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 Melissa.Walter@ufv.ca

03/22/2018

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 networking@ufv.ca

 

For more information, contact Lindsay Lloyd at lindsay.lloyd@ufv.ca

04/03/2018

City Studio Hubbub — April 4

YOU’RE INVITED

CityStudio Abbotsford HUBBUB, Spring 2018

Wed, April 4
12-2 pm

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@ufv.ca

 

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

WHY CITYSTUDIO?

  • 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

Louden Singletree magazine launch — Mar 29

The annual launch of the new issue of Louden Singletree, UFV’s literary and visual arts magazine. The 10th Anniversary issue will be launched with readings from selected contributors, and representation by visual arts contributors.

There will be refreshments, and door prizes provided.

Thurs, Mar 29
6-8 pm
Abby UHouse Room F125

For more information, contact Andrea MacPherson at andrea.macpherson@ufv.ca

03/30/2018

Building/Teaching/Attending Sweat Lodge with UFV Elder Terry Prest — Mar 25

A perfect opportunity to learn about sweat lodge right from building it to having a sweat right after with UFV Elder Terry Prest
Follow link for map: https://goo.gl/maps/BPdwX98aP6m
Take first right off Soowahlie Park Lane, red and yellow ribbons on trees for markers
Contact josephine.charlie@ufv.ca or elaine.malloway@ufv.ca for details.

Sun, Mar 25
10 am-3 pm
Soowahlie Park Lane Rd, Soowahlie Band, Chilliwack

For more information, contact Tery Kozma at theresa.kozma@ufv.ca

03/26/2018

Aboriginal Youth Internship Program info session — Mar 27

UFV Indigenous students are invited to ISC Abbotsford for lunch and meet with representatives from the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program to share information about their program
For more information contact:
Betty Peters;
betty.peters@ufv.ca
604-792-0025 x2245

Tue, Mar 27
11 am-1 pm
ISC Abbotsford RM S1113

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/careers-myhr/job-seekers/internship-co-op-opportunities/ayip

 

03/27/2018

New Student Orientation (Chilliwack) — May 17

All new-to-UFV students starting in Fall 2018 and their supporters are invited to New Student Orientation. At this event, students can:

  • take a campus tour led by a current student
  • learn how to register online for courses at a Registration Info Session
  • discover the array of support resources and services at the Student Resources Fair
  • learn about program requirements and course planning at an academic program orientation session
  • meet current UFV students, faculty, and staff and get answers to their questions

For more information, please visit www.ufv.ca/nso or contact the NSO team at 604-557-4064 or orientation@ufv.ca.

Thurs, May 17
3:30-8 pm
A Building, Chilliwack campus

http://www.ufv.ca/nso

For more information, contact Belinda Karsen at Belinda.Karsen@ufv.ca

05/18/2018

New Student Orientation (Abbotsford) — May 24

All new-to-UFV students starting in Fall 2018 and their supporters are invited to New Student Orientation. At this event, students can:

-take a campus tour led by a current student
-learn how to register online for courses at a Registration Info Session
-discover the array of support resources and services at the Student Resources Fair
-learn about program requirements and course planning at an academic program orientation session
-meet current UFV students, faculty, and staff and get answers to their questions

For more information, please visit www.ufv.ca/nso or contact the NSO team at 604-557-4064 or orientation@ufv.ca.

Thurs, May 24
3:30-8 pm
Abbotsford campus

http://www.ufv.ca/nso

For more information, contact Belinda Karsen at Belinda.Karsen@ufv.ca

05/25/2018

Blackboard Tests/Quizzes workshop — April 4

Join us for a Blackboard Tests/Quizzes Workshop (1 hour – Computer Lab) with Soowook Kim

You will learn how to set up tests/quizzes effectively, how to grade them, how to give feedback,
how to use access logs, and how to prevent possible technical issues.

For other Teaching and Learning workshops or events please contact us at: tlcevents@ufv.ca

Wed, Apr 4
2-3 pm
Abby G181

For more information, contact Leah Lyon at leah.lyon@ufv.ca

04/04/2018

Blackboard Full Grade Centre & Lab

Join us for the Blackboard Full Grade Center & Lab (1.5 hours– Computer Lab) with Soowook Kim

This is an advanced workshop. First hour, we will provide an overview of the Full Grade Centre. We will review the basics for faculty who want to manually create columns to provide grades and feedback. We will then look at other tools to help you to manage the grade centre, such as Column Organization, Categories and Smartviews. We’ll go over Weighted Grades vs. Total Column. Second hour, we’ll have an open lab time to discuss case scenarios or a time to address any other areas of Blackboard.

