Spreading awareness about Albinism

By Claire Gibson, 4th-year student nurse, UFV International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is celebrated every year on June 13tas a way to spread awareness about the human rights of persons with albinism (PWA) worldwide. “Strength Beyond all Odds” is the theme for 2021. Albinism is a rare, non-contagious genetic condition that is hereditary, especially if … Read more

UFV Provost James Mandigo previews fall class composition

As we start to look towards a new normal this Fall (read the BC restart plan here released on May 25th), UFV’s approach to achieving our vision of being a gathering place for learners, leaders and seekers and the ways in which we engage learners, transform lives, and build communities is starting to become clearer. … Read more

Return to campus plan coming

On May 25, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Government of British Columbia, and the Provincial Health Office released BC’s Restart Plan, a phased approach to returning the province safely to normal life over the course of the next three months. The BC Restart plan is based on scientific data including declining COVID-19 case rates, declining hospitalization … Read more

Thinking about visiting campus? A refresher on requirements.

As remote work and learning continue for the majority of people at UFV, if you are required to visit campus, please adhere to the following guidelines and requirements. You must complete the COVID-19 orientation for employees (available on blackboard), and return the certificate to your supervisor as proof of completion. you must wear a non-medical … Read more

Roadway closure May 17-June 4

Please note the roadway running from Lot 3 to Lot 7 (north side of Abbotsford campus A building) will be closed to vehicle traffic May 17 to June 4  as a section of the water main leading through the front entry project will be replaced. Pedestrian traffic from Lots 4 and 5 can gain access … Read more

Vaccinations now offered to all over 12 years of age

People 12 and over (born in 2009 and earlier) can now register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia. Here are 3 steps to get vaccinated: Register Book an appointment Get the vaccine According to the British Columbia Provincial Health Office, 2.6 million people in British Columbia have received COVID-19 vaccinations. And according to … Read more

Dr. Bonnie Henry holds townhall for post-secondaries

A virtual town hall meeting was held on May 10, 2021 to discuss the preliminary public health guidance for Fall 2021 provided in the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Primer. Participants at the town hall included representatives from the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, as well as senior representatives from public post-secondary institutions and post-secondary labour unions. … Read more

Poet inspired by mum who lives with dementia

Math and Stats department assistant Margret Bollerup is also a published poet. She is pictured above with her mum, Roberta, whom she describes as: former physician, fierce friend, intrepid Guider, and general firecracker, now lives with mixed (Alzheimer’s and vascular) dementia. Roberta’s husband Bryan is her main caregiver, but it is a testament to the … Read more

Order your commemorative paver

Honour a loved one or leave your mark at UFV before time runs out. Construction is underway on UFV’s accessible new entrance at our Abbotsford campus, featuring beautiful landscaping, bench seating, and custom-engraved commemorative pavers. And great news — our architects have created space for additional pavers, allowing us to accept new orders until April … Read more

Grade submission deadline — April 30

The final grade deadline for the Winter 2021 semester is April 30, 2021. Please refer to the “End of Term Practices” document for information pertaining to grading at UFV. This can be found under “Faculty Information & Forms” on myUFV. For more information email: grades@ufv.ca   05/01/2021

Food Opportunity & Operational Land centre a joke

APRIL FOOL!  The clue was in the name: Food Opportunity & Operational Land centre or FOOL. We thought you could use a laugh right about now and hopefully you knew this was not a serious project. I mean, come on… Rice and bananas? On the beloved green? And carnivorous plants? I don’t think so. But … Read more

New Hires/Moves and Changes — Feb and March 2021

Ricardo Ascanio — Analyst I, Systems, moved from Programmer Analyst, Information Technology Services Anthony Adefolaju — Administrator I, Database Pamela Webster — Laboratory Technician, Registered Nursing & Dental Assisting Gordon Jang — Analyst I, Systems, moved from Educational Technologist Ann Marley — Analyst, Information Technology Service Management, moved from Business Analyst II Adriana Striker — … Read more