Welcome to the Centre for Global Development at UFV

The Centre's vision is to extend the practice of community outreach beyond the Fraser Valley region toward the global context. In doing so, the CGD promotes and encourages research on sustainable human and community development in order to facilitate positive change for those living in impoverished conditions.

In concert with the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals and the promotion of international human rights standards, including the rights of the child as articulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Centre focuses on four key areas of research:
  1. Good governance and the rule of law
  2. Children and development
  3. Environmental sustainability
  4. Education
Embracing the objective of global solidarity and collaboration across and between peoples of the world, we favour an integrated approach that links local and global concerns.
Welcome to the Centre for Global Development at UFV


UFV students do summer work in Africa with UN affiliates

Students from UFV spent the summer in Africa working with UN-affiliated programs on initiatives aimed at educating women, and engaging in community planning with a primary school in rural Tanzania.

One project involved working with the Girls in ICT Portal, a UN affiliate designed to help girls prepare for careers in information and communication technology. Through this program, the UFV students hosted a seminar aimed at teaching young women how to work with technological tools used for urban development.

Read the full story here.

International Scholarships!

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) website:  

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • This information is of interest to Canadian and non-Canadian students, faculty and academic institutions.

"There is a multiplicity of awards offered by an array of different Canadian Government departments and units," said Jennifer Humphries, Vice-President of Membership and Scholarships of CBIE and Team Leader for the DFAIT programs. "Now there is a one-stop shop for all major government international scholarships." 

Global Development Institute (Now the Centre for Global Development) Annual Reports

GDI Annual Report 2010-2011

GDI Annual Report 2009-2010 

Contact Information:

Global Development Institute

33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC
Canada V2S 7M8

Edward Akuffo
Director, GDI


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