Using Blackboard Learn for supplemental purposes

Feb 19, 11 am – 12:30 pm, Abbotsford Campus, B133 Facilitator: Judy Larsen, Associate Professor, UUP In the Fall 2012 semester, Judy Larsen designed a hybrid version of Intro to Algebra and Trigonometry (Math 084) in order to capitalize on the affordances of Blackboard Learn and other technologies by delivering course content asynchronously through a […]

Room D115 study space, April 3

If you know students looking for study space, you may want to pass along that on Thurs, April 3, Room D115 will be available beginning at 5 pm, instead of at 4 pm. A notice will be posted at the location as well to remind students of the April 3 time change. For more information, […]

Blackboard Learn Workshop

There is still plenty of room in next Tuesday’s Blackboard Workshop! If you plan to use Blackboard as a supplemental to your face-to-face class or if you plan to teach a hybrid or fully online course, please join this Introductory Blackboard Learn workshop on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Introduction to Blackboard with Michelle Johnson This […]

Sustainability focus group

This is an initial interest notice. If you are passionate about sustainable living and feel that UFV could do more in terms of being sustainable, then come and make your voice heard. The purpose of this focus group is to address the current state of UFV’s sustainable environment and come up with possible solutions on […]

Research seminar: Cost of equity effects from mandatory IFRS adoption — The importance of reporting incentives

Cost of equity effects from mandatory IFRS adoption — The importance of reporting incentives Tues, Feb 25 2:30 Abby D117 Many countries have adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) mandatorily mainly because IFRS may be regarded as a set of “higher quality” accounting standards to enhance comparability and transparency. However, it is still an open […]

Lively debate at Newman’s ALR presentation

The audience was lively, the topic was timely, and the speakers were engaging at Dr. Lenore Newman and Dr. Denver Nixon’s presentation on the Agricultural Land Reserve on February 5. Here’s a recap, courtesy of Storify:

Career opportunities at UFV

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Research Analyst To view details on this posting, and for a complete list of opportunities go to For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at 02/19/2014

40th anniversary templates now available

Marcom has created a full suite of 40th anniversary templates (posters, letterhead, flyers, and more) that are now available here: For more information, contact 03/14/2014

Summer 2014 texbook adoptions due Feb 15

Please note that textbook adoptions are due Sat. Feb 15, for the 2014 summer semester. Visit the online adoption site below to submit your orders. If you forgot your username and password or have not been supplied one, please email The summer semester timetable is not complete yet but the ‘tentative’ summer 2014 courses […]

Campus Card hours during mid-term break

The card office will have reduced hours during the mid-term break. For operating hours please visit the photo ID schedule at For more information, contact Sheila St. Laurent at 02/15/2014

Career opportunities at UFV

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Department Clerk, School of Business Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Arts To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of opportunities, please visit: For more information, contact Tara Rozenek at 02/18/2014

Research seminar on equity effects from mandatory IFRS adoption — Feb 25

The next research seminar runs Tues, Feb 25 with Dr. Raymond Leung of UFV’s School of Business. Tues, Feb 25 2:30 Abby D117 The focus will be cost of equity effects from mandatory IFRS adoption: the importance of reporting incentives. Many countries have adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) mandatorily mainly because IFRS may be […]

Using PowerPoint for eLearning — Feb 14

Facilitator: Gordon Jang Did you know that there’s more to PowerPoint than creating a in-class presentation? We’ll explore the different usage for eLearning and PowerPoint. Friday, Feb. 14, 10 am – 11:15 am Abbotsford Campus, G180 For more information, contact Ruby Ord at 02/15/2014

Adventures in Geography: San Francisco — Info session Feb 20

Sept 14-20, 2014 GEOG 470 – 5 credits Cost: $900 plus tuition Information Session: Feb 20, 2014, 1 pm in A413 Do you know students interested in participating in Adventures in Geography (GEOG 470) and spending 5 days in California next September? Are they passionate about Sustainability, Urban Geography and Transportation Planning? Then tell them […]

Metis Day awareness — Feb 19

Metis Day awareness runs Wed, Feb 19 from 11 am-3 pm inside the Aboriginal Gathering Place on the Chilliwack campus at CEP (A1457) Agenda: 11 am Welcome: Metis elder Rene Inkster Song: Eddie Gardner/Theresa Neel 11:15 am Metis history/sash/flag: Metis elder Rene Inkster 12:15 pm Lunch — hamburger soup, oven bannock 1:15 pm Entertainment (jigging) […]

UFV-wide PD Day call for proposals — deadline Feb 28

Call for proposals for UFV’s Professional Development Day Mon, May 5 Sponsored by UFV’s Teaching and Learning Centre If you’re doing something fantastic in your job or in your classroom – please share it! We invite proposals for active and engaging presentations, hands-on workshops, teaching demonstrations, round-table discussions, or panel presentations for our next PD […]

Internship information meeting — Feb 20

If you know students who might be interested in (or well suited for) internships at home or abroad, consider advising them to meet with instructors Garry Fehr, Stephen Piper, and Cherie Enns to learn about opportunities in the Fraser Valley, East Africa, India, and Mexico. Date: Thurs, Feb 20, 2014 Time: 12–1 pm Room B211s […]

Fall 2014 academic calendar copy edits deadline — March 17

The draft Fall 2014 calendar is available online at 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wearing your crazy sweater? — photos today in Abby & Chilliwack

Wear your craziest sweater on Thurs, Feb 6. This year UFV is encouraging everyone to layer up, so we can keep our energy use down. Come and get your photo taken from 12-12:15 pm by our intrepid sweater photographer near the Tim Horton’s in Abbotsford, or make an appointment and get your photo taken in […]

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 […]