Upcoming HR Learning and Development workshops — MS Outlook Nov 23

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 ufv.ca/hr/learning–development.

Nov 23 — MS Outlook

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Gracey, Learning and Development Coordinator, at wendy.gracey@ufv.ca or local 4439
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https://www.ufv.ca/hr/learning–development

For more information, contact Wendy Gracey at wendy.gracey@ufv.ca

11/23/2017

Presentation by BC Support Unit Fraser Centre — Nov 21

UFV and BC SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit — Fraser Centre invite you to attend an information and networking event. Faculty, staff, and students interested in health-related research, and available resources to support that research, are welcome to attend.

BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre is advancing patient-oriented research and knowledge translation to improve health care. The Fraser Centre supports stakeholders — academics, clinicians, decision-makers, and patients across the Fraser region — to collaborate and conduct patient-oriented projects.

This information and networking event will introduce you to the Fraser Centre team: the support, resources, and services they offer to all stakeholders, how to access these free services, what benefits you can gain by working with them, and the benefits of conducting patient-oriented research and knowledge translation.

The event will include a Fraser Centre presentation and Q&A. After the presentation there will be light refreshments and time to connect individually with the Fraser Centre team members to explore your specific questions or chat with colleagues.

BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre Information session
Abby A225
Tues, Nov 21
1–2:30 pm

https://www.ufv.ca/research/events/

For more information, contact Kelly Tracey at kelly.tracey@ufv.ca

11/22/2017

Future of Food: Global Food Systems and Food Security — Oct 25

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. Lenore Newman, UFV Canada Research Chair, Food Security.
Sharmaarke Abdullahi, UN-Habitat.
Dr. Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam.
Moderated by Cherie Enns and Garry Fehr, University of the Fraser Valley.
Hosted in part by Current and Former Queen Elizabeth Scholars: Alison Thorpe, Stephen Otieno, Vera Mwangi and Mariam Genes.

Wed, Oct 25
2-4 pm
Student Union Building

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/future-of-food-global-food-systems-and-food-security-tickets-38586276592?aff=erelexpmlt

For more information, contact Zachary Schroeder at schroedz750@gmail.com

10/25/2017

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 the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and highlights the resilience of children and youth in the camp.

For film details visit: www.theinvisiblecitykakuma.com/

Wed, Oct 18|
6:30 pm
Vancity Theatre, Vancouver

https://www.facebook.com/events/351731631933315/

For more information, contact Zachary Schroeder at schroedz750@gmail.com

10/23/2017

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/UFV-Visual-Arts-817234464990204/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1538336239546686

For more information, contact Jennifer Chew at jennifer.chew@ufv.ca

10/29/2017

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 ufv.ca/hr/learning–development.

Tues, Oct 17 — Fast 101 (Reporting)
Wed, Oct 18 — Adobe Pro
Tues, Oct 24 — General Email Etiquette
Wed, Oct 25 — Managing Email Effectively
Wed, Oct 25 — Work/Life Harmony
Wed, Nov 1 — Adobe InDesign
Tues, Nov 7 — Journey to Wellness
Wed, Nov 8 — Intermediate Excel
Thurs, Nov 23 — MS Outlook

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Gracey, Learning and Development Coordinator, at wendy.gracey@ufv.ca or local 4439

https://www.ufv.ca/hr/learning–development

 

11/23/2017

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 of the Fraser Valley
Room B136, B Building
3844 King Road, Abbotsford

For more info visit:

http://sag-ufv.ca/

For more information, contact Jennifer Chew at jennifer.chew@ufv.ca

10/17/2017

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

http://cycabc.com/

For more information, contact Susan Hunt at susan.m.hunt@gov.bc.ca

10/17/2017

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 what it means to lead with character in order to make a lasting impression. They believe that spreading the message of the “character movement” that’s taking off in communities across Canada is critically important.

This dynamic one-day event, featuring Gregg Saretsky, WestJet CEO, and Olympian Cassie Campbell-Pascall as its keynote speakers, is going to be stocked with local vendors. Chances are if you’ve heard of a business that’s making waves in the Valley’s exploding foodie scene, they will be at the Character Conference.

Field House Brewery, Abbotsford’s reigning hotspot for youth culture clustered around craft beer, will be serving up its best brews. Serious foodies will be able to nosh on Restaurant 62’s unparalleled farm-to-table cuisine. And there’s potentially nothing more classically local than the family-run Lepp Farm Market, which will share delectable flavours from the Valley. The after-event reception will feature live music and local wineries, breweries, and coffee roasters. Finally, the entire event will be MC’d by local comedian Cliff Prang.

So why was it important for organizers to lean heavily on making the event heavily local and distinctively fresh? How does the message of the conference — that character can transform culture — connect with its carefully curated vibe?

