Welcome to the Centre for Global Development at UFV

The Centre's vision is to work collaboratively and extend the practice of community development beyond the Fraser Valley region into the global context. To this end, the CGD promotes and encourages research and programs on sustainable human and community development in order to facilitate positive change.

In concert with Canada's development priorities, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and international human rights standards, the Centre focuses on these key areas:
  1. Good governance, peace, justice and strong institutions
  2. Children and development
  3. Environmental sustainability
  4. Education and Training
  5. Food Security


UFV students do summer work in Africa with UN affiliates

Students from UFV spent the summer in Africa working with UN-affiliated programs on initiatives aimed at educating women, and engaging in community planning with a primary school in rural Tanzania.

One project involved working with the Girls in ICT Portal, a UN affiliate designed to help girls prepare for careers in information and communication technology. Through this program, the UFV students hosted a seminar aimed at teaching young women how to work with technological tools used for urban development.

Read the full story here.

International Scholarships!

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) website:  

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • This information is of interest to Canadian and non-Canadian students, faculty and academic institutions.

"There is a multiplicity of awards offered by an array of different Canadian Government departments and units," said Jennifer Humphries, Vice-President of Membership and Scholarships of CBIE and Team Leader for the DFAIT programs. "Now there is a one-stop shop for all major government international scholarships." 

Centre for Global Development Annual Reports (Formerly Global Development Institute)

Centre for Global Development - Report 2016‌‌

Centre for Global Development - Report 2014-2015‌‌

GDI Annual Report 2010-2011

GDI Annual Report 2009-2010 

Contact Information:

Centre for Global Development

33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC
Canada V2S 7M8

Edward Akuffo
Director, CGD


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