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Dr. Edward Akuffo

Canadian Foreign Policy in Africa: Regional Approaches to Peace, Security, and Development - published May 2012

After over fifty-years of Canadian engagement with Africa, no comprehensive literature exists on Canada's security policy in Africa and relations towards Africa's regional organizations. The literature on Canada's foreign policy in Africa to date has largely focused on development assistance. For the first time, Dr. Edward Akuffo (Assistant Professor, UFV Political Science Department) combines historical and contemporary material on Canada's development and security policy while analyzing the linkage between these sets of foreign policy practices on the African continent. Read more 



‌Dr. Martha Dow

Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World – published November 2014

Dr. Martha Dow of UFV’s Social, Cultural and Media Studies Department – in collaboration with co-authors James F. Albrecht, Darryl Plecas, and Dilip K. Das – explores the complex set of factors comprising the policing of major events based upon real case studies of events from all over the world in Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World. Read more



Dr. Lenore Newman

UFV's Newman named to inaugural cohort of College of New Scholars

UFV's Dr. Lenore Newman (Department of Geography and the Environment) has been chosen to be part of the inaugural cohort of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars. A total of 91 members have been selected as part of this first cohort. They will be inducted at a ceremony on Nov 21 in Quebec City. Read more


Dr. Irwin Cohen, Dr. Darryl Plecas, Dr. Amanda McCormick, and Adrienne Peters

Book by UFV authors reveals the key principles of police-based crime reduction

In the early 2000s, police agencies in British Columbia were forced to reimagine their approach to emerging crime problems. The traditional ways of responding and reacting were not as effective against the increase in gang activity, auto theft, drug production, and other crimes taking place throughout the province.

In their book, Eliminating Crime: The Seven Essential Principles of Police-based Crime Reduction, authors (and UFV's School of Criminology and Criminal Justuce faculty) Dr. Irwin Cohen, Dr. Darryl Plecas, Dr. Amanda McCormick, and Adrienne Peters explore the paths taken and the lessons learned as British Columbia police agencies researched and introduced effective and efficient new policing strategies based on seven essential principles. Read more

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