Awarding Emeritus designation
What is emeritus designation?
An emeritus designation is an honourable recognition for long service and contributions to the institution.
How does someone earn emeritus status?
As noted in the university's Collective Agreement, an emeritus designation is not automatic. The designation of "Professor Emeritus" or "Librarian Emeritus" may be awarded by the UFV Board of Governors to a retired faculty member who has served a minimum of 15 years as a full-time faculty member. The person must first be nominated for the designation by a Department Head or Director, and the nomination must be approved by both the Dean, and the Provost and Vice-President, Academic.
What entitlements are granted to a professor or librarian emeritus?
Recipients of this designation are entitled to emeritus/emerita status, UFV emeritus identification, library privileges, email privileges, and faculty parking privileges. Use of other UFV facilities and office space will be approved by a Dean depending on availability for current needs. With consent of the department concerned, the person may continue to attend department meetings with voice but no vote.

Departments are encouraged to use the expertise of their emeritus colleagues as guest lecturers, substitute faculty and members of committees. Recipients receive an official parchment during the Convocation ceremonies and are recognized by name and discipline on a perpetual plaque installed in a publicly visible location close to the office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic.

Should you have any questions about this process, please contact:
Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, B300
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8
604-504-7441 x-4642
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