UFV Business Executive and Golf Academy

Through a unique collaboration of expertise, experience, and facilities, the University of the Fraser Valley and YH People have joined together to offer senior level executive, managers, and supervisors the opportunity to experience golf in the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia and actively participate in seminars relating to Global Leadership and Management, Canada-Korea Trade Relations, Negotiating Across Cultures, and Current Economic Opportunities.

Surrounded by executive championship golf courses with year round access, stunning scenery, and home to PGA tour players Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin, UFV has the facilities, coaching, and the expertise to improve your golf game. Participants will also enjoy an inclusive, all-access trip to the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Seattle, USA. UFV’s Business Executive and Golf Academy truly offers an unparalled experience. 

Inclusive Program Highlights

  • Swing analysis (pre and post) in the golf science lab at the Chilliwack Golf Academy by two-time National Golf Coach of the Year and Kinesiology Professor Dr. Chris Bertram
  • Professional Golf clinic and 18-hole playing lessons @ The Falls, Chilliwack Golf Course, and Cultus Lake Golf Course
  • Business seminars at UFV’s Canada Education Park:

               Current Economic Opportunities

               Labour Economics

               Global Leadership and Management

               Foreign Trade Agreement: Canada-Korea-Korea

  • 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Final round tournament style at Sandpiper Golf Course
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All ground transportation / airport transfers 


Program Description 
Program date: Monday June 6 - Wedensday June 15, 2016
Arrival date: Sunday June 5
Departure date: Thursday June 16
Participants: Minimum 20; Maximum 24

Bring your own set of golf clubs / accessories. Golf carts are provided

A few of BC's best Golf Courses

Participants will enjoy 4 rounds of golf on a few of the Fraser Valley’s best Championship golf courses including the Chilliwack Golf Club, Cultus Lake Golf Club (executive par 3 for that short game practice), The Falls Golf Club, and Sandpiper Golf Course on the beautiful Harrison River.


Program Schedule
DateActivity Description

June 5

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport
June 6

Welcome / Seminar: Current Economic Opportunities in Canada

Chilliwack Golf Academy swing analysis (pre) / Pro Golf Clinic

June 7

Seminar: Labor Economics

Short-game skills and drills: 18-hole short course @ Cultus GC

June 8 18-hole playing lesson @ The Falls GC
June 9 Industry visits: the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Vancouver
June 10  2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Seattle
June 11 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Seattle
June 12  2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Seattle
June 13

Seminar: Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

18-hole playing lesson @ Chilliwack GC

June 14 

Seminar: Global Leadership and Management

Chilliwack Golf Academy swing analysis (post)

June 15

Checkout PRTC

Sandpiper golf course and 18-hold tournament play

Dinner reception and stay at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

June 16 Depart for Vancouver International Airport


Pacific Region Training Centre (PRTC)

The Pacific Region Training Centre (PRTC) is conveniently located directly across the street from UFV’s Chilliwack campus on Canada Education Park, two blocks from Garrison village with many amenities including a Korea-owned restaurant, 1km from the Vedder River, and 5km from Cultus Lake- a popular summer destination.

 All guests are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets in the Trivoli dining hall. Laundry, fitness, and recreational activities are available to all guests as well as use of the Johnny Mac Lounge (must purchase own drinks at reduced rate). 

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

After a full and final day of golf at Sandpiper Golf Course, we will head 15 minutes down the road to the beautiful 340 room Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa located in the village of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. Surrounded by mountains and overlooking spectacular Harrison Lake, our full service facility offers three restaurants and a bar, the Healing Springs Spa and hot mineral pools.

We have reserved a thank you dinner reception at the resort’s Copper Room that features live music and a 3 course meal. Before checkout the following morning, participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast at the Lakeside Café located on the second floor.


