Update on safety processes to minimizing spread of Omicron variant causing COVID-19

As we look into resuming face to face activities on campus following the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 causing virus, Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science (PhD in Cell Biology and with expertise in Immunology), recommends you educate yourself about the current pandemic from reliable sources. These include: Information about … Read more

Abbotsford/Chilliwack CityStudio digital HUBBUB #8

Students from Dr. Mariano Mapili’s GEOG 357: Conservation Geography class participated in the CityStudio Virtual Hubbub. The challenge was: To explore how a site to be re-imagined from the perspectives of sustainability, green strategies, and site activation/optimization, and inclusive placemaking. The team of UFV students Lisa Horton, Ramneek Poonia, Jeevan-Nicole Samra, and Jamie Claire won … Read more

Interview with Dr. Sharon Gillies, Biology Professor – The Cascade

Dr. Sharon Gillies, Associate Professor from Biology  was recently interviewed by Chandy Dancey, staff writer from the Cascade. Dancey, who not only is the staff writer, Arts editor, and Managing Editor for the Cascade is also finishing off her BSc degree with a biology major/chemistry minor here at UFV. Gillies talks about her research, becoming … Read more

The role of biodiversity in agriculture with Dr. Sandra Gillespie OCT 20 @ 11 AM

Join biologist Sandra Gillespie for her free Zoom webinar presented by the UFV Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conservation as Innovation: The role of biodiversity in agriculture WHEN: Wednesday, OCT 20, 2021 TIME: 11 AM WHERE: Register for Zoom link here: https://t.co/Ex6qptNEu7

Shakespeare Garden returns to UFV with an expanded purpose

On July 16th dozens gathered for the unveiling of UFV’s new Shakespeare Reconciliation Garden. This garden revives and reimagines UFV’s former Shakespeare Garden that was located at the Chilliwack North Campus. It was shut down in 2012 following the completion of the new campus on the south side of Chilliwack. Interdisciplinary Studies 300 (IDS 300) … Read more

Faculty of Science Celebrates our Class of 2021!

This year the Faculty of Science awarded 124 Bachelor of Science degrees, 4 Associate of Science degrees, 7 Bachelor of Agricultural Science degrees, 16 Data Analysis Post-baccalaureate Certificates, 5 GIS Certificates, and 4 Engineering Physics Mechatronics Diplomas. Congratulations to each and everyone of you! It’s been a busy week of celebration at the University of … Read more

Congratulations Tanner Boos, BSc Graduate and 2021 Governor General’s Silver Medal Recipient!

Tanner began his UFV journey in 2016 and in 2021 is graduating with a Bachelor of Science with a math (honours) major and a physics minor with a near-perfect 4.29 GPA. It’s somewhat fitting, at least this year, that the decision of who receives the Governor General’s Silver Medal comes down to numbers. This prestigious … Read more

Science Rocks! Days receives $5,000 grant from Abbotsford Community Foundation

Thank you to the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) for their continued support of our Science Rocks! program here at UFV. On May 20, Robin Endelman, Science Rocks! Coordinator, was presented with a $5,000 Smart & Caring Community Grant cheque to support the launch of our new Science Rocks! Days. (Pictured above Jennifer Willford, ACF Community … Read more

Congratulations to the 2021 Faculty of Science AAA Award Recipients!

Each year the Dean of Science in consultation with the department heads decide the recipients of these awards. They were announced at our final Faculty Council meeting of the year. Stefania Pizzirani and Afia Raja – Co-recipients of the Awesome Achievement Award, for overall excellence in academic endeavors It was a difficult decision to give … Read more

The Faculty of Science and the Pre-Med Student Association is pleased to welcome Dr. Charles Ikejiani, JAN 14 @ 10AM

If you are a student looking at a career in medicine, you don’t want to miss this event! The Faculty of Science with the Pre-Med Student Association at UFV is pleased to welcome Dr. Charles Ikejiani, Orthopedic Surgeon from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario. WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2021 TIME: 10 AM WATCH … Read more