Routine [and] Connections

Submitted by Guest Blogger Joanne MacLean, UFV President The Covid-19 pandemic has changed what we do and how we do it. Many people tell me they feel as if the virus is impacting every aspect of life, and that can pose a threat to both our physical and mental health. We’ve been asked to physically … Read more

UFV’s 40th Employee Golf Tournament

It’s almost that time of year again for us all to gather together for a good, old-fashioned employee fun-filled day of golf, food, and laughs. Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Cultus Lake Golf Course. The fee is $40.00 per person (limit of 2 tickets per employee) which includes … Read more

Pink Shirt Day 2020: Lift Each Other Up!

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 more

Gender Diversity in the Workplace

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 more

Employee Service Excellence Awards

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 more

2019 Holiday Sweater Day

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 more

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 more

Halloween 2019

Well, another successful UFV Employee Halloween party is in the books! Thanks to everyone for coming out yesterday and showing such amazing spirit! I hope you all enjoyed the pizza, cookies and drinks and had fun checking out your colleagues as they donned their crazy, beautiful, scary or silly costumes. A big thanks goes out … Read more