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

Nursing students get hands-on experience with international study tour to Sierra Leone

Ten University of the Fraser Valley nursing students recently completed a two-week–long study tour to Sierra Leone to witness first-hand global health issues and challenges in a low-income country. The study tour was part of the global health elective course within the UFV Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Nursing faculty member Catherine Smith … Read more

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

Adopt-A-Trail Walks

As many of you might remember, last semester health sciences adopted a section of the Rotary trail from Vedder Road to Peach Road from the City of Chilliwack. You can see our faculty name displayed on the signs that are posted on that section of the trail. We have taken a short break from our clean-up … Read more

Faculty Focus on physical literacy with Joanna Sheppard

Q & A with Joanna Sheppard, Associate Professor Department of Kinesiology How long have you worked at UFV and what do you enjoy most about being a faculty member at UFV? [quote style=”boxed” float=”right”]I always tell my students that if they walk into my class 100% ready to learn then I will give them 150% of … Read more

Gaining perspective on mental health and wellness

With Maggie Shamro (Nursing faculty member) Whether it is a family member, friend, colleague or even one of your students, it is estimated that mental illness will indirectly affect all Canadians at some point in their lives. The conversation about mental health is as important as ever. For Maggie Shamro, advocating for mental health and wellness … Read more