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

eHelpdesk upgrade

the eHelp Desk system ( will upgraded to the latest version on Sun, Oct 27. The system will be unavailable from 8-10 am on that day. For more information, contact Web Applications team lead Robyn Harcott 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 […]

Today: Abbotsford flu clinic

A flu shot clinic is being offered by UFV fourth-year nursing students and is free for all employees. Abbotsford clinic To receive your flu shot in Abbotsford you must make an appointment. Please contact Amanda van TIlborg at local 4343 or to set up a time. Thurs, Nov 7 9:30 am-3:20 pm Abby B121 […]

Today: Chilliwack flu clinic

A flu shot clinic is being offered by UFV fourth-year nursing students and is free for all employees. Chilliwack clinic No appointment necessary. Mon, Nov 4 1:30-3:30 pm Chilliwack 2317 Please be prepared to stay 15 minutes after the immunization. If you are 65 years or over the vaccine that is recommended is called Fluad […]

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 […]

Farrah Little — UFV’s new copyright librarian

Farrah Little, our new copyright librarian, comes to us from the Justice Institute of BC, where she was the copyright and reference Librarian. Farrah has an MLIS from UBC, as well as a BA with a major in Spanish language & literature, and a minor in economics from UBC. Farrah will be managing UFV’s copyright […]

Original Work by Design: Preventing plagiarism in assignments

Plagiarism is often detected too late — after the assignment is submitted for evaluation. This workshop will look at the assumptions that we make about our students’ abilities, and how we might design assignments so as to prevent plagiarism. Facilitators: Colleen Bell and Michelle Rhodes Tues, Nov 5 11 am-noon, CEP A2416 Email Ruby Ord […]

CSB Payroll Savings program 2013 kickoff

New – 2013/14 Canada Savings Bond Applications now online Canada Savings Bond applications or changes can be submitted directly online. This service will be available to all employees up until October 31, 2013. It’s easy to enroll: 1. Decide how much you want to save with each pay. 2. Go to and click on […]

Career opportunities at UFV

There are many new and vacant positions advertised on the UFV Career Opportunities website. Positions that have just been placed on the website include: Records Assistant, Chilliwack campus Program Technician, Faculty of Trades & Technology Clerical/Receptionist, UFV International Program Assistant, Student Life Visual Arts Sessional Faculty: Professional Development and Practices To view details on this […]

UBC Be Well at Work Research celebration event

You are invited to attend the wrap-up celebration of the University of British Columbia-sponsored Be Well at Work project that many UFV employees participated in. All UFV employees are invited to attend, so please invite your co-workers, even if they weren’t part of the study. Mon, Nov 25 Noon–1:30 pm Abby B 121 The event […]

UFV Cascades honour 19 Academic All-Canadian student-athletes

Nineteen of UFV’s Cascade student-athletes have achieved Academic All-Canadian standards. With 140 student-athletes participating on eight different teams in 2012/13, 15% of those student-athletes have achieved an 80% or higher average in their studies. The overall GPA average of the student-athletes was 2.95 in 2012/13. President Mark Evered presented the President’s Shield to the Women’s […]

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 & […]

Textbook adoptions are due

Please note that textbook adoptions are due Tues, Oct 15, for the 2014 winter semester. Please visit the online adoption site below to submit your orders. If you forgot your username and password or have not been supplied one, please email The tentative winter 2014 courses are accessible now: You may also fill […]

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 […]

Health and wellness opportunities for October

Health News from Health, Safety & Wellness in Human Resources UFV Wellness Program The Health, Safety & Wellness office in the Human Resources department will soon be launching a new wellness program for UFV employees. The current theme is Stress and Time Management. Over the course of October and November we will be offering workshops […]

God and Reason: A Christian Perspective — Nov 26

God and Reason is a free, interdisciplinary, series of talks designed to address many of the core issues and tough questions surrounding faith and religion. Schedule is as follows: Nov 26 – Topics to Be Determined The talks will be held on successive Tuesdays, from 5-6:30 pm in Abby B121.  Q&A will follow each presentation.  […]