Phyllis Johnston joins Office of AVP Indigenous

Phyllis Johnston has joined the Office of the  AVP Indigenous office in the inaugural role of administrative assistant.  Phyllis is an Indigenous woman from the Cook’s Ferry Band.  She grew up on Kwaw-kwaw-a-pilt First Nation and currently resides in Chilliwack.  She holds an Applied Business Technology certificate from UFV and has provided administrative support to … Read more

Sad news: Gayle Ramsden has passed away

Many people at UFV will be saddened to hear that long-time employee Gayle Ramsden, a learning strategist in the UFV Academic Success Centre, has passed away.  Gayle passed away on Thursday, October 20, after a valiant heart-related 16-day battle in intensive care units in both Abbotsford and New Westminster. Her husband Greg, sisters Glynis, Glenda, … Read more

Darren McDonald new Associate Director, Communications

Darren McDonald has been selected as Associate Director, Communications and began his new role on July 1. After leaving a successful career in journalism where he rose to the position of editor, Darren has been with UFV since 2013 as Communications Specialist. His contributions as a writer and photographer have shaped the stylistic and editorial … Read more

Health behaviour survey

The purpose of the following survey is to gather information on the current health and wellness of UFV employees. This survey is anonymous and will be used for information purposes within the institution for implementing and prioritizing employee health and wellness. In addition, a portion of this information will be used to support kinesiology faculty … Read more

Manulife Vitality group benefits webinar — you’re invited!

We are excited to announce in Manulife Vitality group benefits — employee education series. Manulife Vitality for group benefits helps members understand their current health, social and lifestyle habits, and then offers rewards for leading a healthy lifestyle! With a variety of activities, it gives members the tools and motivation they need to help reach … Read more

2021/2022 Fiscal Year — Health Spending & Training and Development — Due by March 31st

Permanent employees who are eligible for the Health Spending Account and/or the Training and Development Allowance must submit claims for the 2021/22 fiscal by March 31, 2022. The claim forms for Health Spending Account and Training and Development expenses can be found on the UFV HR website: and account balances can be viewed by … Read more

Whitney Fordham selected as Director, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, UFV Alumni Association

Whitney Fordham has been selected to take on the role of Director, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, UFV Alumni Association. She will be the first person to hold this new position. A UFV alumna herself, Whitney has had a long and positive relationship with UFV, and is currently the Manager, Alumni Relations, a position she … Read more

New hires, moves, and changes — Fall 2021

Welcome to the following employees who have joined UFV or taken on a new role over the past three months August 2021 Skye Fairbairn — Building Maintenance Worker Tawney Gorrie — Department Assistant, Continuing Education Karen Hadden — Assistant, Admissions; moved from Senior Assistant, Admissions Michelle Principe — Supervisor, Accounts Payable Shalina Mudaliar — Officer, … Read more

Share UFV career opportunities on your social media

As a UFV employee, if you have a social media account on LinkedIn, Twitter, and/or Facebook, please consider sharing posted UFV career opportunities to your network of colleagues, clients, customers, and friends to help spread the word. We want to drive applicants to by spreading the word and filling vacancies with great new hires! … Read more

Opportunity to serve on Dean Selection Advisory Committees

UFV Provost and VP Academic James Mandigo and UFV Human Resources are seeking Expressions of Interest from internal members of the UFV community to serve on Selection Advisory Committees (SACs) for two Deans who will commence five-year terms starting January 1, 2022: – Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies – Dean, (new) Faculty of Education, Community, and Human … Read more