Archive | News

Library prepares domestic violence research guide

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness month and the Purple Light Nights Campaign, the UFV library has created a research guide on domestic violence. The guide includes links to books, videos, reports, journal articles, statistical sources, community organizations and resource lists for men and women. To view the guide, go to For more […]

Time to support the United Way

The United Way Campaign for 2017 has launched at UFV, marking the 34th consecutive year of staff and faculty support for the United Way. The United Way supports more than 25 community partners and programs from Aldergrove to Boston Bar, serving a population of a quarter of a million people. The funds raised here stay […]

Employee benefits update

Check out updates on UFV’s Employee Benefits home page: Get to know your EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program) with Homewood Health!  Explore Homewood’s services, access Plan Smart | Lifestyle and Specialty Counselling, take E-courses on Health and Well-being or leisurely read Homewood’s Employee Health Promotion Newsletter: Life Lines | October 2017 Ensure you have […]

Policy revised — Board Policy on the Chancellor (BRP-225.01)

At its October 5, 2017 meeting, the Board of Governors approved revisions to the Board Policy on the Chancellor (BRP-225.01). Amendments were made to section 3 on the selection process. The change makes the policy consistent with the UFV Alumni Association’s UFV Chancellor Succession policy. The policy is available on the Secretariat website at: […]

Policy revised — Safe Student Learning Community (204) (Former title Student Non-Academic Conduct policy)

At its October 3, 2017 meeting, the President’s Executive approved revisions to the Safe Student Learning Community (204) (Former title Student Non-Academic Conduct policy). Prior to final approval, at its September 22, 2017 meeting, Senate rescinded the Student Non-Academic Conduct policy (204), and approved the new Safe Student Learning Community (204) administrative policy given Senate’s […]

New to UFV? Get wellness tips in the Online NSO

Are you struggling to balance everything as the mid-terms and assignments pile up? If this is your first semester at UFV, check out the latest installment of the Online New Student Orientation. Get tips and resources for maintaining your well-being during crunch time. Log in in to your Blackboard account and look for Online_NSO: 2017 […]

Third module of UFV’s Online New Student Orientation is live

The third and final module of the Online New Student Orientation is now available to new-to-UFV students. Just in time for mid-terms, this module introduces the seven dimensions of wellness and provides students with tips and resources for maintaining their well-being under increased stress. This module also offers an adapted version of UFV’s new suite […]

Visual Arts students support Wild Salmon Caravan with art

UFV students in Shelley Stefan’s Fall 2017 VA 390 Community Arts Practice course produced artworks in support of the Wild Salmon Caravan event held on Oct. 8 at the Skwah First Nation in Chilliwack, BC. For more information, contact Jennifer Chew at 10/29/2017

Nominations sought for 2018 honorary degrees

The President’s office is seeking nominations for the 2018 honorary degrees.  Please see the details of the search procedure noted below.  Thank you for any ideas you may have. University of the Fraser Valley – Honorary Degrees UFV employees, students, alumni and members of the Board of Governors may make nominations for the award of […]

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

At its September 5, 2017 meeting, the President’s Executive approved revisions to the Adjunct Faculty, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars policy (197). In order to make this policy consistent with policy 143 Appointment, Promotion, Suspension, and Termination, the authority for the approval of appointments of Adjunct Faculty, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars has been revised […]

In the gallery: Skin Tactility

Sherlock Chen & Paige Caldwell Skin Tactility confronts the personal-social issues that are seen by eyes and felt by skins from the angles of mental health, sexuality, social disconnection, and cultural isolation, which is discussed here through a visual language. On View: Oct 16-Nov 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Oct 16, 6:30-8:30 pm. S’eliyemetaxwtexw Gallery University […]

BBA HR major accredited by CPHR BC & YK

The Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resources major has recently been accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon (CPHR BC &YK). This means that graduates of UFV’s HR major who meet the eligibility criteria have the option to be exempt from writing the National Knowledge Exam component of obtaining […]

