Fall 2014 academic calendar copy edits deadline — March 17

The draft Fall 2014 calendar is available online at www.ufv.ca/calendar/Fall-2014. Please take a few minutes to review any information in the calendar pages that you may be responsible for. Please note that the draft calendar may not yet include all program changes that have been made through the approval process since the last calendar publication. … Read more

They’re Not Scary documentary at CEP — Feb 20

The documentary ‘They’re not Scary: An Intergenerational Dance Project’ will be screened at the CEP campus on Thurs, Feb. 20 at 6 pm in the black box theatre (A2106). The film looks at a research project conducted by faculty members Dr. Michael Gaetz of Kinesiology and Shelley Canning of Nursing where a group of Mission … Read more

New folks/moves and changes

Welcome to the following new employees and/or congratulations to those who have changed jobs. Monika Vondras ­­— Assistant to the Offices of Campus Planning and Legal Services moved from Administrative Assistant, Finance Jeremy Abbott — Program Technician, Faculty of Trades & Technology Maureen Wideman — Director, Teaching & Learning

Email users beware — recent phishing attempts

A number of UFV email users have been recent recipients of suspicious messages. This is a reminder that if you receive a message you are not expecting and it does not look quite right, then by all means treat it with suspicion. Two recent examples involve email received supposedly from the Canada Revenue Agency and … Read more

Several wins in UFV Cascades weekend wrap-up

Women’s basketball The UFV Cascades women’s basketball team (13-5) finished their weekend home-stand with a split after defeating the Brandon University Bobcats (5-13) 68-52 Saturday at the EAC. The Cascades maintain a three-way tie with UBC and the University of Victoria for first in the Pacific division of the Canada West, while the Bobcats are … Read more

The Religious and Political Right in the USA — Feb 18

Tues, Feb 18 at 7 pm Abby B101 (lecture theatre) Frank Schaeffer is the son of Francis/Edith Schaeffer. The Schaeffer family have been, since 1955 (when L’Abri was founded in Switzerland) at the forefront of evangelical and reformed traditions in North America and Europe. Frank Schaeffer became more involved in leadership at L’Abri, at a … Read more

All for naught? How ‘Zero Waste’ has become a reality check for modern environmentalism — Feb 4

Tues, Feb. 4 3:30 Abby B121 – Note the room change. 2014 greenSPEAK Seminar Series: A presentation by Robert Krausz, PhD Environmental Policy and Planning Everything done by human societies has one thing in common: the generation of waste as an end consequence. All of nature shares this waste-producing feature – but whereas the rest … Read more

CIVL Battle of the Bands 2014

CIVL Radio 101.7 FM presents its second annual Battle of the Bands — Singer/Songwriter edition! Applications are now open to Fraser Valley singer/songwriters who will compete for industry prizes and more. Three finalists will perform at an Abbotsford Heat Game and at their own Envision Concert Series night at Mill Lake. The grand prize winner … Read more

Faculty of Science blog launched

Check out the new Faculty of Science blog at: http://blogs.ufv.ca/science Here’s a sample of what you can find on the blog: Chemistry Drop-In Sessions – Winter 2014 NEW THIS SEMESTER! CHEMISTRY DROP-IN SESSIONS First-Year (110, 113, 114) Organic (213, 214) Chemistry Classes Tuesday to Thursday in A252 and A254 Starts 2nd week of Winter 2014 … Read more

Scholarly Sharing Initiative — Feb 26

Come join us in the Scholarly Sharing Initiative this month as we discuss two projects with implications for writing and the publishing. Wed, Feb 26 1:15–2:45 pm Abby U-House Delicious lunch provided Hilary Turner, English — Very strange bedfellows: John Bunyan and Alison Bechdel as autobiographers What could a jailed 17th-century dissenting preacher possibly have … Read more

Financial Aid & Awards Tips of the Month

Tip #1: Scholarship time is coming. Start researching your scholarship options now because there is often a fair amount of preparation involved in getting your application ready for submission. Scholarship Applications (online format) will be available March 15th through myUFV. Tip #2: If you are on student loans and thinking about withdrawing from a course, … Read more

History in 5 Student film contest

The History in 5 student film contest is open to current UFV students and all Grade 10-12 students in school districts 33, 34, 35, 42, 75, and 78. Submissions must be a five-minute film in one of these categories: historical re-enactments, documentaries, animated/non-live action, interview with a historical figure, or satire/spoof. You could win cash … Read more

Career opportunities at UFV

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Arts To view details on this posting, and for a complete list of opportunities, please visit: http://www.ufv.ca/hr/careers/ For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at tara.rozenek@ufv.ca 02/28/2014

Workshop: How Can I Work in the Government Sector? — Feb 6

Are you or your students interested in the various career paths available through the government sector? Are you or your students unsure how to apply for these government sector positions? Then you and your class are invited to attend the second of our Career Fair preparation workshops: How Can I Work in the Government Sector? … Read more