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

Study health in Chilliwack at UFV: Attend our next open house

According to the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook (2018 Edition), employment in health related occupations are projected to make up the largest percentage of total job openings in BC over the next 10 years. Growing opportunities in health occupations are due to the need to replace retiring workers, and a result of the expansion of the health … Read more

Downtown Chilliwack Health & Wellness Fair

Back with a new location, UFV is set to host annual neighbourhood health and wellness fair at Vineyard Community Centre in the heart of downtown Chilliwack. The fair will run from 1–4 pm on Monday, Nov 19 at 45892 Wellington Ave. Free for everyone, the fair will gather the Chilliwack community for an opportunity learn … Read more

Do you have what it takes? Dr. Gillian Hatfield analyzes muscle activity in standard law enforcement test

Being physically fit is an essential component to becoming a law enforcement officer and staying successful on the job. An officer who is healthy and strong is not only more effective in problem solving scenarios that require movement or stamina, it also decreases their risk of injury. All law enforcement candidates are required to perform … Read more

Mental Illness Awareness Week on Chilliwack campus

Mental Illness Awareness Week is recognized across Canada from October 1 to October 7 2018. Coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), the campaign is designed to share stories in effort to educate Canadians of the experiences of mental illness. Throughout the week you can find the UFV Canadian Nursing … Read more

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