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Research and Graduate Studies

2023 award recipients

President Award ($200)

Does Anthonomus rubi utilize Potentilla spp. in the Fraser Valley

Author: Aysha Mcconkey (Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences)
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Sharon Gillies

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Provost & Vice-President, Academic Award ($200)

Conservation of the Oregon Forestsnail Within the Fraser Valley Regional District

Author: Jamie Clare (Environmental Studies)
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Mariano Mapili

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Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies Award ($200)

Investigating Cytotoxicity, Cellular Uptake, and Gene Knockdown Using LNP-siRNA Formulations in Rainbow Trout Cell Lines

Author: Ryan Goldbach (Co-authors: Heather Kelly, Katriana Van Woudenberg, Daylan Pritchard) (Biology)
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Lucy Lee, Dr. Justin Lee

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Vice Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic Award  ($200)

Relocation Camp

Author: Brielle Quon (Visual Arts and Graphic Design) 
UFV faculty supervisor: Grace Tsurumaru

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Vice-President, Students Award ($200)

Rapid Proteomic Workflow Utilizing Pepsin within an in-situ Fabricated Open-Tubular Immobilized Enzyme Microreactor (IMER)

Author: Maor Arad (Biology)
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lucy Lee, Dr. Justin Lee

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Dean, College of Arts - Social Sciences Award ($200)

Homalco and smallpox

Author: Kate Simpson (Co-author: Tyece Broad) (English and History)
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Keith Carlson

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Dean, College of Arts - Social Sciences Award ($200)

The Influence of Cell Phone and Distraction on Cognitive Capacity

Author: Amanda Hooge (Psychology)
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Andrea Hughes

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Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Award ($200)

Investigating the Effect of Eight Week Hangboard and Handheld Training Methods on Finger Strength and Endurance in Intermediate and Advanced Rock Climbers

Author: Greg Luesink (Kinesiology) (Co-author: Dr. Cynthia J. Thomson)
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Cynthia Thomson

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Dean, Faculty of Science Award ($200)

Inventory and Timing of Disturbances in Breeding Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias fannini) of the Fraser Valley

Author: Laura Bodel (Biology)
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Gregory Schmaltz

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Dean, Faculty of Business and Computing Award ($200)

Factors affecting the happiness score of a country

Author: Mehak Narang (Co-author: Athira Beena Thulaseedharan)
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Longlong Huang

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Dean, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies Award ($200)

Greenhouse Strawberry Health Monitoring Systems

Author: Halen Davies (Co-authors: Gary Galicia, Josh Gourde, Jose Antonio Klautau Toffoli) (Physics / Engineering)
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Lin Long

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"(Research has) been a really sweet way to optimize my time at school. Looking back, I’m so grateful that I did this. It has truly been a highlight to work under Shelley (Canning). She has been a wonderful mentor and has impacted me and my nursing practice immensely."

  • – Rosaley Klassen
  •    BSN

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