Sto:lo Career Fair

Stó:lō Service Agency is please to inform you of our upcoming Career Fair under the theme Your Dreams, Your Future – Find it Here! The Career Fair, which will bring together aboriginal people, employers, and experienced professionals under one roof, is scheduled to take place on February 27, 2018 at Tzeachten Community Hall.

This year’s event will take place in three one and a half hour sessions.
Session #1: 10 am–11:30 am
Session #2: 12–1:30 pm
Session #3: 1:30–3 pm

Admission is Free to all pre-registered groups. There are no limits for the number of youth/students that your school or organization can register. ALL STUDENTS WELCOME!

For more information or to register for the event, contact Brianna Hall at

Tzeachten Community Hall – 45855 Promontory Road, Chilliwack, BC

For more information, contact Brianna Hall at


Internationalization Fund — Call for proposals

UFV International announces the second call for Internationalization Fund proposals for fiscal year 2017/18. The fund is open to any UFV staff member, faculty member, or administrator to make a proposal that will “internationalize” UFV’s curriculum, services, departments, or programs or enhance one’s ability or a department’s capacity to work with international students and partners. This year’s guidelines reflect UFV’s new Internationalization Goals developed over the past year.
The application deadline is Wed, Dec 13. Please send completed applications to

For more information, contact John Potts at


Scholarly Sharing Initiative, featuring Leah Douglas and Alicia Horton — Nov 23

Come join an informal scholarly conversation about gender, social research, trauma and power!

Thurs, Nov 23
1:15–2:45 pm
Abby U-House (SASI)

Coffee and lunch provided.

This month’s speakers

Leah Douglas – The joys and pitfalls of trauma-informed practice and research

Professor Douglas’s specialty area, and the focus of her sabbatical, is trauma-informed practice, research, and teaching. Douglas has developed, with a colleague, a new model for trauma-informed research interviewing with vulnerable women.

Alicia Horton – Gender and power dynamics in qualitative interviews with formerly imprisoned men

In her talk, Professor Horton will address how reflexive practice require consideration of the ways in which researchers and interviewees ‘do’ gender in the context of a qualitative interview and how this might shape the quality of qualitative data and analyses. Drawing on in-depth interview data from a project involving 23 formerly incarcerated men, Horton will demonstrate the ways in which expectations of masculinity are embodied and performed by male interviewees in the context of a qualitative interview with a woman researcher.

Meetings of the Scholarly Sharing Initiative are a place where faculty, students, and interested others can gather over some delicious lunch to share, discuss, present, and receive feedback on their scholarly work. The initiative is supported by the UFV Office of Research Services and the College of Arts.

For more info contact: Alex ( or Melissa (

Thu, Nov 23 – Thu, Nov 23
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
U-House (F-building)


For more information, contact Alex Wetmore at


Sweater Week — Nov 20-24

Grab an extra layer for Sweater Week November 20-24. Temperatures are being lowered by 2°C in all buildings. This is to bring awareness to the small steps that we can take individually to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We’re reminding everybody to grab an extra layer for the week to ensure they’re comfortable while working and studying.

Additionally, during this week, we’ll be holding a selfie contest with daily $20 Campus Card prizes, and two $50 grand prizes for Best Selfie and Most Dedicated Sweater Weeker. Make sure to get you and your friends involved in the coziest event of the year!

Contest details can be found at

To add some pizazz to your selfies, check out the sustainable selfie stations located at:
– Abbotsford campus:
o The SUB
o G by the Library
o B in the Cafeteria
o A, B, and D building hallways

Our dedicated Selfie Squad will be popping up around campus throughout the week. Be sure to stop by when you see them!

For more information, contact Blair McFarlane at


Purdy’s group purchase program for employees

Employees of UFV can take advantage of buying Purdy’s chocolates at a 25% discount.

The brochure for this year is available at: Purdy’s Group Purchase Christmas Brochure or in H:\Temp\Purdy’s Group Purchase\2017_Christmas_Brochure.pdf. I will also have a limited supply of hard copy brochures available.

You can choose to order online at or using the order form and paying by cheque/cash.

If paying by cash or cheque:
• The order form is located in H:\Temp\Purdy’s Group Purchase\2017_Christmas_Order_Form.pdf
• Cheques are to be made payable to me, Deanna Stelting.

If you want to place your order online and pay by credit card:
• Navigate in your web browser to and enter in the email address and password that you used in prior years. If you have not previously setup an account, click on the ‘Create an Account’ and follow the directions.
• Once logged in, you will need to “join” the UFV Christmas 2017 group. If you have purchased online previously with us, then the group should be listed, otherwise, you will need to search for our group. You can do that by entering our customer number 2189, or my email address: Click on “Join this Group” and you will be able to proceed from there to Shop Online!

