“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

Jessica Barclay, 4-Year Biology Student and Christine Dalton, Biology Instructor & Researcher in the News!

Jessica Barclay, 4th year UFV Biology student and her Biology Research Professor, Christine Dalton appeared in the October 26th edition of the Vancouver Sun. As part of her undergraduate degree, Jessica has taken on an independent research project with her professor by studying the northwestern salamanders. While the local salamander population seems to be going … Read more

UFV Science Student shines at 45th annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop

4th year UFV Biology Student, Brenna Hay, presented her poster entitled “Evaluating potential cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of neonicotinoids with fish cell lines” at the 45th Annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop held in Vancouver on Monday, October 1st. The theme for this year’s workshop “Science. Application. Action.” reflects the work that each member has undertaken to maintain … Read more

greenSPEAK Series: A guided walking tour with Alan Reid OCT 11 @ 12:30 PM

The Faculty of Science is excited to announce the upcoming 2018/2019 greenSPEAK Series! Please join Biology Professor Alan Reid for a lunchtime guided walking tour around the D Building “Swamp”. WHEN: Thursday, OCT 11th TIME: 12:30 – 1:30 PM WHERE: We will meet up at the First Nations’ spindle whorl outside on the plaza between … Read more

Entry Level Analytical Laboratory Technician Needed

Worker Bee Honey, the largest beekeeping operation in BC, is setting up an analytical lab to analyze honey samples collected around North America. Currently, a Bruker 400 MHz NMR Food Screener is on site with plans for also setting up quantitative PCR pollen analysis. In addition, collaborations with groups using Raman spectrometry and mass spectrometry … Read more

Welcome home travelers! Biology Study Tour 2018

On June 26, 2018 a group of 36 UFV students, Biology Professors Sharon Gillies, Gregory Schmaltz, Allan Arndt, Stephen Thomas and Biology Department Assistant Pauleen Nuite travelled to Eyrarbakki (Iceland), London and Paris. They spent 16 days exploring these diverse cities. Check out UFV Biology on Instagram for more photos from their adventure. Our study … Read more

Vancouver Avian Research Centre is hiring!

The Vancouver Avian Research Centre has 2 full-time Research Assistant positions and 1 full-time Outreach Assistant for students who are returning to (full-time) school in the fall. Job Title: Avian Research Assistant (2 positions available) Period: April 1st – September 2nd Hours – 5-days per week (7 hours each day) Job Description: Successful candidates will … Read more

Sushi from a petri dish? Something seems a little fishy!

The Faculty of Science was pleased to welcome Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of Science at UFV. Although she is on sabbatical/administrative leave, she stopped by to talk about her research passion as part of the Faculty of Science Dean’s Seminar Series. Dr. Lee has devoted over 35 years to fish cell line development. Invitromatics is … Read more