Student Research Day Poster Presentations
Thurs April 10
1 - 3:30 p.m.
UFV Alumni Hall, Abbotsford Campus
2014 Application Deadline: Mar 27
2014 Student Application Form
UFV is proud to showcase and celebrate our undergraduate researchers
What a great opportunity for our students to shine! The Research Office is delighted to host this annual event to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to present their research in a poster presentation. In addition to showcasing the hard work of students spanning a cross-section of studies, participants also compete for scholarship awards between $150 -200.
Engagement in research and events such as this can help students obtain scholarships, awards, and graduate school positions.
To participate in the poster presentation, students must:
- Conduct research under the supervision of a UFV faculty member
- Complete the attached application form
- Send the completed application form to email@example.com by Thurs Mar 27
The UFV Research Office will cover the cost of posters printed in Educational Technology Services (ETS), located in G Building. Poster guidelines are on the ETS website at ufv.ca/ets/student-help-and-support/poster-guidelines. Faculty volunteers are available to help students with the content and layout of their posters, so please ask! Thurs Apr 3 is the deadline for submitting files to ETS.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In order to provide multiple opportunities for UFV students to share their research with the UFV community, student and faculty 3-minute MicroLectures will be presented together in fall 2014.
Undergraduate Research Excellence (URE) Awards
Each spring, UFV students are nominated by faculty for exceptional research work, either as part of the UFV work study program, as research assistants, or for an outstanding project as part of a course. Award recipients are acknowledged at an evening dinner and awards ceremony.
Shea Wind and Jess Wind
URE Award Recipients and Student Speakers
View the 2013 URE Program (PDF) and URE photos (Flickr) from the awards presentation evening.
2014 information and forms:
URE Award Information Sheet
URE Nomination Process & Form
URE Sample PPT Slides 2014
URE Industry Liaison Award Info 2014
Research Lecture Series
Presentation video now online!
On Feb 5 Dr. Lenore Newman shared her research on the impact of the Agricultural Land Reserve in BC over the past 40 years.
Watch a video of Dr. Newman's presentation.
See the Storify summary -- twitter posts and more!
What would the Lower Mainland look like today if it wasn’t for the Agricultural Land Reserve?"
At the Feb 5 Research Lecture Series hosted by UFV's Research Office, more than 130 people came out to learn the answer.
According to Dr. Lenore Newman, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley, urban sprawl would now cover virtually all farmland between Vancouver and the Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford if not for the protection of the ALR.
“If the Agriculture Land Reserve hadn’t have been put in place, we would have lost 80 percent of the agricultural land in our region by now,” she contends, extrapolating from the rate at which rural land was being developed for housing, industry, and other urban uses before the ALR was established.
About Dr. Lenore Newman and Dr. Denver Nixon
Dr. Lenore Newman holds the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley where she is an associalte professor in teh Geography department. She holds a BSc (Hons) from UBC, and an MES and PhD from York University in Ontario.
Newman's love affair with food began on her family's fishing boats, where she gained an early introduction into the world of direct marketing of local products. She runs a research program focused on Canadian regional cuisines, local food sovereignty, culturally preferred foods, and urban food systems. She has written extensively on the resurgence of farmers' markets in Canada, and is a strong advocate for fresh, local food. Lenore sits on the board of the Vancouver Farmers' Markets, is a past president of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, and sits on the board of several academic journals dealing with food and food studies. She writes both academic and popular works about food, and was happy to return to the west coast to pursue her love of hiking and cooking.
Dr. Denver Nixon has been a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Newman at UFV for the past year. He holds a BSc double major in Geography and Sociology from the University of Victoria, an MES from York University, and an MLIS and PhD in Geography from the University of Western Ontario
Undergrad students strive for sustainable settlements in Tanzania
Together with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), 16 current and former undergraduate students participate in a multi-year project: Sustainable Human Settlements in Tanzania. Read more
UFV business students conduct market research for Abbotsford Heat
The marketing team at the Abbotsford Heat hockey club recently tapped into some student brain power! UFV business students conducted research to find out what would inspire people who had attended a Heat game to continue coming out, and what would draw new customers. Read more
flickr BUS 320 presents to Abbotsford Heat
UFV Faculty MicroLectures video now online!
Did you miss the 2013 Faculty MicroLecture?
Watch the video and learn about more than a dozen topics in under an hour. Presentations include war and photography, flipped mathematics, intentional mental illness, and censorship of soldiers.
See photos of the event.
Read more about UFV MicroLectures.
Publications and Research Catalogue 2012/13
Faculty & Student Research at UFV
Teaching, research, scholarship, and service are the cornerstones of the University of the Fraser Valley. They are also foundational to our delivery as a teaching university.
Here is the ninth edition of UFV’s annual Publications and Research Catalogue. This booklet demonstrates the range and depth of our academic engagement in research and scholarship as well as the interdisciplinary nature of our work.
Our office invites you to contact our faculty members directly to find out more about their work and the work of their students.
If you would like a hard copy of this publication, please email email@example.com.
Publishing Your Article - Research Services workshop
On October 23, the Research Office hosted a workshop for more than 20 UFV faculty and students interested in publishing their work.
