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

Everyone has a story: UFV nursing students propose anti-stigma campaign options for Chilliwack Overdose Community Action Team at Stó:lō Nation

Chilliwack is one of the many communities across the province that is in urgent need of community-based interventions to combat substance misuse and overdose. The Chilliwack Overdose Community Action Team (OCAT) is a provincially funded table responsible for a multi-sectoral, collaborative, community-based response to the overdose crisis that includes stigma-reduction efforts. A perfect framework for … Read more

UFV Certified Dental Assistant students offer low cost preventative services at annual spring clinic

Do you need a dental X-Ray? Is it time for fluoride treatment or polishing? Don’t have extended medical coverage? Take part in UFV’s low cost spring dental clinic on the Chilliwack campus. Certified Dental Assistant students provide high quality, professional, preventive care at low cost.  UFV’s large, modern clinic is equipped with the most current … Read more

UFV health experts lay their opinion on the table: an interdisciplinary look at Canada’s new food guide

Don’t cry over spilt milk! Gone is the rainbow of Canada’s old food guide. Experts from the Faculty of Health Sciences weigh-in on the pros and cons of Health Canada’s new model from a nutritional and health behaviour standpoint. The new guide has revised the presentation of the four food groups, notes Dr. Kathy Keiver, … Read more

UFV alumnus puts an entrepreneurial spin on kinesiology

“Hips back! Shoulders pumping up and down! Feet parallel to the floor!” Laura Robinson’s words of encouragement, and safety, leave her class coming back for more. Robinson manages Iron Cycle Club, an indoor cycling studio based in Abbotsford, where classes are grounded in evidence-based knowledge gained through her experience in the UFV kinesiology degree program. … 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

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