Get Ready for the Fall, 2021 Employee Fitness Challenge

The next edition of the UFV Employee Fitness Challenge will be kicking off on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 so if you aren’t one of the 185 employees who already registered for the first one in January, don’t delay! Log on to our website to sign up and receive a great gift! Over the past … Read more

Workshop: Workplace Mental Health Skills for Managers

As we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, Human Resources is focusing on providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to assist you to take your workforce from crisis to recovery. We are teaming up with the Canadian Mental Health Association to provide you with “Responding with Respect: Workplace Mental Health … Read more

Celebrate our 2021 employee excellence and long-service recipients

Every spring, UFV celebrates the achievements of its faculty and staff by conferring excellence awards in a number of categories. This year is no exception. Although it wasn’t possible to celebrate them in person this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are very proud of the following recipients: Faculty Service Excellence: Satwinder Bains, South Asian … Read more

Thank you and happy retirement Dianne Hicks! 

After 32 years with the University of the Fraser Valley, Dianne Hicks will be retiring effective May 31, 2021.  Dianne will be missed by staff, faculty and leaders across the University as she has been a stable, and dedicated source of human resources advice for the past three decades.  Dianne Hicks started her career with UFV … Read more

Keto and COVID-19

According to several ongoing researchers, the Ketogenic diet may be a helpful tool in lowering a person’s chances of developing COVID-19 and preventing severity. Could the keto diet help prevent or mitigate severe COVID-19? Well Dr. David Harper thinks it can and he will be explaining why in his presentation in the Keto Salt Lake … Read more

Employee Fitness Challenge Ends (for now) but back September 1, 2021 Bigger & Better!

As a component of UFV’s Organizational Health Strategy, the Employee Fitness Challenge: Strive to Thrive kicked off on January 1, 2021 and was intended as a motivational tool to help keep us connected and engaged in our effort to achieve and maintain our employee’s overall wellness. Employees were encouraged to participate in any activity that … Read more

Interior Air Quality at UFV

Submitted by Guest Blogger, Mark Goudsblom, Director, Campus Planning and Facilities Management As UFV plans towards a full return of students, faculty and staff on campus this fall, one item the Facilities Management department is being very mindful of is the building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The leading authority on such systems … Read more

Mark Pearson Shares His Reasons for Joining our Employee Fitness Challenge — Strive to Thrive

Thank you Mark for being so candid with us and sharing your wellness struggles. I’m sure your story resonates with so many of us and your tips and techniques for dealing with them are very informative and helpful. Human Resources is always here to work with our employees to get them the support and guidance … Read more