Solve It! Community Innovation Challenge

The UFV Alumni Association is launching an exciting initiative called Solve It! UFV’s Community Innovation Challenge.

Solve It!  is an applied research contest focused on giving UFV students and recent grads tangible experience as they solve small, but real life, challenges that exist in the Fraser Valley.

Solve a Challenge

Are you a UFV student or recent alum interested in gaining valuable and tangible real-world experience while making your community a better place? Solve It! will be looking for teams of students and alumni to tackle submitted challenges from December 2017 to March 2018.

Join an interdisciplinary team in a unique contest that aims to further innovation and sustainable community development in the Fraser Valley.

  • Get unique perspectives on real-word problems
  • Partner up with students, recent alumni, municipalities, businesses, and non-profits in the region to help solve real-world challenges.
  • Put your skills to the test
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Network with our business partners

We now have over 10 project sponsors putting forward projects! These project sponsors are: City of Abbotsford, District of Mission, Abbotsford Airshow, Warzone Education Project, Abbotsford Community Services, Foundry, BC Agricultural Council, Abbotsford Minor Hockey, Old Spaghetti Factory, Fraser Valley Regional District, & Chilliwack Learning Society.

Sign up now and start changing your world.

For more information or if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Solve It! organizing team at

Note: Any research involving human participants must receive ethical approval before data collection. Solve It! participants are advised to partner with a UFV faculty member to guide them through the research ethics process. Students should apply directly to the UFV Human Research Ethics Board by finding the correct form here: and submitting it to Should you have any questions about the research ethics process, please contact: Yvette Fairweather @ or 604-557-4011.