Nursing students get hands-on experience with international study tour to Sierra Leone

Ten University of the Fraser Valley nursing students recently completed a two-week–long study tour to Sierra Leone to witness first-hand global health issues and challenges in a low-income country. The study tour was part of the global health elective course within the UFV Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Nursing faculty member Catherine Smith … Read more

Meet Mia: Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Medalist

Mia Harries is the 2018 recipient of the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Medal. Harries will accept her award at the Faculty of Health Sciences convocation ceremony today at 9:30 am in Abbotsford. Meet Mia: Where are you from? I was born in Ottawa, Ontario and have lived in Chilliwack for the last 13 years. … Read more

Connection and the whole person – Van Ry explores the link between Indigenous culture and health

At a young age, Tsandlia Van Ry knew she had a strong desire to pursue a career as a health care practitioner, and the first place she thought to evaluate was the need in her own Stó:lō community. Van Ry, a Stó:lō woman from Skowkale First Nation located along the Chilliwack River, has decided to … Read more

Filling hearts and taking memories by Julia Nord-Leth, Champions for Health Promoting Schools Program

The following story has been retrieved from Champions for Health Promoting Schools by UFV Kinesiology student Julia Nord-Leth. Dear Friends, Family, Alumni Champions and Supporters, My name is Julia Nord-Leth and this is my second year on the island participating in the Champions for Health Promoting Schools Program. We finally arrived on the island after … Read more

Health research shines at UFV Student Research Day

Asking questions, gathering and analysing data, and drawing conclusions gives students the skills to dig for answers, make connections to their learning, and be autonomous. Health Sciences students brought their learning to life on Thursday, April 5 at the annual Student Research Day event hosted by the Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies department. The event … 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

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

UFV Nursing students set to facilitate CRNBC Grand Rounds forum on anxiety and stress

When: Monday March 7th, 2016 Time: 11:30am to 1pm Where: UFV Chilliwack Campus, CEP A 2201 Hosted by UFV CRNBC Student Representative group representing the College of Registered Nurses of BC Grand rounds are an integral teaching and learning tool that continue to transform medical education. The practice of grand rounds brings professionals and students … Read more

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