2015 UFV Grads in the News
Find out what these two recent GEOGRAPHY graduates - Ashleigh Yakemchuk and Sophie Smith - are up to.
Ashleigh is researching the impact local developments have on freshwater streams as reported in the UFV Cascade article - Something fishy in our water.
Sophie is keeping a close eye on the South Alouette River as reported in the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows "The News".
Sophie and Ashleigh, Recipients of the 2015 Undergraduate Research Excellence Award for Geography, seen here with Steven Marsh, Department Head, Geography and the Environment, at the recent GATE grad dinner.
FALL 2015 - 8 courses with no prerequisites - Register today!
1 GEOG 103 THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT - 4.0 credits
2 GEOG 105 NATURAL HAZARDS AND HOLLYWOOD - 3.0 credits
3 GEOG 111 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES & STRATEGIES - 3.0 credits
4 GEOG 130 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA - 3.0 credits
5 GEOG 131 BRITISH COLUMBIA - 3.0 credits
6 GEOG 140 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY - 3.0 credits
7 GEOG 240 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY - 3.0 credits
8 GDS 100 A WORLD OF DEVELOPMENT - 3.0 credits
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Lenore Newman wins UFV Research Excellent Award
Academia, applied research, and activism are all connected in the eyes of Dr. Lenore Newman.
When she accepted the role of Canada Research Chair in Food Security in the Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley, she knew she’d be focusing on research that is extremely relevant to the UFV region, and on topics that are at times contentious.
Her staunch defense of the principle of maintaining farmland placed in British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), a position solidified after formal research into the 40-year history of the ALR, makes her a popular source for media commentary.
Newman is receiving the 2015 UFV Research Excellence award for her success in building a core of research activity focused on food security and agricultural issues.
Read more here
Media Release from Fraser Valley Regional District
FVRD and UFV to partner in environment, community planning
The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop opportunities for students to work on environmental and community planning projects in the region.
Since 2013, the FVRD has supported UFV in a number of student led projects in spatial planning and environmental research. Sharon Gaetz, Chair of the FVRD says, “We are very fortunate to have a leading edge educational facility like UFV in our community. Formalizing this partnership gives students real-life exposure to current local government planning issues and provides our staff with fresh, innovative ideas to explore in regional development.”
The students are based in UFV’s Geography and the Environment program, which has a strong focus on experiential and field-based learning.
City of Abbotsford Homelessness Task Force Coordinator - Cherie Enns
Read about the action plan presented to city council: http://www.abbynews.com/news/274428241.html
GDS 100 students attended the council presentation and have a class project connected to the plan.
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