A panel of faculty shared their experiences, ideas, and advice, and the UFV library distributed valuable information on evaluating publishers.
Library Handout: Journal Evaluation Tools
Presentation PowerPoint: Publishing Your Article
If you missed the workshop, click here to watch a a video of the event.
Research Services workshops!
Need money for research? Need time for research and scholarship? We are here to help!
The most difficult parts of doing research and scholarship are developing a plan so you have a clear picture of what you need to do, and then conveying that to others in a way that gets you the support you need to carry out the plan. You can learn from those who have had success and know the processes well.
Sabbatical Preparation Slideshow 2013
Grant Application Workshop Slideshow 2013
New Faculty Orientation Slideshow 2013
Research Option / Scholarly Activity Release Application Slideshow 2013
UFV's Football Concussion Study a No-Brainer
A rainbow of wires streams across the table as UFV kinesiology instructor Michael Gaetz wihspers "Breathe ... perfect" and the bulky teen stares ahead, unblinking. Read more
UFV Flickr Photo Gallery
UK Science and Innovation Network Canada Launches the 2013 Collaboration Development Award Programme
This programme is open to academic and industrial scientists in the UK and Canada looking to create bilateral (or multilateral) partnerships. Read more
SSHRC Launches Connections Grant Funding Opportunity
The Connection Grants funding opportunity has been launched and the description is now available on the SSHRC website.
Sol Sun is UFV's Top Undergraduate Student
Sol Sun was a busy man at UFV’s recent convocation ceremonies.
He was the student speaker for the College of Arts ceremony, the dean’s medalist for the Faculty of Social Sciences within the College of Arts, and the Governor General’s silver medalist, an honour bestowed upon the graduate from a four-year degree program with the highest grade point average (GPA) at the university.
Sun scored a perfect 4.33 GPA on last 30 credits (an A+ average), and earned a cumulative CGPA of 4.24 over the course of his Bachelor of Arts degree in honours psychology. Read more
NSERC Common CV Template Now Available
In preparation for the launch of the Research Portal in early May 2013, NSERC is gradually phasing in the new Canadian Common CV (CCV) to replace the Personal Data Form (Form 100), starting with:
• The Notification of Intent for Discovery Grants (Individual and Team);
• The full application for Discovery Grants; and
• All the program elements for the Subatomic Physics Grants suite.
The NSERC CCV template is now available and applies only to these programs for the time being. Instructions for completing the NSERC CCV are also on-line.
Other NSERC Programs
• Other funding opportunities will continue to use the current On-line System and Form 100 until they are migrated to the Research Portal.
• Applicants will be notified in advance of the dates when others will migrate; all NSERC funding opportunities are expected to be integrated by late 2015.
• In the meantime, applicants to multiple NSERC programs will need to maintain and update both their Form 100 and NSERC CCV given the gradual implementation.
For support with the NSERC CCV, please contact the On-line Services Helpdesk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 613-995-4273.
Update on NSERC's Research Portal and the Canadian Common CV
NSERC will launch its Research Portal and begin using the Canadian Common CV (CCV) in spring 2013. The Research Portal will be used to manage application and peer review processes, acceptance of awards, notification of results and reporting.
The transition to the Research Portal and the CCV will be phased in gradually (i.e., program by program) starting with the Notification of Intent for Discovery Grants (Individual and Team) and all the program elements for the Subatomic Physics Grants suite, followed by Collaborative Research and Development Grants. Details and dates will be communicated as we get closer to launching the Research Portal.
The NSERC CCV will be available in spring 2013. We strongly encourage the research community to start entering their data once the template is available as it can be time consuming to populate the fields the first time. Once data is entered, only updating is required, and it can be re-used for future applications to NSERC and/or other participating organizations. For these reasons, the CCV will lighten the load on the research community in the long run. For more information, including timelines and frequently asked questions on the CCV, please visit the Research Portal Resource Centre on NSERC's Web site.
All other funding opportunities will continue to use the current on-line system and the NSERC Personal Data Form (Form 100) until they are migrated to the Research Portal. All NSERC programs are expected to be integrated by late 2015. In the meantime, applicants to multiple programs will need to maintain and update both their NSERC Personal Data Form (Form 100) and NSERC CCV, given the gradual migration of programs to the Research Portal.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), with whom NSERC shares all of its administrative services, including Information Technology services, recently completed its first competition using the Research Portal and the CCV with Insight Development Grants.
NSERC Contact Newsletter - Keep up to date with NSERC news and deadlines
SSHRC - Stay connected with SSHRC news and deadlines here
CIHR - Stay connected with CIHR news and upcoming opportunities
IPS & IIS Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information
Canada’s three federal granting agencies—Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)—are now requiring that any applicant, co-applicant and College and Community Innovation Program participant on grant or scholarship applications consent to have some of their personal information disclosed in cases of serious breach of agency policy.
Therefore, a signed Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information form is now a requirement of all new IPS/IIS applications submitted to NSERC. A link to the form can be found in the overview section on the IPS program page on our website.
For further information, see the Frequently Asked Questions about the Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information.