“We’re building on the success of the first National Character Conference by giving this year’s event an even stronger community feel,” says Character Abbotsford council member Gina Vanderheide. “If you picture the typical conference…well, you’re not picturing what we have in store. This is going to be a day filled with inspiration, ideas, and opportunities to connect.”

Tickets cost $135 for adults and $65 for students.

Ratcheting up the “festival-like” possibilities for an event like the Character Conference makes sense when you consider who the event is targeting. Organizers expect to host participants who value reflecting, connecting with others, and taking action. A celebratory atmosphere and a simpler, less formal format will help this demographic to feel inspired and at ease.

If fresh local food and drink will help set the tone, the event’s 15 breakout sessions will definitely drive its dynamic nature home. In addition to hearing from world-class keynotes, participants will be up on their feet, accessing a “choose your own adventure” learning experience. Breakout session leaders include the entrepreneurial group A&Co and educators Cam Friesen and Nerlap Sidhu.

Character Abbotsford’s founders include the City of Abbotsford, School District 34, Chamber of Commerce, Police and Fire Rescue Services, and Community Services, to name a few. It’s a non-religious, non-political group inspired by the national “character movement”, which teaches people to define what values matter to them, and actively integrate them into their organizations and daily lives.

“Character Abbotsford represents a movement supported by every large influential group across the city, a movement that can impact all of Canada,” says Vanderheide. “It’s something everybody should become part of, and this event will give them the chance.”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit characterconferencecanada.com.

http://www.charactercanada.com

For more information, contact Goldie VanGarderen at goldie.vangarderen@gmail.com

10/20/2017

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. Lenore Newman, UFV Canada Research Chair, Food Security.
Sharmaarke Abdullahi, UN-Habitat.
Dr. Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam.
Moderated by Cherie Enns and Garry Fehr, University of the Fraser Valley.
Hosted in part by Current and Former Queen Elizabeth Scholars: Alison Thorpe, Stephen Otieno, Vera Mwangi and Mariam Genes.

Join in with the experts on a conversation about future of the food. Also learn about our international research partnerships, including student research related to food systems and food security. Further details to be uploaded shortly.
Light Refreshments to be Served.

Wed, Oct 25
3 to 5 pm
Aboriginal Gathering Place, Chilliwack campus

For more information, contact Cherie Enns at cherie.enns@ufv.ca

10/26/2017

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 to the front lines. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, Budrus shines a light on people who choose nonviolent strategies to confront a threat.
While many documentaries about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict either romanticize the notion of peace, or dwell entirely on the suffering of victims to the conflict, this film focuses on the success of a Palestinian-led unarmed struggle. (Excerpts from promotional copy)

Thurs, Oct 19
3.30 pm
Abby B121

2009 . 82 minutes . Sponsored by the Political Science department
A time for discussion will follow the film.

This is the second of four events in the Palestine Film Series. “The Iron Wall” will show on November 2, 3.30 pm, Room B121, and “Stone Cold Justice” on November 15, 3.30 pm, Room B121. For more information visit the FB page Palestine FILM Series UFV

For more information, contact Philip Sherwood at sherwood.p@gmail.com

10/20/2017

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 Nancy Scarrow at local 4064 or nancy.scarrow@ufv.ca or to Sheila McKay at local 6338 or sheila.mckay@ufv.ca. Thanks everyone and we hope to see you there for a spooktacularly fun time!

For more information, contact Nancy Scarrow at nancy.scarrow@ufv.ca

10/31/2017

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 day conference to find out how character-based leadership can help shape Education, Businesses, Culture and Communities.

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This year’s event features:

> 2 inspiring Keynote Speakers:

GREGG SARETSKY – CEO OF WESTJET
CASSIE CAMPBELL – OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM & BROADCASTER

> Breakout Sessions led by Leaders in Sports, Education and the Business Community

> Locally sourced food provided by Restaurant 62 and wrap-up reception featuring local wines and craft beer – showcasing the best of what BC and Fraser Valley has to offer.

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Together we can share and learn about the value that character-based leadership and how that can help shape the world around us.

#MakeYourMark

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WHEN
Fri, Oct 20
8am – 4pm

WHERE
Abbotsford Senior Secondary School,
33355 Bevan Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C.

SPECIAL PRICING
$65 students
$135 regular price (pricing in effect Oct 1st)
not including taxes and fees

REGISTER
charactercanada.eventbrite.com

CONTACT
character.canada@gmail.com

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM

characterconferencecanada.com

http://www.characterconferencecanada.com

For more information, contact Nova Hopkins at nova.hopkins@ufv.ca

10/21/2017

Info Session – BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Learn about job opportunities from Rob Martin, Stewardship Officer for 100 Mile House Natural Resource District.

Event details:
Thurs, Oct 5
11:30 am–1:30 pm
Abby A225
RSVP: Reserve your spot by emailing networking@ufv.ca. Drop-ins welcome!

 

For more information, contact Paige Vanderveen at paige.vanderveen@ufv.ca

10/06/2017