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.

Kinesiology students serve up funds for Jumpstart

(Individuals in the main photo from left to right: PJ Retief, Adelle Gaudette, Jessica Mazurenko, Ginelle Bouthillier, Bryan Dietterle) For the second year,UFV kinesiology students organized a charity volleyball tournament in the Chilliwack community to raise funds for the Jumpstart Program. The Jumpstart program provides financial support to kids in the local community so that they are … Read more

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

UFV kinesiology takes city employees beyond the numbers of cardiovascular health

When was the last time you checked your blood pressure? If you are not checking your blood pressure regularly, you could be at risk of heart disease and not even know it. Due to infrequent blood pressure monitoring, hypertension has earned the name as the silent killer. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada estimates … Read more

UFV students embark on international teaching experience in Antigua

Off to teach, learn and improve lives through physical and health education.  The 2016 Champions for Health Promoting Schools Program are packed and prepared to support children and their families in Antigua/Barbuda, West Indies. The international experience represents the eighth year students and faculty from the Kinesiology and Teacher Education Programs at UFV will be volunteering on the … Read more

Five corners collaboration focuses on community health and wellness

Take a second to think about what health and wellness means to you. Does it mean exercising for an hour a day? Eating three square meals? Finding time to get enough sleep? Now think about what it would mean if you couldn’t afford a gym membership, groceries, or a safe place to sleep. At the … 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

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

Kinesiology day showcases student engagement and healthy living

From health-related physical activity to exercise physiology — biomechanics and beyond — the field of kinesiology is full of opportunities to explore. On Oct 19, the Kinesiology Student Association organized the second annual Kinesiology Day (aka Kin Day) bringing together students, faculty, and staff to explore various aspects of the field of kinesiology. “This event … Read more

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