The Road to Rio: Recapturing the Olympic experience with Roger Friesen

What: Faculty presentation with Roger Friesen When: December 2nd, 2016 at 12noon Where: UFV Chwk Campus CEP A, Aboriginal Gathering Place Who: Open to all members of the UFV community and general public When you see an athlete competing at the Olympic games, you get a short glimpse into the life of an elite athlete. … Read more

Kinesiology students set to volunteer at Banff Film Festival

On November 29 and 30, UFV kinesiology students will be volunteering at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Clarke Theatre in Mission, BC. Students will be on-site to volunteer and have organized a bake sale to help provide fund future events for KINSA (Kinesiology Student Association). Both shows start at 7pm and tickets can … Read more

UFV Nursing Health Fair Oct. 28 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Nursing students discuss screen time issues at Nursing health fair

From childhood immunizations to stroke prevention for seniors, the Health Fair at Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre offers advice for the entire family. Running 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, the fair is hosted by fourth-year UFV’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, continuing a tradition that spans 17 years. Fairs traditionally operate … Read more

Coming together for community health and wellness

Health and Wellness Fair When: November 24th, 1pm to 4pm Where: UFV Five Corners in Downtown Chilliwack UFV will be hosting a community health and wellness fair that will include a flu clinic, HIV/AIDS/STI/hepatitis awareness initiatives, blood pressure measurements, chronic pain booth and Nursing student displays.

The Dean’s Speaker Series – Fall 2016

When: October 24th at 12 noon Where: Gathering Place, Chilliwack Campus CEP A building The Faculty of Health Sciences Fall 2016 Dean’s Speaker Series will feature internal research and teaching initiatives from six members of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Each of the following speakers will be delivering a 5 minute presentation on the following … Read more

Nursing students on the fast-track celebrate graduation

Getting on the fast-track means that Nursing students in the (BSN) program can finish their degree in just three years. As part of the graduation celebration, three awards were handed out to recognize professional, academic and outstanding achievements. The Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC) presents an award to the student exemplifying professionalism in … Read more

UFV kinesiology takes city employees beyond the numbers of cardiovascular health

When was the last time you checked your blood pressure? If you are not checking your blood pressure regularly, you could be at risk of heart disease and not even know it. Due to infrequent blood pressure monitoring, hypertension has earned the name as the silent killer. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada estimates … Read more

UFV students embark on international teaching experience in Antigua

Off to teach, learn and improve lives through physical and health education.  The 2016 Champions for Health Promoting Schools Program are packed and prepared to support children and their families in Antigua/Barbuda, West Indies. The international experience represents the eighth year students and faculty from the Kinesiology and Teacher Education Programs at UFV will be volunteering on the … Read more

Five corners collaboration focuses on community health and wellness

Take a second to think about what health and wellness means to you. Does it mean exercising for an hour a day? Eating three square meals? Finding time to get enough sleep? Now think about what it would mean if you couldn’t afford a gym membership, groceries, or a safe place to sleep. At the … Read more

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