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Rod Hayward

Rod Hayward, MBA, CPL

Associate Professor

School of Business

Abbotsford campus, C2442

Phone: 604-504-7441

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Rod has had an interesting and diverse career within the aviation industry, as a pilot, engineer, entrepreneur and educator.  Rods' considerable operational experience is combined with the management experience garnered as one of the founders of Terrace based regional airline, Hawkair.  In addition to a pilot's licence, Rod holds an M1 and M2 Aircraft Engineers licence as well as a Master's of Business Administration from UNBC.  Throughout his career, Rod has held a number of Transport Canada approved positions such as Director of Maintenance, Quality Assurance Manager, Safety Manager, and Accountable Executive.

Within the BC aviation community, 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) while at Hawkair.  Rod recently stepped down as the General Manager/CEO for Hawkair, a position he held for 9 years, in order to join the School of Business at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford.  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.

Teaching Interests

Courses recently taught at UFV:


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

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I have a great appreciation for the professor who pushed me to get my CA designation. Isn’t it crazy how a little conversation can change your life so completely. Keith’s guidance alone has given me a lifetime of happiness and wealth. If I had gone to a larger university who knows if something like that would have ever happened. I am very proud of the route I took, but I wouldn’t have gotten there without my professors at UFV.

  • – Alex McAulay
  •    BBA Accounting, 2008

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