New values, mission, and vision for UFV

UFV Coat of Arms

Dear Colleagues, Last fall, UFV embarked on a community-wide conversation about our future – specifically, about reshaping and redefining our organizational values, mission, and vision. Thank you for your input. It has been consistent, intelligent, thoughtful (and thought provoking), and heartfelt. The steering committee and the working group have engaged university stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, … Read more

A University is its People – Part 2

Dr. Joanne MacLean

COLLEGIAL GOVERNANCE Collegiality must be a watchword for all of us. At its best, collegial decision-making engages everyone’s views, insights, and experience. Importantly, academic matters come from within the Senate or academic units and find their way back to the Senate. Formally, under the University Act, and for UFV, collegiality is the role of faculty … Read more

A University is its People – Part 1

Dr. Joanne MacLean

I have been your president for only a very short time but I have been your colleague for more than six years. As President, I understand that people are at the heart of our past, our present, and our future. After all, our university is built on our shared commitment to UFV, its values and … Read more

A message from Joanne MacLean

UFV Coat of Arms

Dear colleagues, Today is day one and I am excited to get to work as President of UFV. I hope to see you at one of the informal receptions today in Abbotsford (room A225) at 10 am, or in Chilliwack (Rivers Dining Room in the TTC) at 2:30 pm. Over the past few months I … Read more