Kinesiology Students Run Fitness Testing for Chilliwack Fire Department

Firefighting requires above average physical strength and endurance. In early October, UFV faculty, students, and alumni delivered a series of fitness and occupational readiness tests as part of the pre-employment hiring process for the Chilliwack Fire Department. These standardized assessments evaluate the skills and characteristics to perform as a successful firefighter. The battery of challenging … Read more

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

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

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

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

Filling hearts and taking memories by Julia Nord-Leth, Champions for Health Promoting Schools Program

The following story has been retrieved from Champions for Health Promoting Schools by UFV Kinesiology student Julia Nord-Leth. Dear Friends, Family, Alumni Champions and Supporters, My name is Julia Nord-Leth and this is my second year on the island participating in the Champions for Health Promoting Schools Program. We finally arrived on the island after … Read more

Student networking opportunity – UFV to host Canadian Sport Psychology Association conference

Are you interested in helping athletes achieve optimal mental wellness to enhance their performance in sport? Do you want to dig deeper into how sport and exercise affect mental, emotional, and physical health? Join professionals in the sport psychology field at UFV for upcoming applied sport psychology continuing education opportunity. The BC region of the … Read more

Catch, throw, kick, strike – Sheppard and UFV Kinesiology students teach the FUNdamentals of movement

Physical literacy is a journey throughout the life course. At every turn, we are learning how to move with more confidence and creativity. As young children, we learn how to balance our bodies, crawl, walk, and eventually this knowledge evolves into everyday actions necessary for movement as we develop. Learning how to balance at a … Read more

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