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Child and Youth Care Association of BC: ‘Talk a Latte’ — Oct 17

The Child and Youth Care Association of BC invites you to join us for a coffee and conversation about our profession and the movement towards professional CYC certification. Tues, Oct 17 Come on by anytime between 6:30pm – 8:30pm Student Life Space room in the SUB UFV Abbotsford Campus For more information, contact Susan […]

Mental Health Screening Day — Oct 12

Brief self-tests with UFV Counsellors on depression, anxiety and risky drinking. Resource materials provided Free chocolates and snacks! Thurs, Oct 12 10 am-3 pm Abby SUB, Atrium For more information, contact Priscilla Ang at 10/13/2017

Character Canada Conference — Oct 20

Character Canada is hosting its 2nd National Character Canada Conference at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School on October 20, 2017. And the non-profit group has thought long and hard about how to make this an event that electrifies the entire Fraser Valley, province, and country. After all, they’re putting on a conference that helps people explore […]

Future of Food: Food Systems and Food Security

Do you know where your food comes from? Ever thought about the changing dynamics of food production and consumption as we head into the global future? We invite you to participate in a conversation with experts in food systems and food security. Speakers include: Dr. Alex Awiti, Aga Khan University East Africa Institute, Nairobi. Dr. […]

2018 London, Iceland, Paris Study Tour, June 27-July 12 — info sessions soon

Have you ever wanted to explore London, a leader in research and development? How about Reykjavik, the world’s “Greenest City” or Paris, one of Europe’s major centres of science and the arts? Travel to all of these diverse cities with the Biology department this summer. Attend one of our info sessions to learn more; • […]

Budrus: film screening — Oct 19

Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film (Israel/Palestine/U.S.) about Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites Palestinian political factions and invites Israeli supporters to join an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves […]

2017 UFV/FSA Employee Halloween Party

Come on out for some Halloween fun on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Enjoy some pizza, pop and dessert as well as prizes for the best costumes! In Abbotsford the event will be held in A225/A229 and at CEP the event will be held in A0020 from 12-1:30 pm. Please RSVP by Oct 25, 2017 to […]

Winter 2018 textbook adoption deadlines approaching

Adhering to the following deadlines helps UFV Bookstore ensure we can have everything on the shelf by the first day of classes: Textbook adoptions are due October 15 Coursepack requests are due November 15 General merchandise orders related to courses are due November 15 Visit our website for more information on how to place your […]

BBA HR major accredited by CPHR BC & YK

The Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resources major has recently been accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon (CPHR BC &YK). This means that graduates of UFV’s HR major who meet the eligibility criteria have the option to be exempt from writing the National Knowledge Exam component of obtaining […]

Free support for students at PRLC! Let your students know

‘Tis the season for midterms & group projects! Let your stressed-out students know about the PRLC. Tell students to pop by and say hi to our peer leaders at the Peer Resource & Leadership Centre (PRLC). Our peer leaders are student volunteers who are available to listen to whatever is going on in a student’s […]

Laughing Dog Tuesday — Oct 17

Join Mac, the professional therapy dog, and enjoy complimentary treats at the Chilliwack library’s de-stressing day, Tues, Oct 17, from 11 am to 3 pm. Take a selfie with Mac or a selfie in the library’s “photo booth” and post with either #maclibraryselfie or #ufvlibraryselfie to win prizes. The contest is open Oct 2 until […]

2017/18 seasonal closure — Dec 22-Jan 2

We hope the busy fall term is going well. It will be the December holiday season before we know it and I’m very pleased to confirm the university will close at 4:30 pm on Fri, Dec 22, and remain closed until Tues, Jan 2. We hope this helps you plan a wonderful break and we […]

Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority–film screening

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101’ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. The film […]

Refugee Stories Day — Oct 10

This event will discuss refugee and migration issues in the Fraser Valley and abroad, examining their structural causes and discussing their personal effects. Tima Kurdi will be joining us to discuss the story of her family and bring a call to action. We will be hearing as well from Ron Dart, to discuss his experience […]

Abbotsford campus commuter & parking advisory for October

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, Oct 14 – PBR Event: 7:30 pm • Mon, Oct 16 – WWE: 7:30 pm • Sun, Oct 22 – Foreigner concert: 7 pm Daily Parking: Students and employees […]

Career opportunities at UFV — Oct 2

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Assistant Professor, Practical Nursing Sessional Faculty, Winter 2018 Committees Assistant, College of Arts To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at […]

Bookstore Customer Appreciation Day

We love our Customers! UFV Abbotsford Bookstore invites Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni to come and have some fun at Customer Appreciation Day! -Free Coffee & Popcorn begins at 9:00am -Fashion Show at 12pm & Talent Show at 2pm -Enter to win giveaways all day long -20-50% off clothing sale -Sample the menu from the […]

Theatre Department Show and Tell — Oct 3

Join us from 4-5pm on Tues, Oct 3 to celebrate the Theatre department’s move to the Abbotsford campus! • Tour our new facilities in the D building (100 level) • Learn about our 2017/2018 season of theatre • Find out about the programs and courses we offer • Meet staff, faculty, and students • Cake […]

Fall 2017 issue of Groundwork magazine features writing of several UFV employees

The latest issue of Groundwork magazine, the trade publication of the Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia, includes articles from members of several departments at UFV. Thanks to all of the great contributors. Currently, we are planning the Winter 2018 issue. If you have an article you’d like to write, email the editor Michelle […]

Scholarly Sharing Initiative: Conversations on Migration and Citizenship — Sept 28

Please come to the Scholarly Sharing Initiative! Thurs, Sept 28, 2017 1:15-2:45, in Abby F125. All welcome! Delicious light lunch provided! “Conversations in Migration and Citizenship: Exploring and Engaging Interdisciplinarity” with Nicola Mooney, Ghizlane Laghzaoui, and members of the Migration and Citizenship program working group Join a conversation with members of the Migration & Citizenship […]

Next Meeting of Senate — October 20, 2017

The next meeting of Senate is on Fri, Oct 20, on the Chilliwackc campus, Room A2428. Please submit agenda and exhibit items to by noon on Tues, Oct 10. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at   10/20/2017

Career opportunities at UFV — Sept 25

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current position includes: Business Analyst, ITS To view details on this posting, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at 09/29/2017

2017-18 UFV meeting weeks breakdown and stat holidays

When scheduling committee meetings and events please refer to the “2017-2018 Weeks Breakdown for UFV Meeting and Stat Holidays” pdf that can be found online at This same document is also saved on the Public drive – Public\UFVinfo\Meeting Schedule and Timelines\2017-2018 Meeting Schedule Timelines. For more information, contact Cecelia Dirksen at 10/04/2017

Survive the Semester: Live Well, Learn Well workshops — Sept 28

Take a mini-workshop to boost your study skills Get tips and resources on wellness and learning Boost your brain power with healthy delicious snacks! Thurs, Sept 28 Workshops: 12-12:45 pm Learn your way: Discover your learning style 1-1:45 pm Too Many Assignments, Too Little Time 2-2:45 pm De-stress for test success 3-3:45 pm Make and […]