UFV research on aging wins a spot at 2018 Edge Film Festival

What do long-term-care residents and elementary-aged school children have in common? They are curious, benefit from social relationships, and can teach us that age does not matter. Canada’s population is aging rapidly, but many of us don’t spend much time thinking about older adults, and view them in stereotypical ways when we do. We live … Read more

48-hour wheelchair test shows UFV kinesiology students the challenges of disabilities

Imagine you are running late to class on a Monday morning. You had to organize accessible transportation because you are not able to drive and the bus stop is at an inconvenient distance for you. When you finally arrive to campus, you find out your classroom has been reassigned from the first floor of the … Read more

MMA fighters put their bodies through the wringer to tip the scales for competition

New research by the University of the Fraser Valley suggests that weight cutting in mixed martial arts athletes has negative consequences on health and performance. In order to address the issue, researchers Drs. Michael Gaetz and Jason Brandenburg, along with student researcher Jason Soolaman, looked at the relationship between weight cutting and cognition, cardiovascular functioning, … Read more

Kinesiology students don’t skip a beat with heart function testing

Obesity is a well-known epidemic in today’s society, affecting nearly six million Canadians. One in four adult Canadians and one in ten children have clinical obesity where immediate intervention, management and control of their weight is needed. Obesity is best defined as excess body fat that can affect an individuals health in many ways, some … Read more

Kinesiology students use various test conditions to estimate lung function

Ever wonder how your breathing differs from others around you? Using various test conditions upper year kinesiology students recently examined air flow dynamics and pulmonary function testing and diagnosis. “Pulmonary function tests are non-invasive tests that show how the lungs are functioning,” says Amber Johnston, who is the kinesiology faculty member that teaches the Human … Read more

Exercise, education and alumni — Kinesiology Day delivers again

It was a fast-paced day, but that is to be expected from a community of kinesiology-minded individuals. On Nov 16, the Kinesiology Student Association (KINSA) organized the third annual Kinesiology Day bringing together students, faculty, staff and alumni to explore various aspects of the field of kinesiology. Kinesiology day kicked off with a panel of … 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

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 inks agreement to sustain physical and health education programming in Antigua and Barbuda

The University of the Fraser Valley has signed an agreement that will sustain physical and health programming with Antigua and Barbuda for the next three years and beyond. On November 10, UFV president Dr. Mark Evered and Dr. Joanne MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to recognize an … Read more

Physical literacy project receives RBC Learn to Play grant

Getting the ball rolling for community-based physical literacy. An RBC Learn to Play grant will provide $25,000 to help fund a project that will build capacity for physical literacy in children and youth. The community-based initiative will be led by project coordinators Dr. Joanna Sheppard (UFV), Steve McGinley (UBC), and Jeff Stromgren (School District #43). … Read more

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