Expanded Options for Professional Development Funds

UFV Human Resources is pleased to announce that all faculty and staff who are working remotely will now be able to use their professional development funds to purchase essential home office equipment. This means for fiscal year 2020-21 you can purchase: Computers to be used for remote work Computer Peripheral Devices: printers, scanners, docking stations … Read more

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

Sounds of Comfort

Submitted by Guest Blogger Marnie Wright, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources   In times like this the need to dig deep, face and respond to change and try to keep ourselves level is a challenge.  One of my tasks over the past several days, has been to set up processes that provide guidance for UFV colleagues … Read more

Deadline Extension for HSA and DTA Claims

With the COVID-19 situation, we have extended the deadline to submit Health Spending Account and Training & Development Allowance claims to April 30, 2020.  You will be able to submit your expenses incurred in the 2019/2020 fiscal (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) up until April 30, 2020. If you have funds in the … 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