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Science experiences

Elizabeth Hoffman - Biology

Now a fourth-year biology student in the honours program, Elizabeth Hoffman visited numerous universities in her last year of high school before making UVic her number one choice. She was attracted to our campus by its size, friendly community atmosphere and the variety of outdoor activities easily accessible from Victoria. Attracted to the outdoors all her life, Elizabeth’s studies involve learning more about plants and animals, and complete ecosystems. 

Elizabeth has particularly enjoyed the ecology and botany courses she has taken and her increased understanding of the natural world. She currently works in Dr. Terri Lacourse’s lab doing paleoecology research. In addition to gaining experience with lab work, she's had the opportunity to pursue original research as she works on her honours project, as well as working with graduate students who have given her insight into the world of graduate studies at UVic.

Highlights of the UVic experience

Elizabeth has found the entire UVic community extremely helpful and supportive of her learning. The one-on-one interactions with professors, graduate students, and undergrads have enhanced her experiences and achievements.

Elizabeth is currently considering graduate school opportunities and advises new students to seek out opportunities, as there are many fantastic jobs, scholarships, and research positions available. She advises, "Get to know the people at UVic: you will find many helpful, supportive individuals, who will assist you in doing your best work!"

Undergraduate funding

Elizabeth has received numerous entrance scholarships, biology scholarships, and is the proud recipient of the 2001/12 Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award.

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