Author Archive | Anne Russell

New to UFV? Get wellness tips in the Online NSO

Are you struggling to balance everything as the mid-terms and assignments pile up? If this is your first semester at UFV, check out the latest installment of the Online New Student Orientation. Get tips and resources for maintaining your well-being during crunch time. Log in in to your Blackboard account and look for Online_NSO: 2017 […]

Third module of UFV’s Online New Student Orientation is live

The third and final module of the Online New Student Orientation is now available to new-to-UFV students. Just in time for mid-terms, this module introduces the seven dimensions of wellness and provides students with tips and resources for maintaining their well-being under increased stress. This module also offers an adapted version of UFV’s new suite […]

Screening: The Invisible City — Oct 18

The Aga Khan University – East African Institute, SFU International, SFU Institute for Humanities & UFV Queen Elizabeth Scholars invite you to join us for a screening of The Invisible City [Kakuma] by Lieven Corthouts. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with UN delegates, former refugees, and academics. The film focuses on […]

Visual Arts students support Wild Salmon Caravan with art

UFV students in Shelley Stefan’s Fall 2017 VA 390 Community Arts Practice course produced artworks in support of the Wild Salmon Caravan event held on Oct. 8 at the Skwah First Nation in Chilliwack, BC. For more information, contact Jennifer Chew at 10/29/2017

Nominations sought for 2018 honorary degrees

The President’s office is seeking nominations for the 2018 honorary degrees.  Please see the details of the search procedure noted below.  Thank you for any ideas you may have. University of the Fraser Valley – Honorary Degrees UFV employees, students, alumni and members of the Board of Governors may make nominations for the award of […]

Upcoming Learning and Development workshops — Fall 2017

Human Resources is committed to supporting your personal, academic, and professional growth. Below is a list of upcoming learning, development, and wellness workshops available (at no charge) for UFV employees. For registration information and more details, please visit–development. Tues, Oct 17 — Fast 101 (Reporting) Wed, Oct 18 — Adobe Pro Tues, Oct 24 […]

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

At its September 5, 2017 meeting, the President’s Executive approved revisions to the Adjunct Faculty, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars policy (197). In order to make this policy consistent with policy 143 Appointment, Promotion, Suspension, and Termination, the authority for the approval of appointments of Adjunct Faculty, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars has been revised […]

In the gallery: Skin Tactility

Sherlock Chen & Paige Caldwell Skin Tactility confronts the personal-social issues that are seen by eyes and felt by skins from the angles of mental health, sexuality, social disconnection, and cultural isolation, which is discussed here through a visual language. On View: Oct 16-Nov 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Oct 16, 6:30-8:30 pm. S’eliyemetaxwtexw Gallery University […]

Career opportunities at UFV — Oct 9

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Analyst, IT Support Counsellor Instructor, Graphic & Digital Design Strategist, Health & Wellness To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at […]

Child and Youth Care Association of BC: ‘Talk a Latte’ — Oct 17

The Child and Youth Care Association of BC invites you to join us for a coffee and conversation about our profession and the movement towards professional CYC certification. Tues, Oct 17 Come on by anytime between 6:30pm – 8:30pm Student Life Space room in the SUB UFV Abbotsford Campus For more information, contact Susan […]

Mental Health Screening Day — Oct 12

Brief self-tests with UFV Counsellors on depression, anxiety and risky drinking. Resource materials provided Free chocolates and snacks! Thurs, Oct 12 10 am-3 pm Abby SUB, Atrium For more information, contact Priscilla Ang at 10/13/2017

Character Canada Conference — Oct 20

Character Canada is hosting its 2nd National Character Canada Conference at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School on October 20, 2017. And the non-profit group has thought long and hard about how to make this an event that electrifies the entire Fraser Valley, province, and country. After all, they’re putting on a conference that helps people explore […]

Open call for fibre and textile artists

Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St, Abbotsford, BC Nov 1-7 UFV together with The Kariton Art Gallery is holding an exhibition for artists/artisans that work in or are inspired by fibre arts and/or textile media. This call is open to both early career and established artists who reside in or near Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley. […]

Future of Food: Food Systems and Food Security

Do you know where your food comes from? Ever thought about the changing dynamics of food production and consumption as we head into the global future? We invite you to participate in a conversation with experts in food systems and food security. Speakers include: Dr. Alex Awiti, Aga Khan University East Africa Institute, Nairobi. Dr. […]

2018 London, Iceland, Paris Study Tour, June 27-July 12 — info sessions soon

Have you ever wanted to explore London, a leader in research and development? How about Reykjavik, the world’s “Greenest City” or Paris, one of Europe’s major centres of science and the arts? Travel to all of these diverse cities with the Biology department this summer. Attend one of our info sessions to learn more; • […]

Budrus: film screening — Oct 19

Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film (Israel/Palestine/U.S.) about Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites Palestinian political factions and invites Israeli supporters to join an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves […]

2017 UFV/FSA Employee Halloween Party

Come on out for some Halloween fun on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Enjoy some pizza, pop and dessert as well as prizes for the best costumes! In Abbotsford the event will be held in A225/A229 and at CEP the event will be held in A0020 from 12-1:30 pm. Please RSVP by Oct 25, 2017 to […]

Fall 2017 student study spaces available

FALL 2017 STUDENT STUDY SPACE The following classrooms are available from now until December 4: ABBOTSFORD CAMPUS: Classrooms: MON: 5:30 to 9:50 pm, Room A360 TUES: 5:30 to 9:50 pm, Room A360 WED: 5:30 to 9:50 pm, Room A360 THURS: 5:30 to 9:50 pm, Room A310 FRI: 4 to 9:50 pm, Room A252 CHILLIWACK (CEP) […]

Sad news: Wanda Gordon has passed away — Service Oct 12

Wanda Gordon, a longtime faculty member in the Health Sciences department who played an instrumental role in developing nursing programming at UFV, passed away Sept 18. Wanda started at UFV as an instructor in the RN Transfer program in September 1987. This position became permanent in 1989. She became Program Head of Health Sciences in […]

National Character Conference — Oct 20

We’re excited to invite you to join us on October 20, 2017 for the National Character Conference 2017 Conference Theme: ‘Make your Mark’ When we choose to lead with character, we will leave our ‘mark’ – a lasting impression on the word around us and the people we interact with. Join us for this one […]

Winter 2018 textbook adoption deadlines approaching

Adhering to the following deadlines helps UFV Bookstore ensure we can have everything on the shelf by the first day of classes: Textbook adoptions are due October 15 Coursepack requests are due November 15 General merchandise orders related to courses are due November 15 Visit our website for more information on how to place your […]

BBA HR major accredited by CPHR BC & YK

The Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resources major has recently been accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon (CPHR BC &YK). This means that graduates of UFV’s HR major who meet the eligibility criteria have the option to be exempt from writing the National Knowledge Exam component of obtaining […]

Need to talk? Pop by and say hi!

Midterms getting you down? Life interfering with your studies? Looking for a friendly face on campus? Pop by and say hi to our peer leaders at the Peer Resource & Leadership Centre! Our peer leaders are student volunteers who are available to listen to whatever is going on in your life and support you with […]

Free support for students at PRLC! Let your students know

‘Tis the season for midterms & group projects! Let your stressed-out students know about the PRLC. Tell students to pop by and say hi to our peer leaders at the Peer Resource & Leadership Centre (PRLC). Our peer leaders are student volunteers who are available to listen to whatever is going on in a student’s […]