Palestinian Christian author to speak at UFV — April 23

Fraser Valley residents have a rare opportunity to hear Reverend Naim Ateek, a Palestinian Christian author and long-time advocate for justice and reconciliation in the Holy Land, on April 23 at the Abbotsford campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. The event, which is one stop on a nation-wide speaking tour, begins at 7 pm in Abby B101. Admission is free and open to the public. The presentation is sponsored by the UFV student group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and Canadian Friends of Sabeel.
“We’re pleased to sponsor this event,” said Kapil Sharma, president of SPHR–UFV. “The strident rhetoric that often characterizes debate of the Palestine–Israel conflict often drowns out the voices of the Palestinian Christians. Reverend Ateek is one of those preeminent voices, and he has devoted much of his life to seeking a just peace.”
Reverend Ateek’s life has been framed by the conflict in Israel and Palestine. In 1948, Israeli forces expelled his family from their village. He grew up in Nazareth, and in 1967 he was ordained a priest in the Anglican Communion. In 1991 he co-founded Sabeel, the Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. Reverend Ateek has written several books including the recently released A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine–Israel Conflict.
A book signing will follow the presentation.

Mon, April 23
7-10 pm
B101

For more information, contact Rachael Letkeman at rachael.letkeman@ufv.ca

04/24/2018

Leadership Awards Adjudication volunteers needed — June 13

The Financial Aid and Awards office is looking for adjudicators for the UFV Leadership Awards. The Leadership Adjudication meeting is on June 13 at 9:30 am and is approximately 2 to 4 hours long. You will meet with your fellow adjudicators to discuss your rankings and to reach a consensus of the recipients for the Leadership Awards assigned to your group. You will receive the Leadership applications at least 10 days before the Leadership Adjudication meeting. The time commitment to review and initially score the applications is roughly 8 to 10 hours.

If you are able to participate in this year’s selection of recipients for UFV Leadership Awards, please contact Carol Ambridge, Financial Aid and Awards by May 10.

For more information, contact Carol Ambridge at carol.ambridge@ufv.ca

05/31/2018

Jane’s Walk Abbotsford — U District vision — May 5

UFV VP External Craig Toews and Mark Neill, Director of Community Planning from the City of Abbotsford, will host a walk to share the U District vision for the University of the Fraser Valley.

Sat, May 5
10 am.
Meet outside Abbotsford Centre on the east side, bordering UFV Parking Lot 4.

For more information, contact Nikki Oldridge at nikki.oldridge@ufv.ca

05/06/2018

Career opportunities at UFV — April 23

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include:

  • Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Department Assistant, Faculty of Access & Applied Studies
  • Clerk, Bookstore, Abbotsford
  • Assistant, Career Services
  • Sessional Faculty, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, Indigenous Studies
  • Coordinator, Program Development and Quality Assurance
  • Administrative Assistant, Advising Centre
  • Coordinator, Student Transition and Engagement

To view details on this posting, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: https://www.ufv.ca/careers/

For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at tara.rozenek@ufv.ca

https://www.ufv.ca/careers/

For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at tara.rozenek@ufv.ca

05/03/2018

Blackboard update: Box View (Inline Grading tool)

Blackboard Learn Box View’s inline Grading tool will be turned off after April 30. Box View is a third-party tool with servers in the United States. This tool is used in the Grade Centre inline grading to preview students’ uploaded assignments. Blackboard itself is managed and hosted in Canada.

Instructors using Assignment dropbox will now need to download assignments for grading. All other features in the Grade Centre remain the same. There is an option to do a bulk download as well. Shown below.

Again, due to the privacy concerns with Box View we will be turning off the tool. There was no other solution from Blackboard to resolve this issue.

Contact Online@ufv.ca if you have any concerns or questions.

BC minimum wage increase — June 1, 2018

As you may be aware, the Government of BC will be increasing the minimum wage rate to $12.65 per hour effective June 1, 2018. Please visit the BC Government webpage for more information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/minimum-wage/information-for-employers

If you have submitted student contracts to Human Resources that begin before June 1, 2018, the hourly wage originally noted on the Request for Contract form will remain the same until June 1, 2018. If, on this date, the hourly wage is lower than the new minimum wage amount of $12.65 per hour, Payroll will automatically increase the student workers hourly rate to the new minimum wage rate. Your department does not need to take any action in this regard.

When submitting student Request for Contract forms that begin on or after June 1, 2018, please ensure the new provincial minimum wage of $12.65 per hour is noted thereon.

If you have any questions about the BC Government minimum wage increase and student contracts, please contact HRContracts.Compensation@ufv.ca or Christina Goodwin at local 4343.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/minimum-wage/information-for-employers

For more information, contact Christina Goodwin at christina.goodwin@ufv.ca

04/28/2018

Internationalization Fund proposals invited — deadline May 7

UFV International announces the first call for Internationalization Fund proposals for fiscal year 2018/19. 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. This year’s guidelines reflect UFV’s new Internationalization Goals developed over the past year.

The application deadline is Monday May 7, 2018. Please send completed applications to internationalization@ufv.ca.

Direct questions to John Potts at john.potts@ufv.ca

Internationalization Fund 2017-18 Criteria and Application  (Application version valid for fiscal 18/19)

 

TLC — Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) — 4 week online workshop 1

Please join us for the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitated by Michelle Johnson

FLO online schedule – May 22 to June 18, 2018

 

FLO is a four-week online asynchronous course with scheduled synchronous sessions. The course is designed for UFV faculty who wish to improve their line teaching methods or gain online teaching or online learning experience. The course covers four of the key components of an online course.

