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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Wideman takes two elected positions

UFV Teaching and Learning Director Maureen Wideman was recently elected to positions with two proactive post-secondary organizations. Wideman now serves as co-chair of the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Council, a community of all B.C. post-secondary teaching and learning centres with ‘a mission to provide local, provincial and national leadership on issues, challenges and directions […]

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BC Minimum Wage Increase — September 15, 2017

The Government of BC will be increasing the minimum wage rate to $11.35 per hour effective September 15, 2017. Please visit the BC Government webpage for more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017JTST0037-000411 For any student contracts that begin before September 15, 2017, the rate noted on the request form will be used and on September 15, 2017, if […]

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UFV Now bi-weekly through summer

The UFV Now e-news will publish every second Monday through the summer. Publication dates will be July 10, July 24, Aug 8 (Tuesday, due to Monday holiday), Aug 21. We will move back to weekly publication on Aug 28.    

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Wu Dan, visiting scholar from Chengdu, China, wows crowd with art demo

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, the UFV Visual Arts department presented Wu Dan, a visiting scholar from Chengdu, China. Wu Dan is Chair Professor and Graduate Supervisor in the College of Fine Arts at Sichuan Normal University, one of UFV’s international partners in Visual Arts. Based on the success of the VA department’s international study […]

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Misconduct Mondays — meet Impersonating Iguana!

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 and Cheating Cheetah; this week you’ll […]

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Campus Cards for Fall 2017

Campus Card issuance starts on August 22 for the Fall semester. Please share as needed with others in your area. The photo ID schedule is available online at http://ufv.ca/campuscard/ For more information, contact Sheila St. Laurent at sheila.stlauent@ufv.ca 07/18/2017

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Financial Aid & awards tips for July

Financial Aid and Awards Tips for July Registration for fall semester is underway. Remember to pay your $200 deposit prior to registering — fee deferrals take 3-5 business days to process. Access to the online student loan application is now available for fall semester @ www.studentaidbc.ca If you are applying for student loans be sure […]

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Revision to the Senate Bylaws — 2017 06 09

At its June 9, 2017 meeting, Senate approved revisions to the Senate Bylaws by amending and adding a process for determining Senate’s jurisdiction as Appendix A. The bylaw change sets out a process for handling questions that arise as to whether Senate has jurisdiction over decision making on a matter. Please contact Lisa McMartin (lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca) […]

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Film crew on Abbotsford campus June 27-29

There will be a film crew on the Abbotsford campus from June 27-29. The film is called ‘Engaging Father Christmas’ and is a Hallmark movie of the week. The following is the filming schedule: June 27: The trucks will arrive in the parking lot (west side of parking lot 10, by SUB) on June 27 […]

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Annual fire inspections in Abbotsford & Chilliwack

Elite Fire Protection will be performing the annual fire inspections at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses starting Tues June 27, leading into the first two weeks of July. They are testing emergency lighting battery packs and inspecting/replacing fire extinguishers around campus. You may see contractors in your area inspecting these fire devices. Contractors will be […]

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Policy revised — Appointment, Promotion, Suspension and Termination policy (143)

At its June 20, 2017 meeting, the President’s Executive approved revisions to the Appointment, Promotion, Suspension and Termination policy (143). The revisions include reference to the Collective Agreement and the Terms and Conditions for Exempt Staff, an attempt to better reflect current practices, and specific reference to the responsibility of the President to ensure appropriate […]

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Cascades Cafe summer closure

Due to renovations, the Cascades Café on the Abbotsford campus will be closed during the summer months, from July 1, 2017 to September 5, 2017. Please note that the Tim Hortons will be open for their regular business hours, which are available on the Dining Services web page. We apologize for any inconvenience this may […]

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In the gallery: Women of Africa — to June 30

Women of Africa Works by Charlene Sepellius June 16-June 30. VA 421 Directed Study: Painting and Drawing Faculty: Stefan 2017 Summer Term Being a UFV international student from the beautiful continent of Africa has been such a wonderful blessing because of the opportunities to create unique art. Focusing on the women of Africa, this series […]

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Policy Revised — Adjunct Faculty, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars policy (197)

At is June 13, 2017 meeting, the President’s Executive approved revisions to the Adjunct Faculty, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars policy (197). The major change is related to ensuring compliance with federal regulations when it is intended or anticipated that appointments of non-Canadians or non-Permanent Residents of Canada under this policy will result in salaried […]

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Policy consultation – Graduate Course and Program Approval (209)

As part of the consultation process, the Secretariat office invites the UFV community to provide feedback on the proposed revisions to the Graduate Course and Program Approval policy. A memo and the draft policy is available on the Secretariat website at http://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/policies-under-consultation/. Please submit feedback to Adrienne Chan (Adrienne.Chan@ufv.ca) by noon on July 3, 2017. […]

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Economics students enter Asia Pacific Foundation showcase competition

Among the growing field of experiential learning opportunities provided by the University of the Fraser Valley on and off campus, undergraduate research plays an important role. On Saturday, May 27, UFV economics students Ben Duncan, Gurpreet Jaswal, and Dayton Marks, supported by their instructor, Bosu Seo, took part in the research showcase competition organized by […]

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CE Coding Bridging program a success

The end of May saw the successful completion of a pilot coding program, offered together by UFV Continuing Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education. Nine senior-level and post-graduate computer information systems (CIS) and computer science (CS) students participated in this advanced coding training, aimed at helping them transition into employment. The Coding Bridging program […]

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New Student Orientation — thank you!

A BIG thank you to all students, volunteers, faculty, and staff who took part in welcoming new students at the New Student Orientation (Part 1) events! We welcomed 792 new students and 431 supporters to both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses over three days! Take part in New Student Orientation (Part 2) Survival Guide, which […]

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Print Services closure on June 14

UFV Print Services will be closed on Wed, June 14, at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack locations while staff attend a conference. Please direct any questions or concerns to Chris Joakim, Manager of Print Services, via email at christopher.joakim@ufv.ca or by phone at local 2385. 06/15/2017

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Chilliwack Bookstore — Summer Hours begin June 15

Chilliwack/CEP Bookstore will be open the following days/hours between June 15-August 15: Monday 9 am-4 pm Tuesday 9 am-4 pm Wednesday — Closed Thursday — Closed Friday — Closed The Chilliwack Bookstore will resume regular hours on August 15, 2017. Please visit our Abbotsford Bookstore location or email us at bookstore@ufv.ca. http://ufv.ca/bookstore/store-info/hours-and-locations/   08/12/2017

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Champions for Health — another successful Antigua experience!

Students from UFV’s Kinesiology and Education programs have completed another Champions for Health Promoting Schools program in Antigua, West Indies, under the guidance of kinesiology professor Joanna Sheppard. This is the ninth year that kinesiology professor Joanna Sheppard has led  UFV students volunteering on the island (and the 12th year of the program). UFV students participate […]

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Commuter Alert — June 2017

Some events at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to be aware of, as they affect traffic and parking congestion on and around campus. • Thurs, June 1 – Dean Brody Concert: 7 pm • Sat, June 3 – Regional Amway Rally: 1:30 pm • Tues, June 6 – UFV Convocation: 9:30 am & 2:30 […]

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