UFV receives $90K in scholarship funding for STEM

On the tail of the announcement of the new $70-million student housing project announced for UFV, the provincial government has now awarded UFV with $90,000 in scholarship funding! The announced was made on May 24 as part of $3.75 million being divided among 10 post-secondary institutions across the province. These scholarships are merit-based and research-focused … Read more

In the news … Stewart Fuoco, UFV Agriculture Student Association President assists with launch of community garden in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Bowls of Hope opens community garden with communal and private plots: Garden important for food sovereignty and for people to have access to grow own food, says Cindy Waters Article written by JENNA HAUCK, Chilliwack Progress May. 27, 2022 A new community garden project in Chilliwack will help feed hungry families and give folks … Read more

Faculty of Science welcomes the Department of Agriculture Technology to Science!

We are excited to welcome the Department of Agriculture Technology to the Faculty of Science as of May 1, 2022. Even though physically, Agriculture is located at our Chilliwack campus, we have no doubt that a close bond will be formed within the Faculty of Science where new and continuing collaborations will blossom! The Department … Read more

Bees please … Pollinator Garden Education with Biology Professors Alan Reid and Sandra Gillespie

UFV’s March for Sustainability kicked off on Wednesday, March 2 with Pollinator Garden Education. Biology Professors, Alan Reid and Sandra Gillespie, presented at the Abbotsford Campus and Renee Prasad and Jennifer Ryan, Agriculture Professors, presented at the Chilliwack campus where they highlighted the various plants within the garden at CEP and their care and maintenance. … Read more

UFV March for Sustainability Events – Register today!

March for Sustainability is a series of five FREE events taking place throughout the month of March. These events are designed to help us better connect with each other on various environmental issues. Now is the time to get involved! [Download Poster] MARCH 2 – Pollinator Garden Education & Installation 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Campus … Read more

Attention 2022 Grads! Mobile grad studio on campus FEB 28 – MAR 18. Book your session now!

In partnership with the UFV Alumni Association, Artona’s mobile grad studio will be parked on the Abbotsford campus February 28 – March 18, 2022 Bookings are open to all graduating students, including those from previous years who may have been left out due to Covid. To view availability of sessions and to book an appointment, … Read more

‘Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography’ documentary with Carin Bondar

Dr. Carin Bondar, Biology Adjunct Professor, Sessional Instructor and Science Communicator was interviewed last spring for a documentary for CBC and ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) called ‘Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography‘ hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The trailer for the movie was just released! The Vancouver premiere will be held February 22. Watch trailer below ⇓⇓⇓ … 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