  • Week one: we build community
  • Week two: we explore the characteristics of adult learners online
  • Week three: we learn about team building
  • Week four: we consider self-assessment and application.

Once you have registered, Michelle will email you instructions and information prior to the workshop dates.

To contact us please email: tlcevents@ufv.ca

Online

http://events.ufv.ca/tlc/

For more information, contact Leah Lyon at leah.lyon@ufv.ca

05/22/2018

TLC — Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) — online workshop 2 — Aug 7-27

Please join us for the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitated by Michelle Johnson

FLO online schedule – August 7 – August 27, 2018

FLO is a four-week online asynchronous course with scheduled synchronous sessions. The course is designed for UFV faculty who wish to improve their line teaching methods or gain a little online teaching or online learning experience. The course covers four of the key components of an online course.

  • Week one: we build community
  • Week two: we explore the characteristics of adult learners online
  • Week three: we learn about team building
  • Week four: we consider self-assessment and application

Using the tools available in Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, FLO participants will experience being an online student and practice online facilitation in small groups.

Once you have registered, Michelle will email you instructions and information prior to the workshop dates.

To contact us please email: tlcevents@ufv.ca

Online

http://events.ufv.ca/tlc/events/

For more information, contact Lea Lyon at leah.lyon@ufv.ca

08/07/2018

Ignite Innovation Series — Promoting Interdisciplinary Learning across Business and Social Work — May 17

Title: Promoting Interdisciplinary Learning across Business and Social Work

Presenters: Anita Vaillancourt and Darrell Lim

This presentation features an overview of a collaborative experiential learning strategy designed and delivered across the professional practice fields of Business and Social Work. Social Work and Business program students were provided with a learning opportunity designed to facilitate collaborative planning and discussion on questions associated with developing programs and services to promote improved quality of life for and support to vulnerable populations. The presenters will discuss the instructor and student experiences of this interdisciplinary learning activity and provide recommendations for further collaborative learning opportunities across disciplines.

For more information or to register please contact: tlcevents@ufv.ca

Thurs, May 17
3-4 pm
G124 – Thinkerspace

http://events.ufv.ca/tlc/events/

For more information, contact Leah Lyon at leah.lyon@ufv.ca

05/17/2018

TLC — Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) — online workshop 3

Please join us for the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) facilitated by Michelle Johnson

FLO Online Schedule — Nov 13 to Dec 10, 2018

FLO is a four-week online asynchronous course with scheduled synchronous sessions. The course is designed for UFV faculty who wish to improve their line teaching methods or gain a little online teaching or online learning experience. The course covers four of the key components of an online course.

  • Week one: we build community
  • Week two: we explore the characteristics of adult learners online
  • Week three: we learn about team building
  • Week four: we consider self-assessment and application

Using the tools available in Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, FLO participants will experience being an online student and practise online facilitation in small groups.

Once you have registered, Michelle will email you instructions and information prior to the workshop dates.

To contact us please email: tlcevents@ufv.ca

Online

http://events.ufv.ca/tlc/events/

For more information, contact Leah Lyon at leah.lyon@ufv.ca

11/13/2018

Indigenous Student Centre craft blitz — April 20 & 27

Please join us for a chance to connect, craft, and support our Indigenous grads. Crafts made will be gifted to the grads at the Indigenous Graduation Reception in May 2018. Tea and bannock will be served for those who attend.

  • April 20 — Cedar hearts/coasters
  • April 27 — All previous crafts available

11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Indigenous Student Centre (Abbotsford campus, S1113)

For more information, contact Melissa Naman at melissa.naman@ufv.ca

04/27/2018

2018 grads: Book your photo session now!

Professional photographers from Artona Group, the official graduation photographer for UFV, will be on the Abbotsford campus in May for graduate portrait sessions ($15 sitting fee).

May 4-19 – Abbotsford campus
Location: Building B, Room 121

It is recommended that grads book their session now as appointments will fill up quickly.
To view availability of sessions and to book an appointment, grads can follow these steps:

1. Visit the Artona website
2. Click the “BOOK NOW” button on the homepage
3. Type in “University of the Fraser Valley”
4. Follow on-screen instructions
Alumni Membership card photos (free) – While on campus Artona will also be available to take photos for the UFV Alumni Association membership cards, free of charge. Alumni membership cards give grads access to a variety of great benefits and privileges upon graduation. Drop in anytime (S1101) – appointments are not necessary. To see our UFV Alumni Association membership benefits visit alumni.ufv.ca/benefits/

Criminal Justice, Business, Faculty of Science, and Kinesiology

The School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, School of Business, the Faculty of Science, Kinesiology and the UFV Alumni Association are pleased to offer grads the chance to have a graduate portrait with their fellow grads framed together and mounted in their department hallway. This single headshot-composite photography opportunity is FREE for the grad.

Be sure to book your appointment online now at www.artona.com or by phone: 1-800-668-3866

Questions? Call the Alumni Relations office: 604-557-4008 or email alumni@ufv.ca

https://www.artona.com/

For more information, contact Alicia Friesen at alicia.friesen@ufv.ca

05/19/2018