Research Centres

Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub   

UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub have been created to support the social, mental, emotional, physical, and economic health of those living in our communities. Through collaborative, multisectoral research and community engagement, the Hub acts as a key strategic health partner in the region, working to identify challenges and opportunities to improve individual and community health.


Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC)

The first of its kind in British Columbia, the Peace, and Reconciliation Centre (PARC) is linked to many academic programs including, Peace and Conflict Studies, Indigenous Studies, Global Development Studies, Criminology, and Social Work, in ways that support the Centre’s outreach and educational goals. The dominant approach of the Centre to date has been to collaborate with stakeholders and research to facilitate constructive dialogue that supports conflict transformation and reconciliation.


South Asian Studies Institute (SASI)   

The South Asian Studies Institute (the Institute) at the University of the Fraser Valley brings together South Asia scholars and students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to create a nexus point for programs and activities that support our vision. The Institute fosters inter-disciplinary scholarly research, community, and public engagement on issues related to South Asia and the Canadian South Asian Diaspora.

Centre for Global Development (CGD)

Many programs, faculty, staff, and students have a commitment to teaching and research in the global area of development and the creation of the Global Development Institute (GDI) offers a focal point for these activities and a vehicle for interdisciplinary collaboration and programs. The Institute’s vision is to extend the practice of community outreach beyond the Fraser Valley region toward the global context. In doing so, the GDI promotes and encourages research on sustainable human and community development in order to facilitate positive change for those living in impoverished conditions. Visit the Centre for Global Development for more information.

Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research (CCJR)   

As a state of the art criminal justice research lab, the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research (CCJR), is dedicated to the development and implementation of cutting edge methodologies and techniques for the study of ciminal and social justice issues.