Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies

Events

The Office of Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies hosts annual events and workshops that support research, scholarly and creative activities of faculty and students. The office also partners with faculties and departments across campus to host events throughout the year. 

Visit the research events calendar for a schedule of upcoming events. 

Annual events

Faculty Micro-lectures and Publication Celebration

Each year the Research Office invite 20 or more faculty researchers to be a part of the UFV Micro-Lecture series. Our goal is to provide “snapshots” 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.

Check out the 2019 micro-lectures and photos!

What it looks like:

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).

Following the event, there is an informal reception to showcase faculty accomplishments in publications.

Publication Celebration

What to submit:

  • A copy of your published piece for display at the event (peer-reviewed journal article, authored or co-authored book or book chapter, edited or co-edited book, video, etc.).  New submissions from 2017-2019 will be accepted.  For online articles, please print a hard copy for display.  Submissions will be returned after the event.  Please include all the information needed for a citation in a bibliography (author(s), title, journal title, publisher, city, volume, date, URL, etc.)

AND

  • A PowerPoint slide that captures something about your publication. Include your name, department, your photo, and title of the publication.  Include an image related to your publication (e.g., book cover, photo of you on location, etc.).  These can be similar to the ones faculty did for the last publication celebration found at Publication Slide. The purpose of the slide is to generate discussions and connections.   Be creative!  There is a prize draw for participants and the slides will be posted on the web.


During the Fall and Winter semesters, faculty gather monthly to discuss their current scholarly work. The goal is to encourange partnerships and identify interdisciplinary opportunities. Events are sponsored with generous support by the UFV Research Office and the UFV College of Arts.

For more information about these events please contact Melissa.Walter@ufv.ca or Alex.Wetmore@ufv.ca.


Faculty Sabbatical Planning and Application Workshops

Ask questions and get feedback before submitting your application by attending the sabbatical planning and application workshop facilitated by Dr. Garry Fehr, AVP, Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies. Check the UFV Research events calendar for upcoming workshops.

At this workshop participants will receive information about what contributes to a successful application:

  • Recognize what makes a good application
  • Write a project summary, objectives and goal statements
  • Develop a detailed, clear timeline of activities
  • Identify potential outcomes, disseminations and publications

If you are unsure about your sabbatical eligibility please contact your dean's office. For more information or help with sabbatical applications, please contact Garry.Fehr@ufv.ca or Jerri-Lynne.Cameron@ufv.ca.


Research Option & Scholarly Activity (ROSA) Workshop

Please join us on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, in room A203B at 10:00am for the annual ROSA Workshop. The Director of Research Services and Industry Engagement, Jerri-Lynne Cameron will run through how to prepare your application and how the applications are assessed, and to answer any questions you may have.

The Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies department facilitate a workshop every year for faculty members interested in applying for either a Research Option or Scholarly Activity release. The deadline for these release applications is October 31 of each year. The next workshop will be held in mid September.


Grant Writing Workshop

Each year the Research Office hosts a workshop to answer the question "Why apply for a research grant?" 

Participants receive tips on:

  • Evaluating the funding source criteria
  • Defining your purpose and objectives
  • Writing your project summary
  • Developing a manageable timeline
  • Identifying potential outcomes, disseminations, and publications

The Research Office is available to assist UFV faculty and students with grant writing. Please contact the Director of Research Services at Director.Research@ufv.ca for more information, or to set up a meeting to discuss your plans to apply for a research grant.


Grant Writing Workshop

Each year the Research Office hosts a workshop to answer the question "Why apply for a research grant?" 

Participants receive tips on:

  • Evaluating the funding source criteria
  • Defining your purpose and objectives
  • Writing your project summary
  • Developing a manageable timeline
  • Identifying potential outcomes, disseminations and publications

The Research Office is available to assist UFV faculty and students with grant writing. Please contact the Director of Research Services at Director.Research@ufv.ca for more information, or to set up a meeting to discuss your plans to apply for a research grant.


Student Graduate Scholarship Workshop

Join us September 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm, room A203B, Abbotsford Campus for a workshop specific for students who plan to apply for NSERC, SSHRC & CIHR scholarships for graduate school. The deadline for these applications is December 1 each year.

If you would like more information regarding these scholarships at any time throughout the year, please contact the Director of Research Servicces in the research office at Director.Research@ufv.ca or 604-557-4044.

2018 workshop:Student Graduate Scholarship Workshop PPT


Student Research Day

Student Research Day was held on March 26 with 14 microLecture presentations, and a record 95 posters!

Check out the microlectures and the photos from throughout the day.

 

2019 Student Research Day award winners

AwardStudentDepartmentSupervisorTopic
President Daniel Driedger  Chemistry  Cory Beshara  A Convenient and Rapid Synthesis of Difluoroalkyl Ethers from Thionoesters using Silver (I) Fluoride
 Provost & Vice President, Academic  Harinder Sahota  Biology  Stephen Thomas  Water Quality Testing Using Polymerase Chain Reaction
 AVP, Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies

 Samim Azami, Kyla Woelk, Daniel Driedger and Daylan Pritchard

 Chemistry  Noham Weinberg  Computational Drug Design: Building Molecules that Dock to an Artificially Constructed Building Site of the Penicillin G Antibiotic
 Vice President, Students  Donovan Toews, Emily MacMillan, Ian Toohey, Lise Nehring and Mika Sevcik  Geography  Steven Marsh  City Landscape Usage on Dissolved Organic Matter along Willband Creek, Abbotsford, BC
 Vice Provost and AVP, Academic  Allan Les, Ford McMahon and Simeon Gellert  Business  David Dobson  Crime Rates in Canada
 Dean, College of Arts-Social Sciences  Caroline Duncan  Psychology  Lesley Jessiman  Loneliness, Resilience, and Cognition of Older Adults
 Dean, College of Arts-Humanities  Cassandra de Jong  Visual Arts  Grace Tsurumaru and Tetsuomi Anzai  Mind Maintenance
 Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences  Christine Drew  Nursing  Shelley Canning  Exploring the understanding and comfort levels of nursing students with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
 Dean, Faculty of Science  Shayne Oberhoffner  Biology  Stephen Thomas  Synthesis of sulforaphane (1-isothiocyanatio-4-methylsulfinylbutane) and evaluation of antimicrobial properties in-vitro
 Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies  Kate McIntyre, Elizabeth Froc, Alex Pongracz, Ranvir Bhangu and Samanyu Jain  Business  David Dobson  Ensuring Abbotsford Air Show Sponsors See a Positive Return on Investment
 Dean, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies  Shelby Klassen, Sara Grant, Jade Sherwood and Adam Coleman  Agriculture  Renee Prasad  Weed seed survival following feeding by goats and sheep
 AVP, Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies  Logan Dyble, Malek Alame, Assaf Al Ajlan and Ty Loeppky  Business  David Dobson  The Successful Factors of Crowdfunding
 AVP, Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies  Ajeet Klaer  Biology  Sharon Gillies  The role of non-toxic substances in earthworm extraction & the distribution of native versus invasive earthworm species & gregarine parasites in the City of Abbotsford
 AVP, Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies  Fraser Forbes, Rebecca Gourde, Xinhao Xie and Julia Wosnack  Physics  Lin Long  Sink or Swim, an Underwater ROV - electrical access required
 AVP, Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies  Erin Haan  Communications  Marcella LaFever  Framing of the Trade Renegotiation between Canada and US

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