For other Teaching and Learning workshops or events please contact us at: tlcevents@ufv.ca

Wed, Apr 11
1:30-3 pm
G181

http://events.ufv.ca/tlc/events/

For more information, contact Leah Lyon at leah.lyon@ufv.ca

04/11/2018

Valley (W)rites with writer-in-residence Billeh Nickerson and guests — Mar 28

Valley (W)rites: Exploring the valley as muse

Featuring: Billeh Nickerson, Renee Sarojini Saklikar & Tawahum Justin Bige

Billeh Nickerson is the author of five books including the 2014 City of Vancouver Book Award nominated Artificial Cherry. He is also a former editor of PRISM international and Event — two of Canada’s most respected literary journals — and a previous writer-in-residence at both Queen’s University and at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon. He’s currently co-editing Valley: A Poetry Anthology with Surrey Poet Laureate Renee Sarojini Saklikar. He grew up in Langley, and now resides in East Vancouver.

Renée Sarojini Saklikar is Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey, British Columbia. Her first book, children of air india, (Nightwood Editions, 2013) won the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry and her second book, with Wayde Compton, The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil Press/SFU Public Square, 2015) was a finalist for a 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. Nightwood Editions recently release a collection of bee poems written by Renée, in response to essays by GG award-winning Dr. Mark Winston, entitled Listening to the Bees.

Lutselk’e Dene and Plains Cree poet Tawahum Justin Bige resides on unceded Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish territory colonially known as Vancouver. Their work has appeared in Red Rising Magazine, Oratorealis and Pulp Magazine. Tawahum’s poetry stokes the sacred fire of resurgence and decolonization on occupied Turtle Island. They currently study creative writing at Kwantlent Polytechnic University.

Wed, Mar 28
4-6 pm
Abby U-House: F 124

For more information, contact Amy Huesken at amy.huesken@ufv.ca

03/29/2018

Van Ingen to speak on boxing as therapy — March 26

Cathy van Ingen knows her way around a boxing ring, and you’ll want her in your corner. Van Ingen is an academic who believes in empowering women to overcome adversity through sport.

An associate professor in kinesiology at Brock University, van Ingen is a former boxer, and co-founder of the Shape Your Life program, which is a free non-contact boxing program for female-identified survivors of violence that runs out of a boxing club in the west end of Toronto.

Dr. van Ingen will speak on the Shape Your Life program as part of the Health Sciences Dean’s Speaker Series during the UFV Health and Wellness Expo on Mon, March 26 at noon. She will speak in the Aboriginal Gathering Place on the Chilliwack campus. The event is open to all faculty, staff, and students, and the public is welcome.

RSVP online at www.ufv.ca/health/rsvp

Mon, Mar 26
Noon
Chwk Aboriginal Gathering Place

http://blogs.ufv.ca/health/shape-your-life-van-ingen-will-speak-at-ufv-on-empowerment-sport-and-gender-based-violence/

For more information, contact Jennifer MacDonald at jennifer.macdonald@ufv.ca

03/27/2018

Jessica Riddell speaks about the Lessons of Wonder Woman — May 4

UFV Teaching and Learning is please to present:

Dr. Jessica Riddell
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Chair, Department of English, Bishop’s University 3M National Teaching Fellow (2015) Chair, Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) jessica.riddell@ubishops.ca

Presentation:
The Lessons of Wonder Woman for the Academy Wonder Woman offers a model for our highest ideals of the academy and, by extension, our world.

The 2017 film, directed by Patty Jenkins, was a phenomenon in breaking gender barriers and providing a new model of female super hero. But it did something more powerful: it provided models that we can integrate into the academy. In particular, the movie provides us with a metaphor of the shield, which represents a mindset of generosity, solidarity and humility that enables us to advance others so that they can reach new heights and exceed their individual capacities. The shield bearer is foundational to success but assumes none of the glory. He or she must be attentive to moments where their intervention can change the outcome. Essayist Rebecca Solnit, writing in the Guardian newspaper, describes hope as “the belief that what we do matters even though how and when it may matter, who and what it may impact, are not things we can know beforehand.” The shield bearer is hope in action. This talk will explore the ethical imperative to be engaged as a shield for our students and colleagues, especially the marginalized and underrepresented members of the academy.

To register please contact us at tlcevents@ufv.ca

Fri, May 4
10:30 am-noon
TBA

http://events.ufv.ca/tlc/events/jessica-riddell-speaks-about-lessons-from-wonder-woman/

For more information, contact Leah Lyon at leah.lyon@ufv.ca

05/04/2018

Visual Arts diploma grad opening reception & exhibition — Mar 22

The UFV Visual Arts diploma students invite family, friends, the UFV community and the public at large to attend their graduating exhibition: Alone in Wonder

The exhibition continues to April 10, 9 am -5:30 pm and includes an exciting mix of inventive works: Installation, New Media, Print Media, Photography, Painting and Video. Graduating students: Beru Bell, Sharon Clark, Jenna Cook, Mario Desantis, Mouon Levan, Candice McPherson and Susan Song.

We would love to see you at the opening reception!

Thu, Mar 22
4:30-6:30 pm
Abby B136 S’eliyemetaxwtexw Gallery

http://sag-ufv.ca

For more information, contact Brenda Fredrick at brenda.teaching@gmail.com

04/11/2018