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Strategic Research Plan

Members of the UFV community have participated in two phases of online conversation to shape UFV’s next Strategic Research Plan: Research that Transforms (2022–2027).

While we analyze the responses, they remain public and accessible (in read-only mode) on the online discussion platform Howspace. UFV faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to participate at this stage by reading through people's visions and ideas.

Get started

  1. Go to to submit an email address
  2. Within 1-2 business days you'll receive an email with a personal access link to Howspace
    • Click the link (green button) at the bottom of the email
    • Save the email and link for future use

Why Howspace?

Howspace allows for flexible, anonymous, transparent online discussions:

  • Respond to some or all of the questions in each phase as you have time
  • Write or speak (i.e., record a video and share) your responses
  • Read and engage with others' visions and ideas
  • What you write remains anonymous
  • Return to the site any time using your personal access link to edit, delete, or add to your comments

Phase 2: transformation

  • This phase lasted from May 28June 6, 2021.
  • 213 people have visited the HowSpace workspace over 2,000 times (as of June 9).
  • Phase 2 responses remain visible (in read-only mode) to all participants in HowSpace.
  • Responses are being gathered, analyzed, and used to develop a first draft of a Strategic Research Plan.

Phase 1: visioning

  • This first round of visioning conversations ended May 21, 2021.
  • 169 people participated in phase 1 including 115 who wrote at least one comment, and 54 who watched the dialogue unfold.
  • Phase 1 responses remain visible (in read-only mode) to all participants in HowSpace.
  • Themes that emerged were used to develop questions for phase 2.


Jerri-Lynne Cameron, MA

Director, Research Services & Industry Engagement

Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies

Abbotsford campus, G290K

Phone: 604-557-4044

email Jerri-Lynne

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Danielle Mijo-Burch, BA

Communications & Events Coordinator

Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies

Abbotsford campus, G290C

Phone: 604-557-5274

email Danielle

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