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Financial Aid & Awards Tips for March

Tip #1: Registration for the summer semester begins soon so remember to set aside $200 for your deposit – fee deferrals are not a given. Tip #2: Start preparing your scholarship and leadership applications – deadline is May 10. NOTE: This is an online application process. You will be able to access it through MyUFV […]

Health Spending Account — respond with your preference by March 23

All employees eligible for Health Spending Account funds in fiscal 2018/19 have been sent an email with a link to the 2018/19 HSA Funds Designation Form. Employees who would like to direct some or all of the new funds to an RRSP must submit the form by March 23, 2018. If you did not receive […]

UFV Bookstore closure — March 27-29

UFV Abbotsford and Chilliwack Bookstore locations will be closed for inventory March 27-29. Our team will be available at if you have an urgent question or request. We apologize for the inconvenience, we will reopen after the Easter weekend, on Tues, April 3. For more information, contact UFV Bookstore at 03/30/2018

Two authors with UFV connections are BC Book Prize finalists

Two authors with UFV connections have been named a finalists for a BC Book Prize. English associate professor Andrea MacPherson’s most recent novel What We Once Believed is in the running for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, through the BC Book Prizes. What We Once Believed (Publisher: Caitlin Press) is the story of Maybe Collins, […]

Thank you for supporting Career Fair 2018

On behalf of the Career Centre we want to thank you for making the 2018 Career Fair a success! We appreciate your support with marketing to students; including letting us conduct class visits as well as handing out postcards. Also, a big thank you to those who attended the event. For more information, contact Paige […]

Internet outages on March 21

There will be two planned internet outages on the Abbotsford campus in the next two weeks. All staff, faculty, and students will be unable to access UFV internet services, including websites, email, landline telephone systems, cloud systems, external monitoring environments, and remote access during this time:   Wed, March 14 60 minutes between 1 am […]

Board of Governors policy and bylaw updates

At its meeting on March 1, 2018, the Board of Governors approved the following:  Revisions to Board Bylaw BGB-110.08 Officers of the Board  Revisions to Board Bylaw BGB-110.07 Board Composition, Appointment, Election and Succession  Revisions to the Board Policy on Academic and Corporate Seals and Coat of Arms (BRP-200.03)  Revisions to the Board Policy on […]

Next Meeting of Senate — April 6

The next meeting of Senate is on Fri, April 6, on the Abbotsford campus, Room A225/229. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to by noon on Tues, Mar 27. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at 04/06/2018

Policy Consultation — Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (53) policy revisions

The University Secretariat invites your feedback on the proposed revisions to the Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (53) policy. Supporting documents are available at If you have any feedback, please submit your comments to by April 13. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at 04/13/2018

Career Readiness Path — prepare for your future!

Career Readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare graduates for a successful transition into the workforce. In a recent survey, 400 Canadian employers where asked what graduates lack. The top 5 were as follows: 1. Interpersonal or people skills: 51% 2. Problem-solving skills: 45% 3. Teamwork: 41% 4. Oral communication: […]

Bookstore pop-up sale! Mar 6-8

Visit UFV Bookstore Pop Up Sale March 6, 7 & 8! OReg ( Building B) Abbotsford & Bookstore in Chilliwack 10 am-3 pm Hundreds of sale items including: Hoodies | T-Shirts | Sweatpants | Pajamas | Jackets | Jewelery | Kids Tees | Gift Items Over 200 school Supplies from $1-$5! Debit, credit and cash […]

myWeb down for maintenance Sun, March 11, 8-9:30 am

The myWeb system will be down for maintenance on Sunday, March 11, from 8 to 9:30 am. You will not be able to access the system during that time. Service will resume at 9:30 am and editors will be able to log in normally at For more information, contact myWeb team at 03/11/2018

Students recommend ways to enhance campus learning

In the fall of 2017, UFV’s Teaching and Learning Centre began soliciting for proposals from students on improving learning at UFV. The question was, “What can UFV do to enhance your learning.” Three prizes were awarded. The contest drew 27 proposals from students over a six-week period. An ad hoc committee reviewed the proposals and […]

Deadlines for four awards extended to March 2 — nominate now!

We like recognizing outstanding achievement and service at UFV and we want your nominations. UFV has EXTENDED the nomination deadlines for the following four awards until Fri, March 2. Employee Service Excellence Awards — call for nominations — deadline Mar 2 UFV Service Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate UFV staff and faculty in three categories: […]

PD Day helped Continuing Education instructors and staff grow their perspectives

Continuing Education Learning in Action: Growing our Perspectives Building leadership, community and capacity. That was the theme of Continuing Education’s second annual Professional Development day for CE instructors and staff in February, and the event certainly lived up to its promise. Participants learned about a wide variety of topics ranging from the process of making […]

Fair Dealing Week (copyright compliance) — Feb 26-Mar 2

Fair Dealing Week in Canada The annual Canadian Fair Dealing Week falls on February 26 – March 2 for 2018. In the United States this week is referred to as Fair Use Week. Fair dealing is an important legal doctrine that allows the public to make limited use of copyrighted works and content without being […]

Faculty Service Excellence Award nomination deadline extended

The University of the Fraser Valley has created a new award that recognizes individuals for academic excellence in service. Those eligible for nomination include all UFV B faculty who have completed their probationary period or sessional instructors who have a cumulative equivalent of two years teaching time at UFV. Selection criteria include collaboration across boundaries, […]

Training & Development and Health Spending Account

Employees eligible for Training & Development funds must submit their claim for 2017/18 fiscal year by February 28, 2018. Employees eligible for Health Spending Account funds need to submit claims for expenses incurred in the fiscal year, April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, as soon as possible. HSA balances can be viewed when you […]

New Hires, Moves and Changes, January & February 2018

Welcome to the following new employees and congratulations to those who have taken on new challenges. Anna Mayo — Coordinator, Industry Services & Part Time Trades Amy Huesken — Department Assistant, College of Arts Denise Tuchscherer — Advisor, Financial Aid, moved from Assistant, Student Services Jordan Zimmermann — Department Assistant, Theatre and Media Arts Scott […]

Health Spending Account — time to submit claims

All employees eligible for Health Spending Account funds need to submit claims for expenses incurred in the fiscal year, April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, as soon as possible. HSA balances can be viewed when you log in to myUFV and click on Benefits. Reminder that only funds allocated in Fiscal 17/18 can be […]

By-Election for Board of Governors Student Positions

Four nominations were received for two student positions on the Board of Governors, for terms from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019: Andrew Stahl Isaac Veeneman Jordan Tabin Harsimran Gill Candidate statements are available for viewing at An election is underway to select two nominations. Voting will take place March 8, 9, 10, […]

Visual Arts auction winners

Senior students of the Visual Arts Department would like to thank all those individuals who participated in the Silent Auction this year. A very special thanks to those who donated artworks to this fundraising event. All proceeds will go towards the Creative & Performing Arts Festival which will take place on April 27 on the […]

Employee benefits updates

Manulife has introduced two standard programs to the UFV Extended Health Benefits plan. These programs are DrugWatch and the Specialty Drug Care. For more information, visit the Human Resources Health Benefits webpage  For more information, contact Kerri Ponich at 02/28/2018