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Research and Graduate Studies


Research Advisory Council (RAC)

The Research Advisory Council (RAC) provides a forum for faculty to talk about research and scholarly work, to advocate research activity within the university, and to profile and promote research in an informative, sharing and scholarly format. RAC membership includes voting and non-voting members; however, everyone is welcome to attend.

The RAC provides advice and support to the AVP of Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies and other UFV decision‐making bodies such as the Senate Standing Committee for Research.

Membership consists of one faculty member delegated by each faculty area, Chair and Vice-Chair of the UFV Research Ethics Board, Research Chairs and Directors of each UFV research institute, centre, or lab and, as non-voting members, Deans, AVPs, and the VP Academic and Research Officer.


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Animal Care Committee (ACC)

The UFV Animal Care Committee (ACC) is responsible for ensuring good animal practice for animals used in research, testing or teaching projects and programs. UFV holds a current Certificate of Good Animal Practice. Maintaining this certificate is an ongoing process involving rigourous assessment visits every three years.

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Senate Research Committee (SRC)

The Senate Research Committee has the responsibility to advise Senate on policies and programs that promote, support, and celebrate research and scholarly work and its dissemination.

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Graduate Studies Committee (GSC)

The Senate Graduate Studies Committee provides the Senate with advice and recommendations concerning graduate program development, and policies and standards that relate to graduate studies.

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"(Research has) been a really sweet way to optimize my time at school. Looking back, I’m so grateful that I did this. It has truly been a highlight to work under Shelley (Canning). She has been a wonderful mentor and has impacted me and my nursing practice immensely."

  • – Rosaley Klassen
  •    BSN

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