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

Dr. Greg Schlitt retires after 29 years at UFV

With the start of a new academic year and the return to a new normal on campus the Faculty of Science, with very mixed feelings, sadly announces the retirement of Dr. Greg Schlitt from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics after 29 years of exemplary teaching, service and scholarship. Greg’s passion for innovative reform and … Read more

Math and Stats Associate Professor, Dr. Erik Talvila retires after 18 years of service

Please join the Faculty of Science in extending best wishes to Dr. Erik Talvila who has retired after 18 years from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UFV. Erik has been an engaging educator and accomplished researcher during his tenure here at UFV. He has produced dozens of publications including over twenty in refereed … 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

Science@UFV explores the beautiful traditional Sto:lo territory with Naxaxalhts’i

On September 15th, staff and faculty from the Faculty of Science had the pleasure of spending the day with Naxaxalhts’i, also known as Albert (Sonny) McHalsie,  and explored the cultural landscape of the beautiful Stó:lō territory. He narrated the land – telling the Sxowxiyám and Swelqwels, the legends and the true stories, that gave shape … Read more

London International Youth Science Forum 2021 with Annabelle Czihaly

Thank you to the University of the Fraser Valley’s Faculty of Science and Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies for their tremendous support in granting myself and my fellow peers the opportunity to experience the 2021 London International Youth Science Forum. Although this years’ forum was held virtually, it still allowed me to connect with … Read more

London International Youth Science Forum 2021 with Heather Kelly

I want to start by giving a special thank you to UFV and the Faculty of Science for allowing me to take part in the 62nd annual London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). Although I was not able to attend in person this year, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, it was still an unforgettable experience. … Read more

London International Youth Science Forum 2021 with Connor Frey

Though this year’s London International Youth Science Forum was in an online format, many of the best features of the forum were still experienced from home. Firstly, the opening day of the forum included very interesting keynote speakers, one of which by Professor Sarah Gilbert of Oxford University, the woman in charge of the development … Read more