Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies

Student Research Day

Welcome to UFV's Student Research Day 2021 online showcase!

Explore incredible research being done by UFV students. This year's event features 54 projects by 80 students from a variety of disciplines. Eight exemplary posters, as determined by a panel of UFV professors, have also been recognized with awards in honour of their scholarship.

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Agriculture

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Natural enemy survey in Fraser Valley hop fields

Author: Nayla Charbonneau
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad

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A food waste snapshot of the UFV Culinary Program

Co-authors: Duong Ha and Lana Harach
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad

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Insects as an alternative protein: Literature review and taste test

Co-authors: Emma Lewis, Kiona Zacher, Mack Frost, and Gabriel Camparmo
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad

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A biodiversity and soil health survey of the Sumas prairie agricultural landscape

Co-authors: Noah Mylleville, Debora Soutar, Ava McKee, Weston Johnsrude, Oliver Weibe, Dawson Hepting, Teagan Innes, Miriam Hoogerdijk, and Reesa Jenvey
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad

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Survey of Damson hop aphids in four commercial hop fields in the Fraser Valley of BC

Co-authors: Douglas Okwara and Nayla Charbonneau
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad

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Sustainability case study of an agricultural social enterprise: Emma's Acres

Co-authors: Makenna Patrick, Julia Weiss, Leah Hamm, Melody Daigneault, Timothy Collins
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad

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Chemical cues of male and female Leptopilina japonica (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) parasitoids on food substrate of the nation wide berry pest, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

Author: Jade Sherwood
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad

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Fields and streams: Historic farm use in relation to wetlands on the Sumas prairie

Author: Debora Soutar
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Mariano Mapili, Dr. Carin Bondar, and Dr. Renee Prasad

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Anthropology

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Mom nation: Tribal metaphor and the mommy blogosphere

Author: Rebecca Britton
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Nicola Mooney

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Incels as a tribe

Co-authors: Olivia Daniel and Dr. Nicola Mooney
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Nicola Mooney

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Biology

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Annotation of protein-coding genes in Drosophila ananassae by comparative genomics

Author: Samim Azami
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. James Bedard

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Microplastic abundance in Fraser River sediment

Author: Kristina Brunner and Dr. Sharon Gillies
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Sharon Gillies

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Using comparative genomics to sequence the protein-coding genes of Drosophila ananassae

Author: Kelsey Challman
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. James Bedard

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Optimizing culture conditions for growing Pandalidae shrimp cells in vitro

Co-authors: SungJae Cho and Dr. Lucy Lee
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lucy Lee

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The effects of Haskap Berry (Lonicera caerulea) extract on the insulin/IGF-1 pathway and polyQ aggregates in Caenorhabditis elegans

Author: Chandanee Dancey
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Nathan Bialas

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Characterization of bacteria isolated based on their ability to bind to and metabolize hydrocarbons from motor oil

Co-authors: Alison Derksen, Rohin Makkar, and Dr. Stephen Thomas
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Stephen Thomas

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Antibacterial activity of an extract from Azadirachta indica (Neem tree) and its secondary metabolite Azadirachtin: A potential treatment for Helicobacter pylori

Author: Ranjot Kaur
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Carlos Leon Guevara

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Use of rainbow trout fish cell lines to study cellular uptake of fluorescently DiI-labeled lipid nanoparticles encapsulating siRNA in vitro

Co-authors: Heather Kelly, Dr. Sam Chen, Dr. Yuen Yi C Tam, Dr. Lucy EJ Lee, and Dr. Justin B Lee
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Lucy Lee, Dr. Justin Lee

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Biosurfactant production of bacterial isolates capable of oil metabolism

Co-authors: Rohin Makkar, Alison Derksen, and Dr. Stephen Thomas
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Stephen Thomas

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Does the presence of female sex pheromone impact the ability of Agriotes obscurus pairs to mate?

Co-authors: Sukhanjote Mann, Dr. Alida Janmaat, and Van Herk of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Alida Janmaat

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Gene hunting: Locating and annotating protein-coding genes in Drosophila ananassae

Author: Kat Marusiak
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. James Bedard

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The effects of Haskap Berry (Lonicera caerulea) extract on oxidative stress resistance and its intergenerational inheritance in Caenorhabditis elegans

Co-authors: Kabeer Poonia and Dr. Nathan Bialas
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Nathan Bialas

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The use of automated recording units in detecting Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias fannini) disturbances

Author: Dilan Praat
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Gregory Schmaltz

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Comparing pathogen prevalence in bumble bees from farms to natural areas

Author: Shon Pratap
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Sandra Gillespie

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Annotation and analysis of protein-coding genes in Drosophila bipectinata through comparative genomics

Author: Kyung Joo Son
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. James Bedard

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Time-dependent modelling of epidermal cell kinetics during radiation therapy

Co-authors: Isabelle St-Martin, Dr. Cheryl Duzenli, Dr. James Bedard
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. James Bedard

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The use of new technology in teaching local historical biology

Author: Katherine Townsley
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Sharon Gillies and Dr. Mariano Mapili

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Pathogen prevalence in wild bumblebees (Bombus spp.) across the Fraser Valley

Co-authors: Kennedy Zwarych and Dr. Sandra Gillespie
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Sandra Gillespie

