Feed Your Mind With Faculty MicroLectures At UFV

By Anne Russell. It’s like speed dating for knowledge seekers. The University of the Fraser Valley is once again presenting the Faculty MicroLectures, a noon-hour smorgasbord of intellectual stimulation.

Seventeen faculty members from a variety of disciplines will give two-minute lectures on their research findings and implications on Tues, March 10, starting at 11:30 am in the Roadrunner lounge on the Abbotsford campus.

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Get inspired! Find out what UFV faculty are up to in their research, and pick up interesting tidbits from some of UFV’s best minds.

This year’s roster:

Cherie Enns, Geography — Urban Policy and Food Systems in Nairobi

Satwinder Bains, Indo-Canadian Studies — A Space for Female Agency: Giddha Dancers in the Diaspora

Emilio Landolfi, Kinesiology & Physical Education — An Investigation of a Mandatory Daily Physical Activity Program for Grade 10 to 12 Students in the Fraser Valley

Michelle Riedlinger, Communications— Why Engage? A Framing Approach to the Knowledge Mobilisation Efforts of Researchers

Ian Rocksborough-Smith, History – Black Public History Activism and Civil Rights in Cold War Chicago, 1942–72

Cory Beshara, Chemistry — Molecular Recognition

Yvon Dandurand, Criminology & Criminal Justice — Preventing Violence Against Children

David Harper, Kinesiology & Physical Education— Health Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

Lesley Jessiman, Psychology — Intergenerational Conversations: Accommodating the “Presumed” Needs of the Older Adult.

Robert Harding, Social Work & Human Services — Canadian News Discourse about Poverty: Who gets a Speaking Part in the Conversation?

Geof Spurling, History — Land Struggles in the Colonial Andes

Ding Lu, Economics — Measuring Productivity with Environmental Effects

Garry Fehr, Geography — Developing sustainable food systems in Chandigarh, Nairobi, and the Fraser Valley

Jason Thomas, Chemistry —DNAzymes: catalysts made out of DNA

Leonne Beebe, Upgrading & University Preparation — Researching Your Practice: The Benefits of Using Guided Reflective Writing with Upgrading Students

Edward Akuffo, Political Science —Africa’s Geopolitical Space and Canada’s Multilateral Security Strategy from Chrétien to Harper

Scott Sheffield, History —Indigenous Veterans of the Second World War and Veterans Benefits: Comparing Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States

Check out the faculty publication celebration in A225/229 following the MicroLectures.

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