New course outline form and memo templates

Following university-wide consultation, the Undergraduate Education Committee (UEC) recently approved a new official course outline form and course memo templates. These are now available to download at The new course outline can be identified by the “06/18/2021” date at the top of the form. Implementation of the new documents will be phased in over … Read more

Meet the recipients of the 2021 Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards

Earlier this month, 32 individuals were recognized with 26 Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards — totaling $26,000 — in honour of their research work as part of the UFV Work-Study program, as research assistants, or for an outstanding research project completed in 2020-2021. The annual URE Awards are coordinated by the Office of Research, Engagement, and … Read more

Fall Orientation 2021

  Hello UFV staff & faculty!     You might be wondering what Orientation looks like this year –  both students who are new to UFV, and students who are continuing their studies –  as we return to on-campus classes and activities in the Fall semester.     Keep reading for a summary of what the Student … Read more

UFV pay parking resumes Monday, Aug. 16

Following a 17-month pause, UFV will resume pay parking on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Fees automatically deducted For permanent employees with valid passes, parking payroll deductions will automatically resume on Aug. 16. Expiry dates are listed on the hang-tag parking pass, and those with expired passes will be contacted via … Read more

Unveiling of the Indigenous Teaching Garden — Aug 31

The Office of the Vice Provost and the Indigenous Affairs Office would like to invite all community members to the ceremonial unveiling of the Indigenous art sculptures and the Indigenous Teaching Garden at the Abbotsford campus. The garden showcases carvings, benches, newly designed walkways, as well as Indigenous plants. Refreshments will be served. Aug 31 … Read more

Senate Policy Update

At its June 11, 2021, meeting, Senate approved the following policy revisions: • Course Audit (108) • Honorary Doctorate Degrees (221) These policies can be found at: For more information, contact Marlene Affleck at 06/30/2021

UFV Board of Governors policy direction & policy revisions

At its June 10, 2021 meeting, the Board of Governors approved the following policies and policy direction review and revisions: The following policy revision was also approved: Board policy BRP-200.04 — Controlled Entities (no changes) Board policy BRP-205.05 — Budget Process and Approval Board policy BRP-215.01 — Investment Policy The following policy direction revision was … Read more

MicroCourses — Online and Hybrid Teaching Fundamentals — to June 29

The Teaching and Learning Centre is offering an ongoing MicroCourse series of workshops (essential Blackboard tools for online and hybrid courses ), with synchronous sessions for each MicroCourse scheduled weekly. Upcoming Schedule: MicroCourse 1 — Course Organization — Tues, Jun 29 at 11 am MicroCourse 2 — Adapting Instruction — TBA MicroCourse 3 — Assessments … Read more

Live healthy and enjoy rewards with Manulife Vitality Group Benefits — available now!

Join Manulife for a live webinar on everything you need to know about Manulife Vitality Group Benefits — an app-based wellness program that rewards you for healthy habits. The program is available to all UFV employees with extended health care coverage. For more information, contact Laurie Coreau at 07/14/2021

UFV Learning Apps & Blackboard Workshops — to July 6

Make your online courses more meaningful. Enhance your teaching with ed tech tools from TLC’s top picks inventory. Browse our A-Z listing or find tools based on teaching outcome, popularity, and type of support. Be sure to check back regularly for updates and new apps. Upcoming Schedule: Camtasia Workshop — Wed, Jun 30 (2-3 pm) … Read more

Front entry sand blasting

GPM Civil Contracting will be sand blasting the new front entry concrete work June 24 & 25. Although plastic sheeting and fencing has been installed to protect the A-B breezeway entry areas, this will be a noisy and dusty process. Please use caution when entering this area during this time. Thank you for your patience … Read more

Campus Planning & Facilities on the move

The Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) team will be renovating their Abbotsford campus office space (B150) from June 28 through Dec 15, 2021. During this time, CPFM offices will relocate to: B133 – Facilities Management and Operations B334 – Campus Planning K162 – Project Management Office All department phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please continue to … Read more

Special Chat – R (Chat Reconciliation) Sessions

Please join Amea Wilbur, Brianna Strumm, and Lorna Andrews on a discussion on Trauma Informed Pedagogy in relation to supporting Indigenous peoples impacted by the discovery of the 215 unmarked graves at Kamloops Residential School. Session dates/times: Wednesday, June 23 (12-1 pm) For information and registration, please contact: – – For more information, … Read more