Nursing research investigates the many faces of chronic pain

Bringing visibility to an invisible disability was the mandate of a recent research project exploring the lives of individuals living with chronic pain. According to a public opinion survey, only 50% of Canadians believe chronic pain exists. Those suffering from chronic pain, hope this perception changes. “Bringing awareness and visibility to the reality of living … Read more

Exercise, education and alumni — Kinesiology Day delivers again

It was a fast-paced day, but that is to be expected from a community of kinesiology-minded individuals. On Nov 16, the Kinesiology Student Association (KINSA) organized the third annual Kinesiology Day bringing together students, faculty, staff and alumni to explore various aspects of the field of kinesiology. Kinesiology day kicked off with a panel of … 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

The Road to Rio: Recapturing the Olympic experience with Roger Friesen

What: Faculty presentation with Roger Friesen When: December 2nd, 2016 at 12noon Where: UFV Chwk Campus CEP A, Aboriginal Gathering Place Who: Open to all members of the UFV community and general public When you see an athlete competing at the Olympic games, you get a short glimpse into the life of an elite athlete. … Read more

Kinesiology students set to volunteer at Banff Film Festival

On November 29 and 30, UFV kinesiology students will be volunteering at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Clarke Theatre in Mission, BC. Students will be on-site to volunteer and have organized a bake sale to help provide fund future events for KINSA (Kinesiology Student Association). Both shows start at 7pm and tickets can … 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

Physical literacy project receives RBC Learn to Play grant

Getting the ball rolling for community-based physical literacy. An RBC Learn to Play grant will provide $25,000 to help fund a project that will build capacity for physical literacy in children and youth. The community-based initiative will be led by project coordinators Dr. Joanna Sheppard (UFV), Steve McGinley (UBC), and Jeff Stromgren (School District #43). … Read more

UFV Nursing Health Fair Oct. 28 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Nursing students discuss screen time issues at Nursing health fair

From childhood immunizations to stroke prevention for seniors, the Health Fair at Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre offers advice for the entire family. Running 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, the fair is hosted by fourth-year UFV’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, continuing a tradition that spans 17 years. Fairs traditionally operate … Read more

Coming together for community health and wellness

Health and Wellness Fair When: November 24th, 1pm to 4pm Where: UFV Five Corners in Downtown Chilliwack UFV will be hosting a community health and wellness fair that will include a flu clinic, HIV/AIDS/STI/hepatitis awareness initiatives, blood pressure measurements, chronic pain booth and Nursing student displays.

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

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