Eryn Braley, 2019 BSc graduate and NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassador

Eryn began her studies at UFV in 2014 and graduated with Distinction with a BSc in Biology in 2019. After graduation she received the NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassador Award. As an Ambassador she visits Indigenous communities and schools and shares her experience studying science in order to promote interest and participation of Indigenous youth. She … Read more

Delegation from Fukagawa, Hokkaido, Japan visit the Faculty of Science – Oct 2019

Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science at UFV welcomed delegates from Abbotsford’s sister city, Fukagawa, Japan on October 1, 2019. They were accompanied by Aird Flavelle, member of the Green Party of BC. The City of Abbotsford currently has one official Sister City Relationship with the City of Fukagawa, Hokkaido, Japan (“Fukagawa”); … Read more

Sustainable UFV News! What we’ve been up to – October 2019

The Waste Audit 2.0.1.9 WHEN: Wednesday, October 16th WHERE: Abbotsford Campus: on the green TIME: 9 am to 1 pm, depending on how many volunteers we have (you can pop by whenever!) The date is set. This year’s audit is on Wednesday, October 16th. Look for our posters around campus and on social media (Instagram … Read more

Dr. Lucy Lee and Eryn Braley attend the 2019 Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop in Quebec City

Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science and 2019 UFV BSc Graduate and UFV Biology Lab Technician, Eryn Braley, attended the 46th annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop (CEW) held in Quebec City this week. The CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines. It provides the opportunity … Read more

Prizes, pizza, music … oh my! Science Social 2019

Thank you to all the students, faculty and staff who made it out to the 12th Annual Science Social on September 26th. Students were able to check out the Science Clubs and Associations while enjoying some pizza, prizes and visiting with classmates and faculty. Special thanks to the following Science Student Associations who were on … Read more

Hope in a Time of Change: A conversation about our climate

On Wednesday, September 25th the Chilliwack Cultural Centre hosted a community conversation on climate change. Dr. Carin Bondar, UFV’s Faculty of Science Communicator, ‘Biologist with a Twist,’ writer, filmmaker, and host of Outrageous Acts of Science on the Discovery Channel emceed the event. The panel featured local experts who shared their knowledge about how climate … Read more

When We Love Our Food So Much That It Goes Extinct – Dr. Lenore Newman

Dr. Lenore Newman, Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at UFV was recently interviewed by the National Public Radio (NPR) in the USA in advance of the publication of her next book, “Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food”. Her book is due out … Read more

Welcome back students!

Last Tuesday’s New Student Orientation set record numbers for attendance. We saw more than 1,200 new students take part in the day-long event. “I am deeply proud of the work of the New Student Orientation team to deliver a comprehensive, inclusive, and professional program to welcome our new students to the UFV community,” said Alisa … Read more

Calling all UFV Science Students! Kick start your year at the 12th Annual Science Social SEPT 26!

Are you a new or returning UFV science student? If so, this event is for you! Come on out and visit with your fellow science students, science faculty and staff while getting information on the Science Clubs and Associations. Of course there’s free pizza, refreshments and door prizes! Music provided by CIVL Radio. This is … Read more

Biology Professor, Dr. Alan Reid receives the 2019 “Unsung Hero” Award from the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould

Congratulations to Biology Professor, Dr. Alan Reid for receiving Vancouver Granville’s 2019 “Unsung Hero” Award for going above and beyond to serve our community. The award was presented to him by the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville in Ottawa, Ontario in June 2019. Alan was nominated by the Vancouver Botanical Gardens … Read more

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