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Take the Challenge for Affordable Rental housing


In April, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation announced that the federal government’s Affordable Rental Innovation Fund was to launch a Student Challenge for Affordable Rental Housing in September 2017.

September 19th marked the official launch of the Student Challenge for Affordable Rental Housing. This challenge is an exciting opportunity for any student registered in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Canada who has a new and fresh approach to affordable rental housing.

Participants can work individually or create a team, the goal is to rethink and revolutionize the affordable rental housing sector throughout the country. Cash prizes of $10 000 will be awarded to winning submissions. In addition, winners may be eligible for funding to help transform their innovative concept into a tangible project. All applications must be submitted to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2018 in order to be eligible.

For more information on the Student Challenge for Affordable Rental housing please go to or contact the Innovation Fund team at


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ACHIEVE Case Competition 2018 – Early Registration Deadline



Each team must consist of four members currently in their 3rd or 4th year of study, with the exception of one 2nd year student

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

Pre-Early Bird: $600* paid in full by October 1, 2017

Early Bird: $650* paid in full by November 30, 2017

Regular: $700* paid in full by January 5, 2018

*Plus service fees


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Come explore exciting opportunities to study overseas!

 Do you want to escape the rain in BC?  Do you have the urge to explore different cultures and meet new friends?   Do you ever wish that when you look outside your classroom window you could see the Alps, the Eiffel Tower or the bright Australian sun?  If so, we have two events next week on Abbotsford campus to explore exciting opportunities for business students to studying overseas!  Come hear the exploits from returning study abroad students or students that are visiting UFV.  You can go for an entire semester or just for a few weeks in summer.  Also check out the UFV Study Abroad blog at

The first event will be a general info session for business students.  The Study Abroad coordinator from UFV International will answer all your practical questions on how to get you overseas next semester or next year, including available scholarship money!  Come and mingle with veteran, visiting and future study abroad students and enjoy a slice of Italian pie!  If you are interested in going next term or another term down the road, you won’t want to miss this session.

Event 1 – Study abroad info session for business students

When:  October 4
Time: 12:00pm – free pizza!
Where: C2431

The second event the next day is an opportunity to meet with our partner university in Lucerne, Switzerland.  If you are at all interested in studying in Switzerland for a semester, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this specific partner.

Event 2 – Meet with the University of Applied Sciences, Lucerne, Switzerland!

When: October 5
Time 11:45am
Where C2433

For further info contact

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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:

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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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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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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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