Teams for courses available this fall

As part of the M365 project, faculty can request an MS Team shell for a course starting September 13, 2021. To request an MS Team course shell, faculty will fill out the IT Services M365 request form (available starting September 13), and the Team shell will be created and automatically populated for use this semester. … Read more

MicroCourses – Teaching Fundamentals Aug 16-31

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. The primary objective of these MicroCourses is the pedagogy behind the tools and how they can be used to: *achieve learning objectives *promote student engagement … Read more

Minimizing Barriers for Multilingual Learners – Workshop Series

During the summer months, please join Carol Suhr, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Internationalization, in a 5-part workshop series on ways to minimize barriers for multilingual learners. The sessions will provide an opportunity for faculty members to reflect and identify possible barriers for learning, and ‘weave’ the basic principles of Universal Design into their everyday practice. … Read more

Grant Writing Workshops Aug 24 & 27: Tips and Tricks for Writing an NSERC Grant Proposal

Online workshops are available for UFV faculty interested in applying for funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Aug 24 & 27, 2021 10-11:30 am Zoom event – RSVP for link   Aug 24: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/grant-writing-workshop-tips-and-tricks-for-writing-an-nserc-grant-proposal-tickets-166536931445 Aug 27: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/grant-writing-workshop-developing-a-successful-sshrc-insight-grant-proposal-tickets-166540560299 For more information, contact Tracy Morrison at tracy.morrison@ufv.ca 08/24/2021

Opportunity to serve on Dean Selection Advisory Committees

UFV Provost and VP Academic James Mandigo and UFV Human Resources are seeking Expressions of Interest from internal members of the UFV community to serve on Selection Advisory Committees (SACs) for two Deans who will commence five-year terms starting January 1, 2022: – Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies – Dean, (new) Faculty of Education, Community, and Human … Read more

Policy Revision: Procurement Policy (130)

After a 4-week consultation, the Procurement (130) policy has been revised and can be viewed at: https://www.ufv.ca/secretariat/policies/ Note that this policy was formerly Purchasing & Competitive Bidding. For more information, contact marlene affleck at marlene.affleck@ufv.ca 08/28/2021

IT Service Desk Portal & Zoom Sign On Change

Beginning Aug 3, 2021, UFV employees and students visiting the IT Service Desk portal (TDX) or signing on to Zoom will now log on using their UFV email address. By changing our log on procedure from using a UFV student number or active directory log on to using your UFV email address, users can expect … Read more

More M365 applications now available

The IT Services department is now enabling all Microsoft 365 applications and services for UFV employees. This launch provides employees and departments with access to all Microsoft applications online via office.com. This is an extension of the UFV Microsoft program and service upgrade announced last month. After July 30, 2021, all of the applications and … Read more

Join the conversation on sexualized violence prevention

Share your thoughts on UFV’s sexualized violence prevention strategy, education, and response. Your feedback is key to help us review and improve our current policy. For more information and to complete the survey, go to: https://www.ufv.ca/sexualized-violence-prevention/policy-review/ For more information, contact Amanda Morrison at amanda.morrison@ufv.ca 09/30/2021

MicroCourses – Teaching with Blackboard Fundamentals

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. The primary objective of these MicroCourses is the pedagogy behind the tools and how they can be used to: *achieve learning objectives *promote student engagement … Read more