Since 2021, UFV has created an EDI wall calendar, and it has become a catalyst for discussion, reflection, action, and collaboration. The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion office is pleased to share with you the 2023 edition. This ongoing self-reflection, self-learning, and unlearning are critical components for building an accessible, welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for our students, staff, faculty, and community. The recurrent themes of the art and initiatives highlighted inside are of belonging, welcoming, and access. There is hope for the future and there is determined effort to make space for joy amidst the ongoing transformation.
A sincere thank you to the students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have generously shared their art and stories with the UFV community — this calendar would not be possible without you. Thank you also to UFV’s Marketing team for designing the calendar, and the UFV Print Services team for printing and assembling the print version. If you would like a print version, please contact Lisa McMartin, Executive Assistant in the Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor, at Lisa.McMartin@ufv.ca.
This calendar highlights significant dates and events throughout the year. Included here are secular and religious public and statutory holidays, as well as cultural and creed-based commemoratory or celebratory observances and holidays. At the back of the calendar, a brief history and significance is provided for each date.
Due to diverse calendar systems observed by various faith groups (sometimes with differing ecclesiastical declarations between different denominations), creed groups, and cultural groups, as well as diversity within each respective group, and different family and individual observances, some variances in these dates do occur.
It is important to remember that this is not an exhaustive list nor is the calendar a static document. Some of these dates are subject to change and will be updated in the digital version. Also, we have endeavored to be thorough and mindful in terms of accuracy of the content. Should you have requests for updates or revisions, if you discover any errors, or if you have any questions, please connect with Sundeep Hans, UFV Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Sundeep.Hans@ufv.ca. If you would like to showcase your art or initiative in the 2024 calendar, please email UFV Marketing at email@example.com.