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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 […]

Building Renewal Project continues through COVID-19

Remote learning might mean classrooms are empty, but it’s business as (almost) usual for UFV’s ongoing Building Renewal Project. Construction crews are still on site, drastically improving Building A-East. Contracted workers are adhering to COVID-19 rules, allowing only two people at a time in the office trailer, which is washed multiple times a day. Workers […]

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 […]

UFV fundraising drive steers parking fees into student assistance fund

Even while working from home, UFV employees are still finding a way to help students by donating their monthly parking fees to assist those in need. The idea was proposed by a staff member during roundtable discussions at a recent UFV Emergency Operations Committee meeting. Almost immediately, staff and faculty jumped on board. As of […]

Solar wall installation continues UFV’s climate action

 Today, as Earth Day turns half a century old, “climate action” is the annual event’s chosen theme. While much of UFV’s environmental improvements are hidden behind the scenes, the latest big climate action achievement on campus is easy to spot. Through the month of March, a solar thermal collector (solar wall) was installed on […]

UFV students’ CityStudio Abbotsford Hubbub goes virtual

Twice a year, UFV students involved in the CityStudio Abbotsford partnership bring their projects to City Hall for Hubbub, a combination show-and-tell and a community building event. Groups from participating classes show off a semester’s worth of work on a project designed to address a real, practical challenge presented to them by the City of […]

UFV partners in #TogetherVsVirus online hackathon April 17-19

Inspired by the #WirVsVirus Hackathon in Germany (15,000 participants) and #VersusVirus in Switzerland (4,610 participants) several Canadian organizations are bringing Canada together to develop fresh ideas and solutions in dealing with and against the coronavirus. #TogetherVsVirus is a Canadian online hackathon on April 17-19, 2020, which aims to use the collective intelligence of researchers, experts, […]