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Rick Hansen Secondary wins business challenge

Students from Rick Hansen Secondary school, in Abbotsford BC, have recently won a competition involving using co-ops in schools. The winning students were coached by some of our very talented UFV BBA students, Katherine Levett, Sundeep Johal, Michelle Ndizeye, Nicole TrophyNoort, and Caitlin O-Donaghue, who assisted the group of three students win the competition, and we couldn’t be prouder.


For the full story, please check it out at Abbynews

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Dr. Kirsten Robertson receives Best Paper Award at ASAC 2016


On June 3rd, several faculty from the School of Business traveled to Edmonton, Alberta, for the annual Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference. Four faculty member papers were presented, one of which was co-authored by Dr. Kirsten Robertson, HROM instructor for the School of Business. Her submission, titled “Part of the Package’ A Grounded Exploration of Work-Life (im)balance in the Legal Profession” won the best paper award in the Organizational Behaviour category and the School of Business could not be more thrilled.

Congratulations Kirsten!


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EEP to Tour Old Abbey Ales

The Employer Engagement program is at it again!

On April 29th, at 2:00pm, the School of Business EEP program will be touring Old Abbey Ales.

This great opportunity is perfect for students interesting in Marketing, Operations Management, and who want to see how a Brewery is run!

RSVP by emailing, or by stopping by the second floor of C building, at the School of Business reception.


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Student Research Day

The 4th Annual Student Research Day is upon us!

On Tuesday, April 12th, from 9am-11am, come support some of our business students as they present their research.

Presentation topics include:

  • Understanding the Abbotsford Tourist
  • The Truth Behind
  • and, Does where you live matter?

It will be held in the centre section of the SUB great hall, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!


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Stephen James Associates Job Fair

Stephen James Associates are an international recruiting firm specializing in accounting and finance, and due to the growing market in the Fraser Valley, have decided to have a job fair in the area!

On Thursday April 7th, from 3-6pm, in their Langley office.
8506 200th Street, Suite 200
Langley, BC V2Y 1Z6

If you are interested in attending, R.S.V.P y emailing by May 9th, 2016.

Visit to learn more.

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Interested in working in an International Infrastructure Company?

Here is your chance!

The Employer Engagement Program (EEP) has organized a tour for the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre for Friday, March 18th. This incredible opportunity is available to UFV business students, and is completely free!

Just email to reserve your seat, or you can stop by the School of Business reception, on the second floor of C building, to put your name down for the tour.

Don’t miss out on this great tour!

Take a look at the event flyer here

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School of Business finance students impress at annual CFA competition (and place third!)

IMG_1608The School of Business is thrilled to announce that on March 11, 2016 a team of our Finance students participated in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Students Research Challenge, and placed third!

The UFV team worked diligently for over 5 months, and their hard work paid off, when they held their own against graduate level teams from SFU, and placed higher than a graduate team from UVIC, (who last year won the competition) and other undergraduate teams from UBC and Kwantlen. This is an incredible accomplishment for our team, and we couldn’t be prouder.

This is a global competition, which hosts more than 4000 students from 865 universities annually, held at three levels, local, regional, and global. Our students shined in the local BC challenge, despite being in their final year of study, with packed academic curricula. This competition is one of the toughest student competitions, and their commitment and work ethic proves yet again that UFV is well on its path to provide the best undergraduate education in Canada.

Congratulations to our students!

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Today is International Women’s Day!

In order to celebrate, the School of Business is announcing its next Employer Engagement Program (EEP) event!

On March 31st, the School of Business will be welcoming Lesley Brown as the keynote speaker at the first ever UFV Women in Business event! This empowering event invites UFV female business students to come and hear stories from local successful businesswomen, mix, and mingle.

Lesley has worked in multiple professional capacities across many different industries. Her varied career has included management, operations, and marketing and communications; including for a Canadian not-for-profit that advocates for young women in business around the world. Within this capacity she travelled to Moscow—her second trip there in less than a year—to organize logistics for an international summit for young women in business. The summit was co-sponsored by Google.

You can check out the full bio on the employer engagement webpage

The details:
March 31st, 2016
Abbotsford campus

Please RSVP to

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Great opportunity for accounting students!

The CPABC would like to invite UFV accounting students to their upcoming Student Night to be held at Guildford Golf Course on Friday, March 18th from 6pm to 9pm.  This evening will feature CPABC staff explaining the practical experience requirements of the CPA program, a recruiter presenting trends in the marketplace and tips on how to get hired and CPA members to share their experiences within the accounting profession.  For only $10 + GST ($10.50) you will have a very nice dinner partially subsidized by CPABC.  One guest per student or member is allowed for this event.  Please register them too when you register.  Space is limited to 90 so register early.

You can register here:

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