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Putting healthy living into perspective for youth in Chilliwack

Youth learn, grow and shape their future every day. With that in mind, an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty and staff organized a healthy living event for youth at the UFV Five Corners campus in downtown Chilliwack. “The initiative brought students and faculty together from across disciplines to offer health and wellness resources in collaboration with […]

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Nursing students collaborate to develop leadership and communication skills

Working as a nurse demands well-articulated leadership and communications skills. Working collaboratively, students from the Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing stream worked alongside Health Care Assistant students in a recent simulation exercise to develop both communication and leadership skills. Part of this exercise involved taking part in the spaghetti marshmallow tower challenge, followed by a […]

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Kinesiology students don’t skip a beat with heart function testing

Obesity is a well-known epidemic in today’s society, affecting nearly six million Canadians. One in four adult Canadians and one in ten children have clinical obesity where immediate intervention, management and control of their weight is needed. Obesity is best defined as excess body fat that can affect an individuals health in many ways, some […]

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Kinesiology students use various test conditions to estimate lung function

Ever wonder how your breathing differs from others around you? Using various test conditions upper year kinesiology students recently examined air flow dynamics and pulmonary function testing and diagnosis. “Pulmonary function tests are non-invasive tests that show how the lungs are functioning,” says Amber Johnston, who is the kinesiology faculty member that teaches the Human […]

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Certified Dental Assistant program receives full seven year accreditation

After a rigorous and exhaustive accreditation process, the results are finally in — approved with no reporting requirements. But, what does that mean for the UFV’s Certified Dental Assistant program? The program received top marks with a maximum length of accreditation —seven years —awarded by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). With no […]

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Nursing program integrates new learning strategies into revised curriculum

A fresh perspective and a new outlook on teaching and learning. Through a revised curriculum, nursing students are learning in new ways. Beginning with the September 2015 enrolment, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program implemented a newly updated concept based curriculum.  “The revised BSN curriculum has been carefully designed to enhance our student’s […]

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Nursing research investigates the many faces of chronic pain

Bringing visibility to an invisible disability was the mandate of a recent research project exploring the lives of individuals living with chronic pain. According to a public opinion survey, only 50% of Canadians believe chronic pain exists. Those suffering from chronic pain, hope this perception changes. “Bringing awareness and visibility to the reality of living […]

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Exercise, education and alumni — Kinesiology Day delivers again

It was a fast-paced day, but that is to be expected from a community of kinesiology-minded individuals. On Nov 16, the Kinesiology Student Association (KINSA) organized the third annual Kinesiology Day bringing together students, faculty, staff and alumni to explore various aspects of the field of kinesiology. Kinesiology day kicked off with a panel of […]

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UFV hosts health and wellness fair for downtown community

Making healthy lifestyle changes —big or small— can positively impact daily life and overall wellbeing. However, not everyone is aware of the resources available or have access to the information to make these changes. On November 24, UFV invited local health providers and community agencies to come together to assist with the health and wellness needs of residents […]

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The Road to Rio: Recapturing the Olympic experience with Roger Friesen

What: Faculty presentation with Roger Friesen When: December 2nd, 2016 at 12noon Where: UFV Chwk Campus CEP A, Aboriginal Gathering Place Who: Open to all members of the UFV community and general public When you see an athlete competing at the Olympic games, you get a short glimpse into the life of an elite athlete. […]

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