Science Rocks! Campers welcome former Snowbirds Team Leader, Scratch Mitchell

Our Science Rocks! campers were thrilled to meet former RCAF fighter pilot and Snowbirds jet Team Leader, Rob Mitchell aka Scratch this week. Scratch flew in from Vancouver where “he is living out his dreams balancing acting, flying and producing film and TV”. The third generation pilot shared photos of his craft and told stories … Read more

Science Rocks at the 2022 Abbotsford Airshow!

Dr. Ian Affleck, Associate Dean and Science Rocks Coordinator, Dr. Robin Endelman from Math & Stats and their team of volunteers participated in the STEM Zone at the 2022 Abbotsford International Airshow. They showcased many of our science outreach programs including Science Rocks! Summer Camps, Math Challengers, and the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair. There … Read more

Agriculture welcomes 4-H Food for Thought Group

The Agriculture Technology Department was thrilled to host the 4-H Food for Thought group last month. Thirty-five delegates from ages 14-15 years of age, rotated through different activities at our facility. They toured the pollinator garden, propagation area, learned about body condition scoring of goats and about the halal meat market. Special thanks to Dr. … Read more

Science Rocks! summer camps are in full swing at UFV

We kicked off the summer with our Cryptography, Codes and Crime Scenes week by welcoming 23 of Fraser Valley’s most eager scientists!  Each camper brought their creativity to solve mysteries by problem solving and uncovering hidden secrets! Above all, our campers realized that math is totally cool! We have no doubt they learned something new … Read more

Science Rocks! receives $3,000 grant from the Abbotsford Community Foundation

Thank you to the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) Smart and Caring Grants for their continued support of our Science Rocks! program here at UFV. On May 11, 2022 Denise Thandi, ACF Committee Chair and member of the ACF board of directors, presented Dr. Robin Endelman, Science Rocks Coordinator, and Devon Bailey, Senior Advancement Officer with … Read more

UFV hosts the 29th Annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

On Saturday, April 9th Dr. Ian Affleck, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Science at UFV and Regional Coordinator of the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair, emceed the 29th Annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Awards Ceremony. Dr. James Mandigo, UFV Provost and Vice-President Academic, officially welcomed everyone to UFV and congratulated all of the … Read more

Super Science Club is back!

After being on hiatus for 2 years due to the pandemic, Super Science Club is back and better than ever! We have over 12 schools participating in our program this year. Thank you to Jennifer Bennato, Principal from Matsqui Elementary for inviting us into your school to bring engaging STEM activities to your students. Super … Read more

Science totally rocks at UFV! After two long years Science Rocks! welcomes back campers!

The Faculty of Science outreach program, Science Rocks! has not seen a camper since Summer 2019 due to the pandemic … that was until Saturday, October 16, 2021 when we kicked off our Science Rocks! Days! This event is an extension of our week-long Science Rocks! Summer Camp program. 24 campers, aged 9-11, spent a … Read more

Work this summer planning science open-house events for the fall! Science Rocks! Days is looking for Student Program Developers – Apply by May 20!!

Science Rocks! Days are new open-house type events that will run on campus during the 2021-22 academic year, for kids in grades 4-6 and 7-8. We are planning this summer for these day-events to run during Fall and Winter semesters, on both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses. We are looking for 2 UFV students with … Read more