UFV offers first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness in Canada

By | June 26, 2019

Mindfulness is making headlines worldwide. The University of Fraser Valley is making history by offering the first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) in Canada and one of the first in North America. “Ours is one of the first graduate mindfulness programs in North America. As […]

“While there are other, continuing education programs based in universities across the continent, these are not fully developed as academic programs.” …

“According to the American Mindfulness Research Association, scientific studies of mindfulness have increased from 10 in 2000 to 700 in 2019. What we need now are training programs like UFV’s Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning grad certificate to prepare qualified and well-informed mindfulness practitioners to design, teach, and promote evidence-based mindfulness programs. Currently, the training is ad hoc and in no way ensures that trainers are abreast of this rapidly changing evidence base,” said Dr. MacPherson.