Discuss your career path with representatives from the financial industry

Business students in their third and fourth year are invited to attend our 3rd Annual Finance Career Networking Breakfast.

Come and participate in round table discussions with representatives from CIBC, Envision, RBC, Scotiabank, Sun Life, and TD who hire university graduates for entry level finance positions.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 am

Phoenix Lounge
33780 King Road, Abbotsford.

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase yourself to top companies in the field of finance, giving you a chance to make connections before you even graduate.

Collect your ticket at the School of Business reception desk or email eep@ufv.ca to reserve a ticket.

Tickets are $5 Early Bird (until January 25) and $10 Regular (after January 25).

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$1,000 Accounting Scholarship Available

This year, accounting students from UFV are eligible to apply for one of three $1,000 scholarships funded equally by FVCPAA and CPAEF.

Students are requested to submit their application to their university’s professor for consideration. The university representative for UFV will be Raymond Leung.

The objectives of the FVCPAA are to foster:

  • professional relationships amongst CPA’s in the Fraser Valley
  • Professional growth by advocating for CPABC accredited courses in the Fraser Valley for convenience
  • Increasing public awareness of CPA’s
  • Inspiring CPA students by providing scholarships and mentorship.

Students who wish to be considered for the studentship must fill out the application form available on the FVCPAA website and meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must maintain a high grade point average and participate in significant volunteer work.
  • Must have completed 3rd year of accounting program and registered for 4th year and must plan to enter CPA program.
  • Complete application form.
  • Two brief letters of reference.

For questions or submissions please contact Raymond Leung (raymond.leung@ufv.ca).

Deadline: February 28, 2017

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High Tech Organic Agriculture in a Localized Globalized Economy

Krystine McInnes, CEO of Athena Organic Farms will explain how her multi-sited food hub operation uses a sustainable business model that combines small lot regional food production and high tech precision agriculture systems.

Come listen to her speak on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:10pm in Abbotsford A305.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information contact Garry Fehr at garry.fehr@ufv.ca

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Study Abroad Expo

Interested in studying abroad but don’t know how to get started? Come to the Study Abroad Expo on February 1, 2017.

Find out about all of the amazing options available to you. Learn about eligibility requirements, application procedures, and the great scholarships available to you. Each student approved to study abroad is eligible for up to $4,000! And that doesn’t even include scholarships external to UFV or incentives from the partner institution.

Visit all of the booths and enter for a chance to win a $500 Air Canada gift Card. All entrants must have a valid UFV student ID to be eligible.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
11:00-4:30 pm

Student Union Building Atrium

Free food, SWAG, and more.

For more information, email studyabroad@ufv.ca

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Linköping University Summer Academy

The application period for Linköping University Summer Academy will soon open – exclusively to all partner universities from 1 February 2017 until 6 March 2017 (midnight CET). Nominated students can apply on their website.

The programme will give international students an opportunity to study in Linköping for four weeks, choose from a number of high-quality courses and gain cultural insights together with other students from their international partner universities.

All courses are at bachelor’s level, credit bearing (7.5 ECTS), will be taught in English and are full-time. For students from LiU’s partner universities the LiU Summer Academy is tuition free.

The Linköping University Summer Academy provides a new possibility for short term exchange within the framework of our existing exchange agreement. Students who have completed 1 year full-time studies (passed 60 ECTS credits or equivalent) and have a knowledge of English as stated in their agreement are eligible to all courses. They would like to propose a quota of Summer Academy places and semester places on the basis of 4:1.

They are striving for a good mix of students and partner universities are welcome to nominate a maximum of 5 students per course.

Along with lectures and course work, they will also organize an interesting and fun social programme in cooperation with their student hosts.

Housing will be provided, a fully furnished single room with access to a fully equipped shared kitchen. They will have a package including rent, Internet Access (not WiFi), a bus pass for Linköping and surroundings, a pass for the Campus sports facilities and one time final cleaning for 5000 SEK.-

They offer the following courses:

(Please note that courses may be cancelled due to low enrolment.)

