Revision to the Senate Bylaws — 2017 06 09

At its June 9, 2017 meeting, Senate approved revisions to the Senate Bylaws by amending and adding a process for determining Senate’s jurisdiction as Appendix A. The bylaw change sets out a process for handling questions that arise as to whether Senate has jurisdiction over decision making on a matter. Please contact Lisa McMartin (lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca) […]

New Colleague Orientation — Aug 21

New Colleague Orientation will  take place on Mon, Aug 21 from 9 am-4 pm in the Great Hall of the Student Union Building For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at tara.rozenek@ufv.ca 08/21/2017

Film crew on Abbotsford campus June 27-29

There will be a film crew on the Abbotsford campus from June 27-29. The film is called ‘Engaging Father Christmas’ and is a Hallmark movie of the week. The following is the filming schedule: June 27: The trucks will arrive in the parking lot (west side of parking lot 10, by SUB) on June 27 […]

Annual fire inspections in Abbotsford & Chilliwack

Elite Fire Protection will be performing the annual fire inspections at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses starting Tues June 27, leading into the first two weeks of July. They are testing emergency lighting battery packs and inspecting/replacing fire extinguishers around campus. You may see contractors in your area inspecting these fire devices. Contractors will be […]

Policy revised — Appointment, Promotion, Suspension and Termination policy (143)

At its June 20, 2017 meeting, the President’s Executive approved revisions to the Appointment, Promotion, Suspension and Termination policy (143). The revisions include reference to the Collective Agreement and the Terms and Conditions for Exempt Staff, an attempt to better reflect current practices, and specific reference to the responsibility of the President to ensure appropriate […]

Career opportunities at UFV — June 26

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Assistant, Enrolment Services Lab Assistant, Upgrading and University Preparation Educational Technologist To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: http://www.ufv.ca/careers/ For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at tara.rozenek@ufv.ca 07/07/2017

Cascades Cafe summer closure

Due to renovations, the Cascades Café on the Abbotsford campus will be closed during the summer months, from July 1, 2017 to September 5, 2017. Please note that the Tim Hortons will be open for their regular business hours, which are available on the Dining Services web page. We apologize for any inconvenience this may […]

Visiting Scholar Lecture: Wu Dan — July 5

The UFV Visual Arts Department presents visiting scholar Wu Dan.Wu Dan is Chair Professor and Graduate Supervisor in the College of Fine Arts at Sichuan Normal University of Chengdu, China. Come hear Wu Dan give a visiting artist slide lecture at UFV. July 5, 2017 at 3 pm UFV Abbotsford Campus, Room B140.   For […]

The Lawn — Geog 464 laneway event — June 24

Pop-up Laneway Event 10 am-1 pm Geog 464 Planning Studio Join us for our free Tactical Urbanism Pop-Up event in Historical Downtown Abbotsford. Sat June 24 9 am to 1 pm Behind the Spruce Collective Market. This event will showcase how laneways can be utilized in Abbotsford’s historic downtown. There will be games, live music […]

In the gallery: Women of Africa — to June 30

Women of Africa Works by Charlene Sepellius June 16-June 30. VA 421 Directed Study: Painting and Drawing Faculty: Stefan 2017 Summer Term Being a UFV international student from the beautiful continent of Africa has been such a wonderful blessing because of the opportunities to create unique art. Focusing on the women of Africa, this series […]

Policy Revised — Adjunct Faculty, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars policy (197)

At is June 13, 2017 meeting, the President’s Executive approved revisions to the Adjunct Faculty, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars policy (197). The major change is related to ensuring compliance with federal regulations when it is intended or anticipated that appointments of non-Canadians or non-Permanent Residents of Canada under this policy will result in salaried […]

Career opportunities at UFV — June 19

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Library Technician, Circulation Academic Advisor Coordinator, Experiential Learning Academic Advisor, UFV International Assistant, University Registrar and Appeals To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: http://www.ufv.ca/careers/ For more information, contact […]

Employee Welcome Back BBQ — Aug 23

Come celebrate the start of a new academic year at our own family ‘picnic in the park’ on the campus green. Enjoy being with colleagues in the outdoors with great food, music, giveaways and fun including a candy bar and ice cream sundae station, a ‘get wet for a cause’ dunk tank, and fun activities […]

Congratulations to UFV employee grads from Convo 17

Congratulations to Derek Ward-Hall of Student Recruiting, who earned his Bachelor of Business Administration. Congratulations also to Cherish Forster of the School of Criminology, who earned her General Studies diploma. If you are an employee who earned a credential this year, let us know and we’ll share the good news.

Policy consultation – Graduate Course and Program Approval (209)

As part of the consultation process, the Secretariat office invites the UFV community to provide feedback on the proposed revisions to the Graduate Course and Program Approval policy. A memo and the draft policy is available on the Secretariat website at http://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/policies-under-consultation/. Please submit feedback to Adrienne Chan (Adrienne.Chan@ufv.ca) by noon on July 3, 2017. […]

Economics students enter Asia Pacific Foundation showcase competition

Among the growing field of experiential learning opportunities provided by the University of the Fraser Valley on and off campus, undergraduate research plays an important role. On Saturday, May 27, UFV economics students Ben Duncan, Gurpreet Jaswal, and Dayton Marks, supported by their instructor, Bosu Seo, took part in the research showcase competition organized by […]

CE Coding Bridging program a success

The end of May saw the successful completion of a pilot coding program, offered together by UFV Continuing Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education. Nine senior-level and post-graduate computer information systems (CIS) and computer science (CS) students participated in this advanced coding training, aimed at helping them transition into employment. The Coding Bridging program […]

New Student Orientation — thank you!

A BIG thank you to all students, volunteers, faculty, and staff who took part in welcoming new students at the New Student Orientation (Part 1) events! We welcomed 792 new students and 431 supporters to both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses over three days! Take part in New Student Orientation (Part 2) Survival Guide, which […]

Print Services closure on June 14

UFV Print Services will be closed on Wed, June 14, at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack locations while staff attend a conference. Please direct any questions or concerns to Chris Joakim, Manager of Print Services, via email at christopher.joakim@ufv.ca or by phone at local 2385. 06/15/2017

Career opportunities at UFV — June 12

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Academic Advisor Instructor, Upgrading & University Preparation Advisor, Health, Safety & Wellness Instructor, Social, Cultural & Media Studies Assistant, Assessment Services Instructor, Library & Information Technology Library Technician, Circulation To view details on these postings, and for […]

South Asian Studies Institute open house — Sept 7

Join us at our first open house as transform from a centre to an institute. Meet with our staff and students and see opportunities for future collaborative work. Drop in to discuss and share ideas on our vision as an Institute. All are welcome. Drop in any time from 1-5 pm Thurs, Sept 7 U-House, […]

Sad news: Neil Campbell has passed away

Many at UFV will be saddened to hear that Neil Campbell, a long-time faculty member in English as a Second Language who served as department head for much of that time, has passed away. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 10, at 2 pm at the Abbotsford Evangelical Free Church. Neil started at […]

Coursepack requests for Fall semester — deadline June 15!

*Reminder* Fall 2017 deadline for ordering course materials is approaching! Coursepack Requests are due June 15. Visit http://ufv.ca/bookstore/faculty/coursepacks/ for more information. Please contact Coursepacks@ufv.ca with any questions. UFV Bookstore Staff bookstore@ufv.ca | coursepacks@ufv.ca   06/17/2017