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Research and Graduate Studies

UFV Research Chairs

The University of the Fraser Valley is excited to hold two Canada Research Chairs, a UFV Research Chair, and a UFV BC Regional Innovation Chair. The Canada Research Chairs program invests in attracting and retaining some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the recruitment of our Canada Research Chairs. Learn more about EDI in the Canada Research Chairs program.

Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Keith Carlson, PhD

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Indigenous and Community-Engaged History
Director, Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC)
Full Professor, History

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A3407

Phone: 604-504-7441 ex 2805

email Keith

Dr. Cindy  Jardine

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health and Community

Faculty of Health Sciences

Phone: 604-702-2614

email Cindy

Dr.  Lauren Erland

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, Berry Horticulture
Director, Berry Environmental Resilience Research & Innovation (BERRI) Centre
Assistant Professor


Phone: 1-888-504-7441 x 2485

email Lauren

Endowed Chairs

Dr.  Lenore Newman

UFV Research Chair in Food and Agriculture Innovation

Phone: 604-504-7441

email Lenore

Dr.  Jon Thomas

UFV BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development
Director, Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (EFCIE)
Associate Professor, School of Business

Research and Graduate Studies

Abbotsford campus, K178

Phone: 604-557-4019

email Jon

Past Chairs

Dr. Hugh Brody

Past Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies

Phone: 604-504-7441

email Hugh

"(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