Nursing program integrates new learning strategies into revised curriculum

A fresh perspective and a new outlook on teaching and learning. Through a revised curriculum, nursing students are learning in new ways. Beginning with the September 2015 enrolment, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program implemented a newly updated concept based curriculum.  “The revised BSN curriculum has been carefully designed to enhance our student’s … Read more

UFV hosts health and wellness fair for downtown community

Making healthy lifestyle changes —big or small— can positively impact daily life and overall wellbeing. However, not everyone is aware of the resources available or have access to the information to make these changes. On November 24, UFV invited local health providers and community agencies to come together to assist with the health and wellness needs of residents … Read more

UFV inks agreement to sustain physical and health education programming in Antigua and Barbuda

The University of the Fraser Valley has signed an agreement that will sustain physical and health programming with Antigua and Barbuda for the next three years and beyond. On November 10, UFV president Dr. Mark Evered and Dr. Joanne MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to recognize an … 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

Nursing students on the fast-track celebrate graduation

Getting on the fast-track means that Nursing students in the (BSN) program can finish their degree in just three years. As part of the graduation celebration, three awards were handed out to recognize professional, academic and outstanding achievements. The Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC) presents an award to the student exemplifying professionalism in … Read more

UFV dental provides community outreach for bigger and brighter smiles

Making smiles bigger and brighter, the UFV dental program has continued to make community outreach an integral part of the student experience. Since the beginning of the program many school-aged children and seniors have benefited from dental health promotion and services provided by UFV students. Most recently, the UFV dental program visited the Chehalis Community … 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

Nursing students present oncology health promotion and prevention strategies

UFV Nursing students recently shared their Nursing Oncology poster presentations that covered a variety of topics related to cancer prevention and early detection such as testicular self-exam, breast self-exam, colonoscopy, eye exams, genetic screening and many more. The course (N491C – Introduction to Oncology Nursing) provides students with the opportunity to explore the area of oncology nursing … Read more

Sam Waddington shares backcountry experiences at Dean’s Speaker Series

Originally posted to UFV Today When Sam Waddington is feeling the pressures brought by the competing demands of being a business owner, city councillor, and active community member, he knows where he wants to go: outside. He shared his passion for wilderness experiences in a presentation in the atrium at UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada … Read more

Gaining perspective on mental health and wellness

With Maggie Shamro (Nursing faculty member) Whether it is a family member, friend, colleague or even one of your students, it is estimated that mental illness will indirectly affect all Canadians at some point in their lives. The conversation about mental health is as important as ever. For Maggie Shamro, advocating for mental health and wellness … Read more

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