One year in — A COVID-19 milestone

March 15 will mark one year since UFV announced a shift to a remote learning model for the remainder of the winter semester due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This massive shift to studying, teaching, and working from home for the majority of UFV employees and students has been a challenge for … Read more

Amea Wilbur and Raymonde Tickner featured on Global Migration podcast

In the first episode of the second season of the Global Migration podcast “Geographies from the Heart: Life-writing from Newcomers to Canada,” host Mohammed Alsaleh speaks to Dr. Amea Wilbur (University of the Fraser Valley), Raymonde Tickner, and Zahida Rahemtulla. They discuss the power of migration stories and the impact of multiple narratives that emerged … Read more

Risk & Safety and Security Operations Centre move

The department of Risk & Safety and the Security Operations Centre are moving back into its newly renovated spaces. As of February 25 you can find us back in our original offices. Risk & Safety — Abby B122 Security Operations Centre (SOC) — Abby B120 For more information, contact Mary Miller at 03/26/2021

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

UFV pension plans — informational webinars and courses

Faculty enrolled in the College Pension Plan and staff enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan are encouraged to visit the BC Pension Corporation website and log in to My Account to explore opportunities for member education and personalized information. Both plans offer online courses and webinars at your convenience. For more information, contact Debbie … Read more

How to request a key

UFV Risk & Safety department has deactivated the email. For all access-related inquires, please email us at or call Security at 1-855-239-7654.       03/31/2021

Solar panels to boost power in Building G

Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the Library (G building) on the Abbotsford campus as part of a UFV sustainability initiative. The panels will help lower the university’s carbon footprint and will cut electricity consumption in the building by approximately 17% under peak conditions. Construction timing: Tues, Feb 16-Mon, March 1: Construction … Read more

Share a family photo for Family Day

In honour of Family Day, we’d like to create a photo set of UFV families, to be shared on social media and in the UFV Now enews. If you’d like to participate, send your photo to by Thurs, Feb 12.

Cascades Cafeteria — Weekly Menu

Check out this week’s menu of food being served at the Cascades Cafeteria! This link is updated every week, click here to find out what is offered: For more information, contact Shauna Spence at 02/05/2021

HR launches new recruiting platform/application

Human Resources has launched a new Applicant Tracking System (ATS), providing a more streamlined job posting and recruiting processes for our hiring areas while offering new features to job applicants. Highlights of key features include: a secure, single-sign-on (SSO) for employees: login using your existing UFV credentials An online application interface for job seekers: create … Read more

Did you know that UFV has a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee?

The Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee (JOHSC) consists of members representing both workers and employers at UFV. The joint committee meets monthly, consulting in a cooperative spirit to identify health and safety concerns that affect UFV’s workplace. For more information, contact Stacie Dixon at 02/15/2021

FAST system outage — Feb 4

FAST ( will be unavailable on Thursday, February 04th from 8 am to 12 pm while IT Services completes an annual upgrade to the latest version. Who is impacted? All employees that have access to FAST on campus and those connecting from a remote desktop connection. Please prepare for this outage by downloading and saving … Read more

Microsoft 365 for students coming this spring

Following the successful launch of MS Teams and Exchange Online for faculty and staff, Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online and OneDrive will be made available to students this spring. Through offering these services, the project hopes to provide a more robust set of tools to UFV students, enhancing their remote learning experiences and creating more collaborative … Read more