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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 […]

Hodges new Dean of Health Sciences at UFV

Dr. Alastair Hodges has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV. As an associate professor in Kinesiology, Hodges most recently held the positions of Department Head of Kinesiology and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV. He previously held faculty positions at Dalhousie University and the University of […]

UFV students to connect hospital patients to community resources

When you wind up in the hospital due to injury or disease, there’s more to your malady and chances for recovery than just genetics and lifestyle. There are also the social determinants of health, such as food security, housing, education, physical security, and social supports. A new service to be based at Abbotsford Regional Hospital […]

Chilliwack’s Jim Ryan to share stories of his quadriplegic life

Jim Ryan is living proof that life can change in an instant. And that even after calamity, life goes on. And he will share that story at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on Mon, Oct 23 at noon as part of the Health Sciences Speaker Series. The event, […]

Free fitness classes, meet new Building Q

New year, new you, new building to make it all happen. Free fitness classes have started for students on UFV’s Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses. Staff and faculty are encouraged to join for a reasonable rate. “The idea is to take an active break from studying or working – a chance to get away from that Tim […]

UFV taps sports expertise to host Chinese Olympic delegation

When China came knocking on BC’s door to ask who could help them plan for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, UFV answered with enthusiasm. In 2010, British Columbians threw a giant party and hosted a Winter Olympics that will live on in memory for decades to come. By doing so, they created a pool of […]

Roger Friesen to speak on Olympic experience — Dec 2

When you see an elite athlete competing at the Olympic games, you get a brief glance into their life. What you don’t  see are the years of dedication and commitment on the part of the athletes, the obstacles encountered, and the support team that helped get them to the Olympic games. On December 2, UFV […]