Not Myself Today – Mental Health Training for Supervisors and Managers

To support our institution in its commitment to provide resources to improve and maintain good mental health, a second workshop series of Not Myself Today®, an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, starts in September, 2022. This program will be delivered in five workshops over the coming weeks and months, and we encourage you … Read more

Fall 2022 Learning & Development Series

Welcome back to campus everyone — we’ve missed you! We are pleased to offer you some great learning and development opportunities this fall semester. Building & Sustaining Workplace Mental Health and Performance Beyond the Great Re-Set Join Lori Schmidt, Debbie Pearmain, Victoria Grainger and Tyler Hoffman as they share workplace mental health predictions and practical … Read more

Join Marlene Affleck on the Ride to Hope – The Canadian Camino

Between August 5-15 Marlene Affleck and her friend will ride their bikes 700 km through PEI supporting two charities very near and dear to them. When the pandemic forced her to postpone her dream of riding the Camino in Spain, she found a substitute – the Canadian Camino. And even better, they are turning this … Read more

Don’t Hide — Get Outside; Get Moving in June to Improve Your Mental Health

      Did you know that simply moving your body benefits your mental health. Regular aerobic exercise can reduce depressive symptoms, boost your mood, increase  your energy, and reduce feelings of fatigue. Meditation, yoga and tai chi are all helpful in reducing symptoms of PTSD. When you change your posture and breathing techniques, you … Read more

Employee Fitness Challenge – Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser Walk — Feb 26/22

JOIN THE STRIVE TO THRIVE TEAM – The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is intended to support fellow community members who take shelter wherever they can find it. By walking in the cold and dark and leaving the comfort and warmth of your home, you will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by … Read more

UFV is One of BC’s Top Employers — Again!

The University of the Fraser Valley has once again been named one of BC’s Top Employers.  This marks the eighth straight year that UFV has been selected. BC’s Top Employers is a competition that recognizes employers in British Columbia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Mark Pearson, UFV’s Manager, Recruitment Services, … Read more

Pink Shirt Day 2022

Get your pink shirts ready, or better yet, purchase a 2022 edition (available at London Drugs) with proceeds being distributed to youth anti-bullying programs throughout western Canada. Bullying continues to be a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes and online so please do your part to raise awareness of these issues. Although this initiative … Read more

January 14 – Employee Fitness Challege High Five Friday Message

Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year! Sorry it has taken me a bit of time to send this and to welcome you to the Winter, 2022 edition of the Strive to Thrive Employee Fitness Challenge. I’m just settling in to the new year, as I’m sure you all are and I’ve been battling some … Read more

Service Excellence Awards – Nominate Someone Great!

Launched in 2016 by the UFV Board of Governors, UFV Service Excellence Awards are presented annually to recognize and celebrate UFV staff and faculty excellence in service, leadership, and teamwork that supports the values, mission, and goals of UFV. Award winners will be recognized at an annual employee recognition event and receive a monetary prize. … Read more

November 26 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you’re having a great day. It was another whirlwind week of emotions as we all deal with Mother Nature’s wrath! I hope you are staying safe and managing your mental health. We all know that a big part of that is good physical health so although this weather isn’t … Read more