Tag Archives | Len Garis

Learn more about evidence-based decision making in UFV course

When you’re trying to make a decision, do you rely on hunches, conventional wisdom, or your previous experience? Or maybe even flipping a coin? Have you ever tried applying a more formal, evidence-based approach? The University of the Fraser Valley invites people tasked with decision making in their work or personal life to explore the […]

Fire safety campaign ‘By First Nations for First Nations’ launched to kick-off Fire Prevention Week

First Nations leaders joined federal and provincial government officials and fire services representatives at the University of the Fraser Valley Oct. 3 to unveil plans for a one-of-a-kind safety blitz aimed at reducing fire fatalities in reserve communities. The campaign, announced just as Fire Prevention Week is about to take place across North America, will […]

UFV partners in new book exploring evidence-based decision making for fire service professionals

The crucial ability to successfully balance needs and available resources for potentially life-saving budgetary decisions is addressed in a new manual titled The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Fire Service Professionals. Through this free-of-charge publication, authors Paul Maxim, Len Garis, and Darryl Plecas explore the what, why, and how of evidence-based decision making. The […]