In recognition of his dedication to research, his mentorship of many UFV students, and his international reputation in the field of computational chemistry and molecular modeling, Weinberg has been named the 2013 recipient of the UFV Research Excellence award.
Research brings great joy to UFV chemist Noham Weinberg. “For, me, it is like drinking clean water fresh from the source! And having students working with you, seeing them grow into independent researchers, is an even greater joy. It is what drives me. Their enthusiasm is contagious!" Read more
Undergraduate Research Excellence
Eric Davis, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UFV, makes the case for research at UFV in its pursuit of providing the best undergraduate education in Canada at UFV’s Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards evening, May 27, 2013.
UFV has been given a mandate from the Province of British Columbia to be a teaching- and regionally-focused university.
Why is research important in a teaching- and regionally-focused university? Read more
Adrienne Chan appointed AVP of Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies at UFV
Dr. Adrienne Chan has been appointed as the Associate Vice President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Chan has been a faculty member at UFV in the School of Social Work and Social Services since 2004, and has been acting in the AVP role since the fall of 2012. “UFV is very fortunate to have such a dedicated and accomplished employee in this important position,” said Provost and VP Academic Eric Davis. Read more
Research Services workshops - Sabbatical & Grant Applications
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.
June workshops were a success. Additional grant and sabbatical workshops are planned for August 2013.
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 email@example.com or by telephone at 613-995-4273.
Student Research Day/Student MicroLecture series
UFV students showcased their intellectual talents once again at the UFV Student Research Day on Wed, March 20.
Check out a short video below of the event!
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.
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.
THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT at the University of the Fraser Valley developed History 440: Local History for the Web to address three important historical areas: local history, history and the Web, and the teaching of historical research methods to senior students in the history program. Each one of these concerns contains a gap that needs to be bridged. History 440 was conceived as a way to bridge those gaps. Read more