Guest Post: Christine Slavik and Monique Goerzen, Child, Youth and Family Studies, UFV National Child Day

November 20th is National Child Day – November 20th is National Child Day when Canadians celebrate children. This date has been recognized in Canada since 1993 and commemorates the adoption of two documents on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child (November 20, 1959), and the United Nations Convention on … Read more

Letting the light in

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear Colleagues, Here we are, deep into November, which is competing aggressively against April for the title of “cruelest month.” The curve that we flattened over summer is bending upward again, returning us to our household bubbles. I’m particularly missing daylight and sunshine – as I draft this message in the late afternoon of a grey, … Read more

Thank you and a reminder

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear colleagues, As we approach the last half of the fall semester, I want to thank you. You have responded incredibly well by adapting to the pandemic and I’m very pleased to see UFV students, faculty, and staff doing our part to ensure that our university remains healthy and safe. I know if you have … Read more

EDI Action Plan & Town Hall

EDI Action Plan

UFV held a EDI Action Plan & Town Hall last week. My thanks go out to those of you who participated in the live session and submitted questions. For those of you who couldn’t participate in the live event, here’s a recording.  If you have any feedback or questions, please reach out: Email the … Read more

EDI Action Plan and Town Hall

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear Colleagues, It’s been a busy few weeks and I have some exciting announcements to tell you about. Last year I formed the President’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) to provide leadership in creating and fostering an environment that supports and creates best practices, policies, and pedagogy in EDI. During its first … Read more

September 1 Virtual Town Hall

Town Hall

UFV held a term-opening virtual town hall last week My thanks go out to those of you who participated in the live session and submitted questions. For those of you who couldn’t participate in the live event, here’s a recording.  If you have any feedback or questions, please reach out: Email the President’s Office Email … Read more

Prioritizing our health and well-being

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear Colleagues, It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote and I’m amazed that October is already upon us. As we head into a long weekend, I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to find time to relax, be thankful during these difficult times, and to connect (in a safe, virtual way) … Read more