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

Weekly group prayer for UFV

Christian students, staff, faculty, and anyone with a heart for UFV is invited to join in group prayer every Tuesday from Nov 19 through Dec 17, from noon to 1 pm, in Abby A252. The goal is for Christians to get together and pray for UFV in general, and also for our students, staff, faculty, … Read more

Want to be in the know for Chilliwack campus events?

Did you know there is an email list for employees based at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park? We use it to post Chilliwack-specific items such as the weekly menu for Rivers cafeteria or publicity for events taking place at the Chilliwack campus at CEP. If you have a Chilliwack-specific message that you would … Read more

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