Employee Fitness Challenge – Indigenous Health & Wellness Practices

The Employee Fitness Challenge is super excited to invite you to an exciting session with Shyama-Priya who will lead us through a one-hour session at 11:30 am on Wednesday, April 14. The Zoom link has been sent to all the the Fitness Challenge members, but anyone is welcome so email me at nancy.scarrow@ufv.ca if you’d … Read more

Employee Fitness Challenge Update Mar 22-28, 2021

Good morning everyone. I hope the past week was productive and enjoyable for you. I am a little concerned that I am not engaging you enough and providing enough opportunities for you to work on your wellness. Of the 192 members of this group, only 63 of you submitted progress reports this week (33%) and … Read more

A Balancing Act: The Impact of the Pandemic on Women’s Mental Well-Being and Physical Activity

Thank you to Dr. Iris Lesser who submitted this very interesting and thought-provoking article which coincides perfectly with International Women’s Day. As women and mothers we really do need to take care of ourselves physically and mentally — you cannot serve from an empty vessel. I am personally going to challenge myself to take a … Read more

Employee Appreciation Day — March 5

Friday, March 5 is a day for companies to thank their employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee. Because our employees are our greatest asset, the Human Resources department wants to express to you how much we … Read more

Remote Learning — Turning a Challenge into an Adventure!

Submitted by guest blogger, Shawn Johnston – Director, Labour Relations, Human Resources As a parent of two kids (ages 7 and 9) the move to remote learning in March created many challenges, top among them keeping my kids busy, active, and engaged. The move to remote teaching also created unique challenges for UFV faculty (and … Read more

Counselling Support over the Winter Break

What a year we’ve had within UFV, across British Columbia and around the world!  The winter break is a much welcomed opportunity to get some rest and connect with family and friends (either in person or virtually). This time of year can also be very challenging for faculty and staff – and their family members … Read more

Celebrating our 2020 Retirees

2020 is almost over and what a strange year it was! There has been so much confusion and anxiety over Covid-19 both in our personal lives and at work. We have had to learn to adapt and face the challenge of trying to be creative in how we do things in this strange virtual environment … Read more