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

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

November 5, 2021 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Time is flying by – it’s November already! I hope you had a great week and were able to accomplish some of your wellness goals. There is lots of news to report today so here we go! Tomorrow (Saturday, November 6) one of our awesome HR Sr. Advisors, Zoe Strazza, will be leading a glorious … Read more

Moves & Changes – September, 2021

NEW EMPLOYEES Welcome to the new employees that joined us in September: Claire Carolan, Associate Director, Program Director and Quality Assurance Catherine McCarthy, Enrolment & Records Assistant Jeffrey Brown, Manager, Facilities Operations Michelle Affleck, Administrative Assistant to the Director of International Education (featured) Hi! My name is Michelle Affleck. I was born in Pakistan but … 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