Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV signature rings — choose from four handcrafted custom designs

Announcing the launch of our UFV signature rings! Exclusively designed for UFV, our signature rings symbolically capture the essence of UFV, and feature the university logo or seal. Choose from the four beautiful designs and select your special features: Choose your precious metal: platinum, 10k, 14k or 18k yellow gold or silver Add the UFV […]

Stefan leads Community Arts Dialogue on Interculturalism

UFV instructor Shelley Stefan was invited to participate in the Community Arts Dialogue on Interculturalism held in Vancouver on Nov 9 & 16. The two-part dialogue aimed to facilitate discussion to gather current ideas, perceptions and challenges around the theme of Interculturalism. Led by Stefan and artist Diane Moran, participants had a chance to create […]

Changes to Assessment Services procedures coming in January

Due to the increased demand for internal invigilation services and its limited resources, Assessment Services will be implementing some changes to its procedures as of January 2, 2014. A summary of these changes — which will help ensure a secure and efficient assessment centre — follows. Information for Students ~ Students must submit the online […]

Philosopher visits local high school

On December 10, Philosophy faculty member Wayne Henry went back to high school. Dr. Henry visited Sardis Secondary School to give guest presentations to Mr. Rickard Chadsey’s Philosophy 12 classes. Henry’s lectures concerned Locke on private property and the development of the notion of human rights (coincidentally it was International Human Rights Day). He pointed […]

Special student ticket discounts for UFV Theatre’s Age of Arousal

UFV Theatre is offering a new way for students to save on theatre tickets. Students may order advance tickets and choose their own seats at discounted rates of $15-$17 OR students may take their chances at the door with student rush tickets: Student rush tickets are $10 for most performances of Age of Arousal and […]

Trades in the Rotary Chilliwack Christmas parade

Representatives of the Faculty of Trades & Technology entered a float in the Rotary Christmas parade in Chilliwack on Sat, Dec 7. Faculty, staff, and students were out in below-freezing temperatures walking with the float and greeting spectators on behalf of UFV. See the photos here. For more information, contact Deborah Hawkes at 12/06/2013

Office waste reminder — no more individual emptying

Just a friendly reminder that as of Nov 15, Janitorial Services will no longer be emptying individual office waste/recycling receptacles. Please take your waste/recycling to closest collection station. For more information, contact Scott Van Ek at 12/24/2013

Help the UFV Rowing Team

Help UFV Rowing with this terrific fundraiser! It only runs until December 8th. UFV Cascades | Rowing Team The University of the Fraser Valley Rowing Team is now into its 13th year, and has seen countless athletes go through the program since it’s inception. Competing against the nation’s best, the team has seen significant successes […]

UFV bike-building shop open house — Wed, Jan 8

Did you know that the legendary Paul Brodie, pioneer of mountain bike design in B.C., now teaches framebuilding at UFV? Come meet Brodie, the man behind the Brodie Bikes name. Tour the UFV bike-building shop and view the vintage replica “Giraffe” bike that Brodie is building for this year’s North American Handmade Bike Frame show. […]

Frank Ulbrich new Director of UFV School of Business

Dr. Frank Ulbrich, the new Director of the School of Business, joined the University of the Fraser Valley in October 2013. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. Prior to joining the School of Business, Dr. Ulbrich held positions at universities in Canada, Sweden, and the UK, where […]

New folks — moves and changes

Welcome to the following new folks, and congratulations to those who have changed jobs or secured a permanent position: Shannon Preist – Janitor, Facilities Kieran Sampson – Department Assistant, Marketing & Communications Bao-Van Hill – Co-op Education Coordinator, Career Centre Fiona MacDonald – Faculty, Political Science  

Commuter Alert — December 2013

December 2013 Fri, Dec 27, 7 pm – Heat vs. Oklahoma City Barons Sat, Dec 28, 7 pm – Heat vs. Oklahoma City Barons Daily Parking: Students and employees may purchase daily parking and park in lots 1, 4-6, 8-10, or on city streets at Gillis Avenue, College Drive, and McKenzie Road. Note: UFV parking […]

Fall 2014 academic calendar deadlines

The deadlines for the Fall 2014 academic calendar are as follows: January UEC meeting (Fri, Jan 31): Major program changes deadline (requires concurrent recommendation by SBC and subsequent recommendation by APPC and approval by Senate. Please note that monthly progression through the committee levels is not guaranteed.) February UEC meeting (Fri, Feb 28): Minor program […]

Cascade sports — weekend summary

UFV Cascades basketball teams took three of four games over the weekend against the UBC Thunderbirds. The men won both of their games by scores of 69-62 and 71-63, while the women dropped the first game 56-54 then roared back on Saturday to a 71-43 victory. The Cascade volleyball teams dropped all four games in […]

UFV Now schedule and submission guidelines

The UFV Now is published once a week on Monday. The deadline for submitted content is noon on the preceding Friday. Please note: the primary audience for the UFV Now is UFV employees. To submit an item to UFV Now, please go to:

UFV’s policy template revised

The University Secretariat has revised UFV’s policy template to improve the function, clarity, ease of use, and appearance of the template. The template, and information on policy development, can be found on the Secretariat webpage at All UFV policies are available on the Secretariat webpage: For more information on policy development or if […]

Accounts Payable cheque runs for December

Just a reminder that due to the Christmas closure accounts payable will be running our last cheque run of December on Thurs, Dec 19. Please submit all payment requests, invoices, and packing slips as soon as possible to allow adequate processing time and ensure payment before Christmas. The first cheque run of 2014 will be […]

Payroll year-end notices

Net pay may be reduced If you elected to have your Health Spending Account (HSA) benefit rolled into an RRSP this year, please be reminded that this taxable benefit will be processed on the Dec 15 pay (the actual RRSP contribution was made earlier in the year). Your Dec 15 pay may be lower than […]

In-Service PD Staff and Faculty workshop

The Joint Professional Development Committee invites you to learn about changes being implemented to the application procedures for In-Service Professional Development (see workshop options below).  The JPDC continues to maintain its UFV policy mandate and collective agreement responsibility for the administration of the fund. These changes also do not affect the funding available to faculty […]

UFV in photos

UFV was a busy place again last week. Here are some photo sets of  a few of the activities on campus: Service Learning Day They’re Not Scary video premiere Cascades vs UBC basketball action Casino Royale end-of-semester bash Hope Centre drumming ceremony Weekend Kickoff

Shelley Canning on CBC Early Edition

Nursing instructor Shelley Canning was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Early Edition at 6:20 am on Fri, Nov 29 about the premiere of They’re Not Scary, a UFV-produced documentary about an intergenerational dance project. You can find the link here:

Angel Tree parties!

The UFV Elf Training Institute is pleased to announce there are a few more spaces left in our rigorous training program. If you have any children (grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.) who you think would enjoy our curriculum, simply RSVP to ‘Courses’ are on Dec 3 from 4 to 5:30 at Chilliwack and Thurs Dec […]

Financial Aid and Awards Tips for December

Tip #1: If you require a student loan for Winter ’14 semester and you haven’t already applied, do so on-line at Tip #2: Loan documents for January will soon be confirmed electronically. Please contact financial aid and awards for details on processing your loan to ensure that you have your funds in time for […]