Tag Archives | Darryl Plecas

New book by UFV authors reveals the key principles of police-based crime reduction

In the early 2000s, police agencies in British Columbia were forced to reimagine their approach to emerging crime problems. The traditional ways of responding and reacting were not as effective against the increase in gang activity, auto theft, drug production, and other crimes taking place throughout the province. In their new book, Eliminating Crime: The […]

MLA Darryl Plecas leads homelessness forum at UFV Nov. 15

UFV’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is spearheading a homelessness forum featuring Abbotsford-South MLA and UFV professor emeritus Darryl Plecas on Fri, Nov. 15 between 7 – 9 pm. Titled ‘Everybody wins: Positive and Affordable Solutions to Abbotsford’s Homelessness Challenge’ and held in the lecture theatre (room B101) on UFV’s Abbotsford campus, the forum […]

Fact-finding + fire-fighting. Research for safer cities.

UFV researchers analyzed over 5,000 fires for the Surrey Fire Service, to help design the internationally renowned HomeSafe program — saving more lives locally + beyond. The City of Surrey’s HomeSafe project: Evidence Based Fire Reduction Strategy (developed with research conducted by University of the Fraser Valley) was selected as a recipient of the 2013 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) […]

Plecas named professor emeritus at UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley has been through a lot of changes over the past few decades, and Dr. Darryl Plecas was around for most of them. He started in 1979 at what was then Fraser Valley College, teaching in the early years of the Criminal Justice diploma program. As program head, he guided […]

More than 2,000 graduate from UFV in three ceremonies

The University of the Fraser Valley sent another batch of its best and brightest out into the world on June 13 and 14, as more than 2,000 students graduated and more than half of them attended Convocation ceremonies, crossing the stage at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. UFV president Mark Evered addressed the grads […]

Go-to Telford looks back on B.C. election

As B.C.’s political gears ground towards May’s provincial election, one man was as ubiquitous as Twitter’s pervasive #bcpoli hashtag. And no, we don’t mean Adrian Dix. UFV political science instructor Hamish Telford was seemingly everywhere leading up to this year’s election, fielding nearly a dozen calls weekly from media looking for insight. But as he […]

George Hemeon honoured for career and artistic accomplishments

Typically, awards recognize a major strength of the individual receiving them. But George Hemeon (BA ’04) the latest Distinguished Alumni award winner, was lauded for multiple strengths. Hemeon was honoured for both his career achievements and his artistic talents. He has accomplished a lot in the past decade. The former landscaper earned his Bachelor of […]

Do you know a great UFV teacher? Nominate them!

Once again, UFV is seeking nominations for its annual Teaching Excellence award. Past recipients include Sheryl MacMath, Chris Bertram, Glen Baier, Sven VandeWetering, Adrienne Chan, Darryl Plecas, Wendy Burton, George McGuire, Elvira Warner, George Melzer, Greg Anderson, andKatherine Watson. At Convocation next spring, UFV will provide an award to an individual in recognition of teaching […]

UFV in the News: Darryl Plecas to speak at the UN

UFV crime expert to speak at the UN By Vikki Hopes – Abbotsford News The crime-fighting success of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is among the topics that will be presented next month in New York by a UFV criminology expert. Darryl Plecas, RCMP research chair at University of the Fraser Valley’s school of criminology […]