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Renewal of the EFMD accreditation strengthens reputation of UFV School of Business

Students are not the only ones being evaluated and constantly pushed to excel. University programs that want to provide an elite academic experience for their students and seek accreditation by internationally recognized organizations must not only meet a certain high standard, but must also prove continual growth and improvement. Case in point: the UFV School […]

New International Business degree program opens the world to UFV students 

By Gerald Narciso In a different time almost three decades ago, Kevin deWolde, then a business undergraduate student, made a decision that would alter his lens on the world and his career: He picked up his passport and left North America. Spending a semester abroad in Amsterdam, deWolde, now an associate professor in the UFV […]

Innovation grants available for exploration and development of bright ideas

Are you a student with a great idea that will benefit society? UFV’s Esposito Family Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EFCIE) might have a grant for you! The centre launched last year to support innovation in the Fraser Valley. “We know that students often generate great ideas in the course of their studies,” says Dr. […]

Alumni entrepreneurs adjust to COVID curveball

What does a true entrepreneur do when the market throws a giant curveball? Adjust. Alex McAulay and Joel Primus are seasoned entrepreneurs who have teamed up to launch several businesses. Their latest? Kosan, a travel wear company they founded in 2017. The problem? Not many people are buying travel wear when international travel has slowed […]

UFV Business students conduct economic impact study for Abbotsford International Airshow

UFV Business students recently completed a semester-long research project for the Abbotsford International Airshow  to better understand its economic impact on the local economy. The project was framed as a competition and was part of the Business Research Methods course under the supervision of instructor David Dobson. The project provided students with valuable hands-on learning […]

Sales students shine at UFV

“I was a little nervous as the campaign was drawing to a close, but they did it once again.” That was the summary from Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce business development manager Matt Langdon, referring to a revenue goal set by students in this year’s Bus 221 Advanced Selling course at the University of the Fraser […]

Thomas and student researcher Evans present at Innovation conference

Dr. Jon Thomas of the School of Business (BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development) and his student research assistant, Jordan Evans (UFV CIS), presented research papers on “University Entrepreneurship” and “Innovation in the Fraser Valley”, at the ISPIM Connects Conference in Ottawa April 7-10. ISPIM is the International Society for Professional Innovation Management […]