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Tuition waiver requests

Tuition waiver requests for employees, spouses, and/or dependents must have them submitted to HR before the start of classes for Winter 2018. Please contact Debbie Dyck at local 4653 or via email if you have any questions. For more information, contact Debbie Dyck at 12/22/2017

Disability Resource Centre changes name to Centre for Accessibility Services

We are happy to announce that the Disability Resource Centre has been renamed to the Centre for Accessibility Services (CAS). Our disability advisors will now be called accessibility advisors. We will be following up over the next few weeks with changes to the website, forms, and signage. If you have any questions about these changes […]

UFV closed Nov 10 for Remembrance Day

Dear Colleagues, UFV will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Remembrance Day which this year falls on Saturday, November 11. As this does not align with the School Districts closures on Monday, Nov. 13 or with past practice, UFV wants to ensure you have sufficient notice to make special arrangements. This decision […]

Dr. Kamal Arora joins UFV as Director of SASI

Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies is pleased to have Dr. Kamal Arora join us as Director of the South Asian Studies Institute in a half-time capacity, to work alongside Satwinder Bains, who was recently appointed as Principal of UFV India in a 50 percent capacity. Dr. Arora completed her PhD in Anthropology at UBC, with […]

Co-Curricular Record — What faculty and staff need to know

How do you know what you need to know if you don’t know?! A UFV faculty and staff tutorial video is now available for basic CCR information. Take two minutes to watch and you’ll be in the know! All CCR-related tutorial can be found at Any further inquiries can be directed to […]

Are you a Physics student thinking about grad school? — Nov 1 info session

Simon Fraser University will be providing information on their Physics grad program. This talk will be of interest to our upper-level UFV Physics students. Abby A353 Wed, Nov 1 1:30-2:30 pm A353 For more information, contact Caroline Majeau at 10/02/2017

Astronomy with Dr. Jaymie Matthews, UBC — Nov 9

The Physics Student Association and the Biology & Chemistry Students Association present astronomer and mission scientist, Dr. Jaymie Matthews from UBC. Thu, Nov 9 4-5 pm UFV Abbotsford Campus, B121 For more information, contact Caroline Majeau at 11/10/2017

Commuter Alert – November 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. Tues, Nov 7 – Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles: 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 10 – Mamba Fight Night: 7 pm Fri, Nov 17- Amy Grant […]

Winter New Student Orientation — Nov 7

New-to-UFV students and their supporters are invited to Winter New Student Orientation on Tues, Nov 7 from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Abbotsford campus. At this event, students will: get program planning advice from academic advisors learn how to register online at an OReg info session discover resources available through Financial Aid and Awards and the […]

Open Access Week 2017

Open Access Week, the annual worldwide recognition of the immense value of open practices in research and education, falls on October 23-29 for 2017. As always, the numerous events and ideas are promoted on the official website: And keep an eye on two Twitter hashtags: Locally, there are several workshops and information […]

Next Meeting of Senate — November 17, 2017

The next meeting of Senate is on Fri, Nov 17, on the Abbotsford campus, Room A225/229. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to by noon on Tues, Nov 7. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at   11/17/2017

Employee tuition waivers — submit before semester start

Reminder: Employee tuition waiver requests must be submitted prior to the start of classes each semester. Please visit the HR website to access the online tuition waiver request. If you require more information please contact Debbie Dyck at local 4653 or   12/10/2017

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. So far, UFV has raised a total of $15,423 in pledges, with 21 employees donating. There’s still time to add your support and bring us back closer to the higher totals […]

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 […]