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UFV endorses new national guidelines for incarcerated women with children

When parents are sent to prison, their children are often sentenced to suffering. That was the conclusion of a study by criminology and social work researchers at the University of the Fraser Valley last year. Now a coalition of researchers has released a set of guidelines that recognizes this and sets national standards for the […]

Governor General’s Gold Medal: Shelley Cole is top of the crop in MA studies

Students in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at the University of the Fraser Valley are seasoned working professionals who bring their real-world back to the classroom to share with their fellow students. They are a motivated and accomplished group. So it’s no small achievement to receive the Governor General’s gold medal, awarded […]

Governor General’s Silver Medal: His prof was right: UFV was life-changing for crim grad Sukh Mangat

When Sukhvinder Singh Mangat started his Criminal Justice degree program at UFV four years ago, his professor told him studying for his degree would be a transformational experience. Mangat was skeptical. “I was reluctant to believe this. How can simply completing a series of courses result in such a transformative change?” Mangat recalls. “Well, four […]

UFV study looks at supporting children of incarcerated parents

When parents go to prison, their children often suffer. That is one of the main conclusions of In the Best Interests of The Child – Strategies for Recognizing and Supporting Canada’s At-Risk Population of Children with Incarcerated Parents, a study conducted by faculty in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and School of Social […]

Fire safety campaign ‘By First Nations for First Nations’ launched to kick-off Fire Prevention Week

First Nations leaders joined federal and provincial government officials and fire services representatives at the University of the Fraser Valley Oct. 3 to unveil plans for a one-of-a-kind safety blitz aimed at reducing fire fatalities in reserve communities. The campaign, announced just as Fire Prevention Week is about to take place across North America, will […]