Research Excellence Award

The Board of Governors and the Senate recognize academic excellence in research, teaching, and other scholarly activities that support student learning and enrich educational programs at UFV.

The Research Excellence Award is presented each year to a UFV faculty member whose research has demonstrates innovation, mentorship, academic impact, and an interface of teaching and research.

Research Excellence Award nomination packages for 2016 will be available in October 2015.

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2015 Award recipient Dr. Lenore Newman

Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment
Director, Agriburban Research Centre
Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment

Newman's unique approach to studying agriculture on the edge garners UFV Research Excellence award

Academia, applied research, and activism are all connected in the eyes of Dr. Lenore Newman.

When she accepted the role of Canada Research Chair in Food Security in the Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley, she knew she’d be focusing on research that is extremely relevant to the UFV region, and on topics that are at times contentious.

Her staunch defense of the principle of maintaining farmland placed in British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), a position solidified after formal research into the 40-year history of the ALR, makes her a popular source for media commentary. Read more

‌Past Research Excellence award recipients

2014 Recipient

‌Dr. Michael Gaetz, Kinesiology and Physical Education

2013 Recipient

Dr. Noham Weinberg, Chemistry

2012 Recipient

Dr. Olav Lian, Geography and the Environment

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