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

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

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

Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra — online workshop — April 23

Please join us at the Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Workshop, facilitated by Robin Pittman.

Blackboard Collaborate (web conferencing) will be moving to the Ultra experience-a fully browser-based, modern, and intuitive interface. Use Ultra for Virtual Classroom, office hours, tutoring and mentoring sessions, and departmental meetings.

Participants in this workshop will get a solid foundation, enabling them to successfully deliver live, interactive Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conferencing sessions. Participants will learn how simple Ultra is to deploy with its new design and to effectively manage the session communication tools, display PowerPoint content and record sessions for later playback.

A link to the session will be sent to you prior to the workshop. It is recommended that you set up and test your equipment 15 minutes prior to the session start time.

If you have any questions please contact Teaching & Learning at tlcevents@ufv.ca.

April 23
2-3 pm
Online

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

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

04/23/2018

UFV Alumni Association seeks Distinguished Alumni nominations — deadline May 1

UFV alumni can be found making a difference around the corner and across the world. And the UFV Alumni Association wants to celebrate them.

There are more than 38,000 alumni from the University of the Fraser Valley working in a variety of industries and sectors and making a significant impact on our economy and our communities.

The UFV Alumni Association will recognize two exceptional alumni through the Distinguished Alumni Awards. One award will be conferred upon a graduate who has achieved outstanding distinction in their career, in educational achievement, or by providing exceptional community service. The second award, the Young Distinguished Alumni Award, goes to a graduate of UFV who is 34 years of age or younger who has achieved outstanding distinction in the same categories.

Winners of these awards will join the ranks of past recipients including 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Emily Henry, who has built a career on designing programs influenced by Indigenous cultural beliefs and practices to help the over-represented group of Indigenous people in the federal corrections system, and 2017 Young Distinguished Alumni Award Alexis Warmerdam, an alumna from the Engineering Transfer program who is a driving force behind Abbotsford’s blossoming agriculture tourism industry.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2018.
Nomination application and criteria can be viewed and downloaded at alumni.ufv.ca/awards/distinguished-alumni-awards/

https://alumni.ufv.ca/awards/distinguished-alumni-awards/

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

05/01/2018

Volunteers needed for Indigenous graduation reception — May 23

The Indigenous student centre is looking for volunteers for our Indigenous graduation reception on Wed, May 23rd, from 5-9 m at the Gathering Place, Chilliwack campus. Various positions need to be filled. For more information contact, Josephine Charlie (CEP), 1-888-504-7441 x 2473 josephine.charlie@ufv.ca or Tery Kozma (Abbotsford) 1-888-504-7441 x 4069 theresa.kozma@ufv.ca

UFV’s Graphic + Digital Design Portfolio Show | ALL DAY EXHIBITION — April 24

UFV’s Graphic + Digital Design Portfolio Show

Celebrate inspiration — and discover your muse

We, the 2018 Graphic + Digital Design grads, are rooted in the inspiration around us — from little details and large patterns, to where we live, who we are, and aspire to be. We have discovered new terrain and uncovered unique ideas. It’s time to celebrate inspiration with us and find your muse.

The University of the Fraser Valley, Graphic + Digital Design Portfolio Show:
an exhibition of communication design, brand identity, dynamic media and interactive design.

RECEPTION | TUES, APRIL 24 | 4:30 – 7:30 PM
EXHIBITION | WED, APRIL 25 | 9 AM – 6 PM

HIGHSTREET, ABBOTSFORD
J150 – 3122 MOUNT LEHMAN RD.

http://ufvgdd.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/938185253012777/

04/26/2018

Register for Professional Development Day

Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a day of professional development to connect with colleagues, learn tools, tips, and trends in higher education, and grow UFV towards the future together.

Start the day off with a presentation about the transformation that is underway in the K-12 system by keynote speaker Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools for the Abbotsford School District.

You can customize your day of learning by selecting from over 30 workshops including:

  • The Pedagogy of Civil Discourse in the Trump Era
  • An Introduction to Research Data Management
  • Ketogenic Diet: Lose Weight and Prevent Diseases
  • Including Multilingual Learners in Your Classroom
  • Staying Safe in Cyberspace

Refreshments and lunch provided, as well as prizes!

The full agenda can be found at ufv.ca/pdday2018.

Thurs, April 26
8:30 am-4:00 pm
Abbotsford

http://www.ufv.ca/pdday2018

For more information, contact Nicolle Bourget at nicolle.bourget@ufv.ca

04/26/2018