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LIYSF 2015: Day 11 – Lectures and Football

Today was yet another very full day! We started with a lecture in the morning from a younger man involved with inspiring science and science communication. He tries to teach the younger generations of science through new means, such as through a video series he hosts. Most interesting part of the presentation was having a […]

LIYSF 2015: Day 10 – Cabaret Evening!

I can’t believe it’s already Friday, this forum is just flying by! Today was a very full day. For the first time since arriving I managed a full night’s rest, and so felt more prepared for the day than in a while. We started off with specialist lectures. I had a lecture on nanomaterials and […]

LIYSF 2015: Day 9 – Trip to Oxford!

Today was the day I was looking forward to the most, a trip to the Oxford Biomedical Research Laboratories. We left early this morning for an hour and a half drive to Churchill Hospital. In order to beat the London rush hour traffic we arrived over an hour early. We then walked over to the […]

LIYSF 2015: Day 7 – UCL Mullard Space Science Research Lab

Today turned out to be a hidden gem in the schedule for this past week! I had signed up for the visit to UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory not knowing what to expect. We had to wake up a bit early today since the journey took us about an hour and a half outside of […]

LIYSF 2015: Day 5 – Hampton Court Palace

Today was a fantastic day of sightseeing in Richmond, London! With a group of exactly 97 eager science people, we crowded onto the tube (London underground subway is great!) and then crammed ourselves into two buses for a good 45 minute ride to the Royal Hampton Court Palace! The long ride gave a great opportunity […]

LIYSF 2015: Day 4 – (Not so) Boron day!

I have met the other Canadians! Their names are Tyler and Catherine from Newfoundland and also in University (a rather rare occurrence as most are either still in high school, or just graduated). We had a few adventures together actually which I will get into in a minute. This morning started out with our first […]

LIYSF 2015: Day 3 – The Bazaar!

Today started off with our visits to Research & Scientific Establishments in London! Following yet another hearty breakfast, I joined the group heading off to the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. While I don’t particularly consider myself a plant guy, I really enjoyed the whole experience! With about 30 of us, we took the tube to […]

LIYSF 2015: Day 2 – Opening Ceremonies

This morning, after a much-needed night of rest, we all headed to our breakfast across the campus. We are staying at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College, and we were given empty dorm rooms for the duration of our stay. Breakfast and dinner is done in shifts since there are so so many of […]

UFV Science Student, Kevin Kobes, is off to London for LIYSF ’15

57th LIYSF July 22nd – August 5th, 2015 UFV’s Faculty of Science is sending one science student, Kevin Kobes, to London for the highly revered London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), where he will meet up with over 400 students from 60 participating countries. Kevin will be blogging this experience along the way at  blogs.ufv.ca/science/category/trips/science-in-london/ […]

LIYSF 2015: Getting Ready for LIYSF!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the LIYSF 2015 Blog! I’ll start off with a brief introduction. My name is Kevin, I’m 21 years old and just completed my third year of Chemistry at the University of the Fraser Valley this past winter. I am also extremely excited to be heading into my first year of the […]