Please observe that they have a limited number of student places per course and that they cannot guarantee that all the nominated students can be offered a place. Students from partner universities with whom they would like to improve the balance for incoming and outgoing student exchange are prioritised.

More information on their Summer Academy can be found at our Website: http://www.liu.se/utbildning/summeracademy?l=en

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Resume Help

Coaching2Go provides students with the opportunity to receive help with their resume and cover letter on a drop in basis at an accessible location outside of the Career Centre. Career Coaches can also advise students on other career related topics such as: interview skills, job search skills and Career Centre services. Please see the details of Coaching2Go below:

Dates: January 17th & 31st, February 14th & 28th, March 14th & 28th
Location: In front of the Library (Building G)
Time: 11am–2pm

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Dave Harder to speak about “Mind, Money, & Markets” on February 3, 2017

The School of Business proudly invites you to attend the next Research Seminar presented by Dave Harder. Dave will be discussing his new book, Mind, Money & Markets on February 3, 2017 from 12:30-2:00 PM in room C 1422.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to bizevents@ufv.ca by Friday, January 23, 2017.

Dave Harder is one of the few experts in North America who forecast the decline of oil prices and the Alberta economy, which has turned out to be the most significant economic event of the last five years.

More recently, he forecast rising interest rates, the election of Donald Trump and the positive impact this would have on economic growth. He simplifies topics that seem complicated and talks about personal experiences that engage people.

Dave is co-author of the book, Mind, Money & Markets, together with U.S. psychiatrist, Dr. Janice Dorn. The book explains how history, cycles and patterns of human behavior can be the best guide for what should happen in the future.

Robert McTamaney, Former Partner and Head of Trading for Goldman Sachs, Asia, said: “I consider this book

required reading for those interested in both capital preservation and profitable investing.”

Dave is Vice President and Portfolio Manager with more than 30 years of experience serving investors with RBC Dominion Securities in Abbotsford. He is a Swiftwater Rescue Technician with the Kent Harrison Search and Rescue Team and has completed marathons and Ironman Triathlons. You will not want to miss this presentation if what happens in the economy impacts you or your business.

The presentation will be followed by a Q+A session. Click here for more information on this seminar and future seminars offered by the School of Business.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to bizevents@ufv.ca by Friday, January 27, 2017.

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Rick Hansen Secondary wins business challenge

Students from Rick Hansen Secondary school, in Abbotsford BC, have recently won a competition involving using co-ops in schools. The winning students were coached by some of our very talented UFV BBA students, Katherine Levett, Sundeep Johal, Michelle Ndizeye, Nicole TrophyNoort, and Caitlin O-Donaghue, who assisted the group of three students win the competition, and we couldn’t be prouder.


For the full story, please check it out at Abbynews

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Dr. Kirsten Robertson receives Best Paper Award at ASAC 2016


On June 3rd, several faculty from the School of Business traveled to Edmonton, Alberta, for the annual Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference. Four faculty member papers were presented, one of which was co-authored by Dr. Kirsten Robertson, HROM instructor for the School of Business. Her submission, titled “Part of the Package’ A Grounded Exploration of Work-Life (im)balance in the Legal Profession” won the best paper award in the Organizational Behaviour category and the School of Business could not be more thrilled.

Congratulations Kirsten!


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Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2016

On behalf of the Director of the School of Business

I would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the graduating class of 2016. As Director of the School of Business, I have had the pleasure of seeing, first hand, your growth as individuals, and as intellectuals. I have been witness to some of your incredible achievements, from helping in the community through class projects, to being outstanding, award winning scholars.


As you walk across the stage, take a moment to celebrate this enormous feat. The hours of studying, the late nights writing papers, and all of the sacrifices you have made throughout this program in order to be successful have paid off. I am sure this accomplishment is just the first of many to come for you, and as you leave UFV, I would like to wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

I look forward to seeing what is to come of the UFV School of Business alumni of 2016.

Kindest regards,

Frank Ulbrich, PhD

Director, School of Business


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