Nursing students collaborate across boundaries in virtual simulation

As part of a larger research project on interprofessional skills for nursing education, Nursing faculty members Lee-Anne Stephen, Dawna Williams and Pam Causton from the University of the Fraser Valley School of Health Studies are testing out virtual software in the classroom. The purchase of the subscription to Clinispace software was supported by the UFV … 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

MMA fighters put their bodies through the wringer to tip the scales for competition

New research by the University of the Fraser Valley suggests that weight cutting in mixed martial arts athletes has negative consequences on health and performance. In order to address the issue, researchers Drs. Michael Gaetz and Jason Brandenburg, along with student researcher Jason Soolaman, looked at the relationship between weight cutting and cognition, cardiovascular functioning, … Read more

Putting healthy living into perspective for youth in Chilliwack

Youth learn, grow and shape their future every day. With that in mind, an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty and staff organized a healthy living event for youth at the UFV Five Corners campus in downtown Chilliwack. “The initiative brought students and faculty together from across disciplines to offer health and wellness resources in collaboration with … Read more

Nursing students collaborate to develop leadership and communication skills

Working as a nurse demands well-articulated leadership and communications skills. Working collaboratively, students from the Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing stream worked alongside Health Care Assistant students in a recent simulation exercise to develop both communication and leadership skills. Part of this exercise involved taking part in the spaghetti marshmallow tower challenge, followed by a … Read more

Kinesiology students don’t skip a beat with heart function testing

Obesity is a well-known epidemic in today’s society, affecting nearly six million Canadians. One in four adult Canadians and one in ten children have clinical obesity where immediate intervention, management and control of their weight is needed. Obesity is best defined as excess body fat that can affect an individuals health in many ways, some … Read more

Kinesiology students use various test conditions to estimate lung function

Ever wonder how your breathing differs from others around you? Using various test conditions upper year kinesiology students recently examined air flow dynamics and pulmonary function testing and diagnosis. “Pulmonary function tests are non-invasive tests that show how the lungs are functioning,” says Amber Johnston, who is the kinesiology faculty member that teaches the Human … Read more

Certified Dental Assistant program receives full seven year accreditation

After a rigorous and exhaustive accreditation process, the results are finally in — approved with no reporting requirements. But, what does that mean for the UFV’s Certified Dental Assistant program? The program received top marks with a maximum length of accreditation —seven years —awarded by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). With no … Read more

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

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