Alumni enjoy an evening of music, wine, and appetizers at LIBIT Reunion

More than 50 alumni and guests came together on Fri, Nov 22 for the 2013 Library & Information Technology Alumni Reunion reception. The reception was held in Alumni Hall on UFV’s Abbotsford campus and featured beautiful music from local harpist Esther Ewert, a silent auction and delicious appetizers and alumni commemorative wine. Vlad Dvoracek, AVP … Read more

Geography Undergraduate Society – Bowl with Boris

Join GUS for a fun night of Bowling with Boris Fri, Nov 29 6:30 pm Galaxy Bowl, Abbotsford Advance Tickets are $8 and include shoe rental and two hours of bowling. Contact Sophie Smith or Samantha Scott in A407 (the Geography Lab) to purchase a ticket Monday – Thursday 3-5 p.m. All are welcome. https://www.ufv.ca/geography/geography-undergraduate-students-gus/ … Read more

Ron Dart on the spirituality of mountains, and the good heart of Abbotsford

Ron Dart of Philosophy and Political Science was recently featured in The Province newspaper, talking about the spiritual benefits he derives from time spent in the mountains, and the good work he sees being done in the community of Abbotsford. Ron recently co-edited a book called The Church in Abbotsford. More here:  http://www.theprovince.com/life/Dart/9206229/story.html

Book your winter-semester writing workshop!

Interested in a writing workshop for your students next semester? Whether you teach in Sciences, Arts, Professional Studies, Graduate Studies, or Access and Open Studies, in-class writing workshops are available for your students. These sessions are tailored to course-based assignments and designed in consultation with you, the instructor. Topics can range from (but are not … Read more

Dr. Mulanda Jimmy Jumma visits UFV

On November 6 the College of Arts, in conjunction with the current development of a major in Peace and Conflict Studies, and in partnership with Selkirk College and the Mennonite Central Committee, hosted Dr. Mulanda Jimmy Juma, senior lecturer at St. Augustine College of South Africa and peacebuilding practitioner, for a public lecture, titled: “Challenges … Read more

Campus Connector – Shuttle Bus service expansion

Thanks to the hard work of our Student Union Society (SUS) and the support of our students through a successful referendum, the Campus Connector shuttle bus service has been expanded. A partnership between SUS and UFV, the Campus Connector transports students, staff, and faculty between our campuses in Abbotsford and Chilliwack (with stops at both … Read more

Annual Bookstore holiday sidewalk sale — Dec 2-6

Back by popular demand!! Dec 2-6. Dec 2-4 in front of the library (building G) Dec 5-6 at the UFV Bookstore (building H) 20% off of regular priced clothing and supplies (some exceptions apply) Great assortment of bargain books!! Blowout pricing on selected items! Great stocking stuffer ideas http://www.ufv.ca/bookstore/ For more information, contact Megan Bukta … Read more

greenSPEAK series — “You damn commie tree hugger”

The provocative title of this talk refers to the attitude of some in our communities towards the work of environmentalists like John Vissers. Vissers has lived in Abbotsford for the past 25 years. Currently he chairs the Abbotsford Environmental Advisory Committee, the Rail for the Valley lobby group, the Fraser Valley Conservancy, and Zero Waste … Read more

Be a Lifesaver!

Last year, the Be a Lifesaver campaign helped 228  UFV students overcome a personal crisis with much-needed emergency dollars. The Be A Lifesaver campaign is designed to enable UFV employees to help students by donating to special emergency funds. Regrettably, there are still students choosing between books and food, gas, or daycare. The reality is … Read more

2013/14 United Way campaign — get those forms in!

Don’t forget to return your United Way pledge form to Nancy Scarrow in Human Resources ASAP as the mid-campaign prize deadline is fast approaching (Nov 29). We are a long way from our goal this year so every donation helps! Congratulations to the earlybird prize winners: Adrienne Chan, Lesley Poh, Vicki Bolan, Beth Gillespie, Susan … Read more

UFV student to accompany premier on trade mission to Asia

Theresa Coates, who is studying business and economics at UFV, will head to Asia next week on a 13-day trade mission led by Premier Christy Clark and Teresa Wat, B.C.’s international trade minister. The delegation leaves for China, Korea and Japan on Nov. 21. Read more: http://www.abbynews.com/business/231821681.html   11/28/2013

Holiday receptions — Dec 10 and 12

The Provost, Vice-Provost, Associate VP Research and Graduate Studies, and Deans would like to invite you to rejoice the year’s end and the new year’s beginning. Tues, Dec 10, Abbotsford campus, University House Thurs, Dec 12, Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park, Black Box Theatre 2-4 pm Come to one — or both! — holiday … Read more

CryptoLocker alert — malware to avoid — please read and reboot!

In order to protect your computer from a new type of malicious software, please close your applications and turn off or restart your computer before you go home today. Ransomware is a new category of malware (malicious software) that infects and holds its victim’s computer hostage until money (ransom) is paid. Cryptolocker, a recent and … Read more

Cascades varsity schedule, week of Nov 18

Cascades varsity schedule, week of Nov 18 www.ufvcascades.ca @UFVCascades The UFV Cascades women’s basketball team, ranked third in the CIS top ten poll, swept the Mount Royal University Cougars on the weekend, 79-35, on Friday and  77-46 on Saturday to improve their Canada West regular season record to 6-0 in the Pacific Division of Canada … Read more