Professional Communications in the Workplace — Oct 22

Effective communication is the foundation of positive working relationship and customer service excellence. In this interactive workshop, you will enhance your communication skills, recognize barriers to successful communication and learn practical tools you can implement to develop personal influence and manage difficult conversations. Facilitator: Monica Affleck RSVP: Thurs, Oct 22 1-2:30 pm Online … Read more

Resilience in a Remote World — Oct 28

This virtual experience explores how to build personal resilience in this unprecedented global situation where we are striving to find new ways to collaborate and contribute to UFV’s success. Levels of stress are sometimes high, changes are often rapid, significant and uncertain leaving many of us feeling overwhelmed. Personal resilience is an essential factor in … Read more

Preventing Slips, Trips, Falls — Nov 11

Slips, trips and falls results in over 42,000 injuries to Canadian worker’s each year. This risk becomes heightened in winter months. This training will: 1. Identify common cause factors 2. Discuss mitigation strategies at the university 3. Discuss what individuals can do to protect themselves Facilitators: Shane Veenstra Register: Wed, Nov 11 12-12:30 pm … Read more

Advanced Excel — Nov 18

Learn advanced skills in Microsoft Excel through Blackboard Collaborate. Topics may include financial functions, table creating and manipulation, PivotTables and PivotCharts, custom formatting, and consolidating data. Contact the instructor at by November 16th. if you have specific topics you’d like covered. Facilitator: Courtney Boisvert Register: Wed, Nov 11 1-2:30 pm Blackboard Collaborate … Read more

Advanced Word — Nov 4

Learn advanced Microsoft Word skills through Blackboard Collaborate. Topics may include form, index, table of contents, and tab stop creation. Review and revising documents and document protection. Contact the instructor at by Nov 2 if you have specific topics you’d like covered. Facilitator: Courtney Boisvert Register: Wed, Nov 4 1-2;30 pm Blackboard Collaborate … Read more

Outlook Basics & MS Teams — Oct 5

This course will re-familiarize you with Outlook basics and discuss the benefits of the new MS Teams integration. Find out how these two softwares fit together and optimize your use of them. Contact the instructor at if you have specific topics you’d like covered. Facilitator: Courtney Boisvert Register: Mon, Oct 5 2-3 pm … Read more

Tech Tools for Teaching — upcoming workshops

Make your online courses more meaningful. Enhance your teaching with ed tech tools from TLC’s top picks inventory. Browse our A-Z listing or find tools based on teaching outcome, popularity, and type of support. Be sure to check back regularly for updates and new apps. Upcoming Schedule: PeerScholar Workshop — Mon, Sept 28 (10-11 am) … Read more

College of Arts — Career Chat Series — Mondays

Featured every Monday on our YouTube and social channels! Stay tuned for our new weekly Career Chat series, where we interview career influencers using a 10 x 10 format, 10 questions in 10 minutes. Our goal is to inspire students about the endless possibilities and opportunities that can lead from a BA degree. Featured chats … Read more

Reminder: Self-serve password reset for faculty and staff

This summer, self-serve password reset (SSPR) was made available to all UFV faculty and staff; if you haven’t enrolled for SSPR yet, please read below for more information. What do I need to know? In order to improve your UFV email security, UFV has implemented upgrades to our password and account protection processes. These improvements … Read more

Online Step Cafe for new international students

STEP Café is back this Fall semester! A weekly drop-in Settlement, Transition, and Engagement Program that helps new international students navigate questions about academics, accommodation, working, self-care, community engagement, and more. Any question is a good question. STEP Café creates an online space for international students to ask questions and receive updates on immigration, academic … Read more

MicroCourses — Online Teaching Fundamentals — October schedule

The Teaching and Learning Centre is offering an ongoing MicroCourse series of workshops (essential Blackboard tools for online courses), with synchronous sessions for each MicroCourse scheduled weekly. Upcoming Schedule: MicroCourse 1 — Course Organization — Tues, Oct 6 at 11 am MicroCourse 2 — Adapting Instruction — TBA MicroCourse 3 — Assessments — Thurs, Oct … Read more