Students & Research
Not many universities provide you with an opportunity to be involved in research at the undergraduate level. At UFV, not only do we encourage our faculty to incorporate research in their teaching, but we also support our students to conduct research and share their findings.
Engagement in research early in your academic career can help you obtain scholarships, awards, and graduate school positions. This is part of UFV's commitment to provide you with the best undergraduate education in Canada.
Why do research?
Who better to answer this question than students are currently conducting research at UFV. First year Physics major Sarah Reimer explains: “Knowing what's important to look for in experiments has helped me in many of my classes, and I expect will continue to help me in both future studies and a career. Research has also taught me a lot about problem solving, because with research, unlike in a class, when things go wrong, nobody else has already done the same experiment. It's also really interesting to know that you're discovering things that nobody else has before.”
Here’s what UFV Chemistry major Liam Huber had to say about his experience working with Dr. Noham Weinberg (Chemistry): “The biggest skill I think you learn is autonomy in problem solving; you don't have friends working on the exact same questions you are like you get in class assignments, so you really learn to sit down and systematically work through all sorts of problems by yourself.”
Conducting research opens the door to new discoveries. It will hone your skills and make you a stronger candidate for graduate school. It also gives you the opportunity to interact with faculty in a way that would not be otherwise possible.
How can we help?
The RGS office is available to assist you in your research endeavours by providing information on exciting events and opportunities available for student researchers. We can also help you with completing applications for research grants and scholarships. Student opportunities include international internships, research assistant positions, Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, Student Research Day, NSERC USRA Awards, Canada Graduate Scholarships, and student conference presentation assistance.
Room G290. Hours: M-F 8:30 – 4:30
NSERC, SSHRC & CIHR Scholarship PowerPoint
Research Assistant Work Study Grant Program
Grad School Funding
NSERC Undergrad Student Research
UFV Student-Led Research Grant
Connect Canada Graduate Internship Program
Undergrad Research Excellence Award
Student Research Day
TCPS2 CORE Tutorial