New — Temporary Uses for PD Fund

The Joint PD Committee (JPDC) has identified three additional uses of the PD fund allocation available to eligible staff and faculty allocation. These additional options are time limited, available only until March 31, 2022: Lifting the UFV Continuing Education tuition maximum of $400, making the employees’ full PD allocation available for courses commencing prior to … 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

My Vaccination and Covid19 Experience – Mark Pearson

Submitted by guest blogger, Mark Pearson, Manager, Recruitment Services My wife, my two children and I had a reunion trip planned with family from Abu Dhabi, Arizona and BC  meeting up with us in Disneyland, October 2021.  This trip had been rescheduled twice before due to the pandemic, and as all of the adults were … Read more

November 12 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Happy rainy Friday everyone. It’s hard to believe that we’re already half-way through November. I was off this week taking care of my husband who received a new hip on Monday so unfortunately didn’t have much time to concentrate on my wellness, but I’m looking forward to picking it up again next week. This week’s … Read more

October 29 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Happy Friday everyone. I’m super excited about Halloween this weekend and especially because the weather is supposed to be nice for the little trick or treaters! I hope you try to abstain from too much candy though! Tomorrow’s (Saturday, October 30) weather promises to be nice too so that is great for the group bike … Read more

Service Improvement Training Fund

During the latest round of collective bargaining, a new fund was established for all continuing support staff which provides funding for specific types of group training and professional development activities including, but not limited to: Indigenous cultural competencies mental health and crisis management training to support accessible learning for persons with disabilities communications conflict resolution … Read more

Professional Development Funds Available

Fall has arrived and with it has brought pumpkin spice lattes, warm sweaters and, of course, the start of the academic year – a time to dust off your books and learn something new by attending virtual and in-person workshops, traveling to a conference, or taking a research trip. What about renewing your professional memberships, … Read more

Fitness Challenge Friday High Five Message – October 8

Happy Friday everyone and I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. Even in all the chaos of the past 18 months, I’m sure you all have something to be thankful for. Take some time this weekend to rest, relax and reflect on the positive things in your life. Thank you for continuing to submit … Read more