Payroll year-end notices

Net pay may be reduced If you elected to have your Health Spending Account (HSA) benefit rolled into an RRSP this year, please be reminded that this taxable benefit will be processed on the Dec 15 pay (the actual RRSP contribution was made earlier in the year). Your Dec 15 pay may be lower than […]

In-Service PD Staff and Faculty workshop

The Joint Professional Development Committee invites you to learn about changes being implemented to the application procedures for In-Service Professional Development (see workshop options below).  The JPDC continues to maintain its UFV policy mandate and collective agreement responsibility for the administration of the fund. These changes also do not affect the funding available to faculty […]

UFV in photos

UFV was a busy place again last week. Here are some photo sets of  a few of the activities on campus: Service Learning Day They’re Not Scary video premiere Cascades vs UBC basketball action Casino Royale end-of-semester bash Hope Centre drumming ceremony Weekend Kickoff

Shelley Canning on CBC Early Edition

Nursing instructor Shelley Canning was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Early Edition at 6:20 am on Fri, Nov 29 about the premiere of They’re Not Scary, a UFV-produced documentary about an intergenerational dance project. You can find the link here: http://www.cbc.ca/earlyedition/pastepisodes/

Angel Tree parties!

The UFV Elf Training Institute is pleased to announce there are a few more spaces left in our rigorous training program. If you have any children (grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.) who you think would enjoy our curriculum, simply RSVP to martin.kelly@ufv.ca. ‘Courses’ are on Dec 3 from 4 to 5:30 at Chilliwack and Thurs Dec […]

Financial Aid and Awards Tips for December

Tip #1: If you require a student loan for Winter ’14 semester and you haven’t already applied, do so on-line at www.studentaidbc.ca Tip #2: Loan documents for January will soon be confirmed electronically. Please contact financial aid and awards for details on processing your loan to ensure that you have your funds in time for […]

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 […]

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/ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UFV Cascades home volleyball dates

Catch your volleyball Cascades at home this season: Fri, Jan 31 6 pm/8 pm Sat, Feb 1 6 pm/8 pm Fri, Feb 7 6 pm/8 pm Sat, Feb 8 1 pm/3 pm Fri, Feb 14 6 pm/8 pm      

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, […]