Exercise is Medicine — Dr. Don McKenzie to share his research on breast cancer as part of Health Sciences Dean’s Speaker Series

Dr. Don McKenzie has changed the approach to exercise prescription for women with breast cancer. As a global leader in the science of cancer and exercise, his research has had a heavy impact on improving the lives of women with breast cancer. Challenging the notion that women diagnosed with breast cancer should avoid upper-body exercise, … 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

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

Catch, throw, kick, strike – Sheppard and UFV Kinesiology students teach the FUNdamentals of movement

Physical literacy is a journey throughout the life course. At every turn, we are learning how to move with more confidence and creativity. As young children, we learn how to balance our bodies, crawl, walk, and eventually this knowledge evolves into everyday actions necessary for movement as we develop. Learning how to balance at a … Read more

Shape Your Life – van Ingen will speak at UFV on empowerment through sport

Cathy van Ingen knows her way around a boxing ring, and you’ll want her in your corner. Van Ingen is an academic who believes in empowering women to overcome adversity through sport. An associate professor in Kinesiology at Brock University, van Ingen is a former boxer, and co-founder of the Shape Your Life program, which is a … 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 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

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