Provost and VP Academic Lunch and Learn — Equity over Diversity — Making Inclusion Inclusive — Oct 27

EDI training sessions or programs are meant to be tactics of a much larger strategy for advancing EDI within an organization. Training alone cannot create just and inclusive spaces, but these training sessions are valuable if leveraged effectively and honestly. Diversity and Inclusion initiatives often miss the mark because they tend to emphasize diversity over … Read more

UFV Tech Tools and Blackboard Workshops — Oct 21-Nov 25

Make your online courses more meaningful. Enhance your teaching with ed tech tools from TLC’s top picks inventory. Browse our A-Z listing or find tools based on teaching outcome, popularity, and type of support. Be sure to check back regularly for updates and new apps. Upcoming Schedule: Zoom Workshop — Tues, Oct 26 (2-3 pm) … Read more

MicroCourses — Teaching Fundamentals — Oct 18-Nov 4

The Teaching and Learning Centre is offering an ongoing MicroCourse series of workshops (essential Blackboard tools for online and hybrid courses ), with synchronous sessions for each MicroCourse scheduled weekly. The primary objective of these MicroCourses is the pedagogy behind the tools and how they can be used to: *achieve learning objectives *promote student engagement … Read more

Indigenization workshops — Oct-Dec

Circle Works Sessions This workshop will provide an overview of the history, cultural protocols, and Indigenous worldviews of Circles. Learn about using Circle Works as a pedagogical tool in both the face-to-face and online classrooms. Strategies to facilitate a culturally appropriate Circle will be discussed and modelled. Abbotsford — Thinker Space (G124): Tues, Oct. 19 … Read more

Policy updates — Indemnification of Board Members; Reappointment of the President

At its October 1, 2021 meeting, the UFV Board of Governors approved: • Revisions to BGB–110.12 Indemnification of Board Members As well as the creation of BRP-225.03 The Board Policy on the Reappointment of the President These are available for viewing on the Board website under Bylaws and Policies. https://www.ufv.ca/board/ For more information, contact Marlene … Read more

Peace Talk — PACS student fieldwork presentations: Restorative Justice and Housing in the Fraser Valley — Oct 19

This Peace Talk webinar will feature the work of two Peace and Conflict Studies students who have recently completed the PACS fieldwork course. The course is designed as an experiential learning opportunity, and to prepare PACS majors and minors for vocational work The fieldwork experience is designed to have students apply peace-building methods flexibly and … Read more

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) — November 16-19

Join us for the Instructional Skills Workshop, facilitated by Ken Harmel Location: Online, and UFV Abby G124 Workshop Schedule: Tuesday, November 16  (1–4 pm) — Online Wednesday, November 17  (9 am–4 pm) — G124 Thursday, November 18  (9 am–4 pm) — Online Friday, November 19  (9 am–4 pm) — Online The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) … Read more

Employee information session for the Applied Management Concentration and Bachelor of Integrated Studies

See attached Image Thurs, Oct 28 12-1:30 pm MS Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NmMyOWUyODgtNzljNy00OWUzLWE1ZjQtMDZjMTc3MTllYjAy%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22a3d10b1d-c226-48f9-a6db-976df918187e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%225f336f8d-df5e-4c08-b985-f4d0d005f7fe%22   For more information, contact Heidi Christie at heidi.christie@ufv.ca 10/28/2021

Metis Day Awareness — Nov 2

Métis Day Awareness‌‌ — Everyone Welcome Tues, Nov 2 1-3 pm Chilliwack campus | Gathering Place, A1457 Come and join us in celebrating Metis Culture & Learn about the traditional Metis sashing ceremony What is Metis Day? The traditional culture of our Métis ancestors, shaped by nature, still exert strong influence on generations today, from … Read more

Book Launch for: Sema:th Xo:tsa, Stand Like A Cedar, Feeling the Pulse of Poverty — Oct 27

UFV’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre is hosting a book launch featuring a suite of innovative and artistic books by local Indigenous and settler authors and organizations. Nicola Cambbell, with illustrations by Carrie-Lynn Victor, Stand Like a Cedar (Highwater Press) Melissa Kendzierski (UFV alumna), The Pulse of Poverty (Chilliwack Healthier Community) Chris Silver, Carrie-Lynn Victor, Kris … Read more

Webinar: Conservation as Innovation — October 20

Title: Conservation as Innovation: The role of biodiversity in agriculture Abstract: Often the goals of conservation organizations and the goals of farmers are seen as in opposition. But it is increasingly evident that biodiversity can provide a myriad of ecosystem services that can reduce costs for farmers and increase resilience and stability in agro-ecosystems. This … Read more

SASI fifth annual symposium: Building a Diasporic Roadmap through Inquiry and Engagement — Nov 19

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES INSTITUTE The 5th Annual Symposium – Fall 2021 Building a Diasporic Roadmap through Inquiry and Engagement South Asia represents the regions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. More broadly, the historical, political, cultural and linguistic boundaries that constitute the South Asian region are complex and intricate, … Read more