Tag Archives | School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Matthew Harty awarded Governor General’s Gold Medal with perfect GPA

Early on in his career at the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), an aspiring Matthew Harty would occasionally help in street-level undercover work during a patrol shift. “I was quite young, so I was always a student, that was my story,” he says remembering the start of his police career. He would give the buy money […]

Cherished by Criminology, Forster earns UFV Staff Excellence Award

Powered by student energy and lauded by the department she supports, this year’s UFV Staff Excellence Award winner can do it all because she’s done it all. Bouncing between departments as an auxiliary in the early 2000s, Cherish Forster sometimes followed full shifts in Registration by adding a few extra hours taking calls on UCFV’s […]

UFV partners in new book exploring evidence-based decision making for fire service professionals

The crucial ability to successfully balance needs and available resources for potentially life-saving budgetary decisions is addressed in a new manual titled The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Fire Service Professionals. Through this free-of-charge publication, authors Paul Maxim, Len Garis, and Darryl Plecas explore the what, why, and how of evidence-based decision making. 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 […]

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 […]

UFV Crim student works with UN in Africa to study prison reform

UFV student Richele Doughty was unsure about the specific topic for her master’s thesis, but she knew she had two passions she wanted to pursue: criminal justice, and Africa. Luckily, with the help of UFV’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the supervision of Dr. Hayli Millar, she was able to combine both. “I […]