Monday, 25 July 2016

In Less Than 24 Hours...

Why, hello there!

My name is Vivienne Beard and I am a fourth year Biology student at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). In less than twenty four hours I will be hopping on a plane and heading to London, England to represent UFV at the 2016 London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). This year marks the 58th year that the forum has been held! Over 400 students from 75 countries will spend two weeks together diving into every nook and cranny of science. There will be lectures by leading scientists, an opportunity to present our own research projects, visits to Cambridge and Oxford, a trip to Buckingham Palace, new friendships with like-minded individuals from around the globe... The list goes on! 
Every day of the forum (July 27 - August 10) I will be posting snippets of my experiences at LIYSF 2016. If you would like to read more about the details of LIYSF, their website ( provides many student stories, videos of performances and events from previous years' forums, and so much more.

So, dear reader, welcome to the first of many posts devoted to my experience at the 2016 London International Youth Science Forum! It is an enormous honor to represent UFV at LIYSF 2016, and I am so excited to share stories from each day. I hope my pictures and words leave you inspired and in awe of the amazing scope of science happening not only in London, but in all of the countries represented at the forum.

Until next time,

 - Vivienne

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