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

Encouraging Health Behaviour Change — Creating Health Habits Series post #1

Submitted by guest blogger Amber Johnston, School of Kinesiology There are several things that one has learned from the last three years navigating through a pandemic. At the forefront is the importance of our health and wellbeing.  We can determine our health in many ways — where positive, successful behaviour change influencing our decision making … Read more

Early Intervention Support Program — We Want Your Feedback!

Submitted by guest blogger Laurie Coreau, Health & Disability Coordinator The Early Intervention Support Program(EISP) Team has had the pleasure of working with some of our great colleagues.  If you are not familiar with the EISP, it is a completely confidential program that is fully supported by UFV and the FSA and provides a proactive … 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

Moves & Changes — October/November, 2021

NEW EMPLOYEES Welcome to the new employees who joined us in October and November: Daryl Smith, Director, UFV International Tara Kaszonyi, Department Assistant, Continuing Education Jarrod Frizzell, Logistics Generalist Deby Basra, Manager, Academic Advising Centre Yue Liang, Manager, International Student Recruitment Megan Pritchard, Risk & Safety Coordinator Natasha Gill, Advisor, Compensation & Benefits Devon Bailey, … Read more

Employee Fitness Challenge – Mocktails Anyone?

Sometimes the stress of our daily grind makes us really crave an alcoholic beverage to help us take the edge off at the end of the day, but I hope you are all incorporating other relaxation techniques into your lives this dry-February. If you are anything like me, sometimes just the “look” of the drink … 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

Get Your Health Spending, Development & Training and Professional Development Applications in Soon!

2021/2022 Fiscal Year — Health Spending, Training and Development and Professional Development — Due by March 31st HSA and DTA Permanent employees that are eligible for the Health Spending Account and/or the Training and Development Allowance must submit claims for the 2021/2022 fiscal by March 31, 2022. The claim forms for Health Spending Account and … Read more