SASI Presents Readings from Punjabi Language Authors

The South Asian Studies Institute is partnering with the Dhahan Literature Prize to present two of the winning authors, Pargat Singh Satoj and Nachhattar Singh Brar tatUFV. The authors will be reading passages from their respective works. We hope you are able to join us for this event. Light refreshments will be provided and all […]

Facebook for Business Workshop — Oct 28 & Nov 4

Whether you are just getting started with Facebook marketing or you want to take your Facebook marketing to the next level, this workshop is for you. During this two-day interactive workshop, we will help you to setup and optimize your Facebook Business Page, create and schedule content that engages and increase sales, and learn to […]

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 […]

Coaching2Go — Oct 26

Please encourage your students to stop by the Coaching2Go table on Thurs, Oct 26 in the SUB Atrium! We will be promoting Career Centre services, as well as giving students feedback on their resume, cover letter, interview skills, and job-search tools. For more information, contact Paige Vanderveen at 10/27/2017

JET info table — Oct 24

Japanese Exchange Technology (JET) Come visit our table and get more info on exciting career opportunities in Japan Tues, Oct 24 11 am-3 pm SUB Atrium (Abbotsford campus) For more information, contact Lindsay Lloyd at 10/25/2017

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

Career opportunities at UFV — Oct 23

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems Department Assistant, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at […]

JET info table

Japanese Exchange Technology information session For more information, contact Lindsay Lloyd at 10/25/2017

Modern Voices of Publishing — Nov 7

Modern Voices of Publishing: Changing the Landscape A panel event discussing all things publishing Tues, Nov 7 11-am-noon Evered Hall, SUB Featuring: Shashi Bhat with Event Magazine Jessica Johns with PRISM International Katie Stobbart with Raspberry Magazine For more information, contact Amy Huesken at 11/08/2017

Abbotsford Advising Centre Open House — Oct 25

Students, faculty & staff are invited to drop by for cookies and coffee and to learn about everything the Advising Centre has to offer. Wed, Oct 25, from 10 am-2 pm UFV Advising Centre, S3117, SUB, Abbotsford Campus Advisors are here to help you Advisors help students plan their educational careers and answer questions about: […]

Library prepares domestic violence research guide

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness month and the Purple Light Nights Campaign, the UFV library has created a research guide on domestic violence. The guide includes links to books, videos, reports, journal articles, statistical sources, community organizations and resource lists for men and women. To view the guide, go to For more […]

Gender and Society Network event — Nov 8

The UFV Gender and Society Network is hosting its first event on Nov 8 from 3-4 pm in Abby C1429. Dr. Fiona MacDonald (Political Science) will be sharing her paper entitled, “Friends, Foes, or Fiction: Considerations on Feminist Men.” All are welcome. For more information, contact Martina Southern at 11/09/2017

Upcoming HR Learning and Development workshops — Fall 2017

Human Resources is committed to supporting your personal, academic, and professional growth. Below is a list of upcoming learning, development, and wellness workshops available (at no charge) for UFV employees. For registration information and more details, please visit–development. Oct 17 — Fast 101 (Reporting) Oct 18 — Adobe Pro Oct 24 — General Email […]

Time to support the United Way

The United Way Campaign for 2017 has launched at UFV, marking the 34th consecutive year of staff and faculty support for the United Way. The United Way supports more than 25 community partners and programs from Aldergrove to Boston Bar, serving a population of a quarter of a million people. The funds raised here stay […]

Employee benefits update

Check out updates on UFV’s Employee Benefits home page: Get to know your EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program) with Homewood Health!  Explore Homewood’s services, access Plan Smart | Lifestyle and Specialty Counselling, take E-courses on Health and Well-being or leisurely read Homewood’s Employee Health Promotion Newsletter: Life Lines | October 2017 Ensure you have […]

Newman discusses colonialism’s impact on Indigenous foodways on CBC

Lenore Newman, UFV’s Canada Reasearch Chair in Food Security & the Environment, discussed colonialism’s impact on Indigenous foodways, and the use of food as a weapon against Indigenous peoples, on CBC Radio: Unreserved recently. Listen here:…/food-being-used-as-a-weapon-the-lasting…

Board staff by-election: election Nov 7-9

The call for nominations for one staff member to serve the remainder of a three-year term on the Board of Governors has ended. Two nominations were received: • Kara Bertram • Mallory Manley Candidate statements may be viewed at Voting will take place Nov 7-9, 2017, inclusively. Eligible members may cast their votes on […]

Scholarly Sharing Initiative: Indigenous youth focus with Cindy Jardine, Wenona Hall, Adrienne Chan — Oct 25

Scholarly Sharing Initiative A series of monthly gatherings where members of the UFV community discuss their current scholarly work Come join a conversation about Indigenous youth, land-based resiliency, and partnering with Indigenous youth as co-researchers. Inspiring ideas and conversation! Coffee and light lunch provided! All welcome! Wed, Oct 25 1:15–2:45 pm F125. Wenona Hall & […]

Career opportunities at UFV — Oct 16

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Assistant Professor, Library & Information Technology Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Department Assistant, Modern Languages/Philosophy/Political Science Department Assistant, English Assistant Professor, Teacher Education To view details on these postings, and for a complete list […]

Presentation by BC Support Unit Fraser Centre

UFV and BC SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit — Fraser Centre invite you to attend an information and networking event. Faculty, staff, and students interested in health-related research, and available resources to support that research, are welcome to attend. BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre is advancing patient-oriented research and knowledge […]

Future of Food: Global Food Systems and Food Security — Oct 25

Do you know where your food comes from? Ever thought about the changing dynamics of food production and consumption as we head into the global future? We invite you to participate in a conversation with experts in food systems and food security. Speakers include: Dr. Alex Awiti, Aga Khan University East Africa Institute, Nairobi. Dr. […]

Policy revised — Board Policy on the Chancellor (BRP-225.01)

At its October 5, 2017 meeting, the Board of Governors approved revisions to the Board Policy on the Chancellor (BRP-225.01). Amendments were made to section 3 on the selection process. The change makes the policy consistent with the UFV Alumni Association’s UFV Chancellor Succession policy. The policy is available on the Secretariat website at: […]

Policy revised — Safe Student Learning Community (204) (Former title Student Non-Academic Conduct policy)

At its October 3, 2017 meeting, the President’s Executive approved revisions to the Safe Student Learning Community (204) (Former title Student Non-Academic Conduct policy). Prior to final approval, at its September 22, 2017 meeting, Senate rescinded the Student Non-Academic Conduct policy (204), and approved the new Safe Student Learning Community (204) administrative policy given Senate’s […]