New Hires, Moves and Changes, February 2021

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have secured a new position. Anthony Adefolaju — Administrator I, Database Pamela Webster — Laboratory Technician, Registered Nursing & Dental Assisting Gordon Jang — Analyst I, Systems moved from Educational Technologist Adriana Striker — Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies, Practical Nursing Sarah Wallin … Read more

Robbyn Bennett joins UFV as first Director, Counselling and Wellness

Robbyn Bennett (MA, RCC) has joined UFV in a new position on the Vice President Students team, as the inaugural Director, Counselling and Student Wellness. This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction on student wellness programming and services, advancing a vision of holistic student wellness across the institution, which meets the needs … Read more

Tuition Waiver deadline

Permanent employees are reminded to submit Tuition Waiver requests prior to the start of the Winter 2021 semester. Information and the Tuition Waiver Request form can be found on the Human Resources website. Please contact Debbie Dyck at or 604-864-4653 if you have questions. For more information, contact Debbie Dyck at 12/23/2020

UFV Pension Basics — Dec 9

Learn more about your pension. Employees at UFV who are members of the College Pension Plan or the Municipal Pension Plan are invited to this workshop to learn more about their pension. The workshop will provide basic information on both pension plans, plan design, and options at retirement. Facilitator: Debbie Dyck Wed, Dec 9 12-1 … Read more

COVID-19: The Second Wave and Your Mental Health Workshop (free recorded webinar)

Description: With the arrival of fall, government and health officials at federal, provincial, and regional levels have started, and in many cases, enacted, planning to minimize the complications and difficulties we face with the onset of a second wave of COVID-19. Organizations have endured challenges throughout the past several months and will continue to be … Read more

Seasonal closure 2020 — Dec 24-Jan 4

A message from UFV Human Resources: As the holiday season is fast approaching, Human Resources has been asked to clarify the upcoming the seasonal break. We are pleased to confirm that the University will close at noon on Thurs, Dec 24, 2020, and remain closed until Mon, Jan 4, 2021. On behalf of the HR … Read more

New employees/moves and changes

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have taken on new positions.   Type B Faculty Start Date Position   Kulwinderjeet Sivia 1-Sep-20 Assistant Professor, Electronics   Academic Support Faculty       Carol Suhr 1-Sep-20 Specialist, Teaching & Learning, Internationalization   Amanda Roberts 26-Oct-20 Manager, PLAR   Type A Staff … Read more

Nominate someone great! Employee Service Excellence nominations open

Nominate someone great! At UFV, we believe in honouring excellence and recognizing outstanding achievement and service. To do so, we need your help in the form of nominations. Let us know who deserves to be recognized! UFV is currently seeking nominations for the following awards and honours: Employee Service Excellence Awards — call for nominations … Read more

Career opportunities — Oct 19

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Analyst II, Student Technology Administrator I, Database Sessional Faculty, Winter 2021 Analyst I, Systems Project Manager Project Lead, Job Design and Analysis Specialist Department Assistant. ISC Buyer, Procurement Assistant, Enrolment Services To view details on these postings, … Read more

Write to be Read — Oct 20

This course teaches ways to ensure your writing is read, understood, and acted on. The course is engaging, relevant and useful with lots of before and after examples, tips and best practices. It’s highly practical with lots of in-class exercises. Participants can also do the exercises using their own writing. • Proven techniques that will … Read more

Resilience in a Remote World — Oct 28

This virtual experience explores how to build personal resilience in this unprecedented global situation where we are striving to find new ways to collaborate and contribute to UFV’s success. Levels of stress are sometimes high, changes are often rapid, significant and uncertain leaving many of us feeling overwhelmed. Personal resilience is an essential factor in … Read more

Outlook Basics & MS Teams — Oct 5

This course will re-familiarize you with Outlook basics and discuss the benefits of the new MS Teams integration. Find out how these two softwares fit together and optimize your use of them. Contact the instructor at if you have specific topics you’d like covered. Facilitator: Courtney Boisvert Register: Mon, Oct 5 2-3 pm … Read more

New employees/moves and changes

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those changing jobs or moving into permanent positions Type B Faculty Position   Mariano Mapili Assistant Professor, School of Land Use & Environmental Change Laura Buker Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies Aimee Brown Assistant Professor, Visual Arts William Maher Assistant Professor, Media Arts Joanne Robertson Assistant Professor, … Read more