Pink Shirt Day is recognized all around the world, but actually began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The goal of this special day it to create schools, workplaces, and communities where all people feel safe, valued and … Read morePink Shirt Day 2020: Lift Each Other Up!
Employees eligible for Health Spending and Training & Development funds are reminded to submit claims for 2019/2020 by March 31, 2020. If you have funds in the Health Spending Account on March 31, 2020 from fiscal year 2019/2020, they will be carried forward for one more fiscal year, but expenses incurred in this fiscal year … Read moreDeadline is Fast Approaching to Submit Health Spending Account and Training & Development Account Claims
If you have been fortunate enough during your time here at UFV to not require the assistance of Health & Disability Coordinator, Laurie Coreau, it means that you have been healthy in your role at the University, but it also means that you most likely know very little about the Early Intervention Support Program. The … Read moreEarly Intervention Support Program
On January 28, 2020 Human Resources ran our latest installment of our Learning Series workshops: Gender Diversity in the Workplace. The workshop was led by Kai Scott, M.A., (pronouns He/Him) a social scientist with 15 years’ experience working with vulnerable populations. The workshop addressed transgender rights and the barriers transgender people face in the workplace, … Read moreGender Diversity in the Workplace
The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for UFV’s Employee Service Excellence Awards! You have until February 14, 2020 to nominate a deserving colleague for the outstanding job they are doing in service, leadership and/or teamwork that supports the values, mission, and goals of UFV. Check out the link on the HR website to determine … Read moreEmployee Service Excellence Awards
As you walk by the Human Resources department over the next month or so, you may notice lots of noise and dust, but never fear – although we are undergoing a small renovation, we are still very open for business in our usual location (A288) and will continue to happily serve you with a smile … Read moreHuman Resources Under Construction
I’m a little late in posting this, but I really wanted to give a huge shout out to four of our exceptional employees who stepped up to help raise awareness for men’s health issues during the Movember campaign. Although it may have been way out of their comfort zone to grow a mustache for a … Read moreThank You to our Movember Participants
Thanks to all of you who participated in our annual Holiday Sweater day on Friday, December 13. It was so fun to see many of our employees decked out so festively for the season! The three sweaters that received the most votes were Holly Zonneveld (Advising), Yvette Fairweather (Research Office), and Emil Fernandes (Conference Services). … Read more2019 Holiday Sweater Day
With December fast approaching and all the stress that comes along with preparing for the holidays, I always try to find ways to make our time at work just a little bit more happy at this time of year. Seeing all the departments decorated so festively puts a smile on my face as I walk … Read moreHoliday Sweater Day!
You have you been sitting at your desk for 4 hours straight. Shoulders feel stiff, mind is fuzzy, you are feeling completely drained! Step away from that desk and head over to the Fitness Centre! UFV employees are lucky to have an on-site facility that enables them to get their workout in during their lunch … Read moreGet Your Workout Done at Work