Tag Archives | KPE

Coaching at BC Games a thrill for UFV student Broatch

For University of the Fraser Valley kinesiology student Jordan Broatch, the BC Summer Games represented a unique opportunity. Broatch was the head coach of the Fraser River (Zone 4) baseball team at the Games, which were held July 21-24 in Abbotsford. The 28-year-old White Rock product is no stranger to standing on the top step […]

UFV alumni panel to examine impact of drug addiction — March 2

Drug addiction impacts individuals, families, and the community. A panel discussion at UFV on Wed, March 2, will delve into this troubling issue, examining the physiology of addiction, types of addictive behaviours, and the management of addiction through pharmaceutical and other methods. The event runs from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Aboriginal Gathering Place […]

Safer games + healthier brains. Preventing invisible injuries.

Through local partnership, UFV is using world-class brain imaging techniques to spot and prevent concussions in student athletes — helping kids stay safe. A rainbow of wires streams across the table as UFV kinesiology instructor Michael Gaetz whispers “Breathe . . . perfect” and the bulky teen stares ahead, unblinking. The test, taking place in a […]

Champions for Health receive government kudos in Antigua

Once again a group of UFV students are having the experience of a lifetime by spending several weeks interacting with school children in Antigua through the Champions for Health Promoting Schools project. Led by Dr. Joanna Sheppard of the Kinesiology and Physical Education department, the group is comprised mostly of KPE students, but this year […]


Antiguan teachers learn with Canadian counterparts through UFV

Three wise, warm Antiguan teachers joined University of the Fraser Valley Kinesiology instructorJoanna Sheppard — and her students — in elementary schools across the Chilliwack school district this month. It’s the first visit by Antiguan educators since Sheppard began taking students to the Caribbean island seven years ago (including five expeditions with UFV students and […]

Teaching life skills in Antigua — in the classroom and on the field

  Teaching life skills through physical and health education is the goal for a group of UFV students heading to Antigua for the month of May. The 18 students will be heading to the Caribbean island for four weeks for a project titled Champions for Health Promoting Schools. Consisting of mostly kinesiology and physical education […]