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Centre for Education and Research on Aging

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University of the Fraser Valley
Canada Education Park (CEP)
Building A, 1st floor, room A1365
Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3

Dr. Shelley Canning, RN, PhD

Associate Professor, Nursing (BSN) Program
Director, Centre for Education and Research on Aging (CERA)

Faculty of Health Sciences

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A2433

Phone: 604-792-0025 ext. 2503

email Shelley

Darren Blakeborough, MA

Assistant Professor

Social, Cultural, & Media Studies

Abbotsford campus, B350A

Phone: 604-557-7441 ext. 4195

email Darren

Dr Michael Corman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Social, Cultural, & Media Studies

Abbotsford campus, D3077

Phone: 604-504-4732

email Michael

Dr. Andrea Hughes

Associate Professor


Abbotsford campus, D3063

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4194

Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 4194

email Andrea

Dr.  Lesley Jessiman

Associate Professor


Abbotsford campus, D3073

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4328

Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 4328

email Lesley

Dr Gabriel Murray, PhD and MSc (Edinburgh)‌‌

Associate Professor

School of Computing

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A3417

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4484

email Gabriel


“In CERA, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Lesley Jessiman. I’d always had an interest on the social aspects of aging. I remember being in Lesley’s classroom (Adulthood and Aging) and realizing I could do research on this. It was almost a perfect fit.” 


-Larissa Kowalski

UFV grad, Sociology with a concentration in Social Research and extended minor in Psychology.

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