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Faculty, Staff, and Student Vacancies on the standing committees of Senate

Expressions of interests are being sought from faculty members, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students to serve on the standing committees of Senate for the 2017/18 academic year. The Senate Governance Committee (SGC) welcomes expressions of interest for faculty, staff, and student positions on the standing committees of Senate. SGC is responsible for ensuring the […]

Career opportunities at UFV — Feb 13

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Assistant Professor, BSN Program To view details on this posting, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at 02/24/2017

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 by noon on Tues, Feb 28. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at   03/10/2017

Abbotsford Library renovation plans: find out what’s happening — Feb 22

The Abbotsford library will be undergoing a major renovation in summer 2017. Plan to drop by on Wed, Feb 22 for a planning update. The schedule is: 10:30 am–2:30 pm: Drop in anytime to view drawings, chat with the architects and planning team, and provide comments. 11 am and 1 pm: Presentations by the architects […]

Politics of multiculturalism students present Photo Voice exhibit — opens Feb 23

Political Science 332: Politics of Multiculturalism invites you to experience their Photo Voice exhibit. The students have documented their experiences with culture, multiculturalism and diversity in their everyday lives using a photographic image as a departure point for their reflection. Opening Thurs, Feb.23 10 am-12:30 pm Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (Building F). Opening presentation by […]

Graphic + Digital Design Portfolio info night — Feb 21

Are you creative? Passionate? Inspired? Imaginative? Find out how to put your talent to work as a graphic designer. Join us on Tues, February 21 from 6 to 9 at the UFV Mission campus. We have an exciting line-up of presentations: • GDD alumni share their stories about working in the creative industry • Current […]

Spring 2017 Holocaust study tour in Germany and Poland — apply by Feb 17

Seats are still available for the Spring 2017 Holocaust study tour in Germany and Poland. This study tour has been organized by members of two UFV departments: History (Steve Schroeder) and Visual Arts (Aleksandra Idzior).  It has been designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the German-led attack on European Jews, and others […]

Textbook adoptions for summer semester – Feb 15 deadline approaching

This is a reminder that Summer 2017 textbook adoption forms are due February 15. How to place your adoption order: Please visit the online adoption site below to submit your orders. If you are unsure of your username and password or have not been supplied one, please email Kristi Mansley. Alternative Options:  Fillable […]

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 […]

CICS curates exhibit on the long struggle for the South Asian vote in Canada

(Dis) Enfranchisement 1907-1947: The Forty-Year Struggle for The Vote As Canadians across the country commemorate the 150th year of Canadian Confederation, the UFV Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS) offers a different perspective in uncovering Canada’s historical past.   With funding awarded from the Canadian Government (Canada 150 Grant), the CICS has curated an exhibit in […]

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 […]

Canada and the Israel-Palestine conflict: talk and discussion — Feb 8

Colter Louwerse, fourth-year political science major at UFV, will speak about Canada’s role in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. A growing number of Canadians are aware of the nature and extent of the injustices and human rights violations occurring in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. However, few are aware of the role that Canada has played in […]

Career opportunities at UFV — Feb 6

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Sessional Faculty, Faculty of Health Sciences To view details on this posting, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at 02/16/2017

Student Research Day — March 29

UFV Student Research Day Wed, March 29 Microlectures in the South Atrium of the SUB 11:30 am-12:30 pm Student Poster Presentations in the Great Hall of the SUB 12:30-2:30 pm–research/student-research-day/ For more information, contact Kelly Tracey at 03/29/2017

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 […]

Occupation of the American Mind film screening — March 8

  Over the past few years, Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on […]

Spring break camps to keep kids active at UFV

Want to make sure your kids stay active this spring break? Join the UFV Cascades and UFV Kinesiology students for a physical literacy camp over March break that will have your child learning through PLAY! During this week, your child will work on developing their fundamental movement skills like running, jumping, and catching. We will […]

Survive the Semester: Live Well, Learn Well

The UFV Counselling Department invites you to take a break this Reading Break! Visit our booth for healthy snacks and tips on wellness and learning. Come de-stress with our therapy dog, MAC, or take a Mini-workshop to boost your study skills! When: 12-4pm, Tuesday Feb 14 Where: Student Union Building, Student Life (Bldg. S) Workshops: […]

Career Opportunities at UFV

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Senior Accountant, Statutory Reporting Assistant, Bookstore, Chilliwack Clerk, Bookstore, Abbotsford Assistant to the Director, School of Health Studies Clerk, Assessment Services Assistant, Assessment Services Sessional Faculty, Summer 2017 Administrative Assistant, College of Arts Department Assistant, Geography and […]

Breeding for the Future — Feb 21

Breeding for the Future: The case for conserving, collecting, and evaluating wild crop relatives. Around the globe, plant breeders are in a race to stay ahead of rapidly evolving pest populations and a changing climate to develop new varieties in support of agricultural development, and to feed a growing world population. Wild crop relatives have […]

Roadmap to Apartheid film screening

A harrowing exposé of Israel’s unique system of official discrimination. Wed, Feb 1 5pm B121 Abbotsford campus 95 minutes Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), Roadmap to Apartheid is a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa and a film about why many Palestinians feel they are […]

Poetry Book Sale in the Library

The Library is holding a sale of almost 400 new poetry books (published in 2014). The books will be sold for a nominal amount with proceeds going toward UFV Library Heritage Collection. Please drop by Feb 6-10 in the Abbotsford Library. For more information, contact Selena Karli at 02/10/2017