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Help Your Community Be More Sustainable and Win $500!

Our world is far from perfect, but what can be done change that? Life on land and under the sea is threatened, people die of hunger and curable diseases every day, and somehow in our advanced society gender equality is still an issue. There is an old English proverb that states, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” but why wait till the need for change becomes so imperative that we are forced to find ways to solve these issues? Why don’t we all start now to collectively change our world for the better, so that by 2030 we can meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (

For these goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part.

And this is where you come in!

Tell us how UFV or Fraser Valley Community can address one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by submitting a conceptual or empirical essay that proposes an initiative we can start. Submissions should develop an original proposal or analyze an existing initiative that has facilitated sustainable social, environmental, and economic development. Provide a research based argument for how this initiative can be developed in your target community.

Submission deadline is May 01, 2017.

Don’t stop here and think that this is too hard or too complicated. Every one of you is in a class right now where these topics are being discussed and projects are being assigned. Take the research and paper you are already writing for a class, and mold it into the support for the great idea that is forming in your brain right now!

We are some of the most privileged people on the face of the planet, and it is time for us to give back and help all of those around us in need!

Stand beside the School of Business and Sustainable UFV to help create change in our community.

For more information about the contest and how to submit click here:

Also follow our journey on Facebook and Twitter through the 17 Global Goals weekly to hear about what others are already do to be forces for change at:

#SGDs and #ufvDEVgoals

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Linköping University Summer Academy

The application period for Linköping University Summer Academy will soon open – exclusively to all partner universities from 1 February 2017 until 6 March 2017 (midnight CET). Nominated students can apply on their website.

The programme will give international students an opportunity to study in Linköping for four weeks, choose from a number of high-quality courses and gain cultural insights together with other students from their international partner universities.

All courses are at bachelor’s level, credit bearing (7.5 ECTS), will be taught in English and are full-time. For students from LiU’s partner universities the LiU Summer Academy is tuition free.

The Linköping University Summer Academy provides a new possibility for short term exchange within the framework of our existing exchange agreement. Students who have completed 1 year full-time studies (passed 60 ECTS credits or equivalent) and have a knowledge of English as stated in their agreement are eligible to all courses. They would like to propose a quota of Summer Academy places and semester places on the basis of 4:1.

They are striving for a good mix of students and partner universities are welcome to nominate a maximum of 5 students per course.

Along with lectures and course work, they will also organize an interesting and fun social programme in cooperation with their student hosts.

Housing will be provided, a fully furnished single room with access to a fully equipped shared kitchen. They will have a package including rent, Internet Access (not WiFi), a bus pass for Linköping and surroundings, a pass for the Campus sports facilities and one time final cleaning for 5000 SEK.-

They offer the following courses:

(Please note that courses may be cancelled due to low enrolment.)

Please observe that they have a limited number of student places per course and that they cannot guarantee that all the nominated students can be offered a place. Students from partner universities with whom they would like to improve the balance for incoming and outgoing student exchange are prioritised.

More information on their Summer Academy can be found at our Website:

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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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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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