Poetry Now: a lecture with Miriam Nichols — Mar 21

Please join 2017 Research Excellence award recipient Miriam Nichols, a member of the English department, for a lecture on: Poetry Now: Memory, Measure, and Meaning for the 21st Century “. . . folks expect of the poet to indicate more than the beauty and dignity which always attach to dumb real objects . . . […]

Career opportunities at UFV — Feb 19

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Web Support Specialist Instructor, Chemistry Assistant Professor, BSN program To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: https://www.ufv.ca/careers/ For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at tara.rozenek@ufv.ca 03/01/2018

Chinese & Lunar New Year — Feb 20

Join Modern Languages and UFV International as we celebrate the upcoming Chinese and Lunar new year! Enjoy cultural music, dancing, food, and exciting activities with us in the Global Lounge. All are welcome! Tue, Feb 20 4-7 pm Global Lounge, B223 For more information, contact Rachael Kopp at rachael.kopp@ufv.ca 02/21/2018

Live Webinar — Post-Secondary Partnerships & Entrepreneurial Skills Development — Feb 23

Post-secondary students make up Canada’s largest source of new talent. Unfortunately, Canadian grads are experiencing high unemployment rates and gaps in skill-sets, citing a lack of experience as a main barrier to employment. Webinar Highlights To combat these issues, Enactus Canada operates this country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform. Enactus Canada challenges university and college […]

Student Research Day — April 5

UFV Student Research Day Thurs, April 5 11:30 am–12:30 pm Microlectures 12:30–2:30 pm Poster Presentations Microlectures 11:30 am – Micro lectures in the Spirit Bear Café, A Building, Abbotsford campus. Take the stage and share your research experiences in a high-speed 2-minute lecture. UFV Students only. How do I register for the Microlectures? Fill out […]

Chinese and Lunar new year — Feb 20

Join Modern Languages and UFV International as we celebrate the Chinese and Lunar new year! Enjoy music and dancing, and try exciting cultural activities such as paper cutting, Mah Jong, calligraphy, and food tasting. Tue, Feb 20 4-7 pm Global Lounge,Abby B223 For more information, contact Ghizlane Laghzaoui at ghizlane.laghzaoui@ufv.ca 02/21/2018

UFV Sustainability Case Competition — March 9

Solve a real-world sustainability challenge and present your solutions to a panel of influential business leaders in the community — win $1,000! The case competition is open to all UFV students and will address a sustainable problem focused on the Fraser Valley region. Register your team by March 2, 2018 to compete for $1,000! https://www.ufv.ca/SCC2018 […]

2018 grads: Book your photo session now!

2018 grads: Book your photo session now! Professional photographers from Artona Group, the official graduation photographer for UFV, will be on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses in February and March for graduate portrait sessions ($15 sitting fee). Feb 21-24 – Chilliwack campus Classroom: CEPA 2428 March 5-17 – Abbotsford campus Artona Mobile Studio – Mobile […]

Live Webinar — Employability Skills: What Every Employer Seeks — April 12

Employers in all sectors across Canada seek workers who demonstrate Employability Skills. The Conference Board of Canada’s Employability Skills define the skills, attitudes, and behaviours needed to succeed in the workplace. They are the foundation for employability and provide a common language for recruitment, performance review, and career path planning. Related resources, including the Employability […]

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 […]

Shakespeare Names/Sto:lo Memoryscapes — March 8

Please join us for presentations and conversations about Shakespeare Names/Sto:lo Memoryscapes, with members of the Oecologies research group, Vin Nardizzi (UBC English), Patriticia Badir (UBC English), Keith Thor Carlson (U of Saskatchewan), and Sonny McHalsie (Naxaxahalts’i).  What was the history of the naming of the Kettle Valley Railway stops and the Othello tunnels, and how […]

Uniglobe travel information sessions: Feb 26 and 28

Recently we announced that the BC Public Post-Secondary Purchasing Consortium has chosen Uniglobe One Travel as a selected travel partner based on service, savings opportunities, technology efficiencies, and traveler support. Uniglobe One Travel will provide all travel and travel management services for the university. The Uniglobe travel information sessions will be held as follows: Abbotsford […]

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 https://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/get-involved-in-ufv-governance/elections-voting-and-results/. 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 […]

Volunteers Wanted for Career Fair

Volunteers needed for the 2018 Career Fair Thursday March 8, 1–5 pm in the Student Union Building. Students they can come for the experience, networking, and the food! Volunteering looks great on a resume, and potential employers love to see that they are involved. Time commitment will be over the course of 2 weeks, with […]

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 https://www.ufv.ca/hr/benefits/health-benefits/  For more information, contact Kerri Ponich at kerri.ponich@ufv.ca 02/28/2018

Human Resources Year End Deadlines — Feb 28

In-Service Professional Development applications and expense claim forms for the 2017/2018 fiscal year must be submitted to Human Resources for approval no later than Feb 28. For In-Service Professional Development events that take place in March 2018, please arrange expense claim for submissions with Lee Newbery at local 5133 or lee.newbery@ufv.ca. Training & Development claims […]

Next Meeting of Senate — March 9

The next meeting of Senate is on Friday, March 9, on the Abbotsford campus, room A225/229. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca by noon on Tues, Feb 27. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca http://www.ufv.ca/senate/ 03/09/2018

Child and Youth Care — LGBTQ Panel Feb 27

Child and Youth Care students are hosting a LGBTQ panel. Come and join the conversation on connecting community. Tue, Feb 27 – Tue, Feb 27 6 – 7:30 pm Auditorium B building Abbotsford Campus For more information, contact Cassie Labbe at labbecassie1@gmail.com 02/28/2018

College Pension Plan “Approaching Retirement” Workshop

Thu, Mar 22 9 – 11 am Room B121 Abbotsford Campus As members of the College Pension Plan, faculty and administrators, are invited to attend an “Approaching Retirement” Workshop presented by the BC Pension Corporation on Thursday, March 22 at 9 am in Room B121 on the Abbotsford campus. Members of the plan within five […]

HORIZONS — Photography, paintings and video installation

Photography, paintings and video installation. Based on an exhibition held in Jan 2017 at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań, in Poland. This work is about the ambiguous and multifaceted connections we have to our environment in the context of perception, experience and memory. Tue, Feb 6 – Mon, Feb 26 10 am – […]

UFV Faculty Microlectures — Feb 20

2018 Faculty Microlectures • Tues, Feb 20 • Location: Abbotsford Campus – Road Runner Cafe • Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm • Deadline to register: Feb 12 What it looks like. Researchers take the stage one after the other for a maximum of two minutes to speak about the exciting findings and implications of […]

Learning through Peer Teaching — Ignite Innovation Series — Mar 22

Ignite Innovation Series UFV is celebrating several of its teaching and learning innovators through its new IGNITE series. With themes of active learning, moving to online, and embodied pedagogy, these faculty members are sharing their experiences and expertise. Learn with your peers – support your colleagues. If you attend all the sessions, you will receive […]

Faculty of Science Dean’s Seminar Series with Dr. Lucy Lee — Feb 20

Dr. Lee has devoted 35 years to fish cell line development and in this presentation, she will recap her past work, present research projects and a fascinating future for fish invitromatics. Tue, Feb 20 1:30- 2:30 pm Abby B101 http://blogs.ufv.ca/science/2018/02/01/lucy-lee/ For more information, contact Caroline Majeau at caroline.majeau@ufv.ca 02/21/2018