School of Business

Undergraduate research projects

The UFV School of Business actively supports and encourages student research. As such, our students are actively conducting research on real-life projects, attending case competitions, and sharing their research findings among their peers in the UFV community.

Every year, UFV hosts one large research event for students, and the UFV School of Business hosts an internal student research event, both incredible opportunities that makes the UFV School of Business unique.

Some of our recent undergraduate student research and achievements include:

2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 and older

2019

2019 Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Top Performers Cup Winners

Students: Dhruv Gogna, Harry Kaler, Bailey Malchy, & Michaela Reist

Faculty supervisor: Mark Breedveld

2019 School of Business Student Research Day Winners

Students: Harry Kaler, Hayata Kimura, & Chris Sonea

Project title: Jet Powered Economy: Local Economic Impact of the Abbotsford International Airshow

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2019 Sustainability Case Competition Winners

Students: Muhammad Khalid, Marias Rakitha Mendis, & Lovesh Ramsaha

2019 UFV Student Research Day – Vice-Provost and Associate VP Academic Award Winners

Students: Allan Les, ‎Ford McMahon, & Simeon Gellert

Project title: Do Canadian Crime Statistics Support Surrey’s Costly Decision?

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2019 UFV Student Research Day – Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award Winners

Students: Elizabeth Froc, Kate McIntyre, Alexander Pongracz, Ranvir Bhangu, & Samanyu Jain

Project title: Ensuring Abbotsford Airshow Sponsors See a Positive Return on Investment

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2019 UFV Student Research Day – Associate VP Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies Award Winners

Students: Logan Dyble, Assaf Alajlan, Malek Alame, & Ty Loeppky

Project title: Crowdfunding For Dummies: The Successful Factors of Crowdfunding

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2019 UFV Industry Engagement Research Excellence Award

Students: Tyler Henderson, Simon Frackiewicz, & Matthew Logan

Project: Economic Impact of the Abbotsford Airshow

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2019 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award

Students: Harjot Kaler, Hayata Kimura, & Christopher Sonea

Project: Jet Powered Economy: Local Economic Impact of the Abbotsford International Airshow

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson


2018

2018 Student Co-Authors Published in Academic Journal

Student co-authors: Hayley Chase & Arianna Castonguay

Paper title: Outfitting the Office: An Experiential Health and Safety Exercise. Management Teaching Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/2379298118775950

Faculty author/supervisor: Dr. Kirsten Robertson

2018 Sustainability Case Competition Winners

Students: Ryan Gienger, Charles Spencer, Arshnoor Walia, & Paul Okano

2018 CityStudio HUBBUB Competition, First Place – Peoples’ Choice Award Recipients

Students: Carly Engelbrecht, Aanam Gill, Nicholas Point, Whitney Point, & Jared Shury

Project title: The Hive

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2018 UFV Student Research Day - Associate VP Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies Award Winners

Students: Lindong Zhang, Brady Lawlor, Colby Fleming, Mitchell Trainor, & Hardeep Singh

Project title: Ensuring Everyone is a Fit for a Healthy Lifestyle

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2018 UFV Student Research Day - Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award Winners

Students: Tanner Timmer & Alex Terhart

Project title: Is Owning a House Worth it?

Faculty supervisors: David Dobson

2018 UFV Community Service Research Award Recipients

Students: Paige Bogaerts, Darien Francis, Ishaval Gill, Bradley Hildenbrandt, Geordi Legault, *Gillian Mann, Christina Owen, Caitlin Parray, Mika Sevcik, Matt Walz, Neil Webb, & Ian Wilson

Project title: CityStudio project: Reducing litter in parks

Community Partner: City of Abbotsford – Sue Federspiel, Allison Pye, Alison Martens, & Frank Baksics

Faculty supervisors: Mariano Mapili, Michelle Riedlinger, & Larissa Horne

2018 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Jared Wiebe, Shea Horton, & Zihan Tian

Project title: Time Management of Students at UFV

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson


2017

2017 Sustainable Development Essay Competition Winner

Student: Sarah Speight

Project title: Apiculture and Essential Skills Development Program Proposal

2017 School of Business Student Research Day Winners

Students: Chelsey Ens & Jonathan Ens

Project title: Effects of Valence Framing on Eco-Friendly Seafood Purchase Decisions

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2017 Student Published in Academic Journal

Student: Karmin Gray

Paper title: "Ambiguity acceptance and translation skills in the project management literature", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 10 Issue: 2, pp.423-450, doi: 10.1108/IJMPB-05-2016-0044

Faculty supervisor/Co-Author: Dr. Frank Ulbrich

2017 UFV Industry Liaison Research Award Winners

Students: Keith Greter, Jassa Leroux, Nicholas Point, & Whitney Point

Industry partner: Kristin Parsons, Mission Chamber of Commerce

Project title: Improving the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2017 UFV Student Research Day - Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award Winners

Students: Bronwen Kenyon, Kyle Sethi, & Ryan Gienger

Project title: Sex at University

Faculty supervisors: David Dobson and Michael Maschek

2017 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Chelsey Ens & Jonathan Ens

Project title: Effects of Valence Framing on Eco-Friendly Seafood Purchase Decisions

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson


2016

2016 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Students Research Challenge, 3rd Place Winners

Students: Ariana Castonguay, Daman Bhathal, Matthew Kidwell, & Dayton Marks 

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Amir Hajbaba

2016 UFV Student Research Day - Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award Winner

Student: Manjot Pandher

Project title: The Truth Behind RateMyProfessors.com

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2016 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Delaney Minor, Manjot Pandher, & Seth Stenner

Project title: The Truth Behind RateMyProfessors.com

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson


2015

2015 Western Canada Business Simulation Competition, 1st Place Winners

Students: Jarret Bainbridge, Adam Gross, Katherine Robertson, & Ryan Sorenson

Company name: Chester Innovations Inc.

