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Commuter Alert – April 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. • Sat, April 29 – TWU Convocation: 1 pm Daily Parking: Students and employees may purchase daily parking and park in lots 1, 4-6, 8-10, or on city streets at Gillis […]

The S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery website launch

The Visual Arts department is excited to announce the launch of the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery website: www.sag-ufv.ca. The purpose of the website is to provide online access to the exhibitions and collections held in the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, as well as to support teaching, learning and engaging with contemporary artwork in a digital context. The […]

NEW Professional Development Allowable Expenses – Effective April 1, 2017

JPDC has approved new professional development allowable expenses, effective April 1, 2017. Please take some time to review the allowable expenses and note the information will also be posted on the Human Resources website under Professional Development in the coming weeks (see link here) . If you have any questions, please contact the PD assistant […]

Credentials policy (64) revised

Senate approved revisions to the Credentials policy (64) on February 10, 2017 The following graduation requirements, as per the recent revisions, will be in effect for Fall 2017: A program GPA (the GPA calculated over all UFV courses used to meet program requirements) of at least 2.0 (3.0 for graduate programs) is required for all […]

Policy Consultation – Prevention, Education & Response to Sexualized Violence and Safe Student Learning Community

As part of a three-week consultation, the University Secretariat invites the UFV community to submit collaborative or individual feedback on two policies, accessible here, which are connected by subject matter: Prevention, Education and Response to Sexualized Violence — new policy Safe Student Learning Community — currently Student Non-Academic Conduct (204) The Prevention, Education and Response […]

Budget forums now online

If you missed the 2017-18 budget forums on March 8 and 9, 2017 they are now available online here For more information, visit http://www.ufv.ca/budgets/.

Print Services temporary closure

Print Services on the Abbotsford campus will be temporarily closed on Mon, March 27 and Tues, March 28, to accommodate the installation of a new digital press. Abbotsford Print Services will reopen on Wed, March 29; however, colour printing will be unavailable until Thurs, March 30. Please send all print jobs to the Chilliwack print […]

ETS and TLC have moved (back)!

Educational Technology Services and Teaching and Learning have moved back to our newly renovated offices in G104. Come by and see us and the new office.   For more information, contact Peggy Walker at peggy.walker@ufv.ca 03/25/2017 Save Save

UFV gets ready for a new academic year at New Student Orientation

As many current UFV students are eagerly anticipating the end of the winter semester, many people at UFV are already looking ahead to the start of the 2017/18 academic year. A team of over 60 staff and faculty have been getting ready to welcome UFV’s newest students and their supporters at Part 1 of New […]

Consultation for New Policy — Resolution of Student Complaints

As part of a three-week consultation, the University Secretariat invites the UFV community to submit collaborative or individual feedback on a new policy, Resolution of Student Complaints, accessible on the Secretariat policy web page at www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/policies_review/. Please submit your comments to Al Wiseman at al.wiseman@ufv.ca by March 22, 2017. For more information, contact Monique Castonguay […]

Applications for Employment at UFV policy (140) rescinded

At its February 21, 2017 meeting, President’s Executive rescinded the Applications for Employment at UFV policy (140). This policy is no longer needed, as the policy contains procedure/protocol for acknowledgment and retention of applications will now be published on the HR website. http://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/ For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca 03/17/2017

NEW Professional Development allowable expenses — effective April 1, 2017

JPDC has approved professional development allowable expenses, effective April 1, 2017. Please take some time to review the allowable expenses and note the information will also be posted on the Human Resources website under Professional Development in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact the PD assistant Alison Reeves at In-Service_pd@ufv.ca or […]

Professional Development policy (137) rescinded

At its February 21, 2017 meeting, President’s Executive rescinded the Professional Development policy (137) As professional development for employees is addressed in the Collective Agreement and the Terms and Conditions for Exempt Staff, the policy is no longer needed to direct decisions or approval of applications. The criteria, guidelines and process for approval of applications […]

