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College Pension Plan Retirement workshop — Oct 18

The College Pension Plan’s Approaching Retirement workshop is being offered at UFV on Wed, Oct 18, at 10 am in Room A235 on the Abbotsford campus. Members of the College Pension Plan within five years of retirement are encouraged to attend this workshop and are welcome to bring a guest. Please register for the workshop […]

Laughing Dog Tuesday — Oct 17

Join Mac, the professional therapy dog, and enjoy complimentary treats at the Chilliwack library’s de-stressing day, Tues, Oct 17, from 11 am to 3 pm. Take a selfie with Mac or a selfie in the library’s “photo booth” and post with either #maclibraryselfie or #ufvlibraryselfie to win prizes. The contest is open Oct 2 until […]

2017/18 seasonal closure — Dec 22-Jan 2

We hope the busy fall term is going well. It will be the December holiday season before we know it and I’m very pleased to confirm the university will close at 4:30 pm on Fri, Dec 22, and remain closed until Tues, Jan 2. We hope this helps you plan a wonderful break and we […]

Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority–film screening

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101’ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. The film […]

Refugee Stories Day — Oct 10

This event will discuss refugee and migration issues in the Fraser Valley and abroad, examining their structural causes and discussing their personal effects. Tima Kurdi will be joining us to discuss the story of her family and bring a call to action. We will be hearing as well from Ron Dart, to discuss his experience […]

Theatre Department Show and Tell — Oct 3

Join us from 4-5pm on Tues, Oct 3 to celebrate the Theatre department’s move to the Abbotsford campus! • Tour our new facilities in the D building (100 level) • Learn about our 2017/2018 season of theatre • Find out about the programs and courses we offer • Meet staff, faculty, and students • Cake […]

Scholarly Sharing Initiative: Conversations on Migration and Citizenship — Sept 28

Please come to the Scholarly Sharing Initiative! Thurs, Sept 28, 2017 1:15-2:45, in Abby F125. All welcome! Delicious light lunch provided! “Conversations in Migration and Citizenship: Exploring and Engaging Interdisciplinarity” with Nicola Mooney, Ghizlane Laghzaoui, and members of the Migration and Citizenship program working group Join a conversation with members of the Migration & Citizenship […]

Next Meeting of Senate — October 20, 2017

The next meeting of Senate is on Fri, Oct 20, on the Chilliwackc campus, Room A2428. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to by noon on Tues, Oct 10. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at   10/20/2017

A Lifetime on Tiptoes — a play in Punjabi

A Lifetime on Tiptoes: a play written and performed in Punjabi by Mazhar Tirmazi Sunday, October 8, 2017 2–3:30 pm followed by Q & A Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way) Tickets: Reserved $20 General $10 Seniors & Students $5 • For more information email     10/09/2017

English department grad school info session — Sept 25 & 26

Mon, Sept 25, 10:30 – 12:30pm, in room S3123B (SUB Building) Tues, Sept 26, 11:30-1:30pm in room S3123B (SUB Building) If you want to talk with someone from English about applying to grad school (even if you are just curious) come by one of our drop-in sessions coming up soon. Faculty members from English will […]

Pub Trivia Night — Sept 25

The English Students Association is hosting a pub trivia night! Mon, Sept 25 6:30–10 pm Finnegan’s Pub Details on the ESA Facebook page For more information, contact Amy Huesken at 09/26/2017

Student presentation — Sustainable Development in Peru — Sept 26

On Tuesday, September 26, Madison Stewart will give a presentation on her experiences working as an intern for Mosqoy, a Canadian NGO based in Cusco and the surrounding Sacred Valley region of Peru. Mosqoy is a multidimensional organization, focusing on Peru’s rural development in the spheres of sustainable tourism, Indigenous knowledge and youth education. Madison […]

Survive the Semester: Live Well, Learn Well workshops — Sept 28

Take a mini-workshop to boost your study skills Get tips and resources on wellness and learning Boost your brain power with healthy delicious snacks! Thurs, Sept 28 Workshops: 12-12:45 pm Learn your way: Discover your learning style 1-1:45 pm Too Many Assignments, Too Little Time 2-2:45 pm De-stress for test success 3-3:45 pm Make and […]

