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New Expense Claim Form

Financial Services has a new expense claim form, which now includes a section to record PD information. For more information, please contact The new form should be used for all expense reimbursements, including In-Service Professional Development (PD). What’s changed? The Expense Claim form now includes a section to record PD information. Record your PD […]

New expense claim form

Financial Services has a new expense claim form, which now includes a section to record PD information. For more information, contact Kim Wucher at 01/31/2017

UFV Library launches program to purchase Sage books

The UFV Library is participating in a program to purchase books from Sage through “Evidence Based Acquisition”. (EBA) From December 2017 until the end of December 2018, UFV users will be able to view all of Sage’s books and reference books on the Sage Knowledge platform. (Note that videos and business cases are not included […]

Getting in the KINSmas spirit

The first ever KINSmas event on November 29 brought the seasonal spirit to the Chilliwack campus at CEP as Kinesiology students and faculty enjoyed a friendly Survivor-style team competition organized by the KINpals. “This turned out to be a very well received and successful event with about 60 students attending in total, along with some faculty […]

Call for Nominations — Research Excellence Award

Calling for Research Excellence Award Nominations Deadline for nominations is 4 pm on Jan 12. Each year UFV recognizes individual research excellence through its Research Excellence Award. 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 […]

Financial Aid & Awards Tips for December

Financial Aid and Awards Tips for December If you require a student loan for the winter semester and you haven’t already applied, do so on-line at Loan documents for January will soon be confirmed electronically. Please contact Financial Aid and Awards for details on processing your loan to ensure that you have your funds […]

Commuter Alert – December 2017

Some events at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to be aware of, as they affect traffic and parking congestion on and around campus. • Sat, Dec 30 – Harlem Globetrotters: 7 pm • Sun, Dec 31 – Harlem Globetrotters: 2 pm Daily Parking: Students and employees may purchase daily parking and park in lots […]

Policy Revised — Accommodation of Students with Disabilities policy (93)

The Accommodation of Students with Disabilities policy (93) has been updated to reflect the name change from Disability Resource Centre to the Centre for Accessibility Services (CAS). The policy is available on the Secretariat website at For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at 12/08/2017

Fall grade submission deadline reminder

Grades for the Fall 2017 semester are due to the Office of the Registrar Thurs, Dec 21. Grades will be rolled (saved to student’s academic history), and GPAs recalculated just before the holiday closure on December 22. Please note that late grades will not be rolled again until the university opens in January. Please refer […]

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 […]

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

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

Disability Resource Centre changes name to Centre for Accessibility Services

We are happy to announce that the Disability Resource Centre has been renamed to the Centre for Accessibility Services (CAS). Our disability advisors will now be called accessibility advisors. We will be following up over the next few weeks with changes to the website, forms, and signage. If you have any questions about these changes […]

UFV closed Nov 10 for Remembrance Day

Dear Colleagues, UFV will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Remembrance Day which this year falls on Saturday, November 11. As this does not align with the School Districts closures on Monday, Nov. 13 or with past practice, UFV wants to ensure you have sufficient notice to make special arrangements. This decision […]

Dr. Kamal Arora joins UFV as Director of SASI

Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies is pleased to have Dr. Kamal Arora join us as Director of the South Asian Studies Institute in a half-time capacity, to work alongside Satwinder Bains, who was recently appointed as Principal of UFV India in a 50 percent capacity. Dr. Arora completed her PhD in Anthropology at UBC, with […]

Co-Curricular Record — What faculty and staff need to know

How do you know what you need to know if you don’t know?! A UFV faculty and staff tutorial video is now available for basic CCR information. Take two minutes to watch and you’ll be in the know! All CCR-related tutorial can be found at Any further inquiries can be directed to […]

Are you a Physics student thinking about grad school? — Nov 1 info session

Simon Fraser University will be providing information on their Physics grad program. This talk will be of interest to our upper-level UFV Physics students. Abby A353 Wed, Nov 1 1:30-2:30 pm A353 For more information, contact Caroline Majeau at 10/02/2017

Astronomy with Dr. Jaymie Matthews, UBC — Nov 9

The Physics Student Association and the Biology & Chemistry Students Association present astronomer and mission scientist, Dr. Jaymie Matthews from UBC. Thu, Nov 9 4-5 pm UFV Abbotsford Campus, B121 For more information, contact Caroline Majeau at 11/10/2017

Commuter Alert – November 2017

Some events at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to be aware of, as they affect traffic and parking congestion on and around campus. Tues, Nov 7 – Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles: 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 10 – Mamba Fight Night: 7 pm Fri, Nov 17- Amy Grant […]

Winter New Student Orientation — Nov 7

New-to-UFV students and their supporters are invited to Winter New Student Orientation on Tues, Nov 7 from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Abbotsford campus. At this event, students will: get program planning advice from academic advisors learn how to register online at an OReg info session discover resources available through Financial Aid and Awards and the […]

Open Access Week 2017

Open Access Week, the annual worldwide recognition of the immense value of open practices in research and education, falls on October 23-29 for 2017. As always, the numerous events and ideas are promoted on the official website: And keep an eye on two Twitter hashtags: Locally, there are several workshops and information […]

Next Meeting of Senate — November 17, 2017

The next meeting of Senate is on Fri, Nov 17, on the Abbotsford campus, Room A225/229. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to by noon on Tues, Nov 7. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at   11/17/2017

Employee tuition waivers — submit before semester start

Reminder: Employee tuition waiver requests must be submitted prior to the start of classes each semester. Please visit the HR website to access the online tuition waiver request. If you require more information please contact Debbie Dyck at local 4653 or   12/10/2017