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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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Retirement of the Instructor Account

The Instructor Account assigned to faculty for generic login to the network is being phased out for the end of the Summer 2017 semester. Information Technology Services is taking this action to balance the needs for flexible network access and security of data for all employees at UFV. How does this impact you? Faculty accessing […]

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Policy revised — Fundraising Priority Setting and Approval policy (152)

At its May 16, 2017 meeting, President’s Executive approved revisions to the Fundraising Priority Setting and Approval policy (152). The policy is available on the Secretariat policy webpage: http://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/ For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca 06/02/2017

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Policy rescinded – Donations policy (3)

At its May 16, 2017 meeting, President’s Executive approved rescinding the Donations policy (3). This policy is no longer needed as the Gift Acceptance policy (228) supersedes the Donations policy. For more information, please contact Lisa McMartin at lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca http://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/   06/02/2017

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New and revised policies – Prevention, Education and Response to Sexualized Violence (236) and BRP-201.02 Board Policy on Harassment, Discrimination & Physical or Emotional Abuse Prevention & Resolution

In response to Government legislation requiring institutional policy, and to address a very important topic on university campuses, the UFV Board of Governors has approved a change to existing policy BRP-201.02 Harassment, Discrimination & Physical or Emotional Abuse Prevention & Resolution, Board Policy on, and the creation of a new policy Prevention, Education and Response […]

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Policy Revised — BRP-235.05 Board Policy on Academic Excellence

At its May 18, 2017 meeting, the Board of Governors approved revisions to BRP-235.05 Board Policy on Academic Excellence. The changes accommodate a third award recognizing academic excellence in service. The policy is available on the Secretariat policy webpage: http://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/ For more information, please contact Lisa McMartin at lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca   06/02/2017

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Teaching and Learning opens renovated space, including ThinkerSpace

Teaching and Learning cut the ribbon on its newly renovated space last week and held an open house to demonstrate its new facilities, services, and equipment. The ribbon was cut by President Mark Evered, Provost and Vice President Academic Eric Davis, and Director of Teaching and Learning Maureen Wideman. The new space includes an improved […]

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Sandy Hill is Teacher Educator of the year

Sandy Hill of UFV’s Education program was named Teacher Educator of the year by the Association of BC Deans of Education at its annual awards ceremony. Hill has provided exceptional mentoring of pre-service teachers in his work with UFV’s Teacher Education program, the Association noted. He has also been instrumental in furthering the university’s relationships […]

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UUP well represented at ABEABC Conference

UUP was well represented at the Adult Basic Education Association of BC’s Professional Development Conference held on April 27/28 at the Harrison Resort.  Sheryl Newton focussed on “What to Consider when Indigenizing a Class”.  Beverly Jones Redekop introduced the timely topic, “What do we do about them? Struggling with they as a gender neutral singular […]

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Textbook adoptions for Fall Semester – deadline approaching!

*Reminder* Fall 2017 deadline for ordering course materials is approaching! Textbook Adoptions are due May 15. Visit http://ufv.ca/bookstore/faculty/textbook-adoptions/ for more information. Please contact Kristi.Mansley@ufv.ca with any questions. Coursepack Requests are due June 15. Visit http://ufv.ca/bookstore/faculty/coursepacks/ for more information. Please contact Coursepacks@ufv.ca with any questions. General Merchandise orders related to courses is due June 15. Please […]

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Temporary stairwell closure: Bldg G to Computer Lab G250

Facilities Management has scheduled contracted work to repair a number of lights situated on the main stairwell of Building G leading up to the G250 computer lab. The high bay lighting requires the construction of scaffolding, and we will need to close off access to the stairwell during the repair work. Work is expected to […]

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Next meeting of Senate — June 9

The next meeting of Senate is on Fri, June 9, on the Abbotsford campus, Room A225/229. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca by noon on Tues, May 30. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca http://www.ufv.ca/senate/  

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Building B (B2) entrance concrete work — May 8-10

Facilities Management will be closing access to the main doors on the second level of Building B (by O-Reg) for a three-day period to perform necessary repairs to the entrance foundation. Concrete work is expected to start on Monday May 8 and continue through May 10 to remove the existing lock stones which have been […]

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Putting healthy living into perspective for youth in Chilliwack

Youth learn, grow, and shape their future every day. With that in mind, an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty and staff organized a healthy living event for youth at UFV Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack. “The initiative brought students and faculty together from across disciplines to offer health and wellness resources in collaboration with our […]

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