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 … Read more

Help us plan a web redesign

The web team is going to redesign the UFV website to make it mobile-ready, clean outdated code, and add new functionality. We need your help to give shape and direction to this upcoming redesign. Fill out the survey to give us your input. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete and we would be … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more