Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV Cascades/Abbotsford Heat Athletes of the Week

UFV men’s soccer player James Najman and women’s soccer player Shelby Beck are the UFV Cascades/Abbotsford Heat Athletes of the week, for the week ending on Sunday, October 20. Najman was a one-man recking crew on the weekend. Knowing the UFV Cascades had to win both matches to have any hope of advancing to the […]

UFV in the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report 2014

The Globe and Mail has released its Canadian University Report  (CUR) for 2014. It has changed the format, no longer containing a specially commissioned student satisfaction survey. A profile of UFV is included this year’s CUR on page 46 of the print version, and online in its ‘Choosing a university?’ profiles section: The CUR […]

UFV competes in Western Canadian University Rowing Championships

UFV competed in the Western Canadian University Rowing Championships last weekend. Seven schools in the western provinces competed in the race hosted by UBC Thunderbirds and the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club. The participants were University of Victoria, UBC, U of Calgary, Lakeland College, SFU, Camosun College, and UFV. The Cascades women’s team finished third overall […]

Commuter Alert — Nov 2013

Tue, Nov 5, 7 pm — Heat vs. San Antonio Rampage Wed, Nov 6, 7 pm — Heat vs. San Antonio Rampage Sat, Nov 9, 7 pm — Heat vs. Toronto Marlies Sun, Nov 10, 4 pm — Heat vs. Toronto Marlies Thu, Nov 14, 8 pm — Alice Cooper Concert Fri, Nov 29, 7 […]

UFV Writers’ Weekend a sunny success

The Writer’s Weekend was a sunny success. UFV’s first Continuing Studies programming in Hope in over a decade saw 12 participants take in a weekend of writing around the fireside and breaking for outdoor activities such as walks and outdoor wood-stove pizza lunch. “We had an enthusiastic group of writers who took advantage of all […]

Purdy’s Group Purchase Program

The countdown to Christmas has begun, and it’s time to get those Purdy’s orders done! All UFV employees have an opportunity to purchase Purdy’s chocolates at 25% off the retail price by participating in the annual group purchase plan. The brochure is available online at, or in H:\Public\Temp\Purdy’s Group Purchase\Christmas2013Brochure.pdf. I also have a […]

Financial Aid and Awards closure

Financial Aid and Awards will be closed on both campuses on Thurs, Oct 24 for an all-day training session. We will re-open on Oct 25 at 9 am. For more information, contact Sheila McKay at

IT Banner maintenance — service outage

IT Services will be performing scheduled Banner maintenance on Sun, Nov 3 from 7 am to 1 pm Banner will be unavailable during that time. This includes all Banner users and anyone accessing student or employee information through myUFV. Student and employee email and online learning will be available during the outage. For more information, […]

Recycle My Cell Challenge

UFV is taking part in the fourth annual Recycle My Cell Challenge taking place in schools across Canada. The challenge runs from Oct 21- Nov 22 and encourages students and employees to recycle their old, unused, or broken cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, pagers, batteries and accessories. There are prizes available to the school that […]

UFV Cascades women’s and men’s golf teams win CCAA national championship

UFV Cascades Women’s and Men’s golf  teams win CCAA national championship in Quebec City    TheUFV Cascades men’s and women’s golf teams both captured the 2013 CCAA national championship titles on Oct 18 at the Royal Quebec Golf Club, in Quebec City, Quebec. This marks the program’s first national titles for both teams and the first […]

Student Activity Centre Closure

The Student Activity Centre will be closed at 6 pm on Fri Oct 18 due to the varsity volleyball games happening in the Envision Athletic Centre. Come cheer on your Cascades! For more information, contact Cheryl Van Nes at

Service Outage: Remote Network File Access

The remote network file access system will be undergoing maintenance on Sun, Oct 27 from 7-11 am and will be unavailable during that time. For more information, contact Shane Schlosser at

Lots of Cascade action this weekend

The UFV Cascades have a full schedule this weekend as the men’s soccer team plays its two final Canada West regular season games at Exhibition Field, in Chilliwack. The Cascades need the six points this weekend to continue to hold down the third and final Pacific Division playoff spot in Canada West. Currently at 13 […]

UFV Cascades/Abbotsford Heat Athletes of the Week

Nikolas Vojnoviche, of  UFV Cascades men’s volleyball , and Kierra Noot of UFV women’s volleyball are the UFV Cascades/Abbotsford Heat Athletes of the week, for the week ending on Sunday, October 13. Noot led UFV to a pair of three set sweeps to open the 2013 PACWEST regular season, over the CBC Bearcats, in Abbotsford […]

UFV Cascades Chris Bertram named CCAA Golf Coach of the Year

The CCAA (Canadian Colleges Athletic Association) has named Chris Bertram the 2013 CCAA Golf Coach of the Year. Bertram, head of UFV’s Kinesiology and Physical Education department, coaches the Fraser Valley Cascades men and women’s teams. “Chris is a phenomenal guy who’s done a great job developing his program,” says Albert Roche, CCAA golf convenor. […]

UFV Cascades Dani Shap and Jen Woods named CCAA Golf All-Canadians

The 2013 CCAA Golf All-Canadians have been honoured at the 2013 PING CCAA Golf national championship in Québec, Qué. Each student-athlete is selected by their conference based on their performance and contribution to both their sport and team. Dani Shap, Fraser Valley Cascades After winning first place in the women’s team competition at all three […]

Harlequin in the Arctic — presentation by Heather Davis-Fisch

The Royal Arctic Theatre and the Search for the Franklin Expedition Thurs, Oct 24 The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC 7pm | Free UFV professor and author Heather Davis-Fisch presents Harlequin in the Arctic: The Royal Arctic Theatre and the Search for the Franklin Expedition. During the Royal Navy’s search for […]

New folks/moves and changes

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have switched to a new position. Tatiana Voiniciuc — Web Applications Developer, ITS Peter Bifano — Janitor, Facilities Melinda Saretzky — Administrative Assistant, Science Advice Centre, moved from Administrative Assistant, Faculty of Access & Open Studies Leah Whitehouse — Cashier, Faculty of Trades & […]

Michael Dayan — Capturing Catharsis: A Filmmaker’s Journey

Talk, Screening, and Q&A Award-winning documentary filmmaker and UFV instructor Michael Dayan will speak on what has informed his experience, inspiration, and style as a filmmaker. Michael’s talk will be followed by a screening of his most recent film, High Plains Doctor (which is currently airing nationally  on CBC), and a Q&A. High Plains Doctor: […]

A new way to submit to UFV Today

In an effort to improve UFV Today, your internal employee e-newsletter, and to streamline the production, we are moving to a form-based submission process. This change will allow us to once again feature photos in the newsletter, and will eliminate the need to resubmit items. Stories will also be stored on the UFV Announce blog, […]

Faculty and staff recruitment training session

Are you interested in or currently serving on a faculty or staff selection advisory committee (SAC)? Or are you responsible for faculty or staff recruitment and would like to learn more about the process? Human Resources is offering the following informal recruitment refresher/training session: Abbotsford campus Tues, Nov 26 Noon–1:30 pm Abby A225 If you […]

National search and rescue conference at PRTC (CEP)

There will be a major national search and rescue conference happening at Canada Education Park from Oct 19-21. Most of the training and conference is being held on RCMP property at Pacific Regional Training Centre (adjacent to UFV campus), but there are some public demonstrations and challenges that may be held on UFV property. The […]