Free support for students at PRLC! Let your students know

‘Tis the season for midterms & group projects! Let your stressed-out students know about the PRLC. Tell students to pop by and say hi to our peer leaders at the Peer Resource & Leadership Centre (PRLC). Our peer leaders are student volunteers who are available to listen to whatever is going on in a student’s […]

Financial Aid & Awards Tips for October

Financial Aid and Awards Tips for October The Financial Aid and Awards office is accepting Fall Semester bursary applications from September 15 until October 31. Applications will be accepted throughout the month and then assessed after the deadline date. For more information go to If you do not have a current student loan this […]

2017/18 seasonal closure — Dec 22-Jan 2

We hope the busy fall term is going well. It will be the December holiday season before we know it and I’m very pleased to confirm the university will close at 4:30 pm on Fri, Dec 22, and remain closed until Tues, Jan 2. We hope this helps you plan a wonderful break and we […]

Abbotsford campus commuter & parking advisory for October

Some events at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to be aware of, as they affect traffic and parking congestion on and around campus. • Sat, Oct 14 – PBR Event: 7:30 pm • Mon, Oct 16 – WWE: 7:30 pm • Sun, Oct 22 – Foreigner concert: 7 pm Daily Parking: Students and employees […]

New Hires, Moves and Changes

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have taken on new positions at UFV: Jennifer Allen — Administrative Assistant, Advising Centre Tracy Morrison — Assistant, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research & Integrated Planning Ashley Friesen — Assistant, Director of Financial Services Sean Rigter — Assistant, Assessment Services moved from Clerk, Assessment […]

Fall 2017 issue of Groundwork magazine features writing of several UFV employees

The latest issue of Groundwork magazine, the trade publication of the Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia, includes articles from members of several departments at UFV. Thanks to all of the great contributors. Currently, we are planning the Winter 2018 issue. If you have an article you’d like to write, email the editor Michelle […]

2017-18 UFV meeting weeks breakdown and stat holidays

When scheduling committee meetings and events please refer to the “2017-2018 Weeks Breakdown for UFV Meeting and Stat Holidays” pdf that can be found online at This same document is also saved on the Public drive – Public\UFVinfo\Meeting Schedule and Timelines\2017-2018 Meeting Schedule Timelines. For more information, contact Cecelia Dirksen at 10/04/2017

UFV GDD nearly sweep national design awards

UFV students in the Graphic and Digital Design program won scholarships in two of three categories in the 2017 George Haroutian National Scholarship Awards, and came runner up in the third category. Cooper Symonds won in the design category, while Mei Noftle won in the image category. Kelsea Rice was runner up in the advertising […]

Business Writer’s Weekend — Oct 27-29

Looking for skills growth in your business writing? Writing doesn’t come easy to everyone, especially in the business world! Check out the Business Writer’s Weekend to jumpstart your workplace-writing skills. Key skills you will acquire include the basics of writing a grant, writing a press release, and much more. Learn how to use your writing […]

UFV students create Sto:lo territorial acknowledgement video

The SOWK 380 course, typically taught by Professor Robert Harding, is a class that has a history of harnessing the creative and inventive juices of UFV students in the pursuit of social justice. This video acknowledging that UFV is in Sto:lo territory is just one example of their superior work and the video is open […]

Updated Post PD report — please use new form as of Sept

The Post-PD report has been update. Please use the new form for all Post PD report submission as of September 11, 2017. Find the NEW Post PD Report at: If you have any questions please call the Professional Development Assistant at local 5133 or via email at 10/31/2017

Frontier Life Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters now available at UFV

Frontier Life is a digital resource designed to enrich teaching and research, examining settlement, existence and interactions at the edge of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. With a vast array of primary source material previously unavailable in digital form, this resource enables research into the many dynamics of frontier existence and its lasting influence across […]

UFV launches online New Student Orientation

In an effort to make New Student Orientation more accessible, UFV has launched an online orientation program, delivered through Blackboard. Divided into three modules, the Online NSO delivers essential information in a convenient, engaging format. The first module, released in late May, covers course planning and online registration. The second module, released on September 3, […]