Former UFV student visit to class as guest speaker

On Monday, March 19 one of Peter Raabe’s former students visited his philosophy for counsellors (PHIL 367) class in the role of guest speaker. Devan Christian graduated from UFV with a philosophy major, and then went on to Adler University to get her Master of Counselling Psychology. She is now a very busy Registered Clinical Counsellor. She explained to students how rewarding her work is, both at Fraser Mental Health and in her private practice. She said her studies in philosophy prepared her well for the may areas in counselling she has to deal with, from end of life issues, to relationship problems, and suicide prevention. Devan also answered many student questions on practical issues such as how to prepare academically for the work, and how to establish a counselling practice in the Fraser Valley area.


For more information, contact Peter Raabe at


Alone in Wonder — Visual Arts diploma show — through April 11

Alone in Wonder
The 2018 Visual Arts Diploma Show
Opening reception March 22, 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Show continues March 22- April 11
Featuring: Beru Bell, Sharon Clark, Jenna Cook, Mouon Light, Candice McPherson, Mario deSantis, Susan Song

For More Info:

On View at the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery

University of the Fraser Valley

Room B136, B Building

3844 King Road, Abbotsford

Hours: Generally open 9 am-5:30 pm. M-F

For more information, contact jennifer chew at


Extended Call for Positions on Standing Committees of Senate

Take part in UFV Governance!

The Secretariat is extending the call for faculty, staff, 1 academic advisor, and student positions on the standing committees of Senate. The terms are for two years, from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2020. The extended call will remain open until 4 pm on Wednesday, April 4.

Please forward your completed expression of interest, available at, to or drop off in B303f on the Abbotsford campus. If you have any questions about the available positions, please contact Monique Castonguay

For more information, contact Monique Castonguay at


UFV’s Graphic + Digital Design portfolio show

Join us Tuesday, April 24 to celebrate inspiration and discover your muse.

We, the 2018 Graphic +Digital Design grads, are rooted in the inspiration around us. We are inspired by the little details and large patterns, where we live and where we are going, of who we are and who we aspire to be. Inspiration has brought out undiscovered terrain and unique ideas. We cultivate a place of inspiration that we want to share and encourage you to find your muse.


04 . 24 . 18
4:30–7:30 pm
J150 – 3122 Mount Lehman Rd. HighStreet, Abbotsford


Tue, Apr 24
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
J150 – 3122 Mount Lehman Rd. HighStreet, Abbotsford

For more information, contact Nova Hopkins at


Drop-in Arts and Crafts in Chilliwack campus library

Join Josephine Charlie of the Indigenous Student Centre for drop-in crafts at the Chilliwack library, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. Craft kits include dream catchers, medicine bags, mini button blankets and beaded dragonflies. For more information, call Josephine at local 2473 or email These crafts are open to employees as well as students.

Thurs, Apr 5
1-2:30 pm
Chilliwack campus library

For more information, contact Lisa Morry at


Financial Aid & Awards Tips for March

Tip #1: Registration for the summer semester begins soon so remember to set aside $200 for your deposit – fee deferrals are not a given.

Tip #2: Start preparing your scholarship and leadership applications – deadline is May 10. NOTE: This is an online application process. You will be able to access it through MyUFV on March 15.

Tip #3: If you are applying for scholarship and leadership awards, now is the time to request letters of reference (2) from your instructors.

Tip #4: If you require student loan funding for the summer semesters, DO SO NOW, if you haven’t already…

Tip #5: The surest way to make a task more difficult is to put it off until later. ~Ralph Marston

For more information, contact Financial Aid at


Health Spending Account — respond with your preference by March 23

All employees eligible for Health Spending Account funds in fiscal 2018/19 have been sent an email with a link to the 2018/19 HSA Funds Designation Form. Employees who would like to direct some or all of the new funds to an RRSP must submit the form by March 23, 2018. If you did not receive the email please go to the HR website for a link to the form.
Please contact Debbie Dyck at local 4653 or if you have any questions.

For more information, contact Debbie Dyck at


Faculty Sabbatical Planning and Application workshop — June 12

Are you planning to apply for a 2019-2020 sabbatical leave?
Ask questions and get feedback before submitting your application by attending the sabbatical planning and application workshop facilitated by Dr. Adrienne Chan, AVP, Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies.
Tues, June 12
Abby C1429

At this workshop you will receive information about what contributes to a successful application:
– Recognize what makes a good application.
– Write a project summary, objectives, and goal statements.
– Develop a detailed, clear timeline of activities.
– Identify potential outcomes, disseminations, and publications.

Start planning now! Application deadlines start in September and October (e.g. to your Department/ School, and your Dean) with completed applications for 2019-2020 due November 30, 2018.

For more information, contact Kelly Tracey at


A Room of One’s Own: celebration of queer communities on campus — Mar 21

A Room of One`s Own: A celebration of the queer communities on campus

Join some of Canada`s most respected writers as they help inaugurate the SUS Pride Centre!

Guests include: Billeh Nickerson, Hiromi Goto, Jaye Simpson, Cat Friesen

Wed, Mar 21
4:30-6:30 pm
The Canoe


For more information, contact Melissa Walter at


Sun Life Financial info session

On Tuesday April 3, the Career Centre is holding a Sunlife Financial’s Recruitment Q&A. There will be a short presentation from the company and an outstanding opportunity to network with representatives from the company and ask questions!

Tuesday, April 3
1-3 pm
Abby B133 (Abbotsford campus)
Please RSVP to


For more information, contact Lindsay Lloyd at


City Studio Hubbub — April 4


CityStudio Abbotsford HUBBUB, Spring 2018

Wed, April 4
10 am–noon

Abbotsford City Hall

A signature event for the CityStudio Abbotsford, the HUBBUB is an interactive project showcase that brings together UFV students to share their CityStudio projects, findings and recommendations with City of Abbotsford staff, peers, faculty and community members.

HUBBUB includes poster displays, video presentations, an opportunity to engage in research related discussions, and vote for your favorite student-led project!

Admission is free. For more information please contact


CityStudio is a collaborative hub where UFV students and faculty partner with City of Abbotsford staff to address community challenges.


  • Provides an opportunity for students to make a real impact
  • Facilitates experiential learning and teaching
  • Focuses students’ creative energy, ideas, and faculty expertise on challenges in Abbotsford
  • Cultivates civic involvement and citizenship
  • Fosters collaboration, experimentation, and innovation
  • Supports the UFV Education plan

UFV Bookstore closure — March 27-29

UFV Abbotsford and Chilliwack Bookstore locations will be closed for inventory March 27-29. Our team will be available at if you have an urgent question or request.

We apologize for the inconvenience, we will reopen after the Easter weekend, on Tues, April 3.

For more information, contact UFV Bookstore at