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Raji Balagopal

Raji Balagopal, PhD, MSc, BEd, BSc

Assistant Professor

Abbotsford campus, A224d

Chilliwack campus, A1413

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4248

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Responsible for teaching Introductory Chemistry and Physics courses.


Raji joined The University of Fraser Valley in 2008 as a sessional instructor in the Department of Chemistry. In that position she had the opportunity to teach various chemistry courses.She joined the UUP department in 2016 and teaches Introductory Chemistry and Physics courses. She is very passionate about teaching Science and would like to help students acheive their goals and become successful.


  • Ph.D, MSc, BEd, BSc.( University of Kerala, India)
  • Provincial Instructor Diploma ( Vancouver Community College,B.C) 

Teaching Philosophy

"Teaching is a noble profession that shapes the character, caliber and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher that will be the biggest honuor for me.’’
Quote by Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam


Published 20 Research papers in Chemistry.

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Upgrading through UFV was absolutely the right decision for me. I could get my foot in the door at a wonderful university, and despite having not yet completed high school, I feel like a real university student! The upgrading courses are fun and have a relaxed environment — allowing you to thrive and flourish academically.

  • – Hayley Westwood
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