Professional Development Fund — year-end deadlines

In order to ensure optimal timing on processing of In-Service Professional Development applications, all applications must be submitted to for approval no later than Sun, Feb 28, 2021 in order for them to be processed in this fiscal year. Please submit expense claims for reimbursement of approved professional development expenses following the applicable event … Read more

Share a family photo for Family Day

In honour of Family Day, we’d like to create a photo set of UFV families, to be shared on social media and in the UFV Now enews. If you’d like to participate, send your photo to by Thurs, Feb 12.

Robbyn Bennett joins UFV as first Director, Counselling and Wellness

Robbyn Bennett (MA, RCC) has joined UFV in a new position on the Vice President Students team, as the inaugural Director, Counselling and Student Wellness. This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction on student wellness programming and services, advancing a vision of holistic student wellness across the institution, which meets the needs … Read more

Academic Success Centre services available online

Your Academic Success Centre offers support for students through Blackboard Collaborate virtual rooms. Students can book appointments or drop-in to meet with a peer tutor. In addition to the usual one-on-one sessions, tutoring can be set up for small groups to practise presentations or review written work. WriteAway and TurnItIn are both available through the … Read more

Retirement Incentive Program FAQs

Retirement Incentive Program. You may apply for consideration to receive the Retirement Incentive if you meet the following criteria (as of Dec. 15, 2020): You are 55 to 75 years of age; You have 10 or more years of pensionable service at UFV; You are a Type A or a Type B employee on continuing … Read more

Register for UFV/UW Virtual Employee Breakfast Cook-Off! — Nov 17

Tomorrow morning on Tues, November 17 at 8:15 am, our Virtual Employee Breakfast Cook-Off officially launches the 2020 UFV/United Way “Make a Difference” Campaign to support youth in need in our communities.  All donations made until Giving Tuesday on Dec 1 will be matched, dollar for dollar, doubling our collective impact! Help celebrate our UFV … Read more

Virtual Town Hall — 2021/22 preliminary budget — Nov 24

Please join President Joanne MacLean, Provost James Mandigo, and CFO Jackie Hogan for a faculty and staff virtual town hall. Tues, Nov. 24 3 pm Presenters will share information on UFV’s preliminary 2021/22 budget and answer your questions. You can register for the town hall here. You may submit questions in advance here.  

Participate in ShakeOut BC

The ShakeOut BC earthquake drill takes place across the province at 10:15am on Thursday, October 15 and UFV will be participating. This emergency drill should be practiced in a COVID-safe way wherever you are, offsite or on campus. UFV Alert, the system that delivers important emergency information during a crisis, will be activated. You will … Read more

Safe Return to Campus — weekly Zoom sessions — Oct 1

UFV Risk & Safety will be hosting regular weekly Zoom sessions to answer your questions on Safe Return to Campus processes and protocols. Until mid-October, our team will host a Zoom call to share important information, update you on COVID-related matters, and answer your questions We will be hosting one sesson this Thursday: Thurs, Oct … Read more

New employees/moves and changes

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those changing jobs or moving into permanent positions Type B Faculty Position   Mariano Mapili Assistant Professor, School of Land Use & Environmental Change Laura Buker Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies Aimee Brown Assistant Professor, Visual Arts William Maher Assistant Professor, Media Arts Joanne Robertson Assistant Professor, … Read more

MicroCourses — Online Teaching Fundamentals

The Teaching and Learning Centre is offering an ongoing MicroCourse series of workshops (essential Blackboard tools for online 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 *collaborate among peers … Read more