UFV health researchers collaborate with community on Métis camp

Originally published to UFV Today (Sept 5, 2018) A chance meeting at UFV’s National Indigenous People’s Day celebration at the Abbotsford campus in June led to the creation of a week-long day camp for Métis children in the Fraser Valley. Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences ay UFV, struck … Read more

Michael Smith Foundation grant awarded to Cooper to fund research on Indigenous community health

Originally published to UFV Today (Aug 20, 2018) Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences ay UFV, has been awarded funding from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee (MSFHR) program and will lead projects examining Indigenous health and community well-being over a one-year term. The MSFHR trainee program is funded … Read more

Meet Mia: Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Medalist

Mia Harries is the 2018 recipient of the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Medal. Harries will accept her award at the Faculty of Health Sciences convocation ceremony today at 9:30 am in Abbotsford. Meet Mia: Where are you from? I was born in Ottawa, Ontario and have lived in Chilliwack for the last 13 years. … Read more

Knowledge, skills, and experience – Health Sciences students excel in undergraduate research

The annual Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards ceremony took place on May 24 at the Ramada Inn in Abbotsford. The well attended, highlight of the year event is hosted by the Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies department to showcase excellence in undergraduate student research activities across the disciplines – an opportunity unique to the learning experience … Read more

Connection and the whole person – Van Ry explores the link between Indigenous culture and health

At a young age, Tsandlia Van Ry knew she had a strong desire to pursue a career as a health care practitioner, and the first place she thought to evaluate was the need in her own Stó:lō community. Van Ry, a Stó:lō woman from Skowkale First Nation located along the Chilliwack River, has decided to … Read more

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