to combine the […]

Zucchet still striving – from e-cigarette research to sexual assault assistance

2016 BSc Graduate and Governor General’s Silver Medal Recipient, Alyssa Zucchet, just published her first co-authored research paper, and that’s just the beginning. Investigating the health risks of smoking electronic cigarettes with UFV biology Associate Professor Gregory Schmaltz, Alyssa Zucchet “wanted to know what people were getting themselves into.” Despite her heavy workload, Zucchet still […]

LIYSF Day 14: Goodbye (P)

Hi everyone, Today had fun moments, but had a melancholy undertone. We started the day with the “Participant’s Forum”, where a few representative students argued for and against three hot topics in science. Topics included “Should individuals or institutions get credit for research?”, “Should we fund research with no specific goal in mind?”, and “Is […]

LIYSF Day 13: Kings, Queens…and Karaoke (P)

Hi Everyone, I can’t believe that LIYSF is about to end. Well, I can…my body is very tired, but the weeks have flown by. I’ll definitely miss the new friends I’ve made, and hope to see them again someday. Today started with our final set of specialist lectures. I learned about emotional recognition in computers […]

LIYSF Day 12: Cambridge and Culture (P)

Hi Everyone, Today, I visited Cambridge. As is LIYSF tradition, we waited around for a while once we arrived. Impatient, we asked the staff what we were waiting for, and learned that we were waiting for tour guides. We complained, as we’d hoped to spend as much time exploring the city as possible. However, our […]

Science Rocks? ABSOLUTELY! Summer 2017

Our Science Rocks summer camps are well underway! We are already into Week #3 Sense-sational Science! Our campers this week will be enjoying activities involving the 5 senses. What could top fun experiments in a lab? How about fun activities outside on the green! Each week ends with a pizza party, ice cream and a […]

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