Last chance to provide input on strategic direction for UFV — deadline Fri, Sept 25

The survey asking for your input on the strategic direction of UFV closes this Friday night. I extend my thanks to the more than 400 students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who have taken the time so far to complete the survey – the thoughts you’ve shared have been extremely valuable. If you haven’t … 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

Vice Provost Office celebrates academic year-end with remote watercolour skill share

Submitted by Sumitra Robertson At the end of June Peter Geller was looking for a more social team meeting for the 11 members of the Vice Provost Office. Rebekah Brackett, the Indigenous Academic Success Cohort Program Coordinator, invited colleagues to an artist skill share she was leading for the Abbotsford Arts Council in early June. … 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

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

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 brainstorming session re: helping our communities — April 9

UFV has a new and exciting opportunity for community involvement! During times of crisis communities come together and assist those in need. We welcome you to join Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies’ online brainstorming forum on Thurs, April 9, at 10 am, a bluejeans link will be provided to those who RSVP. Let’s generate a … Read more

ZoomBombing and how to thwart it

Video Collaboration Gate Crashing, also known as ZoomBombing, is an interruption of a synchronous online session or meeting in a malicious manner. This is made possible when a session link is shared with participants and then becomes available to individuals other than those attended participants. Some hacker websites have begun to publish these links, and … Read more

COVID-19 update — March 12

Dear UFV Colleague: I understand there is heightened awareness and a raised level of concern regarding COVID-19. I want to reassure you the health and wellness of our students, faculty, staff, and our community is of paramount importance. The University is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the quickly evolving health situation in BC … Read more