Centre for Social Research

Kipp Research Lab

History

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, which helped found UFV’s Centre for Social Research.

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.

Abbotsford facilities

The Kipp Lab in Abbotsford (B164) is available for the use of faculty and student researchers. It houses 16 computers in its main lab space and one computer in each of the attached office spaces (B164a & b). These computers are equipped with research software including SPSS, NVivo, SAS, Minitab, and Maple. Dragon speech-recognition transcription software is installed on the two office computers.

In addition, the lab space contains a projector, printer, and microfiche machine, and serves as a workspace, as well as a venue for holding classes, workshops, and presentations. Faculty can book the smaller office spaces for office hours. They are also an ideal space for hosting interviews.

Chilliwack facilities

In Chilliwack, the Kipp Research Lab is located on the Canada Education Park campus in A1365, and has two shared office spaces (A1365a & b). The main lab space houses six computers equipped with research software including SPSS, NVivo, SAS, Minitab, and Maple. Each office space houses a  computer. Projector, screen, and printer are available in the main lab space. The Kipp Lab shares this space with CERA, the Centre for Education and Research on Aging.

How to Book

Abbotsford

The Abbotsford Kipp Lab research space is open Monday-Friday, 8 am–10 pm.

To book this space for classes or workshops, contact Kelly Tracey at kelly.tracey@ufv.ca

Faculty and student researchers can submit access requests to use the office spaces to security using the Access Request form. Request access to B164 and B164a & b.

Chilliwack

To book this space as a classroom or for workshops, contact Kelly Tracey at kelly.tracey@ufv.ca

Faculty and student researchers can submit access requests to use the office spaces to security using the Access Request form. Request access to A136 and 1365a & b.

Please email kelly.tracey@ufv.ca with any questions or concerns about the Kipp Lab spaces in Abbotsford or Chilliwack.

 

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