The office of Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies fosters innovation at UFV by supporting UFV faculty and student research and establishing partnerships and alliances with other post-secondary institutions and private industry in Canada and abroad.
Students benefit from the integration of research and education, industry partnerships, and hands-on graduate-level experience and training.
Faculty are encouraged to undertake multidisciplinary, collaborative research within UFV, and to develop partnerships with post-secondary institutions, advancing and sharing knowledge.
The University of the Fraser Valley is excited to hold three Canada Research Chairs and a UFV BC Regional Innovation Chair. The Canada Research Chairs program invests in attracting and retaining some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in their fields.
UFV centres and institutes reflect the diverse issues that citizens in our region are concerned about and mirror the long history of collaboration our university has with other vibrant groups and institutions in the Fraser Valley and beyond. What you find in our centres and institutes are some of the many ways in which faculty, students and community members come together across disciplines to enquire and learn together.
Students engage with professors with years of direct industry experience and research expertise. Early engagement in research can help students obtain scholarships, awards, and graduate school positions. Faculty are encouraged to incorporate research into their teaching.