Monday January 23,
The Science of
nurtures sciences in the community
Released by Betsy Terpsma, UFV
you want to learn more about biology, geography, mathematics, physics,
chemistry or perhaps agriculture and computer information systems?
These are just a few of the UFV's science-related activities and displays
featured at the upcoming 2012 Community Science Celebration and Careers in
UFV's Faculty of Science and the UFV Alumni Association are once again
partnering with Science World and the Chilliwack and Abbotsford School
Districts to host these annual community science events.
This year a week of science activities at Fraser Valley schools culminates
in a community science celebration at the Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould
Street in Chilliwack. The free family event runs from 10:30 am to 4 pm on
Saturday, Jan. 28.
In addition to UFV and Science World, over 20 community exhibitors will
provide displays, demonstrations and cool hands-on science activities for
all ages. Exhibitors at the science celebration include:
Fraser Valley Regional
Library - Chilliwack Library
Fraser Valley Trout
Partners Society (LEPS)
Bakerview Eco Dairy
BC Hydro Community
Great Blue Heron
Nature Reserve Society
UBC Applied Biology
Salmonids in the
Classroom (School District 33 & DFO)
St. John Ambulance
AD Rundle Middle
City of Abbotsford,
Fisheries and Oceans
Central Super Science
On Wednesday, Feb 22 UFV
will be hosting a Careers in Science event at the Abbotsford campus.
Students interested in discovering future careers in science are
invited to an evening in room B101 (B building, lecture theatre) to
hear from science and technology career professionals including UFV
science alumni. There will be an inter-active panel discussion and
time to network and explore career options on a one-to-one basis.
Refreshments will be provided.
"Participating in the Community Science Celebration and the Careers
in Science event is just part of what UFV is doing to make sure that
students in the Fraser Valley are excited by science opportunities,"
said UFV Dean of Science Ora Steyn. "We encourage scientists of all
ages to come out and see us."
The Careers in Science event at UFV is free of charge to Fraser
Valley students but you must register in advance by contacting UFV's
science advisor Karen Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
The UFV Faculty of Science is organized into five academic
departments (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems,
Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics) and offers a wide range of
innovative programs that allow students to choose diverse and
exciting academic and professional careers.
More information on the Community Science Celebration is available
on the Science World website at
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