Tag Archives | kinesiology

Follow the Champions for Health in Antigua

Students from the Kinesiology and Teacher Education programs are currently in Antigua, West Indies, for the 2016 Champions for Health Promoting Schools program. This is the eighth year that kinesiology professor Joanna Sheppard has led  UFV students volunteering on the island (and the 11th year of the program).A total of 21 students from UFV are participating […]

Five Corners collaboration focuses on community health and wellness

Take a second to think about what health and wellness means to you. Does it mean exercising for an hour a day? Eating three square meals? Finding time to get enough sleep? Now think about what it would mean if you couldn’t afford a gym membership, groceries, or a safe place to sleep. At the […]

UFV alumni panel to examine impact of drug addiction — March 2

Drug addiction impacts individuals, families, and the community. A panel discussion at UFV on Wed, March 2, will delve into this troubling issue, examining the physiology of addiction, types of addictive behaviours, and the management of addiction through pharmaceutical and other methods. The event runs from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Aboriginal Gathering Place […]

UFV’s Friesen helps Canadian cyclists prepare mentally for Pan Am competition

There’s more to high performance sport than being in top physical condition and training for months at a time. There’s also mental conditioning. Nobody knows that better than sports psychologist Roger Friesen of Abbotsford. He’s currently at the Pan Am Games in Ontario, supporting and cheering on several cyclists he works with, including the men’s […]

Champions for Health receive government kudos in Antigua

Once again a group of UFV students are having the experience of a lifetime by spending several weeks interacting with school children in Antigua through the Champions for Health Promoting Schools project. Led by Dr. Joanna Sheppard of the Kinesiology and Physical Education department, the group is comprised mostly of KPE students, but this year […]

FAST Club could become B.C. benchmark

By playing to strengths, UFV’s FAST Club is helping elementary students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder get the most of their school experience – locally for now, and potentially throughout the rest of British Columbia in the future. FAST Club is part of an ongoing, multi-university strength-based interventions research project run out of UFV’s department […]

Antigua

Antiguan teachers learn with Canadian counterparts through UFV

Three wise, warm Antiguan teachers joined University of the Fraser Valley Kinesiology instructorJoanna Sheppard — and her students — in elementary schools across the Chilliwack school district this month. It’s the first visit by Antiguan educators since Sheppard began taking students to the Caribbean island seven years ago (including five expeditions with UFV students and […]

Video: Shaw TV features Kinesiology trip to Antigua

UFV’s Joanna Sheppard was recently interviewed by Shaw TV for their new program, Go Fraser Valley. Sheppard spoke about Champions for Health Promoting Schools — an initiative she runs which sees students travel to Antigua every May to work within primary schools. For more information on the program, visit ufvtoday.ca/antigua To watch the full Shaw […]

An introduction to CEP: stops on a tour of UFV’s new building

Welcome to the new building at Canada Education Park! The new building at Canada Education Park is a 150,000 square-foot facility. Half of the facility is new construction (library, dental clinic an classrooms, faculty offices) and the remainder is a repurpose of an existing Military Engineering  School building at the site. Come on in! Take […]

UFV students and program reach new heights in Antigua

Building relationships, gaining confidence, and being humbled are just a few of the experiences had by a group of UFV students on a recent trip to Antigua with the Champions for Health Promoting Schools program. In its seventh year, the project also reached new heights — from being commended by the Antiguan minister of education, […]