UFV Now to go biweekly for summer

The UFV Now e-newsletter, sent weekly on Mondays to employees during the academic year, will switch to a biweekly schedule for the summer months. Schedule Mon, July 11 (submission deadline Fri, July 8 at 9 am) Mon, July 25 (submission deadline Fri, July 22 at 9 am) Mon, Aug 8 (submission deadline Fri, Aug 5 … Read more

Mental Health week — May 2-8

                CMHA Mental Health Week kicks off on May 2 at 9 am PST with a virtual conversation exploring empathy with three very passionate speakers and advocates. Join Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, award-winning humanitarian and CMHA National Volunteer; Michael Landsberg, Mental Health Speaker & Founder of #SickNotWeak; and Kayla … Read more

Supported Learning Group leaders needed — info meeting April 5

Have you taken the following courses and are interested in helping other students? The Supported Learning Group program is currently hiring leaders for BUS 145, BUS 249, ECON 100/101, MATH 111/141, GEOG 103, STAT 104/106, CHEM 113/213, KPE 170/163/270, SOCIO 101. Applications are now available online on the SLG website. Please drop in your application … Read more

Change to Outlook email: external warning

IT Services has received valuable feedback after the launch last fall of the external email header – this is the yellow header seen at the top of email sent from outside of UFV.  ITS is streamlining this security feature and the way the header appears. This change will improve Outlook functionality. Change details: External email … Read more

We need your help — UFV employee intranet exercise

The University Relations department, in consultation with key stakeholders, is in the early stages of planning a UFV intranet. An intranet is an internal website that can be accessed only by UFV employees. It’s designed to support employees in communicating, collaborating, doing their jobs, and in accessing internal resources for employees. This short exercise will … Read more

UFV returns to in-person learning

Dear UFV community, As we return to campus, I’m sharing a letter from Dr. Bonnie Henry that recommends in-person post-secondary education and looks at the science behind this transition. I recognize there is a range of opinion regarding coming back to in-person learning, but science tells us the benefits are critical to our students’ mental … Read more

2021 Employee Giving Campaign — Week 2 winners!

Thank you to all staff and faculty who have donated to the UFV/United Way Employee Giving Campaign! Your generosity is helping so many students achieve their dreams and continue their studies at UFV. All employees who have donated throughout 2021 are entered in our weekly prize draw during this campaign. We are excited to announce … Read more

MS Teams Chat content will be deleted after 180 days

On Dec. 31, 2021, UFV will implement a 180-day retention schedule to the Chat function within MS Teams. This means Chat messages dated older than July 4, 2021 will be automatically deleted on Dec. 31 and every day thereafter as a chat message turns 180-days old. This new process does not impact messages or conversations within … Read more

UFV and United Way Breakfast Cook-off returns Nov 3

Mark your calendars! It’s back! The UFV & United Way Breakfast Cook-Off will be back virtually at 8 am on Wed, Nov 3. 2020 Cook-off champion, Lenore Newman, has hung up her spatula, but join us while UFV staff chefs, including returning chef James Mandigo, cook alongside UFV Culinary students! On this year’s menu — … Read more

Winter 2022 Textbook Adoptions Due Oct 15!

Textbook adoptions are due by October 15. Website adoptions: Use the link below to submit your Winter 2022 adoptions. E-mail adoptions: Adoption forms (found on our website) can be e-mailed as well. Digital Formats: Many of our publishers now offer digital material though our digital partner CEI. We are trying to list more digital material … Read more

New hires, moves, and changes — Fall 2021

Welcome to the following employees who have joined UFV or taken on a new role over the past three months August 2021 Skye Fairbairn — Building Maintenance Worker Tawney Gorrie — Department Assistant, Continuing Education Karen Hadden — Assistant, Admissions; moved from Senior Assistant, Admissions Michelle Principe — Supervisor, Accounts Payable Shalina Mudaliar — Officer, … Read more

Vax survey results | Ventilation | Masks

Results from the UFV vaccination status survey: The data set from the recent self-disclosure survey indicates members of the UFV community are doing their part in protecting themselves and others against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 90% of the 5,604 students, staff, faculty, and exempt administrators who responded to the survey indicated they were fully … Read more