Science Rocks! Summer Camp receives funding from the Canadian Mathematical Society!

Thank you to the Canadian Mathematical Society for continuing to support our Science Rocks! Program, in particular the “Cryptography, Codes, and Crime Scenes!” Camps being held in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. This year they have generously donated $2,500 which will go a long way to help us to continue to create a fun environment for our … Read more

Abbotsford Traditional School visits UFV for a science filled morning

On behalf of Let’s Talk Science and the Faculty of Science at UFV, Dr. Ian Affleck, Associate Dean of Science welcomed 115+ grade 8 students and their teachers from the Abbotsford Traditional School for a UFV Super Science Samper on February 21st. Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of Science also welcomed the group and encouraged the … Read more

Math Mania + Vedder Elementary School = tons of fun!

Dr. Cindy Loten, Dr. Ruwan Karunanayaka, and Dr. Vanessa Radzimski, from the Math & Stats Department along with their Math Mania team of 18 UFV student volunteers visited Vedder Elementary School in Chilliwack earlier this week. Over 80 kids and their families spent the evening sharing hands-on activities and realizing how much fun you can … Read more

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