Facilitator Development Workshop — Dec 12-16

The Facilitator Development Workshop is designed primarily for individuals who will be conducting the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) at an institution. It is recommended that individuals participate in an ISW prior to applying for the FDW. The FDW provides you with an opportunity for professional development in a challenging and supportive atmosphere and provides connections … Read more

High School E-Newsletter contribution deadline

The UFV Recruitment team sends regular e-newsletters to high school counsellors, career advisors, administrators, and teachers across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. If you have an event or announcement that you would like to include in the Oct 12 edition, please send it to the recruitment team at info@ufv.ca by Fri, Oct 8. For … Read more

UFV Fund for Innovative Teaching (FIT) — Call for Proposals deadline extended

The deadline for proposals has been extended to November 30. The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) has created a Fund for Innovative Teaching (FIT) that will support faculty in creating, developing and/or delivering innovative teaching and learning opportunities for students. FIT funds will support short term, one-year proposals in innovative pedagogy or curriculum design. … Read more

Videos to improve accessibility on campus available

At UFV, we are dedicated to student learning and ensuring all students have the opportunities for success. Teaching and Learning created a series of videos designed to improve accessibility. These include: How to Create Accessible Word Documents, How to Create Accessible PowerPoint Presentations, and How to Ensure your Event is Accessible. The videos can be … Read more

Textbook adoptions are due — Oct 15

This is a reminder that Winter 2017 textbook adoption forms are due Sat, Oct 15. Please visit the online adoption site below to submit your orders. If you cannot remember your username and password or have not been supplied one, please email Joanne Brands at joanne.brands@ufv.ca. The Winter semester timetable is not complete yet, but … Read more

Student Graduate School Scholarship workshop — Oct 18 (tell your students)

Student Graduate School Scholarship workshop The research office is hosting a workshop for students who plan to apply for NSERC, SSHRC & CIHR scholarships for graduate school. Research Services director Brad Whittaker will give a presentation, go through an application step by step, and answer any questions. Please join us: Tues, Oct 18 Abby A225 … Read more

Dr. Margaret Coombes appointed Director of the School of Social Work and Human Services

Dr. Margaret Coombes has been appointed to the role of Director of the School of Social Work and Human Services effective September 2016. She holds a PhD from the University of Buffalo, a Master of Social Work from Syracuse University, a Bachelor of Social Work from Dalhousie University, and a BA from the University of … Read more

Upcoming Learning & Development workshops for employees

Check out the learning and development opportunities available for employees:   Tues, Oct 25 Increasing Your Personal Resilience (webinar) Tues, Nov 8 Building Emotional Intelligence Thurs, Nov 24 Super Foods (webinar) For more details, please visit the UFV Learning and Development page. This list will be updated frequently; please check back often. To register, contact … Read more

Annual fire inspections to run in August/Sept

Our contracted service provider, Elite Fire Protection, will be performing their annual inspection of fire devices, fire extinguishers, and emergency lighting at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses over the course of August 22 to September 4. Please be aware that technicians will be in your area at some point in time wearing UFV Contractor ID … Read more

Cascades launch Hall of Fame, seek nominations from community

The University of the Fraser Valley athletic department is establishing the Cascades Hall of Fame. The new initiative will honour inductees in three categories — athlete, team and builder — who significantly contributed to the UFV varsity sports program, and who brought special honour and recognition to the university. The inaugural class of Cascades Hall … Read more

National search underway for new UFV president

The national search for UFV’s next President and Vice-Chancellor is now underway. The opportunity is being promoted widely, and can be viewed online at Boyden Global Executive Search. We expect this initial phase of the search for suitable candidates to span the next several months. Thank you to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who participated … Read more