All orders must be submitted by Friday November 24 and the pickup date will be December 7 (December 8 for Chilliwack orders).

If you have any questions, please contact me at


For more information, contact Deanna Stelting at


Celebrate Giving Tuesday by being generous in your community — Nov 28

UFV is taking part in the international Giving Tuesday movement on November 28. We are joining the City of Abbotsford in marking Giving Tuesday as the start of the giving season. It immediately follows the days of intense consumerism, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is all about helping our community by giving back and giving forward.

Tue, Nov 28

For more information, contact Deanna McIntyre at


LLT Pizza and Pop Evening — Nov 16

Come and meet with employees from LLT Chartered Professional Accountants and learn what they have to offer. The firm is interested in hiring students, so be ready to impress! There will be free pizza.

Thurs, Nov 16
5-7 pm
Abby D225
Dress: Business Casual

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, contact Paige Vanderveen at


Alumni Commemorative Wine Artist competition — submission deadline Jan 15

If you know of a UFV alumnus with a flair for artistic creativity, we invite you to encourage them to submit their artwork for the 2018 Alumni Commemorative Wine Artist competition.

The Alumni commemorative wine is a highly anticipated annual tradition at UFV. The wine is produced in honour of the graduating class and is sold throughout UFV communities as a fundraiser for the Alumni Association’s student monetary awards.

All forms of art are eligible, as long as they can be photographed. The artist simply has to send in up to three high resolution images of their work, along with a 50-word description of each piece of artwork and a 70-word biography. All eligible submissions will be considered, and the winner will be decided in January.

This is a great opportunity for some tremendous exposure. The winning artist’s work will be rendered onto the 2018 Alumni Commemorative wine labels and their bio featured on the back label. The artist is honoured at the UFV Alumni Association’s Commemorative Wine launch event in May (TBA); through a write up in Skookum, the UFV magazine, and a feature on the Alumni website.

Submission deadline is January 15.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help an alumnus join the ranks of artists such as:

Nastasha Mol (BFA ’14) –
Colin Mitchell (Dip ’97) –
Catherine Adamson (BA ’03) –
Fiona Moes Pel (BFA ’10) –
Anne Franklin (BFA ’11) –
Haley Smith (BFA ’10) –
Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin (BFA ’08) –
Courtney Simms (BA ’04) –
Mickie Acierno (Dip. Graphic Design ’02) –

The artist will gain exposure for their work and will become part of a growing annual tradition.

More details:

UFV Alumni Relations Office
University Relations
(604) 557-4008

For more information, contact Alicia Friesen at


‘Be A Geographer’ Day — Nov 14

Have you ever wondered what a geographer does? Do we read maps all day? Do we just recite the capital cities of countries around the world? Geography is much, much more. Join us for ‘Be a Geographer’ Day on the Abby Green to explore skills and techniques used by geographers. We will have demonstrations and activities related to rock & mineral identification, water quality analysis, measuring the weather, soil analysis, plant ID, city design, a GPS treasure hunt and geography trivia. Fun and games for all.

Tue, Nov 14
11 am-1 pm
UFV Abbotsford Green


For more information, contact Claire Hay at


Film screening: “Stone Cold Justice”

Winner of the 2014 Investigative Journalism Walkley Award

In 2013 The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) released a scathing report finding that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) threatens Palestinian children in the Occupied Territories “with death, physical violence, solitary confinement and sexual assault.”

This joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that the IDF targets Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. Reporter John Lyons travels to the West Bank to hear the stories of children who claim they have been taken into custody, ruthlessly questioned, and then allegedly forced to sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing.
Lyons meets Australian lawyer Gerard Horton of Military Court Watch in Ramallah, who helps Palestinian children who are arrested. He also talks to senior Israeli officials to examine what’s driving the army’s strategy.

Stone Cold Justice also exposes that Palestinian children have more to fear than the Israeli army. Israeli settlers in the West Bank regularly attack Palestinian school children, knowing the authorities will not intervene. There is clear evidence of two legal systems operating, one for Israeli children and one for young Palestinians.

Is this, as many Israelis suggest, simply part of the drive to maintain security? Or is it, as Palestinians claim, part of a much wider plan to make life in the West Bank intolerable for them? In the long term it may well breed a new generation of Palestinians prepared to do anything to gain retribution.

A time of discussion will follow the screening.

This event is sponsored by the UFV Department of Political Science.
For more information, visit Facebook “Palestine Film Series UFV”

Wed, Nov 15
3:30-5:30 pm
Abby B121


For more information, contact Philip Sherwood at