Misconduct Mondays – Meet Improper Research Raven

Welcome to #MisconductMondays here at the UFV Academic Success Centre. We’ll be releasing one academically dishonest critter per week until the end of August while we launch our very special new project intended to educate students about academic integrity and how to maintain it. We’ve already released Plagiarizing Panda, Cheating Cheetah, Impersonating Iguana, Improper Access Armadillo, Falsifying Fox, and Resubmitting Raccoon; this week you’ll meet Improper Research Raven. Please check out our website and our social media channels for more information. Find us on Twitter at @UFVasc and on Facebook at University of the Fraser Valley: Academic Success Centre.

http://ufv.ca/asc/academic-integrity/misconduct-mondays/

For more information, contact Rachel Fearey at asc@ufv.ca

08/21/2017

Misconduct Mondays – Meet Resubmitting Raccoon & Improper Research Raven

Welcome to #MisconductMondays here at the UFV Academic Success Centre. We’ll be releasing academically dishonest critters each week until the end of August while we launch our very special new project intended to educate students about academic integrity and how to maintain it. We’ve already released Plagiarizing Panda, Cheating Cheetah, Impersonating Iguana, Improper Access Armadillo, and Falsifying Fox; this week you’ll meet Resubmitting Raccoon & Improper Research Raven. Please check out our website and our social media channels for more information. Find us on Twitter at @UFVasc and on Facebook at University of the Fraser Valley: Academic Success Centre.

http://ufv.ca/asc/academic-integrity/misconduct-mondays/

For more information, contact Rachel Fearey at asc@ufv.ca

08/14/2017

Book Buy Back – Sell Textbooks

Remind students they can turn textbooks into cash. Bring past semester’s textbooks and we’ll buy them back. Book Buy Back begins August 15 at UFV Bookstore:
August 15-17
10am – 3pm
* New Location* UFV Bookstore

Textbooks must be in good condition, no rips, tears, or extensive marking in texts. To receive the best price for your textbooks, the textbooks must be current editions that the bookstore will be using for next semester’s courses.
Please Note: STUDENT ID REQUIRED‌

Next Buy Back: September 5-8 & 11 in Abbotsford & September 6 in Chilliwack

http://www.ufv.ca/bookstore/textbooks/book-buyback/

For more information, contact Kristi Mansley at kristi.mansley@ufv.ca

08/17/2017

Financial Aid & Awards Tips for August

August – Tips of the Month from Financial Aid and Awards

Tip #1. Need a student loan for September? It’s not too late! On-line
applications are available at www.StudentAidBC.ca

Tip #2: When you receive your Master Student Loan Agreement promptly take
it to a designated post office. This will ensure that you have your funds in time
for the fee payment deadline.

Tip #3: If you are applying for student loans be sure the courses you register in meet Student Aid BC requirements – minimum of 9 post-secondary credits. These credits CANNOT include upgrading courses or course(s) you have already received a passing grade in.

Tip #4: ESL or Upgrading courses? You may qualify for the Adult Upgrading Grant. Contact Financial Aid and Awards for details.

Tip #5: Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. ~ Carl Sandburg

 

For more information, contact Financial Aid at finaid@ufv.ca

08/31/2017

Storytelling workshop: Techniques of Strategic & Inspirational Storytelling

Discover how to craft a story that truly engages your audience,
whether it’s your classmates, customers or employer. This highly
practical workshop explores the keys to storytelling; focusing on
successfully utilizing setting, characters, narrative structures, and
action to create a memorable story. Walk away from this workshop
confident in your storytelling abilities and understanding of how to
create an impactful narrative.

 

For more information, contact Dylan Gaffney at dylan.d.gaffney@gmail.com

07/26/2017

Policy consultation – Safe Student Learning Community Policy (204)

As many may know, a wide consultation on revisions to Policy 204 took place in March 2017. In response to the feedback and further discussions, changes were made to the draft policy, and discussion with the Senate Governance Committee ensued. Although almost all of the policy falls outside of the jurisdiction of Senate, a second consultation on the specific elements of Senate’s involvement is being proposed.

Therefore, on behalf of Senate Governance, the Secretariat office invites all UFV employees to provide feedback.

A memo and the draft policy are available on the Secretariat website at http://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/policies-under-consultation/.

To participate in this consultation, please send comments directly to Lisa McMartin at lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca. To provide appropriate time to respond during the summer months, comments will be accepted until Sept 5, 2017 at 9am.

09/05/2017

Academic Support Centre workshop: Exam Smart — Aug 2

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
12-12:30 pm
Abbotsford Campus, G113

You’re a busy person. You didn’t have the time or energy to come to last month’s ASC Exam Prep Workshop. But now final exams loom and you think you’ll have to cram. Come to this workshop to discover some strategies you can use that are more effective than last-minute desperation all-nighters. The methods you’ll learn are practical and easy to implement.

http://www.ufv.ca/asc/asc-workshops/

For more information, contact Rachel Fearey at asc@ufv.ca

08/03/2017

Academic Support Centre workshop: Exam Smart

Thurs, Aug 3
10:30-11 am
Abbotsford Campus, G113

You’re a busy person. You didn’t have the time or energy to come to last month’s ASC Exam Prep workshop. But now final exams for summer semester loom and you think you’ll have to cram. Come to this workshop to discover some strategies you can use that are more effective than last-minute desperation all-nighter. The methods you’ll learn are practical and easy to implement.

http://www.ufv.ca/asc/asc-workshops/

For more information, contact Rachel Fearey at asc@ufv.ca

08/04/2017

Storytelling workshop — July 26

Want to develop your public speaking skills? Come to our storytelling workshop on July 26 in the SUS building from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Eddie Gardner, an Indigenous Elder-in-Residence at UFV, will be opening the workshop. This event is open to all of the Abbotsford community and admission is free.

For more information, contact Sangita Sharma at sangita.sharma@student.ufv.ca

07/27/2017

Annual Fire Alarm & Bell Testing Abbotsford & Chilliwack

Under the BC Fire Code, the fire systems at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses are required to undergo annual testing. We have Tyco Integrated Fire & Security performing the annual testing of fire panels and fire bells for the month of July. Testing will be taking place during the following two weeks:

UFV Abbotsford — July 17-21 starting at 7:30 am

UFV Chilliwack — July 24-28 starting at 7:30 am

Please note that there will be testing of bells and audio speakers during this time. Most of the bell ringing will take place early morning before classes start so as not to disrupt normal hours of operation. Some buildings have been upgraded to audio speakers, so there will also be an announcement made over the PA system to indicate fire bell testing is taking place, and that there is no need to evacuate the buildings during this testing period.

Any questions or concerns, please forward to Adam Bodnar, Local 6319 or adam.bodnar@ufv.ca

07/28/2017