New Hires, Moves and Changes — July 2021 

Hong Qiao — Analyst, International Enrolment & Registration; moved from Assistant, Articulation & Registration  Jocelyn Thiessen — Assistant, Events & Committees; moved from Assistant, Bookstore, Chilliwack  Jessica Peakman — International Student Relations Specialist, Medical; moved from Assistant, Enrolment Services  Sylvie Murray — Dean, College of Arts; Moved from Associate Dean

MicroCourses – Teaching with Blackboard Fundamentals

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

Manulife Vitality $5,000 Fitness Fantasy contest

Manulife Vitality is an app-based program that helps you know more about your health, improve your health and enjoy the rewards. The program is available to all UFV employees with extended health care coverage. Don’t miss your chance at the Fitness Fantasy Giveaway to create the health package of your dreams with $5,000 from Manulife … Read more

Accessibility in a post-pandemic classroom: Aug 4

The Centre for Accessibility Services at UFV is facilitating a virtual dialogue on August 4 at 1:30pm, discussing the following topic: What does Accessibility look like in a Post-Pandemic Classroom? Come join us as we encourage all faculty, staff and students to attend! Register at Eventbrite, using the link below: https://chatafs.eventbrite.ca/ Let’s further conversations together … Read more

Friesen’s Side Hustle exhibition July 27-Aug 14

“Side Hustle” is an exhibition of paintings and unique prints from Associate Professor Christopher Friesen dealing with the topic money and finance during an economic collapse that runs July 27 – August 14 at the Mission Arts Centre, 33529 1st Avenue, Mission. http://missionartscouncil.ca/2021-11-CF.html For more information, contact Christopher Friesen at chris.friesen@ufv.ca 08/15/2021

Alumni webinar: Rock your LinkedIn profile

Build your brand. Explore careers. Get hired! Did you know you can do it all on LinkedIn? LinkedIn is an online network of professional relationships, used to present yourself and your qualifications, grow your network, and connect with job opportunities. Explore how to create a LinkedIn profile that brings your personal career story to life, … Read more

Microsoft program and services upgrade

What do I need to know? UFV employees now have access to additional Microsoft programs and services. The recent Microsoft 365 upgrade allows cloud access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, allowing mobile access and greater opportunities for collaboration and sharing. This upgrade also allows employees to create teams and channels within MS Teams as … Read more

Shakespeare Reconciliation Garden unveiling — July 16

Please join us for an unveiling of the Shakespeare Reconciliation Garden on Friday, July 16, at 10 am at UFV’s Chilliwack campus. The installation of this garden revives and reimagines UFV’s former Shakespeare garden from the previous Chilliwack North Campus. The garden aims to create a space of beauty, healing, and contemplation — a space … Read more

Pay parking resumes on campus Aug 16

Following a 17-month pause, UFV will resume pay parking on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.   Fees automatically deducted  For permanent employees with valid passes, parking payroll deductions will automatically resume on Aug. 16. Expiry dates are listed on the hang-tag parking pass, and those with expired passes will be contacted … Read more

Tech Tools for Teaching, Blackboard, and other Workshops

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: Camtasia Workshop — Jul 28, Aug 4, 11, … Read more

MicroCourses — Online and Hybrid Teaching Fundamentals

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

New folks/moves and changes — July 2021

Some moves and changes within International Education Hong Qiao: • new position: Analyst, International Enrolment and Registration • old position: Assistant, Articulation & Registration Jessica Peakman: • new position: International Student Relations Specialist, Medical • old position: Enrolment Services Assistant, Office of the Registrar Renata Donohue: • new position: Assistant, International Articulation & Registration • … Read more