University of the Fraser Valley

Inez Jasper to speak in UFV Health Sciences series — March 16

Inez Jasper to speak in UFV Health Sciences series — March 16

InezJasperCropA local success story who is a nurse, a pop artist, and a powerful youthful voice in the Aboriginal community is coming to the University of the Fraser Valley on Monday, March 16.

Inez Jasper will speak in the atrium of Building A at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park at 11:30 am. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Jasper’s presentation will explore current health issues in the aboriginal community, including her reflections on health education as an indigenous student. A panel of current health sciences students and alumni will participate in the presentation.

Jasper is an award-winning pop artist, registered nurse, member of the Sto:lo Nation, mother of two, and a nationally recognized role model. She is as dedicated to inspiring others to reach for their dreams as she is to achieving her own.

Jasper travels extensively to urban centres and indigenous communities to share inspirational messages of higher learning and healthy living. “I love to connect with my fans and share my story with them,” she says.

Jasper’s presentation will be held in conjunction with the fourth-year nursing students’ health fair, which will run from 9 am to 5 pm in the atrium.

  • Students will be staffing displays on the following topics:
  • Getting adequate sleep for shift workers
  • Safe sleeping positions for babies/SIDS
  • Skin cancer prevention/risks of tanning
  • Prevention of heart disease
  • Risks associated with binge drinking
  • Importance of adults over 50 getting the Shingles vaccine
  • Avoiding the “Freshman 15” – Diet and exercise myths and facts
  • The health impact of electronic cigarettes
  • STI’s and safe sex
  • Personal safety (self-defense) for women and older adults
  • Misconceptions about the use of antibiotics
  • Sexual harassment.