New folks — moves and changes

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have taken on new duties within UFV: Audrey Cox – Scheduling and Records Assistant, Office of the Registrar Hong Qiao – Articulation and Registration Assistant, UFV International (moved from International Office Assistant, UFV International) Michael Twolan – Manager of Security, Security & Emergency Management

Career opportunities at UFV

There are many new and vacant positions advertised on the UFV Career Opportunities website. The current position that has just been placed on the website includes: International Admissions Assistant To view details on this posting, and for a complete list of opportunities, please visit For more information, please contact Tara Rozenek at or … Read more

UFV Cascades sports report, Nov 11-16

The UFV Cascades women’s basketball team, ranked third in the CIS top ten poll, swept the University of Victoria Vikes on the weekend, 68-55, on Friday and 77-61 on Saturday to improve their Canada West regular season record to 4-0 in the Pacific Division of Canada West. The Cascades were led by Sarah Wierks of … Read more

Parking permit process for non-permanent employees

UFV Non-permanent employees have the following payment options for acquiring parking permits at UFV. $100 per four-month semester — employee hanging parking permit is available for purchase through the Facilities office located at the Abbotsford campus in B150; we do not have a parking office component at Chilliwack. Cash, debit, and credit cards are accepted … Read more

UFV signs MOU with Punjab Technical University

The University of the Fraser Valley is working with Punjab Technical University (PTU), to make it easier for Indian computing students to complete a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree. UFV was visited by Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu, Dean of Academics and International Collaboration for PTU, to sign a memorandum of understanding, which will provide … Read more

Green UFV survey — do you turn out the lights?

Whether you’re green or not, fill out the 3-minute survey for your chance to win a $50 iTunes gift card! Did you know that leaving the lights on overnight in one classroom uses the equivalent to 1.8 L of gasoline? That’s like driving halfway from the UFV Abbotsford campus to the Chilliwack campus! Are … Read more

Angel Tree season is here!

Being a student isn’t easy, but it’s even more of a challenge to be a student and a parent with unmet financial need – especially at Christmas. Every year, the Angel Tree program tries to make Christmas a little easier for our UFV families in need through generous donations from staff, students, and community members. … Read more

PD deadline

The next PD meeting will be held on Wed, Dec 11. Please have your PD application submitted to Human Resources by Wed, Dec 4. 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 … Read more

Research Excellence award nominations sought

Each year UFV recognizes individual research excellence through its Research Excellence award. Those eligible for nomination include all UFV B faculty who have completed their probationary period or sessional instructors who have a cumulative equivalent of two years teaching time at UFV. Nominations will be accepted from B faculty, sessional faculty, or university administrators. Members … Read more

Teaching Excellence award nominations sought

Calling for Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Once again UFV will provide an award to an individual in recognition of teaching excellence. Those eligible for nomination include all UFV faculty and lab instructors who have completed two years of instruction, or sessional instructors who have completed the equivalent time. Last year’s winner was communications faculty member … Read more

Expert working group review

This event is by invitation only to discuss findings of our report concerning Canada’s children with incarcerated parents and to have a conversation about the implications for more effectively recognizing and supporting this vulnerable group of children in BC. For more information, contact Annette Vogt at 12/06/2013

Remembrance Day Legacies: UFV Library Staff Family Histories.

UFV library staff have contributed photographs, documents, medals and other family memorabilia for a display honouring Remembrance Day. As well, library books about the various wars including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and other Canadian peacekeeping missions are on display. More details are available on the library blog: … Read more

OReg — new procedures!

The Office of the Registrar has adjusted some registration procedures. Online registration will stay open for the first week of term. Students will be able to register online in courses with seats available and no one waitlisting during the first week without a waiver. Students will also be able to register online the first week … Read more

Reminder: Faculty Services no longer distributes mass mail/flyers

Faculty Services has been distributing mass general announcements/documents on behalf of departments but this practice must be minimized. The Abbotsford mailroom can distribute material/information that is important for faculty and staff but departments now need to distribute hard copies of their own general announcements/documents or consider alternate ways to distribute their information (e.g. electronically). This … Read more