Ugly Holiday Sweater Day — Dec 8

Happy Holidays from Human Resources! Tis the season to pull out those ugly sweaters and share some holiday joy! Great prizes for the ugliest sweaters (but you must come to Human Resources to show off or email your pics to Fri, Dec 8 For employees on all UFV campuses For more information, contact Nancy […]

New Hires, Moves and Changes, October 2017

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who are taking on new positions: Yvonne Contreras — Assistant, Student Services, moved from Department Assistant, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies Shannon Draney — Instructional Assistant, Upgrading & University Preparation, Abbotsford, moved from Coordinator, Industry Services & Part Time Trades Christine Jones — Supervisor, […]

Obituary: Noel Hall

Dr. Noel Hall, who was chair of the UCFV board of governors from September 13, 1994 – July 31, 1999, passed away on October 31, 2017. Hall was very active in Mission community and played a key role in helping to develop university-level programming at UCFV. Read his full obituary here: Story from UCFV […]

Sto:lo Career Fair

Stó:lō Service Agency is please to inform you of our upcoming Career Fair under the theme Your Dreams, Your Future – Find it Here! The Career Fair, which will bring together aboriginal people, employers, and experienced professionals under one roof, is scheduled to take place on February 27, 2018 at Tzeachten Community Hall. This year’s […]

Holiday Bargain Book Sale!

Stock up for the Holidays! UFV Bookstore Bargain Book Sale runs Nov 27 through Dec 1. Join us outside OReg in Abbotsford and at Chilliwack Bookstore to stock up on bargain books from $1-4! 10 am-3 pm Dates: November 27,28,29,30 & December 01 *all sales final* For more information, contact UFV Bookstore at […]

Internationalization Fund — Call for proposals

UFV International announces the second call for Internationalization Fund proposals for fiscal year 2017/18. The fund is open to any UFV staff member, faculty member, or administrator to make a proposal that will “internationalize” UFV’s curriculum, services, departments, or programs or enhance one’s ability or a department’s capacity to work with international students and partners. […]

Scholarly Sharing Initiative, featuring Leah Douglas and Alicia Horton — Nov 23

Come join an informal scholarly conversation about gender, social research, trauma and power! Thurs, Nov 23 1:15–2:45 pm Abby U-House (SASI) Coffee and lunch provided. This month’s speakers Leah Douglas – The joys and pitfalls of trauma-informed practice and research Professor Douglas’s specialty area, and the focus of her sabbatical, is trauma-informed practice, research, and […]

Sailing to Byzantium — Nov 24

A showcase of UFV’s poets, actors, and visual artists featuring poetry readings, theatre presentations and visual art. Want to show your work? Have any questions? Contact:, or Fri, Nov 24 4-6 pm Evered Hall, Student Union Building, Abbotsford Campus   11/25/2017

Career opportunities at UFV — Nov 20

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Senior Research Analyst To view details on this posting, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at 11/30/2017

Sweater Week — Nov 20-24

Grab an extra layer for Sweater Week November 20-24. Temperatures are being lowered by 2°C in all buildings. This is to bring awareness to the small steps that we can take individually to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We’re reminding everybody to grab an extra layer for the week to ensure they’re […]

MNP Mix & Mingle — Nov 23

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear a brief presentation from MNP and network with MNP representatives! RSVP: To reserve your spot email Thurs, Nov 23 11 am-1 pm Abby B121 For more information, contact Lindsay Lloyd at 11/24/2017

Chocolate Yoga — Nov 28

Chocolate + yoga = pure happiness! On November 28 from 1-2:30 pm the UFV Yoga Club and Mental Health Awareness Club will be holding the second annual Chocolate Yoga Event. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a yoga session, chocolate, and de-stress activities. Tue, Nov 28 1-2:30 pm Abby B121 For more information, contact […]

Reduced access at UFV Abbotsford campus on Sun, Nov 19 due to police funeral

This Sunday, Nov. 19 UFV Abbotsford is honoured to host first responders attending the official police funeral of APD Constable John Davidson at the Abbotsford Centre. In order to accommodate this service: All UFV Abbotsford campus buildings except for SUB and Baker House will be closed to students, staff, and faculty from 8 am to […]

UFV Board of Governors Staff By-Elections — voting results

Congratulations to Kara Bertram on being elected as the staff representative on the UFV Board of Governors, to serve the remainder of a three-year term, ending July 31, 2019. Thank you to Mallory Manley for putting your name forward. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at 11/24/2017

Scholarly Sharing Initiative — Nov 23

Join colleagues for the next Scholarly Sharing Initiative. Next up for Nov 23 are Leah Douglas (SSSW) on “The joys and pitfalls of trauma-informed practice and research” and Alicia Horton (SCMS) on “Gender and power dymanics in qualitative interviews with formerly imprisoned men.” 1:15-2:45 pm Abby F145 Light lunch served. All welcome!

Purdy’s group purchase program for employees

Employees of UFV can take advantage of buying Purdy’s chocolates at a 25% discount. The brochure for this year is available at: Purdy’s Group Purchase Christmas Brochure or in H:\Temp\Purdy’s Group Purchase\2017_Christmas_Brochure.pdf. I will also have a limited supply of hard copy brochures available. You can choose to order online at or using the […]

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by being generous in your community — Nov 28

UFV is taking part in the international Giving Tuesday movement on November 28. We are joining the City of Abbotsford in marking Giving Tuesday as the start of the giving season. It immediately follows the days of intense consumerism, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is all about helping our community by giving back and […]

LLT Pizza and Pop Evening — Nov 16

Come and meet with employees from LLT Chartered Professional Accountants and learn what they have to offer. The firm is interested in hiring students, so be ready to impress! There will be free pizza. Thurs, Nov 16 5-7 pm Abby D225 Dress: Business Casual We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, contact […]

Alumni Commemorative Wine Artist competition — submission deadline Jan 15

If you know of a UFV alumnus with a flair for artistic creativity, we invite you to encourage them to submit their artwork for the 2018 Alumni Commemorative Wine Artist competition. The Alumni commemorative wine is a highly anticipated annual tradition at UFV. The wine is produced in honour of the graduating class and is […]

Tuition waiver requests

Tuition waiver requests for employees, spouses, and/or dependents must have them submitted to HR before the start of classes for Winter 2018. Please contact Debbie Dyck at local 4653 or via email if you have any questions. For more information, contact Debbie Dyck at 12/22/2017

‘Be A Geographer’ Day — Nov 14

Have you ever wondered what a geographer does? Do we read maps all day? Do we just recite the capital cities of countries around the world? Geography is much, much more. Join us for ‘Be a Geographer’ Day on the Abby Green to explore skills and techniques used by geographers. We will have demonstrations and […]

Film screening: “Stone Cold Justice”

Winner of the 2014 Investigative Journalism Walkley Award In 2013 The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) released a scathing report finding that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) threatens Palestinian children in the Occupied Territories “with death, physical violence, solitary confinement and sexual assault.” This joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence […]

MNP Mix & Mingle

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear a brief presentation from MNP and network with MNP representatives! Thu, Nov 23 11 am-1 pm Building B, Room B121 (Abbotsford Campus) RSVP: To reserve your spot email For more information, contact Paige Vanderveen at 11/24/2017

Career opportunities at UFV — Nov 13

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Coordinator, Nursing Laboratory Assistant Professor, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice Communications Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts Events Assistant, Teaching & Learning Assistant Professor, Psychology Administrative Assistant, Director, UFV International Carpenter, Theatre To view details […]