What’s New in Health Sciences 2020/21

Brandenburg named Director of new School of Kinesiology

Dr. Jason Brandenburg has been named the new Director of the School of Kinesiology at UFV. Along with the new school, Jason’s new position will take effect on September 1, 2020. Currently, Jason is the Department Head and an Associate Professor of Kinesiology here at UFV. Jason holds an undergraduate degree in Physical Education from … Read more

Kinesiology professor gives new meaning to bringing research to life

PhD candidate Mark Rice has a unique way of bringing his research to life. Instead of keeping his research theoretical in the classroom, Rice and his wife, Chloe, wanted to use his knowledge in a more tangible way — so they had a baby. The UFV Kinesiology faculty member’s research primarily focuses on youth athletic … Read more

Nursing students get hands-on experience with international study tour to Sierra Leone

Ten University of the Fraser Valley nursing students recently completed a two-week–long study tour to Sierra Leone to witness first-hand global health issues and challenges in a low-income country. The study tour was part of the global health elective course within the UFV Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Nursing faculty member Catherine Smith … Read more

Everyone has a story: UFV nursing students propose anti-stigma campaign options for Chilliwack Overdose Community Action Team at Stó:lō Nation

Chilliwack is one of the many communities across the province that is in urgent need of community-based interventions to combat substance misuse and overdose. The Chilliwack Overdose Community Action Team (OCAT) is a provincially funded table responsible for a multi-sectoral, collaborative, community-based response to the overdose crisis that includes stigma-reduction efforts. A perfect framework for … Read more

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

Do you need a dental X-Ray? Is it time for fluoride treatment or 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 … Read more

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