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

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

Critical care provider, mentor, teacher: Almos demonstrates the dynamics of nursing

In a space full of unfamiliar emotions, beeps, and eerie silence, you can find serenity in a group of dedicated medical professionals. You’re in the intensive care unit (ICU) where the sickest patients in the hospital are receiving one-on-one 24-hour monitoring by critical care nurses. For Lisa Almos, it’s a calling. With her composure, attention … Read more

UFV to celebrate National Nursing Students’ week on Chilliwack campus

Join the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) UFV chapter as they celebrate National Nursing Students’ week on Chilliwack campus. The theme this year focuses on strength in solidarity and self care in clinical and community placements. The purpose of the week is to celebrate student nursing achievements and acknowledge the dynamic role they play as … Read more

See health care through a different lens with new international nursing study tour to West Africa

If the idea of gaining credit towards your degree while exploring another culture, meeting new people, and learning about global health appeals to you, then an international nursing experience is the answer. Travelling abroad also shows employers that you are adaptable, resilient, resourceful, and culturally aware. The UFV Faculty of Health Sciences plans to launch … Read more

Study health in Chilliwack at UFV: Attend our next open house

According to the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook (2018 Edition), employment in health related occupations are projected to make up the largest percentage of total job openings in BC over the next 10 years. Growing opportunities in health occupations are due to the need to replace retiring workers, and a result of the expansion of the health … Read more

Downtown Chilliwack Health & Wellness Fair

Back with a new location, UFV is set to host annual neighbourhood health and wellness fair at Vineyard Community Centre in the heart of downtown Chilliwack. The fair will run from 1–4 pm on Monday, Nov 19 at 45892 Wellington Ave. Free for everyone, the fair will gather the Chilliwack community for an opportunity learn … Read more

Do you have what it takes? Dr. Gillian Hatfield analyzes muscle activity in standard law enforcement test

Being physically fit is an essential component to becoming a law enforcement officer and staying successful on the job. An officer who is healthy and strong is not only more effective in problem solving scenarios that require movement or stamina, it also decreases their risk of injury. All law enforcement candidates are required to perform … Read more