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Research and Graduate Studies

CERA/Kipp Research Lab


Made possible by a generous endowment from Gladys and Harvey Kipp, the Gladys and Harvey Kipp Research Lab first opened in 2009. The Kipps were long-time residents of Chilliwack, where they worked as manager and postmaster for Canada Post for many decades. Their commitment to the community and philanthropic spirit continued after they retired, and included their final gift to UFV in 2009.

A group of faculty members envisioned the lab space. In particular, Kevin Busswood and Elizabeth Dennis conceptualized a dedicated research space and tools to promote social research at UFV for the benefit of the wider community.

Location and equipment

UFV CERA/Kipp Research Lab is located on the UFV Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park (CEP), on the first floor of A Building in A1365.

  • The lab (A1365) includes printer (budget code required) and six (6) computers equipped with research software including SPSS, NVivo 11, SAS, Minitab, and Maple.

The Kipp Lab is shared space with UFV's Centre for Education and Research on Aging (CERA).

Request workstation usage

  • Complete the booking request form at ufv.ca/aging - Please allow at least 2 business days to process request.
  • Contact elicia.tournier@ufv.ca to request workstation availability.


Contact CERA

"(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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