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Faculty and staff recruitment training session

Are you interested in or currently serving on a faculty or staff selection advisory committee (SAC)? Or are you responsible for faculty or staff recruitment and would like to learn more about the process? Human Resources is offering the following informal recruitment refresher/training session: Abbotsford campus Tues, Nov 26 Noon–1:30 pm Abby A225 If you […]

National search and rescue conference at PRTC (CEP)

There will be a major national search and rescue conference happening at Canada Education Park from Oct 19-21. Most of the training and conference is being held on RCMP property at Pacific Regional Training Centre (adjacent to UFV campus), but there are some public demonstrations and challenges that may be held on UFV property. The […]

Health and wellness opportunities for October

Health News from Health, Safety & Wellness in Human Resources UFV Wellness Program The Health, Safety & Wellness office in the Human Resources department will soon be launching a new wellness program for UFV employees. The current theme is Stress and Time Management. Over the course of October and November we will be offering workshops […]

God and Reason: A Christian Perspective — Nov 26

God and Reason is a free, interdisciplinary, series of talks designed to address many of the core issues and tough questions surrounding faith and religion. Schedule is as follows: Nov 26 – Topics to Be Determined The talks will be held on successive Tuesdays, from 5-6:30 pm in Abby B121.  Q&A will follow each presentation.  […]

Thanksgiving dinner at U-House

The fifth Annual UFV Thanksgiving dinner takes place Wed, Oct 9 from 4 to 6 pm at University House. The UFV Culinary Arts program is preparing a complete turkey dinner, delivered hot to our door. Tickets are only $2 and available from the University House front desk. Faculty and staff are more than welcome to […]

Microlecture faculty presenters wanted

Calling all faculty researchers: Would you like to participate in UFV’s 2013 MicroLecture series on Wed, Nov 13? The Research Office is looking for 20 or more faculty researchers to be a part of the continued success of the UFV Microlecture series. One after the other, you will take the stage for a maximum of […]

Candidate Presentation — Director of Teaching and Learning

The fourth candidate for the position of, Director of Teaching and Learning will come to UFV on Wed, Oct 9. You are invited to attend the presentation, where the candidate will speak on the following topic, “Many would say that the post-secondary world is in a state of flux—for a variety of reasons. Outline your […]

2014 Telus directories

The 2014 Telus directories for the Central Fraser Valley and Upper Fraser Valley will be arriving soon. As these listings are also available online at sources such as or there will only be 40 paper copies of each directory available for distribution. If you would like a copy of either directory, please reply […]

Facility audit coming

UFV will be undergoing a facility audit the week of Oct 21-25 at our Abbotsford, Aerospace, Chilliwack Yale Road and Canada Education Park locations. The audit is part of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education’s Facility Condition Reassessment for 2013 which will be carried out by VFA — The VFA assessment team will include […]

Interdisciplinary committee meeting — Oct 24

All faculty and staff are invited to the next Interdisciplinary committee meeting to be held on Thurs, Oct 24 from 3-4 pm on the Chilliwack campus in A2428. This committee works to create a more inclusive environment at UFV for students, faculty, and staff and we would appreciate your insight and input. Julia Byl Workplace […]

Career opportunities at UFV

There are many new and vacant positions advertised on the UFV Career Opportunities website. The current positions that have just been placed on the website include: Sessional faculty, Winter 2014 Sociology sessional faculty Anthropology sessional faculty Accounts Payable Supervisor Records Assistant, Chilliwack campus To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of […]

Copyright Clinic Drop-in for instructors

Do you have a coursepack or post materials to BB Learn? Do you have questions about the new copyright guidelines? Drop by a copyright clinic and work through your questions with your copyright librarian. Bring your course lists, websites or other work you need guidance on. Dates & Locations: Mon, Nov 18 – CEP A2428 […]

GreenSPEAK Seminar Series — Tom Baumann and Eric Gerbrandt

Centre for Sustainability presents Tom Baumann and Eric Gerbrandt in greenSPEAK Seminar Series Tues, Oct 8 2:30 pm Abby campus, B101 Free and open to the public! Reliable Fruit Set in Berries — Give the bees some help The speakers will detail the scope of the berry industry as well as the problem tackled with […]

Learning & Development Workshops Fall 2013

Upcoming learning and development workshop for November 2013: Tues, Nov 26, 9 am–noon, Abby A225 — Delivering Effective Feedback (for Leaders) Please visit the Learning & Development website for more details. To register, contact Brittany Grewal at or local 4439.

Meet Your Advisor Day

This is an opportunity for students to meet their advisors, ask questions about their programs, and highlight advising services at UFV. Wed, Oct 9 11 am–2 pm Chilliwack campus at CEP A Building Atrium If you have any questions please contact Elaine Newman at

Retirement dinner

You are invited to a dinner to honour 29 employees as they retire from UFV. Wed, Oct 16 6 pm Ramada Inn & Conference Centre (Abbotsford) We will be paying tribute to: Joan Kilbride Karola Stinson Pieter Steyn Barbara Stirskey Maureen Kiner Cheryl Dahl Mary Rigby-Jones Pat Bullock Margaret Brackett Cindy Pugsley Linda Toews Pat […]

Ethics proposal brown-bag lunch

Do you need to write an ethics proposal for a research project or a class but don’t know where to start? Andrea Hughes (HREB Chair) and Michelle Riedlinger (HREB Vice-Chair) will help you through the process. Bring your questions to the Ethics Proposal Brown Bag Lunch. Thurs, Oct 10 12–1:30 pm Kipp Research Lab, Abby […]

PD deadline

The next PD meeting will be held on Wed, Oct 16. Please have your PD application submitted to Human Resources by Wed, Oct 9. Please use the PD application forms which are available online at: PD applications must be submitted and approved prior to attending an activity or making a PD purchase. For more […]

Geography Department Discoveries Speaker Series presents Terah Sportel

Geography Department Discoveries Speaker Series presents: Terah Sportel, PhD (Guelph) Geography, UFV Thurs, Oct 17 2:30-3:30 pm Abby A413 (Abbotsford campus) Agency within a socially regulated labour market: a study of ‘unorganized’ agricultural labour in Kerala Kerala’s coconut economy has experienced market change post-agricultural liberalization.The government indicated these changes, including increasing imports of palm oil […]

Photos: Bookstore’s first fashion show

UFV’s inaugural Bookstore fashion show was a chic success Wed, Oct. 23. Held inside the Abbotsford Bookstore, the event featured fine fashions for 2013-14, refreshments, door prizes, and 20% off of clothing. Popcorn was also available by donation, with proceeds benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society. See photos of the event here:  

Grading System policy (101) consultation request

In an effort to help people better interpret the meaning of grades assigned to students, the Undergraduate Education committee (UEC) would like to make a revision to the grade interpretation wording of the Grading System policy (101). The following changes are proposed: Change the B grade from ‘Above Average’ to ‘Good’ Change the C grade […]

Births — Fairweather

Congratulations to Yvette Fairweather of the Research office and husband Adam on the birth of their son Asher. He was born on June 30, 2013, and weighed 9 lb 10 oz and was 22.5 inches long.

Soccer roundup

The men’s soccer team lost twice to UVic this weekend. Once at home (a 1-0 loss) and once in Victoria by a 5-2 score. The women’s team tied Calgary 1-1 at home on Friday, and defeated Lethbridge 5-0 on Saturday, again at home. They are now in seventh place in Canada West standings.