Author Archive | Anne Russell

Class of 2020 nurses launch careers in a pandemic

Who would have guessed that the nursing class of 2020 would find themselves working in a pandemic in their first few months of practice? Amy Mueller and her classmates finished their Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of the Fraser Valley this past December, and were due to attend Convocation at UFV in […]

Inspirational Leadership award: Leadership comes naturally to Leah Whitehouse

Nobody appointed Leah Whitehouse to a leadership role at the University of the Fraser Valley. She just came to it naturally. And for the leadership and initiative she has shown in creating community at UFV’s Trades and Technology Centre, she is a recipient of the UFV Leadership award for 2020. Leah’s official job is cashier […]

Nursing alumna leads key teams in COVID-19 fight in North Vancouver

A key skill for being a good manager is the ability to adapt to challenges, and to lead your team through them. Given that she is program manager of emergency, intensive care, and acute respiratory services at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, Surjeet Meelu has had her skills tested in a big way since […]

Giving Tuesday Now campaign brings in more than $93,000 to help students

Friends and supporters of UFV helped raise more than $93,000 to help students whose lives have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many UFV students have been laid off from their part-time jobs or have seen their summer employment prospects disappear. Giving Tuesday has traditionally been a day to encourage philanthropy that takes place […]

Make Mother’s Day special with Chef Sian’s menu

If you are lucky enough to have your mother in your bubble during this pandemic-era Mother’s Day, we have some brunch tips for you, courtesy of Chef Sian Hurley of the UFV Culinary Arts program. And even if you can’t be with your mom in person, you could make the scones and drop them off […]

Tips for teaching your kids at home during COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has turned many of us into home schooling families. In honour of National Teacher Day, Dr. Vandy Britton, head of UFV’s Teacher Education department, passes along some tips for parents and children suddenly faced with learning from home and online.     Here’s the list: Create a structure or routine together that […]

Teacher candidates adapt to sudden switch to virtual classroom

Before schools paused for spring break on March 13, UFV Bachelor of Education student Tsandlia Van Ry was living her dream of becoming a teacher. She was posted to Vedder Elementary in Chilliwack, close to her Skowkale First Nation traditional home. Van Ry, who also holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from UFV, had completed just […]

Child Life student rides pandemic wave during hospital internship

When Danielle Geddes started her Child Life Specialist internship on the acute medical inpatient ward at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg in February, she had no idea that by the end of it she would be fully masked and wearing protective gear for most shifts with her young clients. Geddes, who is completing a Child Life […]

Kinesiology students need clients for clinical course

Are you an adult with a clinical medical condition who would like a little help with fitness planning? Students who are enrolled in a clinical exercise therapy course at UFV are seeking clients to work with in the upcoming semester. Kin 463, Clinical Exercise Therapy, is the final course that students graduating in the exercise […]

UFV invites community support for #GivingTuesdayNow campaign on May 5

Many students are feeling the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Through the #GivingTuesdayNow movement, the philanthropy sector is stepping up to encourage those who have the means to help people in need. And UFV is taking part in the global #GivingTuesdayNow campaign on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented […]

Alumni entrepreneurs adjust to COVID curveball

What does a true entrepreneur do when the market throws a giant curveball? Adjust. Alex McAulay and Joel Primus are seasoned entrepreneurs who have teamed up to launch several businesses. Their latest? Kosan, a travel wear company they founded in 2017. The problem? Not many people are buying travel wear when international travel has slowed […]

Pop culture meets climate change in new UFV science video

In honour of Earth Day, Faculty of Science communications consultant Carin Bondar created a parody video about climate change, featuring singing by College of Arts student Cambree Lovesey, and cameos by many UFV faculty and students, Dean of Science Lucy Lee, and President Joanne MacLean. “The art-form of the parody meets the epic challenge of […]