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Faculty of Science

Research in science

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.


Genomics and drosophila research, the effect of purple loosestrife on native plant species, the effect of air pollution on lichens, identification of antioxidant profiles in goji berry cultivars, foraging behaviour in birds, and more.

Lee Lab

Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science, and her students are conducting research on the development and use of fish cell lines as integrative tools for research in basic science, ecotoxicology, and aquaculture.


Molecular recognition, the Interaction between bi(III) and au electrode, biochemistry, organic chemistry, molecular modeling, and environmental chemistry, and more.


Theoretical particle physics; QCD sum-rules studies of exotic hadrons.


The only one of its kind in Western Canada, the UFV Luminescence Dating Laboratory serves as a nexus of research and teaching for students and faculty in the Geography department.

Paleoecology Laboratory

In the Paleoecology Lab, students train in a variety of field and laboratory techniques to better understand how natural hazards and human-induced changes have shaped the environment.

Other research in Geography

UFV Geography faculty and students are engaged in a wide diversity of research projects, most notably in the fields of long-term environmental change and sustainable environmental, urban, and economic development.