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UFV team researching how wildfires impact physical activity

Wildfires are a source of air pollution particularly relevant in BC. In 2017/2018 the wildfire seasons in BC were considered record-setting. And this past week, smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. caused major air pollution in southern British Columbia. This caused air quality objectives to be exceeded and a number of air quality advisories […]

New scholarship recognizes key role of nurses in health care

When family can’t be there, nurses fill the gap. They are trained professionals who tend to patients’ pressing medical needs, but they also provide important compassionate human contact at times of great stress and uncertainty. Because nurses in the Fraser Valley provided excellent care to her late parents when they were in full care and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 receives federal funding to research preventive measures in spread of diseases like COVID-19

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is receiving funding from the Government of Canada for research aimed at mitigating the spread of contagious diseases like COVID-19, particularly amongst international travelers. A team led by Dr. Cindy Jardine, UFV’s Canada Research Chair in Health and Community, will conduct research on the health information needs and […]

Jardine to present on use of forum theatre in Indigenous context — March 9

Dr. Cindy Jardine will be showcasing research that she has collaborated with several Métis and First Nations communities on at a special event on March 9. Jardine, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Health and Community in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV, will discuss her collaborative research on the use of forum […]

Better-than-OK Boomers strengthen bodies and connections through UFV Kinesiology testing

Bridging the gap between Boomers and Generation Z was a stretch — literally – when 35 Kinesiology members put nine ElderCollege seniors through their paces, all in the name of interpersonal experiential learning at UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. The collaboration launched after Dr. Jason Brandenburg decided his KIN 462 class (Advanced Exercise […]

UFV teams up with Chilliwack Youth Health Centre to offer free counselling

Youth on the south side of Chilliwack will now have increased access to free counselling services, thanks to a pilot project from the University of the Fraser Valley and the Chilliwack Youth Health Centre. UFV will provide office space and a reception area for counselling sessions provided by the CYHC on Wednesday afternoons from 1 […]

What does nursing mean to me? UFV nursing faculty share their views

National Nursing Week recognizes the leadership role nurses play in health care across Canada. Celebrate National Nursing Week from May 6 to May 12. The theme,  Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for All, draws attention to the contribution nurses make in Canada and beyond. Recognition of national nursing week dates back to origins […]