49°6′11.35″N 121°57′46.05″W / 49.1031528°N 121.9627917°W / 49.1031528; -121.9627917

Canada Education Park
CampusUrban, 85 acres (34 ha)

Canada Education Park (CEP) is located on the southside of Chilliwack at the former site of the Canadian army base called CFB Chilliwack. It is home to learning institutions including University of the Fraser Valley, Justice Institute of BC, and RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre.[1]

University of the Fraser Valley edit

The South Chilliwack Campus of the University of the Fraser Valley houses the Trades and Technology Centre, the Faculty of Health Sciences building and the Agriculture Centre of Excellence.[2]

Trades and Technology Centre edit

The Trades and Technology Centre opened in 2009 and offers the following programmes.[2][3]


Health Sciences Centre edit

The facility features an atrium, science and computer labs, a fully equipped dental clinic, nursing stations, a library, a bookstore, a canteen, a black box theatre, a human performance lab that includes an EEG lab, environmental chamber, and teaching lab and a First Nations gathering place.[4] Its classrooms have open-source geo-exchange, solar thermal and light harvesting. The building earned LEED Gold certification for green building design, construction, and sustainability.[4] It opened in 2012.[2]

Programmes offered include Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Health Care Assistant, and Certified Dental Assisting program.[4]

Agriculture Centre of Excellence edit

Students at the Agriculture Centre of Excellence include those enrolled in the Bachelor of Agriculture and Business Administration in Agriculture Management programmes, as well as several specialized diploma and certificate programmes, including berry production, integrated pest management, and livestock production.[5] The Agriculture Center of Excellence opened in 2012.[2]

Justice Institute of British Columbia edit

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is focused on training professionals in the justice, public safety and social services fields. It was the first post-secondary institution to establish a campus at CEP. It is one of six JIBC campuses and it includes a 102-room student residence.[6]

JIBC offers two four-year degree programmes, namely the Bachelor of Public Safety Administration and Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies (online). It also offers diplomas and applied certificates, and professional workshops and training to paramedics, firefighters, sheriffs, corrections officers, probation officers, peace officers, family justice counsellors, mediators, law enforcement, emergency management and security professionals, Emergency Social Services volunteers and search and rescue volunteers.[7]

RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre edit

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police opened its Pacific Region Training Centre at CEP in 2001.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Canada Education Park". Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "UFV opens new building at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack". UFV Today. University of the Fraser Valley. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. ^ "UFV Trades & Technology". UFV.ca. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "UFV Health & Sciences". UFV.ca. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Agriculture Centre of Excellence" (PDF). UFV. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Justice Institute of BC". Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  7. ^ Schools & Departments

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