BBA HR Major CPHR BC & YK Accreditation

The BBA HR Major has recently been accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon (CPHR BC &YK). This means that graduates of our HR major who meet the eligibility criteria have the option to be exempt from writing the National Knowledge Exam component of obtaining their CPHR designation, which is a nationally recognized achievement in the field of Human Resources. To be exempt, students must complete the HR major with at least a B- (70%) average in their BBA program and maintain two consecutive years of student membership in CPHR BC & YK. That means students who are graduating in June 2019 and who join CPHR BC this September will be eligible for exemption. Students who join now and graduate in June 2018 will be grandfathered into the program and also eligible. Students who have graduated in June 2017 can contact CPHR BC & YK and may gain exemption on a case by case basis.  For more information about CPHR BC & YK, you can visit their website at: http://cphrbc.ca/

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Fraser Institute Student Seminar: Explore Public Policy Issues

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Vancouver
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Students – do you have an interest in the economy, business, or critical issues of the day? Please join us for a day of fun-filled discussion and inquiry – free of charge. Listen to high profile business leaders, academics, and leading policy experts give presentations on a variety of topics, ask questions, and then further examine the ideas presented with your peers in lively discussion groups.

For more information on the speakers & topics, as well as directions on how to register, check out the Fraser Insitute’s website.

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2 Open Positions at the UFV School of Business for BBA students

The UFV School of Business is hiring 2 students into the roles of Project Assistants, Employer Engagement Program.

As Project Assistant you assist the Director and staff at the School of Business primarily in organizing tours to organizations in the Fraser Valley.

Project Assistants are responsible for maintaining existing and building new relationships with organizations that potentially employ BBA graduates. Project Assistants make contact with organizations through the School of Business’, Career Centre’s, and/or Alumni Office’s existing relationships, inviting senior and junior representatives to present their organizations to BBA students allowing the student to comprehend an organization holistically as well as its entry-level positions. Project Assistants place phone calls; write invitations; coordinate schedules; and advertise (including the creation of promotional materials, such as emails, posters, blog posts), host, and follow-up on all events.

Please apply online at www.ufv.ca/jobs for posting 16741 by September 17.

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Join the School of Business Seminar on Enactus

Friday September 15, 2017 | UFV ABB 121 | 11:30 – 1:00 PM

The School of Business welcomes Kevin deWolde, Arron Brown, and Charlie Spencer as the speakers for the first School of Business Seminar for 2017/2018.

Arron Brown is the Manager of Program Development at Enactus Canada and and Enactus alumni; and Charlie Spencer is a 5th year UFV Accounting student, passionate about developing community and relationships. Our UFV Faculty member, Kevin deWolde will also be there to speak about his experience learning about the Enactus program.

Encatus is a community of entrepreneurial leaders who see business as a way to address social issues. As an experiential learning platform, Enactus helps students unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and develop the talent and perspective essential to leadership in our ever-changing world. Through student-run projects, Enactus empowers students to effect real change in their community. At it’s core are students passionate about using business to effect social issues.

If this sounds like you, the School of Business is looking for students to form the first Enactus project at UFV.

The seminar will consist of a light lunch followed by the presentations.

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$2,000 Available in Scholarships

The Ch’nook Scholars program gives Aboriginal post-secondary business students the tools and connections they need to succeed in their studies and careers, as well as a range of other benefits.

Ch’nook Scholars is open to status and non-status First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students studying full time in a business program at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia or at the University of Calgary.

To learn more and to apply, visit the Ch’nook Scholar website.

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UFV Business Faculty Member, Dr. Jelena Brcic, featured in UFV Today

UFV School of Business, Assistant Professor, Dr. Jelena Brcic, has recently been featured in the UFV Today Blog. The article discusses how Jelena’s career developed out of an interest in group interactions and psychology, as well as her current research project. Jelena has recently received a three-year $200,000 grant from the Canadian Space Agency for her research project which will take place in Nunavut.

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