Planetary health is human health

In her final year of the BSN program, Julia Chalmers has a passion for planetary health. “Planetary health examines how the declining health of our planet due to climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and food and water insecurity threatens the health of humans,” she explains. “Ultimately, those most vulnerable in our local and global communities … Read more

Bria Canil makes counterwaves against COVID-19

Bria Canil is fighting COVID-19 head on as she administers vaccines in BC. After graduating from UFV in August 2020 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bria was hired immediately with the Stó:lō Nation on a casual basis. A couple months later, in December, Bria accepted her dream job with Langley Public Health. “I … 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

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

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

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