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UFV alumna Cindy Schultz new Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

By Gerald Narciso During a career spanning nearly 30 years as an RN and educator, Cindy Schultz has dedicated herself to improving her profession and advocating for a trauma-informed approach to patient care. In recognition of her experience and leadership, Schultz has been named Associate Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences.  As Associate Dean, […]

UFV statement on 751 unmarked graves identified in Saskatchewan

Trigger Warning: //past trauma, death, residential school experience//  The magnitude of Canada’s genocide against Indigenous peoples has been tragically revealed once again with today’s announcement of 751 unmarked graves on the former residential school grounds of the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. This ongoing dark legacy of abuse and multi-generational trauma continues to heavily impact […]

UFV Building Renewal Phase 1 now “98% complete”

The new year ushered in a new look on UFV’s Abbotsford campus. With a dramatically improved exterior, vastly improved insulation, and extensive tech and cosmetic upgrades, Phase 1 of UFV’s Building Renewal Project is now “98-per-cent complete,” according to Nicolle Bourget, Building Renewal Project Manager. A few finishing touches, including landscaping, will finish the Building […]

Fast, flexible university-level learning with UFV’s new micro-credentials

A new approach is making applicable, accessible university-level credits available through an innovative micro-credential initiative. Currently enjoying a successful pilot stage, UFV’s micro-credential programs are set to expand in the upcoming spring and fall semesters. Covering Digital Marketing fundamentals such as web writing, collaborative and team working tools, graphic design, content promotion and WordPress, the […]

Records and Information Management helps employees make data decisions

When it comes to institutional records management, some employees approach the task like they’re preparing to be featured on a future episode of Hoarders, while others take a Marie Kondo approach. If it doesn’t spark joy, they press delete. The correct approach is somewhere in between, and UFV Records Management is here to help you […]

New Risk and Safety Ambassadors help keep campus safe

A new crew is dedicated to helping ensure a safe campus experience in the wake of COVID-19. Wearing blue t-shirts with ‘Be Smart, Keep 2 Meters Apart’ and equipped with clipboards and two-way radios, UFV’s Risk and Safety Ambassadors are educating and encouraging safety habits and physical distancing on UFV campuses. “They’re focusing on areas […]

UFV community asked for input through strategic planning survey

Students, faculty, alumni, and staff are being asked to offer important input through a survey as the university continues gathering information through the four phases of its integrated strategic planning process. “The feedback of our community members is vital to the integrated strategic planning process,” says UFV Provost and VP Academic Dr. James Mandigo, emphasizing […]

Online orientation events and resources preparing students for Fall

As we prepare New Student Orientation for the Fall semester, it’s vitally important to support students with timely, consistent, and clear instructions for the start of the academic year. Collaboration across departments is essential for students’ success, and so we invite all departments to contribute to this essential Orientation programming. Unified The Orientation Team is […]

Shelby Klassen earns 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal with 4.24 GPA

Growing up on a small Yarrow farm planted the seed. Unwavering commitment bore the fruit. Now with her incredible 4.24 GPA, Shelby Klassen has earned UFV’s 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Agriculture Technology. “I’ve always been passionate about growing food, knowing where […]

Building Renewal Project continues through COVID-19

Remote learning might mean classrooms are empty, but it’s business as (almost) usual for UFV’s ongoing Building Renewal Project. Construction crews are still on site, drastically improving Building A-East. Contracted workers are adhering to COVID-19 rules, allowing only two people at a time in the office trailer, which is washed multiple times a day. Workers […]