Program Coordinator Profiles‌

The UFV Business Executive and Golf Academy will be coordinated by:

Bertram, Kara – Kara Bertram is the Contract Training and Study Tour Coordinator in the International Department at the University of the Fraser Valley. She has   worked at UFV since 2007 after earning her Master of Science degree at the University of Alberta. She has many years of successful experience organizing customized training programs for international clients and is well connected in the community, ensuring that your experience is authentic and unique. Kara is the primary coordinator for this program. ‌‌‌‌‌


Bertram, Chris - Dr. Chris Bertram is the Head Coach of the men's and women’s golf team at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).  In his 10 years with   the program, the Cascades men have claimed 5 provincial conference titles and earned 7 podium finishes at the national level including a National Championship in 2013.  Since launching the women’s program in 2013, the Cascades women have claimed 9/12 provincial championships, one national championship and one silver national finish. 

‌Dr. Bertram’s is also a Professor of Kinesiology at UFV. His research and teaching focus is in the area of motor skill acquisition with an emphasis on the nature of expertise and elite performance in athletes. Dr. Bertram has published numerous scientific articles on the game of golf, and recently published a chapter in Science and Golf V.  He currently sits on the Editorial Board for the Annual Review of Golf Coaching and has been featured on the Golf Channel and in the New York Times.

Dr. Bertram has been named PACWEST Golf Coach of the year four times in the five year history of the award  and twice been named the CCAA national golf coach of the year. In 2015, Dr. Bertram was also honored as the Golf Coaches Association of Canada’s Golf Coach of the Year.  ‌‌

Kim, Yangho – Yangho Kim graduated from Dong-A University with an Electronics Engineering degree before working for 10 years as a Telecommunication Engineer at Korea Telecom. Since moving to Canada in 1998, Yangho has been in the position of CEO/Director of Hitel Communications Canada Inc., CEO/Director of South Point Business College, General Manager of Linda’s Motor Inn, and is currently the CEO/Director of YH People agency. Yangho has experience in hosting international groups for short-term programs and is also well connected in the community.



Questions and Answers



What will the language of the instruction be? Do I have to know English?

The ability to speak and read English is not necessary. Although two of the business seminar sessions and golf instruction will be conducted in English, consecutive translation in Korean   will be provided. Two of the Business seminars will be presented in Korean.  



Does my handicap need to be below a certain number to participate in this program?

No. Although it would be an advantage to have some golf knowledge, this program has been designed to appeal to individuals with a range of golf experience and skill.



What can you tell me about the Business Seminars?

We have carefully selected seminar topics that would be relevant across busines sectors. Seminars will be presented by UFV School of Business and Department of Economics faculty with the exception of Foreign Trade Agreement: Canada-Korea which will be facilitated by Mr. OY Choi, former Chief of World-OKTA (World Federation of Overseas Trader Association, Vancouver) and Director General Mr. Youngjin Kang from KOTRA (Korean Trade-Investement Promotion Agency, Vancouver Branch).




How many participants will there be? Should I book my travel to and from Canada as soon as I register for the training?

To enhance the experience, the number of participants will be limited to 24 persons. UFV reserves the right to cancel the training program if a sufficient number of pre-registrations do not occur by May 18, 2016. Please do not book your international travel to Canada. YH People will assist with booking flights as a group as well as with other travel logistics.



 Do I need to purchase travel insurance? international travel insurance is provided by UFV in program fee and covers each participant for emergency medical claims up to $3,000,000 CDN.  Insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions or participation in extreme activities.



What other information do I need for travel to Canada?

UFV will provide each participant with information about travel to and during your stay in Canada, translated in Korean for your convenience. Information will include transportation, cell phone, recrational activities, voltage, clothing, culture, and more.



What is the cancellation policy?

The University of the Fraser Valley will reimburse participants full tuition minus a $500 cancellation fee up to 2 weeks before the start of the program. If the cancellation puts the number of participants needed to fiscally responsibily run the program, no refund within two weeks of the start of the program will be given. In the event that a participant must prematurely leave the program for any given reason, an assessment to offer a refund percentage will be at the discretion of the University of the Fraser Valley. 


Registration and Payment

The deadline to register and pay is May 18, 2016


To register, click here



‌For inquiries in KOREAN, please email

Mr. Yangho Kim

Program Agency

YH People 


For inquiries in ENGLISH, please email

Kara Bertram

UFV International

University of the Fraser Valley

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