Harper explores the health benefits of ketogenic diet on women with metastatic breast cancer

Do you have a hankering for fatty foods? Don’t fret. Dr. David Harper argues you may be well on your way to shifting how your body functions. Harper has been successfully following a ketogenic lifestyle for more than 6 years. His passion fuels his current exploration of the therapeutic benefits of ketogenic diets for women … Read more

Exercise is Medicine — Dr. Don McKenzie to share his research on breast cancer as part of Health Sciences Dean’s Speaker Series

Dr. Don McKenzie has changed the approach to exercise prescription for women with breast cancer. As a global leader in the science of cancer and exercise, his research has had a heavy impact on improving the lives of women with breast cancer. Challenging the notion that women diagnosed with breast cancer should avoid upper-body exercise, … Read more

UFV health experts lay their opinion on the table: an interdisciplinary look at Canada’s new food guide

Don’t cry over spilt milk! Gone is the rainbow of Canada’s old food guide. Experts from the Faculty of Health Sciences weigh-in on the pros and cons of Health Canada’s new model from a nutritional and health behaviour standpoint. The new guide has revised the presentation of the four food groups, notes Dr. Kathy Keiver, … Read more

UFV alumnus puts an entrepreneurial spin on kinesiology

“Hips back! Shoulders pumping up and down! Feet parallel to the floor!” Laura Robinson’s words of encouragement, and safety, leave her class coming back for more. Robinson manages Iron Cycle Club, an indoor cycling studio based in Abbotsford, where classes are grounded in evidence-based knowledge gained through her experience in the UFV kinesiology degree program. … Read more

Brandenburg new kinesiology department head at UFV

Dr. Jason Brandenburg has been appointed department head of kinesiology at UFV. Brandenburg is an associate professor in the kinesiology department. He previously held a faculty position in kinesiology at Northern Illinois University before coming to UFV in 2007. “I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that come with the role of department head,” … Read more

UFV kinesiology turns up the heat for Chilliwack Fire Department

Saving lives is not your average on-the-job task. Firefighters require great physical strength and stamina simply to do their everyday job. Part of the qualification requirements for firefighters includes passing a physical test. That’s where UFV steps in. Students, alumni, and faculty from the kinesiology program delivered fitness and health testing to the Chilliwack Fire … Read more

Critical care provider, mentor, teacher: Almos demonstrates the dynamics of nursing

In a space full of unfamiliar emotions, beeps, and eerie silence, you can find serenity in a group of dedicated medical professionals. You’re in the intensive care unit (ICU) where the sickest patients in the hospital are receiving one-on-one 24-hour monitoring by critical care nurses. For Lisa Almos, it’s a calling. With her composure, attention … Read more

UFV to celebrate National Nursing Students’ week on Chilliwack campus

Join the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) UFV chapter as they celebrate National Nursing Students’ week on Chilliwack campus. The theme this year focuses on strength in solidarity and self care in clinical and community placements. The purpose of the week is to celebrate student nursing achievements and acknowledge the dynamic role they play as … Read more

See health care through a different lens with new international nursing study tour to West Africa

If the idea of gaining credit towards your degree while exploring another culture, meeting new people, and learning about global health appeals to you, then an international nursing experience is the answer. Travelling abroad also shows employers that you are adaptable, resilient, resourceful, and culturally aware. The UFV Faculty of Health Sciences plans to launch … Read more

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