Zimbra email ends September 30

Earlier this year, M365 accounts were provided to UFV students, and student email accounts were changed from Zimbra to Outlook (Exchange Online). On September 30, all Zimbra accounts will be shut down, and information in that email will no longer be available to you. If you have access to a student Zimbra account, is your … Read more

Centre for Education and Research on Aging launches first podcast

The Centre for Education and Research on Aging (CERA) has released its first podcast. In the inaugural episode, get to know the hosts Lillian Hung and Shelley Canning, their respective backgrounds, and what they want to achieve with this podcast. Episode 1 discusses “Tales from the front” and is a collaboration between CERA and GNABC … Read more

MS Teams for courses now available

As part of the M365 project, faculty can now request an MS Team be created for their course! Using the IT Services portal, complete the Microsoft Teams for a Course request form, providing the following information: • Primary Instructor Name • Department • Course Registration Number (CRN) • The date you would like the students … Read more

Nominate someone great for 2021/22 faculty awards

Recognize a faculty member for their outstanding service, research, or teaching by nominating them for an award! The nomination deadline for the faculty excellence awards is December 3, 2021. Faculty, students, alumni, staff, and university officers are eligible to nominate. For more details on eligibility and to submit a nomination, please visit: https://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/awards/faculty-excellence-awards/. If you … Read more

Provost Lunch and Learns — monthly on Wednesdays — save the dates

Provost and VP Academic “Lunch and Learns” Over 2021-22, the Provost’s office will continue to organize monthly “Lunch and Learns” on a variety of topics. This will be a safe space for important conversations, a place to learn and, at times, an entertaining place for informal, fun discussions. Topics will be announced each month, ahead … Read more

Blackboard sign-on change — Sept 5

Beginning Sun, Sept 5, employees and students will log on to Blackboard using their UFV email address. By changing our log-on procedure from using a UFV student/employee number to using your UFV email address, users can expect an improved and secure sign-on process. What do I need to do? When you log on to Blackboard … Read more

Abbotsford quick print shop to reopen

The Abbotsford campus quick print shop will be open every Tuesday, starting Sept. 7, 2021! During COVID the Abbotsford print shop was closed for service; however we are excited to announce that starting Sept 7, the Abbotsford print shop will be open every Tuesday (one day/week). Please check out the website to view specific services … Read more

August welcome back message from Dr. Joanne Maclean

Welcome back as we begin our next phase in the Return to Campus plan! I’m looking forward to having students, faculty, and staff on campus and to seeing and hearing the sights and sounds of a vibrant university coming back to life this fall. I also recognize some of you may be concerned about not … Read more

Teams for courses available this fall

As part of the M365 project, faculty can request an MS Team shell for a course starting September 13, 2021. To request an MS Team course shell, faculty will fill out the IT Services M365 request form (available starting September 13), and the Team shell will be created and automatically populated for use this semester. … Read more

Policy Revision: Procurement Policy (130)

After a 4-week consultation, the Procurement (130) policy has been revised and can be viewed at: https://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/ Note that this policy was formerly Purchasing & Competitive Bidding. For more information, contact marlene affleck at marlene.affleck@ufv.ca 08/28/2021

IT Service Desk Portal & Zoom Sign On Change

Beginning Aug 3, 2021, UFV employees and students visiting the IT Service Desk portal (TDX) or signing on to Zoom will now log on using their UFV email address. By changing our log on procedure from using a UFV student number or active directory log on to using your UFV email address, users can expect … Read more

More M365 applications now available

The IT Services department is now enabling all Microsoft 365 applications and services for UFV employees. This launch provides employees and departments with access to all Microsoft applications online via office.com. This is an extension of the UFV Microsoft program and service upgrade announced last month. After July 30, 2021, all of the applications and … Read more

Campus Wayfinding Tours

If you know a brand new student at UFV, or one who’s been with us for a while, the upcoming semester may come with a lot of emotions as UFV transitions back into in-person learning environments. To help students get ready for the Fall 2021 semester, the Orientation team is providing wayfinding tours of the … Read more