Author Archive | Leslie Courchesne

Message from the President: BC Provincial Election

Dear UFV community, Yesterday the BC provincial general election period officially began, and voting will take place May 9. I encourage all members of our UFV community, individually and personally, to engage actively in this important democratic process. I remind us all, however, that the University, as a public post-secondary institution, must comply with the […]

Bio for Shelley Canning

Shelley Canning I am an Associate Professor in Nursing at the University of the Fraser Valley and a member of UFV’s Centre for Education and Research on Aging. I am also a doctoral student in the School of Nursing at UBC where my dissertation research explores issues of engagement, meaning, and quality of life for […]

Writing Centre to transform into Academic Success Centre

UFV is transforming its Writing Centre into an Academic Success Centre to increase support for students. The new centre will expand the support available to students across all disciplines, in addition to continuing to offer writing support. It will also serve UFV’s Qualifying Studies students very well, who will need assistance across multiple subject areas […]

Message from the President: Political Activities Statement

Faculty, Staff and Students of UFV, As the municipal election draws nearer, I would like to draw your attention to how we can or should be involved as a University.  It is imperative that we recognize that the University of the Fraser Valley is a publicly supported organization operating in BC under the University Act.  […]

Opportunity to work at United Way this fall (UFV staff secondment)

The following opportunity is open to all current UFV staff employees only:  United Way of the Fraser Valley needs your enthusiasm, dedication and skills! UFV is looking for one of our staff employees to become UFV’s Loaned Representative to the United Way Fraser Valley for the period of Sept 2 to Dec 19, 2014. Working full time and […]

Executive compensation at UFV

UFV students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community, You may be aware of recent media attention given to the salaries of university executives. I am writing to assure you that UFV has followed all of the rules on this matter, is fully transparent, and would welcome an external review. The allegation of UFV executive overcompensation is […]

Senior administration changes

Dear members of our UFV community: I am writing to inform you of some changes in senior administration at UFV.  I have been reviewing the roles and responsibilities of the members of our leadership team as part of our internal review of the way we allocate our limited resources.  The challenge we all share is […]

Appeal from President Evered for Convocation volunteers

Dear Colleagues, Our students need our help one more time! Let’s make this 40th anniversary year extra special. As I am sure you know, June 12 and 13 are the dates for the 2014 UFV convocation ceremonies. Once again, we will host the event at the Abbotsford Centre. And once more, UFV, and especially our […]

Holiday greetings from President Mark Evered

Thank you for all you bring to our academic community. Thank you for your commitment to our common values and goals, and for the many ways you enrich our time together, whether you are studying here, or serving our students and our University. Let’s not be shy about taking pride in our individual contributions and […]

Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

UFV students, staff, faculty and friends, It is with deep sadness that we recall the 13 students and one staff member who lost their lives on this day 24 years ago at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. British Columbia has proclaimed December 6 as the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The UFV […]

2014-15 Budget Information Forum

The 2014-15 budget planning process is underway. The current BC government message remains focused on cost containment, fiscal discipline, and balanced budgets. Provincial funding to the post-secondary sector will be reduced by $50M over the three-year period, 2013/14 – 2015/16. At the same time, the cost of delivering high quality post-secondary education continues to rise. […]