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Exterior light upgrade begins

UFV will be upgrading exterior building and parking lot lights on the Abbotsford campus over the next three months. The work on the exterior building lights should not cause any disruption to building access or operations. The work on the parking lot lights will cause minor parking disruptions as the contractor works their way through […]

Building Strengths module now available to help you improve classroom experience

An online module titled Building Strengths is now available at Created in partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and UFV, this learning resource looks at how to make the classroom experience more accessible to students. Although it focuses on trades and technology fields, the learning gained from this module is applicable to any […]

Time to step up, UFV: Wellness Walk routes posted

Six walking routes have been created, signed, and marked on the UFV Abbotsford campus. UFV Campus Recreation and UFV Facilities have teamed up to create the Wellness Walks project designed to help you attain your health goals and explore walking routes. Just over 15 km of Wellness Walks have been identified through feedback from walkers […]

Introduction to Blogging in WordPress — offered by Continuing Ed

Wondering how to use your Professional Development funds? One option is to sign up for Introduction to Blogging in WordPress to enhance your blog and expand your technical portfolio. Administrative professionals use social media platforms more and more these days. This course will help you with student engagement, event notification. community buy-in, etc. Digital literacy […]

UFV in photos and stories — Alumni golf tourney

The Alumni Association hosted a successful and fun golf tournament, the second annual edition. It raised more than $14,600 in support of Alumni Association bursaries. See Storify summary of social media posts about it here.      

Facilities requests: extra lead time required

Facilities is currently experiencing higher than normal workload volume and we are at capacity for urgent and immediate requests. We’re working hard to respond to all requests as soon as we possibly can. Please help us complete your work in a timely fashion by providing as much lead-time as possible when requesting work or assistance […]

When Heather met Alex… stories from Writes of Passage blog

There are numerous married couples among the faculty and staff at UFV. This is the origin story of one of them: Heather McAlpine and Alex Wetmore of the English department, now happily married and proud parents to two little girls. But once, they were undergrads, brought together by a love of literature. Heather shared their […]

What’s Your Story? Library display and event coming up this fall

Have you ever wondered if you were a book what your title would be? We’re looking for “books” for our UFV Chilliwack human library display and event. You can nominate yourself or someone else. Our mission is to present unique experiences that challenge peoples’ understanding of stereotypes and educate people on diversity. Our criteria is […]

Employee emergency contact information required

Human Resources is requesting that all UFV employees provide an emergency contact. This can be done by: 1. logging on to the myufv portal 2. Select the Personal Information tab on the left hand side bar 3. Select Update Emergency Contacts 4. Select new contact and add appropriate information Please note you can have more […]

Teaching & Learning newsletter now available

Check out interesting teaching and learning resources available to you including upcoming events in the Teaching & Learning Centre. For more information, contact Ruby Ord at 09/21/2016

Research opportunity — health effects of Alberta wildfires

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Alberta Health, in partnership with Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, announce a research funding opportunity whose primary goal is to mitigate the harms and impact of the Alberta wildfires and evacuation. Emphasis is directed at: 1. Resiliency related to mental health and addictions in (a) child and (b) […]

Sylvie Murray to serve as interim Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Arts

A message from Jacqueline Nolte, Dean of the College of Arts, and Peter Geller, Vice Provost/Associate Vice President, Academic : We are pleased to announce that Sylvie Murray will assume the position of Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Arts, for the 2016-17 academic year commencing September 1, 2016. Sylvie, who is currently the Program Development […]

UFV in photos — summer 2016

Some colourful images from the UFV vantage point at the Abbotsford International Airshow. Young scientists making discoveries at the Science Rocks summer camps. The Sussel family of Chilliwack being thanked for their generous support of UFV scholarships and bursaries.  

New UFV Food Services provider

After a comprehensive selection process, Ancillary Services and the Procurement Office are pleased to announce a new Food Services provider. Effective August 2, Dana Hospitality will be responsible for Food Services at UFV. Dana Hospitality will be transitioning as the new Food Services provider over the next month to be fully operational for the beginning […]

New Faculty Kick Start

Teaching and Learning is hosting a day of workshops for new permanent, sessional and limited term appointment faculty on Aug 11, 2016. This is a full day of hands-on introductions to the UFV learning environment, teaching and learning strategies and our learning management system. There will be opportunity to network with other new faculty and […]

New issue of Library Connections newsletter

The latest edition of Library Connections, UFV Library’s newsletter, is live on the library’s website. Read about how the library is engaging in visioning our role in the future. Other stories in this issue: De-stressing events featuring service dogs at Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries Librarian Diane Cruickshank presented a paper she co-authored with Librarian Hongfei […]

Revised Policies — Credentials (64) formerly Graduation Awards and Subsequent and Concurrent Bachelor Degree (98) formerly Subsequent Degrees

On June 10, 2016, Senate approved revisions to the following policies, now included in the online policy manual: Graduation Awards policy (64), now titled Credentials, along with deletion of Residency (96) and Time limit to complete Programs (69) as separate policies. The revised Credentials policy defines new credential types (associate certificate, post-baccalaureate diploma, graduate diploma) […]

Student Activity Centre closures for July

The following closures will take place in the Student Activity Centre during the month of July: July 21-24 (BC Summer Games): All change rooms will be closed during the BC Summer Games. The Fitness Centre will be open during regular facility hours; however the gyms are booked for the volleyball games. July 30-Aug 1 (BC […]

UFV to host Amazing Race at New Student Orientation — volunteers needed

On August 30 and September 2, UFV’s Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses will throng with new students participating in the Amazing Race, UFV Edition. As part of its commitment to make New Student Orientation more engaging, UFV has introduced a brand-new format for this event. NSO Part 1 — Start Your Journey was held on three […]

OReg plans in the event of a full-scale postal strike

This is the OReg contingency plan in the event of a full-scale postal strike or service disruption: Receipt of transcripts from other institutions UFV will temporarily accept transcripts emailed directly from a pre-established institutional email address. Transcripts may also be sent directly by the institution using courier. Official transcripts should be scanned, including the back […]