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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 […]

UFV Town & Gown fundraising dinner — Nov 9

You’re invited to the UFV’s Town & Gown Fundraising dinner. Tickets are going quickly! Get yours soon! The following is a special early invitation from David Leis. Dear Colleague, Last year, at our first-ever, highly successful event we sold out and raised $40,000 after costs for the Changing Lives Building Community Endowment. It was an […]

Teacher Education department hosting inaugural Summer Institute

UFV’s Teacher Education department is currently hosting its first Summer Institute in Teacher Education (SITE). Practising teachers from both public and independent schools in the Fraser Valley have returned to UFV during the month of July to engage in powerful professional development. SITE courses were designed with a focus on the utilization of innovative teaching […]

Gender identity and preferred name options added

The University of the Fraser Valley strives to create an inclusive and diverse community that accepts and values people for who they are. In this light, UFV has taken two significant steps toward making our student experience more inclusive. Effective immediately, UFV application for admission forms will provide “Another Gender Identity” as a potential response […]

UFV Nursing part of multi-site simulation research investigating student learning and communication

Replicating real-life scenarios in a simulated environment is a relatively new practice in nursing education — relatively new, considering the long history of the nursing profession. Advances in technology have resulted in lifelike manikins that allow for new ways to teach skills, techniques, communication, problem solving and critical thinking in a controlled environment. Creating a […]

Abbotsford Building G washroom closure

As part of an effort to improve accessibility access, construction on the main floor washrooms in Building G at the Abbotsford campus be ongoing for the next few weeks. Please note that both the men’s (G162) and women’s (G160) washrooms will be closed to August 5. We ask that users in the Learning Centre building […]

Obituary: Jim Lyons

Many at UFV will be saddened to hear that Jim Lyons passed away on June 7, 2016.  Jim started with Fraser Valley College on May 30, 1977, as Director, Office Management and Accounting, and retired on June 30, 2001, as Director of Finance. More details on service to come when available.  

Obituary: Nigel Dance

Many at UFV will be saddened to hear that longtime faculty member and chemistry professor Nigel Dance passed away on June 10. Nigel and his wife Lesley Spier both taught chemistry at UFV for several decades. Sadly, she predeceased him last July 8. Here is the obituary that ran in the Abbotsford News for Nigel: […]

UFV’s Giving News is for you — sign up today

As a UFV faculty or staff member, you are a member of our UFV family. The UFV Giving News (an e-newsletter) assists our family, friends, and donors to stay connected with how we are all changing UFV students’ lives. We highlight stories about the impact awards are making in students’ lives; provide news about UFV’s […]

Annual fire inspections to run in August/Sept

Our contracted service provider, Elite Fire Protection, will be performing their annual inspection of fire devices, fire extinguishers, and emergency lighting at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses over the course of August 22 to September 4. Please be aware that technicians will be in your area at some point in time wearing UFV Contractor ID […]