Critical Thinking in 500 Word or Less

by Anastasia Anderson and Moira Kloster What does critical thinking look like when it’s taught in philosophy?  At UFV, that’s Philosophy 100, Reasoning, a course designed by Paul Herman in the 1980s and popular ever since.  Naturally, students reason in all of their courses and in various aspects of their lives. The great benefit of … Read more

Video: President’s Lecture Series – Dr. George Siemens

  Click here to watch the video. 2014 Honourary Degree Recipient Dr. George Siemens returns to UFV as part of the 2015 President’s Lecture Series. Dr. Siemens known as one of the pioneers of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in 2008. Seen as a landmark in open teaching MOOCs are an extension of learning that … Read more

The Teaching Professor Conference

Ready to sharpen your teaching skills? Have you heard your colleagues mention new instructional technologies, but you’re not really sure what they do or how to use them? Do you feel like students are growing increasingly distracted by their mobile phones and iPads? This isn’t the stuff you studied in grad school, but it is … Read more

Introducing: Magna Mentor Commons

Magna Mentor Commons is a subscription based website that provides faculty with on-demand access to 20 Minute Mentor programs covering a broad range of faculty development topics. For access to UFV’s subscription to Magna Mentor Commons, please send an email to  We will send you a link to the UFV sign-up page along with … Read more

Call for Nominations – 2015 3M National Student Fellowship

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada are proud to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2015 3M National Student Fellowship. The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace … Read more