Spreading awareness about Albinism

By Claire Gibson, 4th-year student nurse, UFV International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is celebrated every year on June 13tas a way to spread awareness about the human rights of persons with albinism (PWA) worldwide. “Strength Beyond all Odds” is the theme for 2021. Albinism is a rare, non-contagious genetic condition that is hereditary, especially if … Read more

International Albinism Day promotes awareness

 By Claire Gibson, 4th-year student nurse, UFV International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is celebrated every year on June 13 as a way to celebrate the human rights of persons with albinism (PWA) worldwide. “Strength Beyond all Odds” is the theme for 2021. Albinism is a rare, non-contagious genetic condition that is hereditary, especially if both … Read more

Katie Tuck joins UFV as new Chief Information Officer

Katie Tuck has been selected as UFV’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Tuck joins UFV from Yukon University where she served as Director of IT and Chief Information Officer. Tuck’s career has spanned the globe, from her birthplace in the UK to Houston, Texas, and other locations across the United States and Canada. She brings … Read more

Six innovative guest talks available for re-watch at UFV EFCIE site

Videos from six talks delving into topics related to industry, technology, and innovation are available to watch at the Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (EFCIE) website. Be selective and go for the talk that interests you most, or bookmark all six videos to watch/listen as you an accompaniment for a lunch break or … Read more

Planning for September — an update

A message from President Joanne MacLean:   Dear colleagues, Over the past 15 months you have overcome the personal and professional challenges imposed by the pandemic. Thank you for all you have done to persevere through this academic year in support of students and their education. As COVID-19 case numbers trend slightly lower, and as … Read more

UFV Alumni Association’s Distinguished and Young Distinguished Alumni Award nominations

Seeking nominations for the 2021 UFV Alumni Association’s Distinguished and Young Distinguished Alumni Awards. We all know our alumni are awesome – here’s your chance to tell them. Nominate an outstanding alum in recognition of their achievements in one or more key areas. Visit our website for more information on how to nominate, and to … Read more

UFV SUS Board Chair position open

The Board Chair for the UFV Student Union Society is responsible for chairing the SUS Board of Directors. The purpose of the role is to ensure the organization is fulfilling its mission and facilitate a collaborative and engaged Board of Directors by providing guidance and practicing effective governance. Please apply through the link provided. – … Read more

Special Leave approved for Covid-19 vaccinations

For employees scheduled to receive their Covid-19 vaccination during the workday, staff and non-teaching faculty can request time off using special leave per Article 25.7 (g) Specialist Medical Appointments. “For an employee’s non-routine, medical, dental and therapeutic appointment with a specialist where these appointments cannot be reasonably be scheduled outside of working hours.” For more … Read more

UFV Student Research Day ’21 awards announced

UFV’s Student Research Day 2021 online showcase is available to view at ufv.ca/student-research-day now through the end of the year. The showcase features 54 research projects by 80 (mostly undergraduate) students and their faculty mentors. From nursing to agriculture, social work to chemistry, psychology to biology — students’ posters tackle intriguing questions about the natural … Read more