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. Not only do we encourage our faculty to incorporate research into their teaching, we support our students to conduct research and share their findings.
How can we help?
The Research and Graduate Studies 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
- Student Research Day
- NSERC USRA Awards
- Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards
- Canada graduate scholarships
- Student conference presentation assistance
Additional funding may be available from the Centre for Experiencial and Career Education's Student Experience Fund (SEF).
Have questions or want to book an appointment
to talk about your student research goals?
Why do research?
Who better to answer this question than the students are currently conducting research at UFV.
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. 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.”