UFV CityStudio projects knock it out of the park again!

A total of 18 projects from the Summer and Fall Semesters at UFV from Dr. Sharon Gillies‘ BIO 310 and BIO 410 classes and from Dr. Afia Zubair Raja‘s GEOG 360 class presented their research at the City of Abbotsford’s CityStudio Hubbub event on Tuesday, December 3rd. CityStudio is an innovation hub where UFV students … Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Lucy Lee’s fish cell lines are solving environmental problems and inspiring new food sources – Skookum Magazine ~ Spring 2019

If you don’t have your hands on the the most recent copy of UFV’s Skookum magazine yet, you can read it here! As one of the top fish-cell-culturists in the world, Dr. Lucy Lee’s work is making a big splash in several areas of science including toxicology, nutrition, conservation, and medicine! Skookum – Celebrating the … Read more

UFV Science Students shine at the University of British Columbia Undergraduate Research Conference held in Kelowna last month

Biology Professor, Dr. Nathan Bialas, along with a number of UFV Biology students presented at the Annual Undergraduate Research Conference held at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus on March 30, 2019 in Kelowna. The conference is an opportunity for Honours and Directed Studies students to present their projects to peers, professors and the … Read more

Join Dr. Alan Reid for a campus walking tour MAR 13 & 15 – Valley Fest 2019

Please join Biology Professor Alan Reid for a lunchtime guided walking tour of our great campus. WHEN: Wednesday, MAR 13th & Friday, MAR 15th TIME: 12:00 – 1:15 pm WHERE: Meet at the spindle whorl near the breezeway between A & B building Pick your day and away we go! Space is limited so please … Read more

“Who’s Who in Science” featuring Dr. Greg Schmaltz, Biology

Dr. Greg Schmaltz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology. He teaches a diversity of courses, ranging from first year biology, to second year cell biology, and to upper level courses in physiology, ecology, and ornithology. Personal I was born in southern France and grew up there. I spent the first twenty years … Read more

Biology students win 1st place for their CityStudio projects!

On December 4, UFV students shared their CityStudio projects, findings, and recommendations with the City of Abbotsford staff, peers, faculty, and community members. Congratulations to the following BIO 310 Biology students, supervised by Dr. Sharon Gillies, who were awarded 1st Place at the event!! Increasing Wetland Biodiversity at Mill Lake Park through Habitat Restoration and … Read more

Lab-grown meat is coming, whether you like it or not!

Thank you to Dr. Lucy Lee for her informative presentation on cellular agriculture as part of the Faculty of Science greenSPEAK Series. As a researcher who has been studying fish cell lines for over 35 years, she is an expert in her field. She shared her experience working with cell cultures and how this research … Read more

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