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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 http://blogs.ufv.ca/studyabroad/.

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 kevin.dewolde@ufv.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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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.

Enactus 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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2017 Sustainable Development Symposium – Presenters

2017 UFV Sustainable Development Symposium Presenters

The School of Business proudly announces the following presenters for the Sustainable Development Symposium on Thursday, May 18th, 4-7 pm. The symposium will take place at the UFV Abbotsford Campus, Building B, Room 140.

Stó:lō Community Futures Community Resource Manager – Louis De Jaeger

Business entrepreneur, social activist, community advocate and community leader. Louis De Jaeger is passionate about helping Indigenous entrepreneurs and is currently President of the Sto:lo Business Association. Louis speaks about creating an economic eco-system that drives community partnerships, supports entrepreneurial growth, and examines business based on one’s ‘worldview’- profit vs prosperity in a changing business world.
With a hospitality career that spans 35 years from Winnipeg to Vancouver and London, UK. The Restaurant Owner turned politician (2015 Federal Liberal Candidate for Chilliwack-Hope) now works as a Community Resource Manager for Sto:lo Community Futures based in Chilliwack while finishing his Master’s in Business and Aboriginal Leadership at Simon Fraser University. “Busy is ‘entrepreneurship’, we are probably the worst boss we’ve ever had”
Accolades include: 2016 Al McCacken award for Business Volunteer of the Year for BC (Community Futures), 2015 Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Business of the Year, 2012 Outstanding Achievement for Aboriginal Business in BC, 3-time winner Dining Excellence Award ~ Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, 6-time winner Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival (wine list awards).
Louis’ ancestral families are Sinclair and Norquay, with family ties to the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trade. He is Michif, Scottish-Cree from St. Andrews, Red River Settlement. His ggg-Uncle was John Norquay, first Metis Premier of Manitoba.

Upper Fraser Valley Habitat for Humanity Restore Building Materials Coordinator – Jeanette Y. Martin

Jeanette has been in the building industry (hardwood flooring, laminate, carpet and vinyl plank and natural stone countertops) for a combined 15 years as Senior Project Manager, Direct of Sales and Marketing, Director on the board of the BC Covering Association (current), Account Manager and  District / Sales Managers for Staples, Starbucks, eatons/Sears, Reitams/Dalmys. She has chosen the career of Professional Sales as she loves the customer experience and wishes clients to be educated before the purchase. Her role with  Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Fraser Valley is to secure donations of building materials, household items, and overstock goods for their ReStores in Abbotsford, BC, and Chilliwack, BC.

UFV Faculty Member – David Dobson

David is an applied researcher with a strong background in advanced analytics and marketing research. He brings over 20 years of industry and academia experience. He has held various research positions in both the public and private sector and has taught at various post-secondary institutions, including Simon Fraser University.

David is a SAS certified predictive modeler. His research interests focus on empirical analysis of social media marketing and green marketing on corporate profitability. He is a member of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association and American Statistical Association. David regularly collaborates on applied research projects with local businesses/organizations and supervises business student research projects. His students have won multiple research excellence awards at UFV.

UFV Student Researcher – Sarah Speight

Sarah is a fourth-year honors geography student at University of the Fraser Valley. She completed the first two years of her degree at Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC and transferred to UFV in the fall of 2016. Sarah has held various research assistant positions and hopes to continue on to an MA in Geography after her graduation in 2018.

Sarah’s research focuses on the intersections between food security, health and the physical environment. She is passionate about community-based research methodologies and making research more accessible to the general public. Sarah has had the opportunity to contribute to several research projects while at UFV and has presented research at WDCAG, CAG, UFV Professional Development Day, and Undergraduate Research Day where she was awarded the “Associate V.P. Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies Award”.

Please RSVP to busevents@ufv.ca by May 15th  if you wish to attend.

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Attend a free webinar on Canada’s anti-spam legislation

Marketers using email or similar electronic messaging campaigns need to know about Canada’s anti-spam legislation. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) offers a free webinar on this topic.

The seminar is free to all members of CMA. The UFV School of Business is a member of CMA and all students can create a free account using their UFV student email address. Just go to the CMA website at https://www.the-cma.org. On the navigation bar click “Sign up” locate in the top right-hand corner.

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Showcasing Sustainability – Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase

The UFV School of Business and Sustainable UFV partnered together Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Business Showcase, to meet with members of the business community and discuss issues surrounding sustainable business development.

Showcase attendees were invited to discuss and record their ideas for how their businesses could work to become more sustainable.

Some of the ideas put forward were:

  • Geo exchange heating/cooling systems
  • Going paperless
  • Recycling, composting, and re-purposing
  • Roof top solar thermal (hot water)
  • Light harvesting
  • Banning plastic water bottles in the office
  • Virtual meetings
  • Recycling building materials (lumber, gypsum, etc.)

School of Business and Sustainable UFV faculty and staff connected with business leaders about the issues facing companies in becoming more sustainable and how School of Business students might be best prepared to take on these challenges in their future careers.

Attendees were also invited to attend the 2017 Sustainable Development Symposium on May 18th, 2017.

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Students make an impression at School of Business Research Day

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 marked the 5th Annual School of Business Student research day. Six teams of students presented their research to a panel of judges and fielded questions on academic rigor and research design.

Top prize was awarded to Chelsey Ens and Jonathan Ens who presented their research on the Effects of Valence Framing on Eco-Friendly Seafood Purchase Decisions.

Following the presentations the School of Business Director, Dr. Frank Ulbrich, spoke about the opportunities for students at UFV and the ways in which students who are interested in pursuing their research topic further can do so during their undergraduate program. Students interested in pursuing individual research projects are encouraged to discuss their topics and the possibility of doing a directed studies course with their instructors.

The other presentations were made by:

  1. Reference Point: Does it Matter? By: Devan Driediger, Curtis Plug, Charles Spencer, Miranda Spencer, and Jasnoor Sidu
  2. Green Trends Among Fortune 500 Companies By: Graeme Crich, Kyle Rubenuik, and Aidan Gibbons
  3. Gender at University: Analysis of Gender Equality in Public Universities Across Canada By: Ryan Gienger, Bronwen Kenyon, and Kyle Sethi
  4. Analyzing Transactional Data for Better Customer Relations Management By: Brahmjot Singh Bains, Jeremy Henshaw, Jeffrey Sandhu, and Dawnya Harder
  5. The Performance of Opinion Price Models, a Comparison By: Dayton Marks

The School of Business would like to thank Faculty members, Raymond Leung and David Dobson, for organizing the day and also Chris Kluftinger from Dana Hospitality for providing the refreshments.

 

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