Financial Aid & Awards info session — Feb 8

Applications are now open for UFV’s entrance scholarships. Join us on Tues, Feb 8 from 4-5 pm for a virtual Financial Aid and Awards webinar to learn more about funding opportunities available at UFV, including entrance scholarships and awards. Don’t miss out as UFV’s entrance scholarship deadline is coming up soon on March 10. Attendees … Read more

Chat-T (Chat Teaching) — various dates, including Feb 2

Join Claire Hay, Teaching and Learning Specialist, in wide-ranging conversations around teaching and learning. Upcoming sessions: February 2, 2022 – Supporting students in difficult times – how can faculty support students encountering challenging times in their courses? March 2, 2022 – Planning for the (un)expected – how can faculty plan for unexpected events during their … Read more

The Actor as Generator, with guest speaker Arturo Luís Soria

Save this exciting event in your calendars! The Actor as Generator! with Arturo Luís Soria *Via Zoom January 31st, 4-6 pm Email jocelyn.thiessen@ufv.ca for a Zoom link. Mon, Jan 31, 4-6 pm, on zoom Join us in a workshop with Arturo Luís Soria! A shot of espresso for the actor-writer, this workshop is geared to … Read more

Thriving Through Change — Feb 28

Objectives: To learn about three types of change and how they impact your world. To recognize our own place on the change continuum. To develop a strategy to enhance your own response to change. Develop techniques to handle your fear of failure and rejection. Mon, Feb 28 Noon–1 pm Zoom Facilitator: Kim White Register here: … Read more

The Art of the Interview: Capturing an Oral History with guest speaker Tetsuro Shigematsu — Jan 24

Save this exciting event in your calendars! The Art of the Interview: Capturing an Oral History with Tetsuro Shigematsu *Via Zoom Mon, Jan 24 4-6 pm Email jocelyn.thiessen@ufv.ca for a Zoom link. Join Tetsuro as he guides you step-by-step on how to capture the story of a lifetime. From selecting the least expensive and most … Read more

Chat-I (Internationalization) — Jan 25

Come join Victoria Surtees, Teaching and Learning Specialist in Internationalization, for a casual time of dialogue around cultures, inclusive approaches to teaching, working with international & multilingual learners, or any other topics on internationalizing your curriculum, teaching, and assessment. Chat date: Tues, Jan 25 (1-2pm) In this chat session, I will welcome UFV International Alumni … Read more

Open Education Micro Grant program — call for proposals

The UFV Library and Teaching and Learning Centre announce a call for proposals for the Open Education Micro Grant (OEMG) program. This program, funded by UFV’s Strategic Initiatives Fund, provides faculty with the funds to hire an Open Education Student Assistant to help with the development or modification of open educational resources (OERs) that will … Read more

Fundamentals of Social Media — April 5

This two-hour workshop will provide an overview of the social media landscape and an in-depth look at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for both individuals and brands. Learn how to build a following, engage with your audience and, above all, why content is king. Learn about how social media fits into UFV’s strategic marketing and … Read more

Employee Service Excellence Awards: deadline Feb 11

Deadline: Fri, Feb 11 Launched in 2016, the UFV Service Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate current UFV staff and faculty in three categories: • UFV Staff Excellence Award • UFV Inspirational Leadership Award • UFV Teamwork Award. UFV faculty and staff are invited to nominate an individual or team before Fri, Feb 11 at www.ufv.ca/hr/service-excellence-awards. … Read more

Internationalization, Intercultural Communication, and EDI: What’s the difference and how does it apply to me? — Jan 11

This workshop is a friendly introduction to internationalization. What is internationalization? Well, it is about much more than recruiting and supporting international students. It’s about creating spaces that are culturally and linguistically inclusive. That means confronting key myths about speakers of English as an additional language, understanding the experiences of international and racialized students, and … Read more

Creating a Positive Culture of Acceptance and Inclusion — Feb 16

Diversity is part of all workplaces and is something to be respected, celebrated, and encouraged. In fact, workplaces thrive when there are strong diversity and inclusion practices. But it’s not enough to just have a diverse workplace. We need to ensure that everyone feels safe, valued, and respected. During this one-hour wellness session participants will: … Read more

Diversity and Inclusion: How to engage a diverse workforce — March 9

This diversity training course discusses the benefits of diversity in the workplace, provides guidelines to interact with different personalities and cultures, and coaches staff on how to approach diverse people with inclusion and respect. Wed, March 9 9–11 am Zoom Facilitator: Monica Affleck Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversity-and-inclusion-how-to-engage-a-diverse-workforce-tickets-230983326347 For more information, contact Debra Fehr at debra.fehr@ufv.ca 03/08/2022

Change Management — April 13

Navigating the changing world successfully is on everyone’s mind today. Learn how to develop tools and strategies to accept and embrace change at home and at work. Assess your own resilience to change and create an action plan to move forward and help you achieve your goals. Wed, April 13 9–11 am Zoom Facilitator: Monica … Read more

Transitioning to MS Office 365: Word, Excel, Outlook — Jan 25

UFV has transitioned to MS Office 365, providing employees with access to additional MS programs and services. While there aren’t many major changes within the programs, this course will highlight differences and how to navigate this new system. We will discuss Excel, Word and Outlook. Contact the instructor at Courtney.Boisvert@ufv.ca if you have specific topics … Read more