UFV research on aging wins a spot at 2018 Edge Film Festival

What do long-term-care residents and elementary-aged school children have in common? They are curious, benefit from social relationships, and can teach us that age does not matter. Canada’s population is aging rapidly, but many of us don’t spend much time thinking about older adults, and view them in stereotypical ways when we do. We live […]


Enhance your health with UFV Health and Wellness Expo

The annual health fair is back March 26, but this time renamed Health and Wellness Expo. This year, UFV Nursing students are teaming up with Dental students to deliver health-oriented information on display at a resource fair on Chilliwack campus. Topics will include: the Fentanyl Crisis; Binge Drinking; Early Cancer Screening; Sleep; Travel Health; Stress […]


Nursing students collaborate across boundaries in virtual simulation

As part of a larger research project on interprofessional skills for nursing education, Nursing faculty members Lee-Anne Stephen, Dawna Williams and Pam Causton from the University of the Fraser Valley School of Health Studies are testing out virtual software in the classroom. The purchase of the subscription to Clinispace software was supported by the UFV […]

Gaetz and Brandenburg

MMA fighters put their bodies through the wringer to tip the scales for competition

New research by the University of the Fraser Valley suggests that weight cutting in mixed martial arts athletes has negative consequences on health and performance. In order to address the issue, researchers Drs. Michael Gaetz and Jason Brandenburg, along with student researcher Jason Soolaman, looked at the relationship between weight cutting and cognition, cardiovascular functioning, […]


Putting healthy living into perspective for youth in Chilliwack

Youth learn, grow and shape their future every day. With that in mind, an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty and staff organized a healthy living event for youth at the UFV Five Corners campus in downtown Chilliwack. “The initiative brought students and faculty together from across disciplines to offer health and wellness resources in collaboration with […]


Nursing students collaborate to develop leadership and communication skills

Working as a nurse demands well-articulated leadership and communications skills. Working collaboratively, students from the Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing stream worked alongside Health Care Assistant students in a recent simulation exercise to develop both communication and leadership skills. Part of this exercise involved taking part in the spaghetti marshmallow tower challenge, followed by a […]


Kinesiology students don’t skip a beat with heart function testing

Obesity is a well-known epidemic in today’s society, affecting nearly six million Canadians. One in four adult Canadians and one in ten children have clinical obesity where immediate intervention, management and control of their weight is needed. Obesity is best defined as excess body fat that can affect an individuals health in many ways, some […]