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Rod Hayward

Rod Hayward, MBA, CPL

Associate Professor

School of Business

Abbotsford campus, C2423

Phone: 604-854-4551

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Rod Hayward has had an interesting and diverse career within the aviation industry, as a pilot, AME, entrepreneur, and manager. Rod's considerable operational experience is combined with the management experience garnered as one of the founders of a regional airline. In addition to a pilot's license, Rod holds an M1 and M2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers license as well as an MBA from the University of Northern British Columbia. Throughout his career, Rod has held several Transport Canada approved positions such as Director of Maintenance, Quality Assurance Manager, Safety Manager, and Accountable Executive.

Within the BC aviation community, Rod has served as the President of the Pacific Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association between 2017 and 2021. In addition, Rod has been a member of the BC Aviation Council (BCAC) Operator's Committee and was an active member of the YVR Airport Consultative Committee (ACC). Rod shares his unique knowledge of aviation and business while teaching both general business courses and aviation focused business courses in UFV's Bachelor of Business in Aviation program.

Drawing on his extensive managerial and labour relations experience, Rod has been released to serve the UFV Faculty and Staff Association since 2018. Serving as the Association President since 2019.

Teaching Interests

Courses recently taught at UFV:


Hayward, R. (2019, March). Aviation Management Challenges and Solutions 5. Aviation News Journal, 29(2), 24-27.

Hayward, R. (2019, January). Aviation Management Challenges and Solutions 4. Aviation News Journal, 29(1), 24-27.

Hayward, R. (2018, November). Aviation Management Challenges and Solutions 3. Aviation News Journal, 28(6), 22-25.

Hayward, R. (2018, September). Aviation Management Challenges and Solutions 2. Aviation News Journal, 28(5), 25-27.

Hayward, R. (2018, July). Aviation Management Challenges and Solutions 1. Aviation News Journal, 28(4), 25-27.

Ulbrich, F., & Hayward, R. (2015). Effect of adaptive learning on business student performance. Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Halifax, NS.

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