Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution‌

What an adventure! Two UFV students are spending 7 weeks at the  famous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution near Boston.

This is what Audrey Faber writes on her blog...We walk in the  lobby  and there are large pictures of ice floes with barely  noticeable ships that were WHOI research vessels. An amazing  piece of pillow lava which was sliced open and polished is on  display.

Ellen Clemence writes ... During our stay here we are planning to attend as many seminars as possible. The latest one we attended looked at light-activated bioluminescent organisms around hydrothermal vents. I had no idea there were bioluminescent organisms that could be triggered with light. The ‌best part of the talk was how much the presenter loved what he was doing and the passion he had for it. He had a CV that could wrap around the globe, but he still had that little kid in a candy store kind of excitement when he talked about seeing a tiny split second flash of light in a 5 minute video filmed hundreds of meters below the surface of the ocean. Read more

Apartment where students are housed.

Sustainable Development Goals Forum Interdiciplinary Discussion

Watch this short video from the event held on the Abbotsford campus in October.

Read more about the goals on the UFV Blog.

Internship Update

The program currently places interns in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

To see what the students have been up to, click here.

Contact instructor Cherie Enns if you would like more information about the internships for 2016! She can fill you in on available funding opportunities.

The East Africa Internship Program (EAIP) offers students the opportunity to engage with pertinent issues surrounding food security and food system sustainability in Kenya and Tanzania. Check it out.

The choice of universities in British Columbia  - Ash Kelly

"The good news is that Canada is home to so many great universities that it’s difficult to make a poor decision. That’s why choosing the school that best suits you requires going beyond rankings and reputation, and considering the unique culture and educational environment of your potential alma mater."

UFV is considered one of the top universities in British Columbia.

The Globe and Mail reported..."A higher percentage of first-year students reported participating in an internship or co-op program than at any other B.C. university. For instance, Cherie Enns’ urban planning students designed innovative urbanization proposals to revive an historic ornamental garden site that closed down several years ago. Students envisioned walkable, vibrant multiuse communities and presented their ideas to the local planning director".

Read the full article in the Globe and Mail.

A new course is being offered this Winter!

Come and apply spatial techniques using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to your ecology and conservation biology principles in a new course to be offered in the department of Geography and the Environment (GATE) next term. Come for the credit, stay for the adventure! Watch for GEOG 300"J" Conservation GIS being offered Tuesday evenings.

Interested in other GIS courses? Check out the GIS certificate.

Want more information? Contact the instructors:

Latest News, Job Opportunities

What's the quickest way to find out about news and events, as well as great job opportunities? Follow us on Twitter @UFVGeography! We follow multiple job postings sites and retweet those jobs opportunities that are geared towards Geography and Environment students and graduates. And don't forget about us on Facebook. Follow along as well with the Geography Undergraduate Society (GUS) as well as the UFV Urbanists @urbanUFV.

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