Who Owns History? — Forum Sept 26

The UFV History department is hosting a public forum on historical monuments, the use of history and who gets to decide. In Charlottesville, Virginia, removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee brought out protesters, some with links to white supremacist organizations. In Canada, members of the Ontario union of elementary school teachers advocated dropping […]

2017 Retirement Dinner — Nov 20

The 2017 Retirement Dinner will be held on Mon, Nov 20, at 6 pm at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre. You are invited to a dinner to honour 13 employees as they retire from the University of the Fraser Valley: Elaine Harris, Molly Ungar, Shelley Chute, Lisa Storozynsky, Peggy Bray, Diane Luu, Lori Ann […]

Study Abroad Expo — Sept 27

Interested in studying abroad but don’t know how to get started? Come to the Study Abroad Expo on Wed, Sept 27. Find out about all of the amazing options available to you. Learn about eligibility requirements, application procedures, and the great scholarships available to you. Visit all of the booths and enter for a chance […]

Sustainable Food Systems speaker series — Sept 21

Join us for a for a discussion about sustainable food systems and hear expert insight on plant health, glyphosates, soil health, organic, GMOs, and human health. Thurs, Sept 21 University House 7-9 pm Speakers: Dr. Garry Fehr, UFV Director of Agriculture Centre of Excellence (Moderator) Dr. Laila Benkrima, Horticulturist Carmen Dunn, Holistic Nutritional Practitioner Dan […]

CIBC Networking Event — Sept 26

CIBC Networking Event Don’t miss CIBC’s Networking event happening on Tues, September 26 at 1 – 2:30PM The event will be located in room C1429 (Abbotsford Campus) Reserve your spot by emailing Drop-ins welcome! This event is brought to you by the Career Centre.   09/27/2017

Business Writer’s Weekend — Oct 27-29

Looking for skills growth in your business writing? Writing doesn’t come easy to everyone, especially in the business world! Check out the Business Writer’s Weekend to jumpstart your workplace-writing skills. Key skills you will acquire include the basics of writing a grant, writing a press release, and much more. Learn how to use your writing […]

CEP A LEED Gold Certification celebration & building tour — Sept 26

You are invited to celebrate the LEED Gold certification of CEP A. Tues, Sept 26 1:30-2:30 pm CEP A – Atrium LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a third-party certification program that sets standards and applies ratings for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings. CEP A is LEED Gold-certified, the 2nd […]

Board of Governors byelection for staff representative

Staff Vacancy on the Board of Governors Call for Nomination Period: September 18 to October 6, 2017 A call is underway for one UFV staff member to serve the remainder of a three-year term on the Board of Governors. If you are interested in this position, please forward a completed Board Staff Nomination Form, available […]

UFV Co-operative Education information sessions — earn while you learn — Sept 13 and 14

Co-op Information Sessions Apply your classroom learning by engaging in professional, career-related, paid employment. Join Us! Wed, Sept 13 12:30-1:30 PM Abby B121 Thurs, Sept 14 2:30- 3:30 PM Abby B161 Apply online: Application deadline: Sept. 25, 2017 For more information visit For more information, contact Deanna Devitt at 09/15/2017

Gallery Exhibition: Brenda Fredrick — Testing Ground: Primary Process Made Visible

UFV Visual Arts Faculty Brenda Fredrick has an installation of recent work installed in the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery through October 6 Exploration with the works and space will continue throughout the duration of the exhibition. Viewers are encouraged to use a cell phone flashlight to read the labels and textual information. To Oct 6 Mon-Fri; […]

Call for expressions of interest for membership on standing committees

VACANCIES ON STANDING COMMITTEES OF SENATE Expressions of interest are being sought from faculty and undergraduate/graduate students to serve on the standing committees of Senate for two-year terms, beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. Please fill out an expression of interest form, available at, and submit to Positions will be filled as received. […]