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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. […]

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 […]

October teaching & learning workshops for faculty

The Teaching & Learning Centre has an array of workshops scheduled for October. Learn or update your skills with Blackboard, Kahoot, Adding Audio to PowerPoint, and more. For information and schedules visit For more information, contact 10/29/2016

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 The Winter semester timetable is not complete yet, but […]

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 […]

Next meeting of Senate — Oct 14

The next meeting of Senate is on Fri, Oct 14, 2016. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to by noon on Tues, Oct 4.   10/04/2016

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 […]

Abbotsford Building G washroom closure

As part of an effort to improve accessibility access, construction on the main floor washrooms in Building G at the Abbotsford campus be ongoing for the next few weeks. Please note that both the men’s (G162) and women’s (G160) washrooms will be closed to August 5. We ask that users in the Learning Centre building […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commuter Alert — June 2016

Some events at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to be aware of, as they affect traffic and parking congestion on and around campus. Thurs, June 9, 6 pm – High School Graduation Fri, June 10, 6 pm – High School Graduation Sat, June 11, 3 pm – High School Graduation Tues, June 28, 8 […]

UFV Dental provides community outreach for bigger and brighter smiles

Making smiles bigger and brighter, the UFV dental program has continued to make community outreach an integral part of the student experience. Since the beginning of the program many school-aged children and seniors have benefited from dental health promotion and services provided by UFV students. Most recently, the UFV Dental program visited the Chehalis Community […]

Commuter Alert — May 2016

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, May 21, 8 pm – Babbu Maan Sun, May 22, 6 pm – Chris Tomlin Daily Parking: Students and employees may purchase daily parking and park in lots 1, 4-6, […]

Commuter Alert – April 2016

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, April 4, 7:30pm – Blue Man Group Wed, April 6, 7:30pm – The Price is Right Live Thurs, April 7, 7:30pm – ZZ Top Sat, April 9, 5:00pm – Jeff […]

Little star of Room has UFV connection

As project manager for UFV, Jorge Candia keeps a low profile while planning and working behind the scenes on construction projects for the university. But lately, the limelight has crept his way. Jorge’s grandson, Jacob Tremblay, is a big-screen sensation and on Sunday, February 28, the nine year old took centre stage as a presenter […]

Commuter Alert – March 2016

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, Mar 7, 7:30 pm – Joan Jett Concert Sat, Mar 26, 7 pm – Legends of Nashville Concert Daily Parking: Students and employees may purchase daily parking and park in […]

Study Skills Workshop Series for Trades students

This series of 6 lunch-and-learn style sessions will provide students with tools to: 1. manage time and energy efficiently (Feb. 24) 2. improve attention and classroom learning (Mar. 2) 3. study effectively and enhance memory (Mar. 9) 4. stay motivated and beat procrastination (Mar. 16) 5. prepare for exams and manage test anxiety (Mar. 23) […]

Mature Students workshop series

Are you coming back to school after a break? Looking for a place to connect with other mature students? Join our Mature Students workshop series and become a part of a school community! In six sessions you can learn efficient study skills, uncover your hidden strengths and become skilled at managing anxiety & stress. Where […]

UFV Campus Rec launches new universal fitness pass

UFV Campus Recreation is repackaging its fitness class offerings for 2016, offering tremendous value to students, staff, and faculty through new pricing options. In years past, Campus Rec had charged fitness class participants on a session-by-session basis. This year, participants will pay a flat rate to access a fitness class for the entire semester. Classes […]

Summit: UFV Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

Summit: UFV Undergraduate Journal of the Arts is proudly accepting papers for its inaugural publication in Spring 2016. Summit is a student-run academic journal that recognizes excellence in research and writing by undergraduate arts students at the University of the Fraser Valley. The editorial board is currently seeking essays written in 2015 by students for […]