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

Show us your summer photos

COVID-19 meant summer didn’t turn out exactly as you may have planned, but there were opportunities to get outside and enjoy summer. Show us your photos! Send your favourite one to ufvnow@ufv.ca (only one photo per email, please). You may submit more than one in separate emails.

UFV Employee Digital ID/Signature Now Available

Now that Adobe Acrobat Pro has been made available to UFV Employees, IT Services is providing all employees with a certificate-based Digital ID signature to facilitate secure electronic signing of PDF documents. For those that have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on their UFV issued workstation, users can restart their workstations on July 27th to activate … Read more

UFV receives BCcampus Open Education Foundation Grant

UFV is a recipient of a 2020 BCcampus Open Education Foundation Grant. The purpose of this grant is to assist an institution that is launching, or relaunching, an open education initiative and that requires resources to maximize the impact of this effort. The BCcampus funds have been matched by the Office of the Provost and … Read more

New employees/Moves and changes

Type B Faculty Start Date Position Alejando Yoskizowa 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, Film/Video Production and Digital Media Amy Tang 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, English Candy Ho 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning Geetanjali Gill 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, Global Development Studies Justin Lee 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, Biology Keith Harms 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, English Keziah Wallis 01-Aug-2020 … Read more

Five professors emeritus named

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who have received professor emeritus status. Dr. Trevor Carolan, English, College of Arts Lynn Kirkland Harvey, Communication, College of Arts Dr. Doug Hudson, Social, Cultural, and Media Studies; College of Arts Dr. Adrienne Chan, Social Work and Human Services; Faculty of Professional Studies John Belec, School of Land Use … Read more

Online workshops for spring 2020 — starting April 15

Spring 2020 – Online Workshops Week of April 13   Home Ergonomics The remote education session will provide participants with practical knowledge about how to set themselves up correctly in their home work space and how to work safely.  MoveSafe focuses on the importance of integrating lots of movement breaks into the employees day and … Read more