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Business

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COVID-19 patients' resuscitation management: Dilemmas for healthcare professionals

Author: Johnny Christensen
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Masud Khawaja

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Chemistry

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Peptide mapping utilizing the endopeptidase pepsin: A novel immobilization method optimized via capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometric analysis

Co-authors: Connor Frey and Dr. Golfam Ghafourifar
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Golfam Ghafourifar

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Development and optimization of the in-situ fabrication of microfluidic immobilized enzyme reactors (µIMERs) employing chymotrypsin and Triethoxysilylbutyraldehyde

Author: Kenneth Ku
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Golfam Ghafourifar

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Efficacy of molecular clutch systems for large scale molecular machines

Co-authors: Kevin Gajsek, Brianna Whatley, Gavyn Lastoria, Dr. Jacob Spooner, and Dr. Noham Weinberg
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Jacob Spooner and Dr. Noham Weinberg

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Electronic structure and electrochemistry investigation of a bimetallic nickel compound towards CO2 reduction

Co-authors: Amna Hadzovic and Dr. Linus Chiang
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Linus Chiang

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Assessment of lipophilicity using computational chemistry: Ruthenium complexes as potential anticancer treatments

Co-authors: Khuong Ho, Dr. Noham Weinberg, and Dr. Jacob Spooner
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Noham Weinberg and Dr. Jacob Spooner

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Effects of phenols in the secondary coordination sphere of Cu-salen complexes

Co-authors: Kenneth Mejia, Anmol Sharma, and Dr. Linus Chiang
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Linus Chiang

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Comparison of Ni-salen & Co-salen complexes with and without pendant phenol groups in the secondary coordination sphere

Author: Alyssa Molina
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Linus Chiang

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Effects of pendant phenol functional groups in the secondary coordination sphere on the electronic structure of heme-like Fe-salen complexes

Co-authors: Ryan Rivett and Dr. Linus Chiang
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Linus Chiang

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Electronic structure investigation of electron rich and deficient Cu-salen complexes

Co-authors: Anmol Sharma and Dr. Linus Chiang
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Linus Chiang

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Health sciences

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Malnutrition in children from impoverished communities of India

Author: Samreet Gill
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Kathy Keiver

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MYSelf Club: A virtual intervention for children with self-regulation challenges

Co-authors: Jenna Knelson, Dr. Alison Pritchard-Orr, Dr. Kathy Keiver, and Alex Thompson of the Abbotsford School District
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Alison Pritchard-Orr and Dr. Kathy Keiver

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Exploring the impact of nursing students' program experiences on post-graduation career specialty choices

Author: Leia Perovic
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Shelley Canning

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Psychology

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Autism spectrum disorder: An examination of knowledge, perceptions, and beliefs

Co-authors: Mariah Baker and Dr. Lesley Jessiman
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lesley Jessiman

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Perceptions of elder abuse; in the eye of the beholder? An examination of how perceptions of elder abuse are influenced by ageism and aging myths

Co-authors: Hope Buchanan and Dr. Lesley Jessiman
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lesley Jessiman

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Age is an issue of mind over matter; if you don't mind, it doesn't matter: An examination of young adults' anxieties about aging and death in the face of COVID-19

Co-authors: Bailey Cooper and Dr. Lesley Jessiman
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lesley Jessiman

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An examination of how our sexual self-schemas develop

Author: Claire Kirk
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lesley Jessiman

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Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact: An examination of the role our social brains play in loneliness

Co-authors: Chelsey Perry-Ens and Dr. Lesley Jessiman
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lesley Jessiman

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Adverse childhood experiences and attachment styles

Author: Emily Rybak
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lesley Jessiman

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Women's sensitivity to cues of threat in online dating and the (in)effectiveness of safety recommendations

Co-authors: Shelby Shuster, Alayna Witzel, and Dr. Shawn Geniole
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Shawn Geniole

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Are there social costs for dishonest signalling?

Co-authors: Logan Smith and Dr. Shawn Geniole
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Shawn Geniole

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Death anxiety and spirituality across the lifespan: Factors and relationships amidst COVID-19

Author: Regan Thompson
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lesley Jessiman

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Social work and human services

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Social justice: Obvious or ambiguous?

Co-authors: Natalie Dahl, Jennifer Banh, Olivia deGroot, Elizabeth Welton, Courtney Mignot, Kiran Toor, Dr. Lisa Moy, Dr. Amanda LaVallee, and Brianna Strumm PhD(c)
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Lisa Moy, Dr. Amanda LaVallee, and Brianna Strumm PhD(c)

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Sociology

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The frontline: COVID-19's impact on Canada Border Services Agency's frontline officers

Author: Angela Banting
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Michael Corman

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Enforcing the rules versus 'doing what's right': Lived experiences of labour and delivery nurses in the context of COVID-19

Author: Michelle Grafton
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Michael Corman

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Newcomers and their children: Immigrants' belongingness in a new community

Author: Paul Jakhu
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Chantelle Marlor

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Questions about UFV Student Research Day? Please contact:

Danielle Mijo-Burch, BA

Communications & Events Coordinator

Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies

Abbotsford campus, G290C

Phone: 604-557-5274

email Danielle

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