A Balancing Act: The Impact of the Pandemic on Women’s Mental Well-Being and Physical Activity

Thank you to Dr. Iris Lesser who submitted this very interesting and thought-provoking article which coincides perfectly with International Women’s Day coming up next week. As women and mothers we really do need to take care of ourselves physically and mentally – you cannot serve from an empty vessel. I am personally going to challenge … Read more

Employee Appreciation Day — March 5

Friday, March 5 is a day for companies to thank their employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee. Because our employees are our greatest asset, the Human Resources department wants to express to you how much we … Read more

Remote Learning — Turning a Challenge into an Adventure!

Submitted by guest blogger, Shawn Johnston – Director, Labour Relations, Human Resources As a parent of two kids (ages 7 and 9) the move to remote learning in March created many challenges, top among them keeping my kids busy, active, and engaged. The move to remote teaching also created unique challenges for UFV faculty (and … Read more

Winter, 2021 Online Workshops

Happy New Year everyone! We’ve assembled some wonderful learning opportunities for you this winter so please take the time to scroll through descriptions below and register for those that you are interested in learning more about. And as always, if there is anything not offered that you would like to see more training on, please … Read more

Counselling Support over the Winter Break

What a year we’ve had within UFV, across British Columbia and around the world!  The winter break is a much welcomed opportunity to get some rest and connect with family and friends (either in person or virtually). This time of year can also be very challenging for faculty and staff – and their family members … Read more

Celebrating our 2020 Retirees

2020 is almost over and what a strange year it was! There has been so much confusion and anxiety over Covid-19 both in our personal lives and at work. We have had to learn to adapt and face the challenge of trying to be creative in how we do things in this strange virtual environment … Read more

Knowledge Over Ignorance – Celebrating Diwali 2020 as a Movement to Change

Diwali is an important celebration in our community and one that I knew very little about. Thank you Sharanjit for educating us about the meaning of Diwali and for reminding us how it is especially important this year as we navigate through a very challenging time in our history. Diwali is a festival of new … Read more

2020 Employee Long-Service Recognition

Normally UFV’s annual Recognition Dinner takes place in May and is a wonderful evening that we all look forward to. It is a time for colleagues to come together and enjoy each other’s company, eat a delicious meal and reflect on your time here at UFV. But the universe threw us a curve ball this … Read more