UFV Faculty MicroLecture
See faculty take the 2-minute challenge
Want to find out what UFV faculty are up to in their research? Learn about more than a dozen topics in under an hour? Pick up some interesting tidbits from some of UFV’s best minds?
Each year the Research Office invites 20 or more faculty researchers to be a part of the continued success of the UFV MicroLecture series. Presenters each take the stage for a maximum of two minutes and speak about the exciting findings and implications of their research.
The 2015/2016 MicroLecture Series will take place on Tuesday, March 2, 2016. Location: TBA. Check back frequently for more information.
See 2015 MicroLecture images on flickr
Watch a video of the 2015 MicroLectures
Below is a list of the time that each presenter appears on the video.
Opening comments by Adrienne Chan, AVP, Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies
2:25 Cherie Enns, Geography
Urban Policy and Food Systems in Nairobi
4:18 Satwinder Bains, Indo-Canadian Studies
A Space for Female Agency: Giddha Dancers in the Diaspora
6:55 Emilio Landolfi, Kinesiology & Physical Education
An Investigation of a Mandatory Daily Physical Activity Program for Grade 10 to 12 Students in the Fraser Valley
9:26 Michelle Riedlinger, Communications
Why Engage? A Framing Approach to the Knowledge Mobilisation Efforts of Researchers
11:53 Ian Rocksborough-Smith, History
Black Public History and Civil Rights in Cold War Chicago
14:14 Cory Beshara, Chemistry
16:28 Yvon Dandurand, Criminology & Criminal Justice
Preventing Violence Against Children
18:33 David Harper, Kinesiology & Physical Education
Health Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet
20:47 Robert Harding, Social Work & Human Services
Canadian News Discourse about Poverty: Who gets a Speaking Part in the Conversation?
22:48 Geof Spurling, History
Land Struggles in the Colonial Andes
25:12 Ding Lu, Economics
Measuring Productivity with Environmental Effects
27:52 Garry Fehr, Geography and the Environment
Developing sustainable food systems in Chandigarh, Nairobi, and the Fraser Valley
30:09 Jason Thomas, Chemistry
DNAzymes: catalysts made out of DNA
31:46 Leonne Beebe, Upgrading and University Preparation
Researching Your Practice: The Benefits of Using Guided Reflective Writing with Upgrading Students
34:22 Edward Akuffo, Political Science
Africa’s Geopolitical Space and Canada’s Multilateral Security Strategy from Chrétien to Harper
36:55 Scott Sheffield, History
Indigenous Veterans of the Second World War and Veterans Benefits: Comparing Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States
39:28 Prabhjot Parmar, English
Recovering Memory and Memorialization: India and the Great War
41:50 Closing comments by Adrienne Chan, AVP, Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies
Watch videos of previous MicroLectures
2013 Faculty MicroLecture Video
UFV Faculty MicroLectures - Call for presenters
Faculty Microlecture Series - Tuesday March 02 2016
Each year the Research Office invites 20 or more faculty researchers to be a part of the continued success of the UFV MicroLecture series. Our goal is to provide “snapshots” of the range and depth of our faculty research, as well as highlight the interdisciplinary nature of our work. This engaging fast-paced event also helps to interest students in research and expose faculty to research other than their own.
What it looks like.
The Road Runner Café and Lounge is transformed into a lecture space with a small riser, podium, and microphone. Researchers take the stage one after the other for a maximum of two minutes to speak about the exciting findings and implications of their research. The event generally lasts about an hour. Discussion and networking are encouraged afterwards (e.g., if someone is inspired, they can approach faculty afterwards for further discussion).
What it is not.
The MicroLecture series is not a forum for faculty to introduce themselves or their department. Rather, it is an opportunity for those in attendance to get “snapshots” of the exciting research being conducted at UFV.
2016 Faculty MicroLecture
- Tuesday March 02, 2016
- Abbotsford campus Road Runner Café and Lounge
- Time: TBA
Interested in presenting?
If you would like to be a speaker at the MicroLecture series, contact Yvette Fairweather at the Research Office. Email Jennifer.MacDonald@ufv.ca or phone 604-557-4011.
Please provide your name, department, and the title of your presentation.
The deadline to register as a presenter is February 02, 2016
We hope to have at least one representative from each department contribute to this exciting event. If you have presented in the past, we encourage you to participate again with another project or further information from your previous research!