WHEN: February 7, 2024
TIME: 11:00am to 12:45pm
LOCATION: Hybrid - Abbotsford campus/Zoom
Join us at this hybrid event with speakers from humanitarian organizations that are responding to conflicts in war-torn regions of the world. This event aims to raise awareness and foster a deeper understanding of the complexities of humanitarian conflicts, the dire need for action, and the tireless efforts of humanitarian organizations
More info coming soon
Faculty Publication Celebration 2023: In-person showcase celebrating peer-reviewed scholarly works of UFV faculty published February 2021 - January 2023.
Student Research Day 2021: Student research poster online showcase & award competition featuring 54 research projects by 80 UFV students.
Undergraduate Research Excellence (URE) Awards 2021: 32 undergraduate researchers were honoured with awards totalling $26,000. Check out the 17-minute celebration video.
COVID-19 Research Panel Presentation
Adapting to a Pandemic World: Exploring COVID-19 Research at UFV. Some of UFV's leading researchers shared their work on the diverse areas impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Satwinder Bains (Director, South Asian Studies Institute and Associate Professor, SCMS)
Mitigating the Effects of Epidemic/Pandemic Outbreaks on Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers and Farm Operations in British Columbia
Dr. Cindy Jardine (Canada Research Chair, Health and Community)
Developing travel readiness strategies for Chinese and South Asian populations in the Fraser Valley who regularly travel back to their countries of origin to visit friends and relatives
Dr. Lesley Jessiman & Dr. Andrea Hughes (Faculty Associate, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Associate Professor, Psychology)
Social Isolation & Loneliness in the Face of COVID-19: An Examination of the Outcomes & the Key Protective/Predictive Factors
Dr. Shelley Canning (Director, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Associate Professor, Nursing)
Nursing students and seniors: Using technology to maintain social connections during COVID-19
Student Research Day
UFV Student Research Day is an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their faculty-supervised research projects to the wider UFV community. The event takes place at the end of Winter semester (March-April) each year.
Students participate by designing a research poster covering their project's objectives, methodologies, and conclusions.
Posters are scored by a panel of UFV faculty researchers. Students with the top-scoring posters in roughly 11 categories receive a prize cheque in recognition of their scholarship, while all participants leave with a substantive product they can use for their CV, conferences, or other poster competitions.
Faculty Microlectures & Publication Celebration
Each Winter semester, we invite UFV faculty to take part in the Faculty Microlecture Series by presenting a "snapshot" of their research in two minutes or less. This fast-paced, engaging event is not only fun to watch — it highlights the interdisciplinary nature of UFV’s work, excites students about research, and exposes faculty to the scholarly work of colleagues in other disciplines.
This year, Faculty Microlectures will take place on Thursday, February 9 from 11:30am-12:30pm in A219 (Spirit Bear Cafe, Abbotsford campus) with the Faculty Publication Celebration to follow.
To participate, send your research title/topic to Leona.Oakman@ufv.ca.
UFV's Faculty Publication Celebration takes place after faculty microlectures every other year. This year, we'll be returning to an in-person event where UFV faculty with scholarly work published within the last two years (peer-reviewed journal articles, books or book chapters, juried exhibitions, etc.) have their work featured.
The 2023 Publication Celebration will take place on Thursday, February 9 from 12:30-2:00pm in A225 on the Abbotsford campus following the Faculty Microlectures event.
Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards
Each year, Undergraduate Research Excellence (URE) Awards are presented to UFV students who have conducted high-level research as part of the UFV Work Study program, as research assistants, or for an outstanding course project. UFV Departments/Schools nominate their top research students near the end of Winter semester, while additional awards are available for the best:
Each year the Research Office hosts a workshop to answer the question "Why apply for a research grant?"
Participants receive tips on:
The Research Office is available to assist UFV faculty and students with grant writing. Please contact the Director of Research Services and Industry Engagement at Ash.Lalani@ufv.ca for more information, or to set up a meeting to discuss your plans to apply for a research grant.
Each September the Research Office holds 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 Services and Industry Engagement at Ash.Lalani@ufv.ca or 604-557-4044.
2019 workshop:Student Graduate Scholarship Workshop PPT
Ask questions and receive feedback before submitting your UFV sabbatical application by attending a Sabbatical Planning and Application Workshop facilitated by Dr. Garry Fehr, AVP, Research. Check the UFV Research events calendar for upcoming workshops.
Please contact your Dean's Office if you are unsure about your sabbatical eligibility. For more information or individual assistance with sabbatical applications, contact Garry.Fehr@ufv.ca.
The Research Office facilitates a yearly workshop for faculty members interested in applying for either a Research Option (RO) or Scholarly Activity (SA) release. ROSA applications are due October 31 each year.
Keep an eye on the UFV Research events calendar for our annual ROSA Workshop, hosted by the Director of Research Services and Industry Engagement. We will run through how to prepare a ROSA application and how the applications are assessed, and answer any other questions you may have. Email ROSA.email@example.com with questions or to request application assistance.
Thinking of applying for a research grant? Keep an eye on the UFV Research events calendar for our annual Grant Writing Workshops.
Participants receive tips on:
The Research Office is also available to assist UFV faculty and students with grant writing on an ongoing basis. Please contact the Director of Research Services for more information, or to set up a meeting to discuss your research grant application plans.
Scholarly Sharing Initiative
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 Research Office and the College of Arts.
This presentation will be held in two parts:
Dr. Lucy Lee from the Faculty of Science will share her knowledgeable experience as a member of the NSERC's Discovery Grants Evaluation Group Biological Systems and Functions) since 2022 (two rounds so far). She has served as primary and secondary evaluator for over 20 grant proposals and as tertiary, quaternary or quinary evaluator for close to 100 grants. She has also served as an external reviewer in a multitude of grants, and has held NSERC discovery and strategic grants since 1990. Except for a one year hiatus in 2000, she has held continuous discovery grants and continues to hold until 2025. She has been principal investigator (PI ) or co-investigator in multitude of other grant proposals, provincially, nationally and internationally, from private or public funding agencies, and brings a wealth of knowledge as to how to be successful in grant applications. She also brings the experience from sitting on grant evaluation committees from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and in decision making from her various roles as President of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, the Canadian Council of Deans of Science and as Board member of the Society for In Vitro Biology (US). Dr. Lee will share some insights into how the NSERC Discovery Grants evaluation committee functions and will respond to questions and answers from the audience.
Ash Lalani is the Director, Research Services and Industry Engagement within the Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies. She holds a B.Sc. in Computing Science and Philosophy (double major with honors) and an MBA. She joined UFV in October 2022 from Simon Fraser University where she worked for 16 years, the past 12 years (since 2010) in various research administrative roles. Ash will walk you through the application process as this grant requires a mandatory Letter of Intent that needs to be filled out and submitted on Tuesday August 1st, 2023 prior to the full application submission on Wednesday November 1st, 2023. She will go through the various sections that the applicant needs to pay attention to and go over the discovery grant merit indicator grid as well as internal deadlines and support from the research office for the application.
Weblink for funding program: NSERC Discovery Grant program
Presenters: Dr. Lucy Lee (as an expert panel member) and Ash Lalani (grants facilitation and proposal information)
Date: Wednesday May 3, 2023
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Abbotsford campus, A203b
Livestream: For those who cannot make it in person, please use the teams link and join virtually. Click here to join the meeting
Recording: We plan to record this workshop
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ash Lalani and firstname.lastname@example.org.