Congratulations to our 2022 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. Mariano Mapili (SLUEC) and Sandra Gillespie (Biology) – Co-recipients of the Awesome Achievement Award, for overall excellence in academic endeavors Dr. Mapili was appointed at the rank … Read more

Beadwork + Mathwork = Community Beading Project with Nico Williams, Anishinaabe artist

The Community Beading Project brought together participants from UFV, UBC and surrounding area from kids to adults. The goal was to bring together community and engage in beadwork and mathwork over 5 virtual sessions while contributing to a larger social action collective project, the community hyperblanket … and they succeeded! Beadwork is relational. Mathematics is … Read more

Let’s Talk Science @ UFV Site Coordinator Job Opportunity

Let’s Talk Science is a national charitable organization committed to inspiring and empowering Canadian youth to develop the skills they need to participate and thrive in an ever-changing world. To accomplish this, Let’s Talk Science offers a comprehensive suite of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based programs and training to support youth, educators and … Read more

March for Sustainability with Stefania Pizzirani: Abbotsford News

Dr. Stefania Pizzirani, Assistant Professor from the School of Land Use and Environmental Change (SLUEC) was interviewed recently by the Abbotsford News about the events planned for UFV’s March for Sustainability. There are 10 departments and student groups as well as multiple external organizations involved with the various events, which began on March 2 in … Read more

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