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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, […]

UFV students host sports day with a twist in Antigua

Following an early morning tropical rainstorm over the Caribbean island of Antigua, the sun eventually came out on Friday afternoon, helping a group of UFV students host a successful Unity Games. The event is described as a Canadian sports day with a twist, by UFV Kinesiology instructor Joanna Sheppard. This is Sheppard’s seventh year hosting […]

UFV students go on air in Antigua

UFV students hit the Antiguan airwaves on air Wednesday morning to highlight their program, Champions for Health Promoting Schools. Mackenzie Edwards of Abbotsford and Amber Major from Agassiz were featured on the popular morning show,  Goodmorning Jo Jo on Hitz FM 91.9. Along with UFV Kinesiology instructor Joanna Sheppard, the creator of the program, they […]

Antigua: Unity Games run through

Bean bags, frisbies, and skipping ropes will be the building blocks for teaching life skills at this Friday’s Unity Games in Antigua. For the month of May, a group of UFV students are in the Caribbean working with young kids in both the classroom and outdoors. It’s part of a program called Champions for Health […]

UFV students at track & field meet in Antigua

The sound of upbeat Caribbean music could be heard from across the field, despite the thudding rain and a large waterproof tarp covering the speakers. The air was sticky and warm, and the race track was pooling with water. However, the enthusiastic participants – some of whom were competing in bare feet – were happy […]

Dr. Joanne MacLean new Dean of Health Sciences at UFV

Dr. Joanne MacLean will be joining the University of the Fraser Valley as Dean of the new Faculty of Health Sciences on August 1. This is a new role heading up a new faculty, one created by bringing the Kinesiology and Physical Education department together with programs in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, […]

Program moves and transitions related to the Canada Education Park

  In a few months’ time, UFV will begin a very exciting move into the new facilities at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. As we prepare for this move, Provost and VP Academic Eric Davis has been working with the Deans on a review of where we offer our programs. As President Mark Evered […]

Birth announcement: Bertram

Congratulations to Kara and Chris Bertram (of UFV International and Kinesiology, respectively) on the birth of their second daughter, Maggie Wynn Bertram. She was born at Chilliwack General Hospital on Thursday Oct 27, and weighted 7 lb, 10 oz. A little sister for Kelsey.

Chris Bertram

Bertram to speak on new approaches to helping children with FASD

Where some people focus on weaknesses, Dr. Chris Bertram prefers to focus on strengths. The University of the Fraser Valley kinesiologist has been working with a research team for five years, trying to find ways to help children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder live up their full potential. Bertram, this year’s winner of the Teaching […]

Kinesiology students first non-Europeans to take part in EduSport in Italy

This summer, UFV Kinesiology and Physical Education students participated in EduSport – an International Summer School in Education and Sport Sciences hosted by the University of Bologna in northern Italy. This was the eighth session of the EduSport program, which has run every summer since 2004, and is traditionally open only to students who attend […]

New UFV video game program for children with FASD seeks participants

Hanging around playing video games may sound like fun, but it is also part of a University of the Fraser Valley research project focused on kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. UFV has been running FAST Club, an after-school motor-skills program for children with FASD for the past three years. New this year is an […]

UFV kinesiology students are Champions for Health in Antigua

UFV kinesiology students have once again made an impact in Antigua through the Champions for Health program, a collaborative effort between the Kinesiology and Physical Education department at the University of the Fraser Valley and the Ministry of Education in Antigua Barbuda, West Indies. And the program is about expand to include visits to UFV […]