Planetary health is human health

In her final year of the BSN program, Julia Chalmers has a passion for planetary health. “Planetary health examines how the declining health of our planet due to climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and food and water insecurity threatens the health of humans,” she explains. “Ultimately, those most vulnerable in our local and global communities … Read more

Bria Canil makes counterwaves against COVID-19

Bria Canil is fighting COVID-19 head on as she administers vaccines in BC. After graduating from UFV in August 2020 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bria was hired immediately with the Stó:lō Nation on a casual basis. A couple months later, in December, Bria accepted her dream job with Langley Public Health. “I … Read more

CDA stands for Can Do Attitude

What can provide you with fun and rewarding work, and is still running during the pandemic?  It’s the UFV’s Certified Dental Assistant program, of course. As CDAs remain in high demand in BC, UFV’s fully accredited program stands out as the reputable choice to get students working as soon as possible, with the recognizable top-quality … Read more

UFV nursing students learn with UBC medical residents

Interprofessional opportunities can be hard to come by during a global pandemic, but this didn’t stop a collaboration between UFV nursing students and UBC medical residents. In mid-November, semester 6 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students welcomed UBC medical residents to engage in a simulation that focused on interprofessional collaboration for safe patient care. … Read more

Kinesiology Students Run Fitness Testing for Chilliwack Fire Department

Firefighting requires above average physical strength and endurance. In early October, UFV faculty, students, and alumni delivered a series of fitness and occupational readiness tests as part of the pre-employment hiring process for the Chilliwack Fire Department. These standardized assessments evaluate the skills and characteristics to perform as a successful firefighter. The battery of challenging … Read more

Brandenburg named Director of new School of Kinesiology

Dr. Jason Brandenburg has been named the new Director of the School of Kinesiology at UFV. Along with the new school, Jason’s new position will take effect on September 1, 2020. Currently, Jason is the Department Head and an Associate Professor of Kinesiology here at UFV. Jason holds an undergraduate degree in Physical Education from … Read more

Kinesiology professor gives new meaning to bringing research to life

PhD candidate Mark Rice has a unique way of bringing his research to life. Instead of keeping his research theoretical in the classroom, Rice and his wife, Chloe, wanted to use his knowledge in a more tangible way — so they had a baby. The UFV Kinesiology faculty member’s research primarily focuses on youth athletic … Read more

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