Expert in sustainable communities to speak at UFV Oct 18

Expert in sustainable communities to speak at UFV Oct 18 Gerben van Straaten believes in a “fundamentally different approach” to sustainable urban development. Drawing from 28 years’ experience in business, economics, and real estate, he travels the world sharing his “radical hope for the power of collective and collaborative efforts around community development” to tackle … Read more

2020 Employee Service Excellence awards — nominations due Feb 14, 2020

UFV Service Excellence Awards are presented annually to celebrate UFV staff and faculty excellence in service, leadership, and teamwork that supports the values, mission, and goals of UFV. Check out the link on the Human Resources website to determine who is eligible and how to nominate a deserving colleague by the deadline of February 14, … Read more

Windows 10 upgrade in progress

What is happening? All employee, student lab, and classroom-based computers are being upgraded to the Windows 10 operating system. If you received your UFV computer through the UFV Employee Computer Refresh Program after May 2019 it will already be operating on Windows 10. What do I need to do? ITS will contact you if your desktop … Read more

Winter text adoptions now open

The Online Portal for Winter textbook adoptions is now open. Adoptions can be entered online or e-mailed to Please submit textbook orders by Oct 15. Coursepack submission deadline is Nov 15. For more information, contact Jeff Thiessen at 10/05/2019

Getting the word out

Need help getting the word out? The Communications team within the University Relations department at UFV can help you communicate about your UFV-related event, news, or project. UFV has approximately 15,000 students, 1,500 employees, and more than 30,000 alumni. We partner with you to offer various communications channels and plans that will help you reach … Read more

Apples: baking for the Fall — treasures from the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection

Do you have lots of apples, and need some ideas on how to cook or bake with them? Check out the latest addition to the digitized cookbooks available in UFV’s institutional repository, HarvestIR. B.C. Tree Fruits Ltd. produced the B.C. apple recipe book in 1946, in Summerland. “This booklet of tested apple recipes is presented … Read more

School of Creative Arts launched — celebration planned for Sept 27

The UFV Theatre department and the Visual Arts department have united to form the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) within the UFV College of Arts. All Theatre and Visual Arts courses and programs continue to be offered. Students from the two areas will benefit from increased opportunities for dynamic interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, inside and … Read more