Faculty supervisor: Kevin deWolde

2015 Student Co-Author of Conference Paper

Student: Karmin Gray

Paper title: Ambiguity acceptance and communication skills: a typology of project management success factors.

Conference: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2015 Conference, Halifax, NS.

Faculty supervisor/Co-Author: Dr. Frank Ulbrich

2015 School of Business Student Research Day Winner

Student: Matthew Kidwell

Project title: Market Research Report Coast Capital Savings

Faculty supervisor: DJ Sandhu

2015 UFV Industry Liaison Research Award Winners

Students: Muhanna Alsuwayti, Kyle Hayhow, Kaitlin Hodson, Gouwei Jiang, & Shun Wang

Project title: Increasing Attendance at the Abbotsford Agrifair

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

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2015 UFV Student Research Day - Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award Winners

Students: Brendan Almond & Rachel Waslesky

Project title: Looming Facts: Environmental Impact on Clothing Purchasing Behaviour

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2015 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Winner

Student: Matthew Kidwell

Project title: Market Research Report Coast Capital Savings

Faculty supervisor: DJ Sandhu


 Some of our historical undergraduate student research and achievements include:

2014 UFV Industry Liaison Research Award Winners

Students: Tashe Aldcroft, Rachit Jain, Ravneet Saini, & Hedaya Mahmood

Project title: Understanding the Fan's Entertainment Experience and Expectations

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2014 UFV Student Research Day - Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award Winner

Student: Harjyot Samra

Project title: Student motivations for engaging in research

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Marcella La Fever

2014 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Samantha Bleich, Katherine Irving, Arpit Mittal, John van Steenis, & Robin Weise

Project title: Understanding the Abbotsford Heat Fan Experience and Expectations

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

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2013 Student Co-Author of Conference Paper

Student: Lori Poljancic

Paper title: A comparative analysis of Canadian newspaper coverage of labour disputes in professional sport.

Conference: Eighth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law, University of Las Vegas-Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Faculty supervisor/Co-Author: Dr. Fiona McQuarrie

2013 Student Co-Author of Conference Paper

Student: Lori Poljancic

Paper title: Analyzing Canadian newspaper coverage of strikes and lockouts.

Conference: Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference, Toronto, ON.

Faculty supervisor/Co-Author: Dr. Fiona McQuarrie

2013 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Rebecca Hamilton, Christopher Hargreaves, Tran Le, Anubhav Kansra, & Prabhjot Virk

Project title: Cross Border Shopping Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Faculty supervisor: David Dobson

2013 Western Canada Business Simulation Competition, 3rd Place Winners

Students: Amir Amarhoun, Richard Bandelin, Anthony Gandouin, & Justin Gruethaler

Company name: Flux Innovations

Faculty supervisor: Kevin deWolde


2012 UFV Student Research Day - Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award Winners

Students: Mindy Black, Justine Saran, & Nik Venema

Project subject: Sell-side Equity Research Report on Canfor

2012 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipient

Student: Owen Nicholls

Project title: The Signifcance of Transformational Leadership in Relation to Innovation

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Joe Ilsever


2011 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Diane Angus, Adarsh Chandran, Varun Kunhambu, & Alissa Neumann

Project title: Employee Turnover: How can employers reduce turnover in entry level positions?

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Raymond Leung


2010 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipient

Student: Carissa Wiens

Project title: Mobile Phones as New Innovative Tools in Advertising and Promotion: The Opportunities and Challenges of Short Message Services (SMS)

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Joe Ilsever


2009 AUCC Students for Development Internship Recipient

Student: Delaney Bullied

Project: Student will work on special projects in Kenya for six weeks

2009 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Meghan Delmage & Brianna Badker

Project title: Measurement of Customer Satisfaction at the Abbotsford International Airport: A study of expectation versus satisfaction

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Joe Ilsever


2008 UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Jennifer Gow & Jaimy Hutton

Project title: Business Connections Study: New Air Route Development in BC

Faculty supervisor: Mark Breedveld


2007 UCFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Recipients

Students: Luis Guevera, Kimberly McGinnis, Marco Russo, & David Walls

Project title: Hope Mountain School Marketing Research Project

Faculty supervisor: Mark Breedveld

BBA HR Alumni; Mentor Photo; research

Pursuing an undergraduate degree at UFV is extremely unique, as students have the amazing opportunity to conduct research with their instructors. I was priviledged enough to work with Dr. Frank Ulbrich, and not only did I present my research at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference in Halifax in 2015, but I became a published academic author by the end of my degree. If you are passionate enough about something, or are willing to reveal your strengths and ideas to your professors here at UFV, the likelihood of an academic partnership occurring is quite high.

  • – Karmin Gray
  •    BBA Human Resources, 2016

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