Faculty Sabbatical Leave Workshop

Tues June 3
1 - 3 p.m.
Room B132

Planning to apply for a Sabbatical Leave?

A sabbatical application identifies your objectives, what you will do, and what the outcomes will be. You need to have a clear plan in order to identify resources and support. We are here to help!

The Research Office will present a workshop to assist faculty in preparing a sabbatical leave application. Get feedback on your application before submitting!

At this workshop you will receive tips on:

  • Recognizing what makes a good application
  • Writing a project summary, purpose, and goal statements
  • Developing a manageable timeline of activities
  • Identifying potential outcomes, disseminations, and publications

Start planning now – the deadline to apply for a 2014-2016 Sabbatical Leave is October 31, 2014.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to linda.dahl@ufv.ca.

Undergraduate Research Excellence (URE) Awards

Each spring, UFV students are nominated by faculty for exceptional research work, either as part of the UFV work study program, as research assistants, or for an outstanding project as part of a course. Award recipients are acknowledged at an evening dinner and awards ceremony.

Shea Wind and Jess Wind
URE Award Recipients and Student Speakers

View the 2013 URE Program (PDF) and URE photos (Flickr) from the awards presentation evening.

2014 information and forms:

URE Award Information Sheet

URE Nomination Process & Form

URE Sample PPT Slides 2014

URE Industry Liaison Award Info 2014



Sol Sun is UFV's Top Undergraduate Student

Sol Sun was a busy man at UFV’s recent convocation ceremonies.

He was the student speaker for the College of Arts ceremony, the dean’s medalist for the Faculty of Social Sciences within the College of Arts, and the Governor General’s silver medalist, an honour bestowed upon the graduate from a four-year degree program with the highest grade point average (GPA) at the university.

Sun scored a perfect 4.33 GPA on last 30 credits (an A+ average), and earned a cumulative CGPA of 4.24 over the course of his Bachelor of Arts degree in honours psychology. Read more


NSERC Common CV Template Now Available

In preparation for the launch of the Research Portal in early May 2013, NSERC is gradually phasing in the new Canadian Common CV (CCV) to replace the Personal Data Form (Form 100), starting with:
• The Notification of Intent for Discovery Grants (Individual and Team);
• The full application for Discovery Grants; and
• All the program elements for the Subatomic Physics Grants suite.

The NSERC CCV template is now available and applies only to these programs for the time being. Instructions for completing the NSERC CCV are also on-line.

Other NSERC Programs

• Other funding opportunities will continue to use the current On-line System and Form 100 until they are migrated to the Research Portal.
• Applicants will be notified in advance of the dates when others will migrate; all NSERC funding opportunities are expected to be integrated by late 2015.
• In the meantime, applicants to multiple NSERC programs will need to maintain and update both their Form 100 and NSERC CCV given the gradual implementation.

For support with the NSERC CCV, please contact the On-line Services Helpdesk by e-mail at webapp@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or by telephone at 613-995-4273.


Update on NSERC's Research Portal and the Canadian Common CV

NSERC will launch its Research Portal and begin using the Canadian Common CV (CCV) in spring 2013. The Research Portal will be used to manage application and peer review processes, acceptance of awards, notification of results and reporting.

The transition to the Research Portal and the CCV will be phased in gradually (i.e., program by program) starting with the Notification of Intent for Discovery Grants (Individual and Team) and all the program elements for the Subatomic Physics Grants suite, followed by Collaborative Research and Development Grants. Details and dates will be communicated as we get closer to launching the Research Portal.

The NSERC CCV will be available in spring 2013. We strongly encourage the research community to start entering their data once the template is available as it can be time consuming to populate the fields the first time. Once data is entered, only updating is required, and it can be re-used for future applications to NSERC and/or other participating organizations. For these reasons, the CCV will lighten the load on the research community in the long run. For more information, including timelines and frequently asked questions on the CCV, please visit the Research Portal Resource Centre on NSERC's Web site.

All other funding opportunities will continue to use the current on-line system and the NSERC Personal Data Form (Form 100) until they are migrated to the Research Portal. All NSERC programs are expected to be integrated by late 2015. In the meantime, applicants to multiple programs will need to maintain and update both their NSERC Personal Data Form (Form 100) and NSERC CCV, given the gradual migration of programs to the Research Portal.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), with whom NSERC shares all of its administrative services, including Information Technology services, recently completed its first competition using the Research Portal and the CCV with Insight Development Grants.

NSERC Contact Newsletter - Keep up to date with NSERC news and deadlines

SSHRC - Stay connected with SSHRC news and deadlines here

CIHR - Stay connected with CIHR news and upcoming opportunities


IPS & IIS Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information

Canada’s three federal granting agencies—Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)—are now requiring that any applicant, co-applicant and College and Community Innovation Program participant on grant or scholarship applications consent to have some of their personal information disclosed in cases of serious breach of agency policy.

Therefore, a signed Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information form is now a requirement of all new IPS/IIS applications submitted to NSERC.  A link to the form can be found in the overview section on the IPS program page on our website.

For further information, see the Frequently Asked Questions about the Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information

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