2005

Inaugural lecture for the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies was held on February 3.

Salmon River Trail naming and dedication ceremony was celebrated during an extended Chapel service on Wednesday, February 16.  Guest speaker Dr. Calvin B. DeWitt spoke on “Beholding God's Creation: An Invitation to Awe & Wonder."

Following the service, a plaque was unveiled, and a ribbon-cutting took place near the north side of TWU Welcome Centre.

On March 2, the Spartans Women’s Soccer team won the Sport BC “Team of the Year Award.” This was the first award won at this event by a TWU team or athlete. 

Soon after earning his first Canada West Coach of the Year award, Ron Pike was named CIS Coach of the Year on March 4.
In his 12th season at the helm of the TWU Spartans, Pike held a career overall record of 222-166 (.572).

Eve Stringham

Photo Courtesy
University Communications, 2010

On March 6, Spartans Men's Volleyball team won a CIS silver medal.

On March 16 the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced its PromoScience awards. Craig Montgomery and Eve Stringham [pictured right] were awarded a three-year $18,500 grant to undertake a summer study program for youth in the Fraser Valley on the TWU campus.  The program was called "Science in the Valley."

TWU’s Titans Hockey Club won the BC Intercollegiate Cup on March 22.

Music Building

Completed Music Building, undated

Photo Courtesy of University Communications, 2010

Ground-breaking ceremony for the new Music Building [see left] was held on April 20. The facility would house music practice rooms and faculty offices.
Historic note: In August the south wing of the Hanson Chapel was removed to make way for the new building.
Architect: Site Lines Architecture Inc.

In June the Board of Governors announced that the Pacific Rim Collegium would be renamed in Marlie Snider’s honour, and that the Collegium Program would be named the Marlie Snider Collegium Program.

Intercomm, an internal electronic newsletter and forum for staff and faculty, was launched in August.

TWU Archives
Item No. 2004-10-0156

On September 17, TWU and ACTS seminaries launched the Septuagint Institute — a hub for Septuagint research, including various translation and publication projects. Featured speakers included Emanuel Tov, Albert Pietersma, and ACTS professor Robert Hiebert [pictured right], who served as founding Director of the new Institute.
Items on display included the Codex Vaticanus from the Alloway Library and several artifacts from the Biblical Museum of Canada, courtesy of Dr. Metzger.

On October 13, the university was notified that a former employee had filed a complaint with the BC Human Rights Commission against TWU and President Snider.  The complaint alleged harassment by the president and failure of the University to take action required to resolve it.
Source: Open letter to TWU Community from Dr. Allan Hedberg, Chair, TWU Board of Governors

At a plaque-unveiling ceremony in Ottawa on Monday, October 24, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC) honoured the historical significance of the John R. Booth Residence, now known as the Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) of TWU.

Spartans men's soccer team earned the Canada West title with a 2-1 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds at TWU on Saturday, November 5.

TWU’s Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities program was officially launched on Monday, November 7 at 7:30 pm.  Guest speaker Dr. Dennis Danielson of UBC, presented "A conservative Christian praises the Liberal Arts."

On November 10 Vice President Guy Saffold announced that the harassment matter brought to the attention of the campus community in October had been fully resolved; based on apologies issued and the University’s commitment to make changes to its policies and procedures, the human rights complaint against the University and the President had been withdrawn.

Spartans Men's Soccer team defeated the UPEI Panthers on Sunday, November 13, securing the bronze medal at the CIS National Championship held in Prince Edward Island.

In December, the second wing of the Hanson Chapel was demolished.

On December 4 Guy Saffold announced that President Snider, who was planning to retire in June of 2006, would be taking a sabbatical leave in the Spring semester to facilitate the transition to a new President.