Calling for Research Excellence Awards Nominations
Deadlines for nominations is Feb 7, 2014.
|Dr. Noham Weinberg, Chemistry
||Dr. Olav Lian, Geography
UFV Faculty MicroLectures
Those who attended the 2013 UFV Faculty MicroLectures learned about more than a dozen topics in under an hour. Presentations included war and photography, flipped mathematics, intentional mental illness, and censorship of soldiers.
See photos of the event.
Read more about UFV MicroLectures.
Publications and Research Catalogue 2012/13
Faculty & Student Research at UFV
Teaching, research, scholarship, and service are the cornerstones of the University of the Fraser Valley. They are also foundational to our delivery as a teaching university.
Here is the ninth edition of UFV’s annual Publications and Research Catalogue. This booklet demonstrates the range and depth of our academic engagement in research and scholarship as well as the interdisciplinary nature of our work.
Our office invites you to contact our faculty members directly to find out more about their work and the work of their students.
If you would like a hard copy of this publication, please email email@example.com.
Publishing Your Article - Research Services Workshop
On October 23, the Research Office hosted a workshop for more than 20 UFV faculty and students interested in publishing their work.
A panel of faculty shared their experiences, ideas, and advice, and the UFV library distributed valuable information on evaluating publishers.
Library Handout: Journal Evaluation Tools
Presentation PowerPoint: Publishing Your Article
If you missed the workshop, click here to watch a a video of the event.
Dr. Irwin Cohen is UFV's New RCMP Senior Research Chair
Dr. Irwin Cohen has taken up the role of RCMP Senior Research Chair in Crime Reduction at the University of the Fraser Valley, effective September 1, 2013.
The position is a partnership between UFV and the RCMP, and is designed to serve as a research resource for police departments throughout British Columbia. The holder of the chair works closely with E Division of the RCMP, which is the administrative home of the police force in BC. The chair also works closely with individual police detachments.
“One of the compelling aspects of this position is that you never can predict what amazing research projects you will become involved with because we are continually responding to requests from police organizations, public safety agencies, and student interests,” Cohen says. Read more
UFV Welcomes Amandeep Sandhu as new BC Regional Innovation Chair
Dr. Amandeep Sandhu has been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada–India Business and Economic Development. He took up his post on July 1. This research chair is housed at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV. Sandhu will also be a faculty member in the UFV School of Business. He replaces DJ Sandhu, who previously served as chair.
The research chair’s mandate is to help local businesses capitalize on opportunities in India by providing market intelligence and advice. Read more
Research Services Workshops!
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.
Sabbatical Preparation Slideshow 2013
Grant Application Workshop Slideshow 2013
New Faculty Orientation Slideshow 2013
Research Option / Scholarly Activity Release Application Slideshow 2013
UFV's Football Concussion Study a No-Brainer
A rainbow of wires streams across the table as UFV kinesiology instructor Michael Gaetz wihspers "Breathe ... perfect" and the bulky teen stares ahead, unblinking. Read more
UFV Flickr Photo Gallery
UK Science and Innovation Network Canada Launches the 2013 Collaboration Development Award Programme
This programme is open to academic and industrial scientists in the UK and Canada looking to create bilateral (or multilateral) partnerships. Read more
SSHRC Launches Connections Grant Funding Opportunity
The Connection Grants funding opportunity has been launched and the description is now available on the SSHRC website.
Sol Sun is UFV's Top Undergraduate Student
Sol Sun was a busy man at UFV’s recent convocation ceremonies.
He was the student speaker for the College of Arts ceremony, the dean’s medalist for the Faculty of Social Sciences within the College of Arts, and the Governor General’s silver medalist, an honour bestowed upon the graduate from a four-year degree program with the highest grade point average (GPA) at the university.
Sun scored a perfect 4.33 GPA on last 30 credits (an A+ average), and earned a cumulative CGPA of 4.24 over the course of his Bachelor of Arts degree in honours psychology. Read more
2013 Research Excellence Award
Dr. Noham Weinberg
||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
NSERC Common CV Template Now Available
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 613-995-4273.
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.
NSERC Contact Newsletter - Keep up to date with NSERC news and deadlines
SSHRC - Stay connected with SSHRC news and deadlines here
CIHR - Stay connected with CIHR news and upcoming opportunities
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.
For further information, see the Frequently Asked Questions about the Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information.