Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Call to Action #80

“We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.” On September 30th, … Read more

BC Academic Integrity Day Friday, October 15, 2021

A virtual event hosted by Douglas College and sponsored by BC’s Academic Integrity Network Program and Registration link: https://bcain.trubox.ca/#bc-ai-day-ai-week Sessions include panel discussions on “Inclusion and Accessibility in Academic Integrity” and “Responses to Contract Cheating”   Academic Integrity Week Mon., Oct. 18 to Fri., Oct. 22 with the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating … Read more

Community News – Phanton Screens raises $20,000 for UFV Halq’eméylem Language course scholarship

The results are in, we did it!! We raised $20,000 for our “to Cut or Not to Cut” hair fundraiser. With your help we were able to establish a named endowment to support a scholarship in perpetuity for the University of the Fraser Valley’s Indigenous Language course, the Halq’eméylem of the Stó:lō people. This means that one … Read more

University of Calgary’s Universal Design for Learning in Disciplinary Contexts in Higher Education

The University of Calgary has recently developed a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guide that focuses on aspects of inclusion from a disciplinary perspective. Are you teaching biology, psychology, in a design studio or in community? This guide provides strategies for incorporating UDL into your courses and more. It also discusses how accommodating a student … Read more

Visual Syllabus: An Introduction

The course outline or syllabus is an instructors first opportunity to engage students in the course even before classes commence. Evidence both anecdotal and research based suggests that supplementing the lengthy contractual syllabus that often never gets read, with a visually engaging syllabus could boost student interest and motivation in the course as well as … Read more

Towards Trauma Informed Practice

Written by TLC Learning Designer, Dulmini Wathugala Towards a Trauma-Informed Practice. That “Return to campus” date is looming in for students, and everyone is excited to be back! Or are they? Let’s not forget the fact that the past year etched varied experiences on our university community. A pandemic that may have robbed dearest things … Read more

Minimizing Barriers for Multilingual Learners- July Sessions

More information coming regarding the descriptions of each session. Registration: Please email tlcevents@ufv.ca with your session and date choices. You will then be added to an Outlook Calendar event, which will have the link to join online, and other info. If none of these dates work for you, please contact: carol.suhr@ufv.ca More TLC events and … Read more

New Faculty Kickstart – Fall 2021

TLC New Faculty Kickstart is for new UFV faculty (Type B, Sessional or Tenure Track), by invitation only. New Faculty Kickstart (NFKS) is a professional development opportunity for new faculty (both permanent and sessional) to get them oriented to teaching and learning here at UFV.  NFKS is an asynchronous course in Blackboard that covers topics … Read more

Congratulations Grads!

UFV Flickr photo of Monik Jaura – Grad 2021 In 2020 and 2021, a combined total of 5,540 students graduated from UFV in this pandemic and post-pandemic world, a world full of uncertainty and opportunity. Congratulations on helping your students graduate and better prepare them for the adventures ahead. You have helped them build their … Read more