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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 […]

UFV Certified Dental Assistant students offer low-cost preventive services at annual spring clinic

Do you need a dental X-Ray? Is it time for fluoride treatment or teeth polishing? Don’t have extended medical coverage? Take part in UFV’s low cost spring dental clinic on the Chilliwack campus. Certified Dental Assistant students provide high-quality, professional, preventive care at low cost. UFV’s large, modern clinic is equipped with the most current […]

Exercise is Medicine — Dr. Don McKenzie to share his research on breast cancer as part of UFV Health Speaker Series

Dr. Don McKenzie has changed the approach to exercise prescription for women with breast cancer. As a global leader in the science of cancer and exercise, his research has had a significant impact on improving the lives of women with breast cancer. Challenging the notion that women diagnosed with breast cancer should avoid upper-body exercise, […]

UFV is a family affair for the Youngs of Mission

When Hannah Young drove to her first day of classes at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2015, she was excited, but also feeling a little down. Some of her friends had moved away to live on campus at larger far away universities and here she was carpooling from Mission to the Abbotsford campus… […]

Roger Friesen brings mental muscle to BC Lions

The BC Lions are hoping they have an Olympic-sized head start when roaring into Sunday’s CFL playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been with the Lions every step of the way this season, joining their Kamloops training camp as the team’s performance psychology consultant. Often referred to as sports […]

BC Lion Manny Arceneaux to visit UFV Nov 8

UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been working with the BC Lions football team as a sport psychologist this season. And he’s bringing one of them to the Chilliwack campus atrium to speak to his class and the public on Thurs, Nov 8. Wide receiver Manny Arecenaux will speak to UFV kinesiology students and others […]

UFV health researchers collaborate with community on Métis camp

A chance meeting at UFV’s National Indigenous People’s Day celebration at the Abbotsford campus in June led to the creation of a week-long day camp for Métis children in the Fraser Valley. Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences ay UFV, struck up a conversation with Lisa Hendry, a representative […]