UFV employees cook to Make a Difference

  UFV conducted a fabulous UFV/United Way Employee Breakfast Cook-Off on November 17. Heartfelt congratulations to our winning chef, Dr. Lenore Newman! For those who registered but couldn’t attend, you can view the recording here. And you’ll want to. It was HILARIOUS. This holiday season join us in giving back to UFV students facing financial … Read more

Go paper-free with pension information

You can now choose to receive digital notifications when your latest pension information, like the Member’s Benefit Statement and 2020 Report to Members, is available online. Going paper-free is fast, secure and allows you to keep track of all your important pension information in one place. Signing up for paper-free communications is simple. If you’re … Read more

UFV/United Way “Make a Difference” Breakfast Cook Off — Nov 17

Last November we kicked off our annual UFV-United Way “Make a Difference” employee giving campaign with a thank-you breakfast served by senior leadership at UFV’s Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses. Due to the pandemic, our 2020 employee breakfast will look a little different, but will still allow us to come together and have some fun while … Read more

Virtual Town Hall — 2021/22 preliminary budget — Nov 24

Please join President Joanne MacLean, Provost James Mandigo, and CFO Jackie Hogan for a faculty and staff virtual town hall. Tues, Nov. 24 3 pm Presenters will share information on UFV’s preliminary 2021/22 budget and answer your questions. You can register for the town hall here. You may submit questions in advance here.  

Undergraduate Research ‘Twitter Takeover’

UFV has been challenged by Vancouver Island University to help represent Canada in the #URExchange Twitter Takeover next Thursday, November 12 (9am-2pm PST). Sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) based out of Washington D.C., the ‘takeover’ will be a lively celebration of the creativity, ingenuity, and research excellence of undergraduate students across the … Read more

Blackboard’s enhanced, new Content Editor will be released on November 5

Blackboard’s content editor allows you to add, edit, and delete text, images, link Kaltura (My Media) videos and so on when you work on items, discussion boards, assignments, tests, journals, etc. From November 5, adding content will be simplified, and it will work better on both hand-held devices and larger screens. There are several improvements … Read more

Safety and Security department temporarily relocating

The UFV Risk and Safety department offices are currently undergoing renovations with a completion date of January 2021. Please note our temporary locations during renovations: Abbotsford campus: B121 — Risk and Safety, Security and First Aid Chilliwack campus: A1105 — Security and First Aid (signage indicates new location near original office) Security and First Aid … Read more

Jager featured in Vancouver Sun for logo designed long ago

Graphic designers bring empathy to social issues, and make the complex clear through visual solutions. Thirty-three years ago, when she was just launching her design careeer, UFV Graphic and Digital Design department head Karin Jager did so for the World Food Programme, designing their first logo. Now WFP is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and … Read more

Bains receives honourable mention for role in co-editing book

A book about the Komagata Maru incident has received an honourable mention in the Canadian Studies Network’s 2020 prize for the Best Edited Collection in Canadian Studies. The jury gave an honourable mention to Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Charting Colonial Trajectories, edited by Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Davina Bhandar, Renisa Mawani and Satwinder Kaur Bains, published … Read more

Managing chat and text as university records

Chat platforms such as MS Teams or Zoom are tools that facilitate group collaboration. It is so simple to communicate with others in chat platforms, that it’s easy to overlook the type of information being shared, whether others can see it, how it’s being stored, and whether another tool may be more appropriate for transmitting … Read more

UFV Library’s Select & Collect service now at both Chilliwack and Abbotsford library

Although UFV Libraries in Abbotsford & Chilliwack remain closed due to COVID-19, UFV Library’s Select & Collect service for students, employees and alumni, has been extended to the Chilliwack campus library Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm. This builds upon the successful Select & Collect service at the Abbotsford Library, 4 days/week, … Read more

Provost’s “Brown Bag” Drop-in Session on online learning — Oct 28

Provost’s “Brown Bag” Drop-in Session Wed, Oct 28 Noon to 1 pm Join Zoom Meeting: https://ufv-ca.zoom.us/j/69972047727?pwd=QmwxTm9oT2hUZ3R6TEhhNGN1NHVwUT09 (or Meeting ID: 699 7204 7727 & Passcode: 594530) Online Learning — the good, the bad, and the ugly Do you have some questions or experiences you want to share about moving to online learning? We’re here to listen … Read more

Proposed changes to Municipal Pension Plan

A message for UFV staff members who are part of the Municipal Pension Plan: The plan partners of the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) represent both employees and employers and share oversight of the plan. They have conducted a comprehensive, multi-year review of the MPP and have come to an Agreement in Principle (AiP) of proposed … Read more