What’s New in Health Sciences 2020/21

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

Kinesiology professor gives new meaning to bringing research to life

PhD candidate Mark Rice has a unique way of bringing his research to life. Instead of keeping his research theoretical in the classroom, Rice and his wife, Chloe, wanted to use his knowledge in a more tangible way — so they had a baby. The UFV Kinesiology faculty member’s research primarily focuses on youth athletic … 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

Brandenburg new kinesiology department head at UFV

Dr. Jason Brandenburg has been appointed department head of kinesiology at UFV. Brandenburg is an associate professor in the kinesiology department. He previously held a faculty position in kinesiology at Northern Illinois University before coming to UFV in 2007. “I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that come with the role of department head,” … 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

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

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