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 … Read more

Nursing research investigates the many faces of chronic pain

Bringing visibility to an invisible disability was the mandate of a recent research project exploring the lives of individuals living with chronic pain. According to a public opinion survey, only 50% of Canadians believe chronic pain exists. Those suffering from chronic pain, hope this perception changes. “Bringing awareness and visibility to the reality of living … Read more

UFV hosts health and wellness fair for downtown community

Making healthy lifestyle changes —big or small— can positively impact daily life and overall wellbeing. However, not everyone is aware of the resources available or have access to the information to make these changes. On November 24, UFV invited local health providers and community agencies to come together to assist with the health and wellness needs of residents … 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

Health Studies Information Session

Join us for the Health Studies information session to learn about program options & tour our state-of-the-art facilities at UFV. When: April 20, 2016 Time: 4 pm to 6 pm Where:  Chilliwack Campus, CEP A Building, Room 2201 (Click here for directions). This session is open to anyone interested in learning more about pursuing a career in: Nursing (BSN) … Read more

Youth mental health panel to discuss challenges in our community

Youth mental health is an emerging topic being discussed in communities around the world. At the provincial level, it is estimated that 140,000 children and youth in British Columbia experience mental health disorders. On March 14, a panel of youth mental health advocates discussed current challenges and possible directions related to youth mental health in our communities. … Read more

Nursing Health Fair to showcase health promotion across the lifespan

Date: Monday March 14, 2015 Time: 9am to 5:30pm Where: West Atrium, CEP campus (Building A) This event is open to the UFV community and the general public From tips for grandparents on how to support breastfeeding to the facts about ‘study drugs’ for university students, this year’s Health Fair offers advice for the entire … Read more

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