Year-end finance deadlines

As we approach year end, please review the list of important guidelines and schedule. This schedule is necessary in order to complete the university’s fiscal year-end reports and financial statements. We thank you for your cooperation in helping us meet our critical deadlines. http://www.ufv.ca/finance/accounting-operations/general-accounting-information/year-end-information/ Financial Services finance@ufv.ca | 604-504-7441, ext. 4236   03/31/2017

New online Post-PD report form

JPDC has approved a new online Post-PD report, effective immediately. Please use the new Post-PD report going forward: old forms will no longer be accepted. Find the new form here: http://www.ufv.ca/media/assets/human-resources/hr-forms/Post-PD-report.pdf For more information, contact Alison Reeves at in-service_pd@ufv.ca 03/04/2017

Training & Development allowance claims due Feb 28

Training & Development claims must be submitted to HR by February 28, 2017 for Fiscal year 2016/17 for eligible employees. Please contact Debbie Dyck at local 4653 or debbie.dyck@ufv.ca if you have any questions. For more information, contact Debbie Dyck at debbie.dyck@ufv.ca 02/28/2017

New Post-PD report form in effect

If you have recently completed a professional development activity, please note that JPDC has approved a new online Post-PD report, effective immediately. Please use this new Post-PD report going forward. Old report forms will no longer be accepted. Find the new form here: http://www.ufv.ca/media/assets/human-resources/hr-forms/Post-PD-report.pdf If you have any questions, please contact Alison Reeves at local 5133 […]

Next meeting of Senate — March 10

The next meeting of Senate is on Fri, Mar 10, on the Abbotsford campus, Room A225/229. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca by noon on Tues, Feb 28. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at lisa.mcmartin@ufv.ca http://www.ufv.ca/senate/   03/10/2017

Commuter alert — Feb 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. • Mon, Feb 6 — WWE wrestling event: 6:30 pm • Fri, Feb 10 — Marianas Trench concert: 7:30 pm • Sat, Feb 11 — Bubble Guppies family show: 1 pm […]

Upcoming Internet service outage — March 8

Between 1 am and 5 am on Wed, March 8, UFV will experience a maximum 60-minute internet service outage. All internet-based services including the UFV website, email, myUFV, and myClass, will be unavailable during this service interruption. This is a maintenance outage planned by Telus that impacts a number of sites across the province. Thank […]

2017-22 sessional dates established

Senate recently approved a five-year academic schedule (aka sessional dates) from 2017/18 through to 2021/22, as well as guidelines for setting the academic schedule. As this is a rolling five-year schedule, the dates for the next academic year are fixed and the additional years are in place to help with academic and administrative planning. Each […]

Meeting schedule for 2017/18 released — time to book rooms

The 2017-2018 Meeting Schedule weeks breakdown is located at H:\UFVinfo\Meeting Schedule and Timelines\2017-2018 Meeting Schedule Timelines\2017-2018 Weeks Breakdown for UFV Meetings and Stat Holidays.pdf. Those employees responsible for booking meeting space for department and committee meetings are asked to contact Room Bookings directly in order to book space. Please use the following link to make […]

UFV statement on U.S. travel restrictions and Quebec mosque attack

Dear UFV Community, Please find below a statement from Universities Canada on behalf of our fellow members regarding U.S. President Trump’s executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. We share deeply the concern about the effect this has on the free flow of knowledge, ideas, and people that is central […]

Financial Aid & Awards Tips for February

Financial Aid and Awards Tips for February  Scholarship time is coming. Start researching your scholarship options now because there is often a fair amount of preparation involved in getting your applications ready for submission. Scholarship and Leadership applications (online format) will be available March 15 through myUFV. If you are on student loans and thinking […]

UFV part of BCTECH Summit — March 14 & 15 — discount before Jan 31

UFV is going to be part of BC’s largest tech conference.  On March 14 and 15, the #BCTECH Summit will take over the Vancouver Convention Centre. This is an opportunity not only to bring together BC’s vibrant and innovative tech community but also the convergence of traditional industries, business leaders, government and academia that are […]