Planetary health is human health

In her final year of the BSN program, Julia Chalmers has a passion for planetary health. “Planetary health examines how the declining health of our planet due to climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and food and water insecurity threatens the health of humans,” she explains. “Ultimately, those most vulnerable in our local and global communities … Read more

Bria Canil makes counterwaves against COVID-19

Bria Canil is fighting COVID-19 head on as she administers vaccines in BC. After graduating from UFV in August 2020 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bria was hired immediately with the Stó:lō Nation on a casual basis. A couple months later, in December, Bria accepted her dream job with Langley Public Health. “I … Read more

CDA stands for Can Do Attitude

What can provide you with fun and rewarding work, and is still running during the pandemic?  It’s the UFV’s Certified Dental Assistant program, of course. As CDAs remain in high demand in BC, UFV’s fully accredited program stands out as the reputable choice to get students working as soon as possible, with the recognizable top-quality … Read more

Kinesiology Students Run Fitness Testing for Chilliwack Fire Department

Firefighting requires above average physical strength and endurance. In early October, UFV faculty, students, and alumni delivered a series of fitness and occupational readiness tests as part of the pre-employment hiring process for the Chilliwack Fire Department. These standardized assessments evaluate the skills and characteristics to perform as a successful firefighter. The battery of challenging … 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

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

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