CDA stands for Can Do Attitude

What can provide you with fun and rewarding work, and is still running during the pandemic?  It’s the UFV’s Certified Dental Assistant program, of course. As CDAs remain in high demand in BC, UFV’s fully accredited program stands out as the reputable choice to get students working as soon as possible, with the recognizable top-quality … Read more

UFV nursing students learn with UBC medical residents

Interprofessional opportunities can be hard to come by during a global pandemic, but this didn’t stop a collaboration between UFV nursing students and UBC medical residents. In mid-November, semester 6 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students welcomed UBC medical residents to engage in a simulation that focused on interprofessional collaboration for safe patient care. … Read more

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

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

Exercise is Medicine — Dr. Don McKenzie to share his research on breast cancer as part of Health Sciences Dean’s Speaker Series

Dr. Don McKenzie has changed the approach to exercise prescription for women with breast cancer. As a global leader in the science of cancer and exercise, his research has had a heavy impact on improving the lives of women with breast cancer. Challenging the notion that women diagnosed with breast cancer should avoid upper-body exercise, … Read more

UFV kinesiology turns up the heat for Chilliwack Fire Department

Saving lives is not your average on-the-job task. Firefighters require great physical strength and stamina simply to do their everyday job. Part of the qualification requirements for firefighters includes passing a physical test. That’s where UFV steps in. Students, alumni, and faculty from the kinesiology program delivered fitness and health testing to the Chilliwack Fire … Read more

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