Congratulations to Dr. James Bedard, UFV Research Excellence Award Winner!

Research Excellence 2022: UFV the perfect fit for professor seeking balance between teaching and research by Anne Russell, UFV Today – May 15, 2022 For Dr. James Bedard, the 2022 winner of the Research Excellence award at UFV, a faculty posting in the biology department turned out to be the perfect fit. His mentor during … 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 Science Student, Ken Ku featured in UFV Today

Ken Ku, 4th-year science student featured in a recent article in UFV Today. Ken Ku’s journey: from photography to formaldehyde Ken Ku is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree (biology honours, chemistry minor) but that’s not where university started for him. While Ken had a strong focus on science in high school, … 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

Dr. Sandra Gillespie joins the ScienceTalks Virtual Science Café NOV 2 @ 7:30 PM

We are pleased to announce that UFV Biology Assistant Professor, Dr. Sandra Gillespie has been invited to present at SCIENCETALKS Virtual Science Café. WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 TIME: 7:30 PM WHERE: Register for link “Beyond the honeybee: an introduction to native pollinators and their threats will focus on her research” Register today!  The Virtual … 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

2019 BSc Graduate, Eryn Braley … Where is she now?

Eryn graduated with distinction from UFV with a BSc in Biology in 2019. Her research paper from her Biology 409 directed studies with Dr. James Bedard, in collaboration with the BC Cancer Hereditary Cancer Program, was recently published in the Familial Cancer Journal. Braley, E.F., Bedard, A.C., Nuk, J. et al. Patient ethnicity and cascade genetic testing: … Read more

From cell biology and climate science to activism and burnout with Dr. Lynne Quarmby

The Faculty of Science welcomed Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Lynne Quarmby, to our virtual greenSpeak Series on March 30, 2021. Dr. Quarmby shared her story of bringing attention to the climate crisis and her passion for science. Watermelon snow refers to red algal … Read more

Dr. Lucy Lee to receive Fellow Award at the 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology

Congratulations to Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science at UFV for receiving the Fellow Award at the 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology. This Award recognizes Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) members who have outstanding contributions in their area of specialization to include: research, teaching or administration in the area … Read more

New Course for Summer 2020! BIO 420 II – Methods in Science Communication

Introducing BIO420: Methods in Science Communication. This brand-new 3 credit course students will gain a significant understanding of the methodologies for effectively communicating science on various media platforms. In today’s world of pseudoscience and misinformation online, a great need exists for bona fide scientists to ramp up their skills of charismatic storytelling. This course will … Read more