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PD Day returns with an aim to help you heal

Dr. Maureen Wideman can relate to all the working-from-home traps that a pandemic year can present: The Zoom fatigue; the yearning for face-to-face interaction; the being confined to the home office. Recently Wideman, the AVP of Teaching and Learning at UFV, even discovered that she had low Vitamin D levels. “I was sitting in my […]

Kelley named Associate Dean of Applied and Technical Studies

Randy Kelley has been named Associate Dean of Faculty in the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies at UFV. He begins a   five-year term on March 1, 2021. Kelley brings extensive experience to the role, having begun his career at what was then UCFV as an electronics instructor in the early 1990s. He was one […]

Sundeep Hans joins UFV as first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Sundeep Hans will be UFV’s first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Hans brings with her a wealth of experience in a variety of sectors including education, healthcare, government, and the not-for-profit space, where she has a proven record of advancing EDI through an anti-racism and anti-oppression approach. With a Master of Arts in Global […]

UFV named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2021

The University of the Fraser Valley has once again been named one of BC’s top Employers. This is the seventh consecutive year that UFV has received this distinction. Here are some of the reasons why UFV was selected: As part of their flexible health benefits plan, UFV employees receive a $1,000 health spending account that […]

Remote Working Chronicles — musings from a UFV staff member

Editor’s note: Like people all over the world, UFV employees received a sudden shock in mid-March when many of us started working from home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many of us had never imagined a scenario where we would be based at home for our UFV duties, working remotely from colleagues, and […]

UFV celebrates faculty and staff excellence with awards

Every spring, UFV celebrates the achievements of its faculty and staff by conferring excellence awards in a number of categories. This year is no exception. Although the ceremony honouring them has had to be postponed due to COVID-19, UFV is proud to recognize the following excellence awards recipients: Faculty Service Excellence: Gerry Palmer, Business Leadership: […]

UFV’s new HR campaign features real-life ambassadors

If you’ve been to the UFV Careers home page lately, you might have seen some familiar faces. As part of a larger campaign to increase local and national awareness of UFV as an employer, Human Resources at UFV turned to our own employees to tell the UFV story. Working with the UFV Marketing team (part […]

Nominate someone great for 2020 UFV awards

At UFV, we believe in honouring excellence and recognizing outstanding achievement and service. To do so, we need your help in the form of nominations. Let us know who deserves to be recognized! UFV is currently seeking nominations for the following awards and honours in the categories of Faculty Excellence, Employee Service Excellence, and Honorary […]

Sad news: Ken Brealey has passed away

Dr. Ken Brealey, who joined UFV as a faculty member and later served in key senior administrative roles, passed away on August 14, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Ken is survived by his wife Norma and his three step-daughters. Most recently, Ken served as acting Associate Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations within Human Resources. Prior to […]

UFV celebrates 2019 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. Or four! UFV celebrated long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on May 6, 2019. The longest serving employee at the event? Kartar Thandi, who is celebrating 40 years at UFV this year. President Joanne MacLean […]