UFV to celebrate National Nursing Students’ week on Chilliwack campus

Join the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) UFV chapter as they celebrate National Nursing Students’ week on Chilliwack campus.

The theme this year focuses on strength in solidarity and self care in clinical and community placements. The purpose of the week is to celebrate student nursing achievements and acknowledge the dynamic role they play as health professionals.

Starting on Monday, November 19, a week of events will feature workshops and activities on communication in nursing, wellbeing, and standards of practice.

Monday, Nov 19
British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals student group
Lunch time discussion on standards of practice
12 pm-1 pm | Room 2428.

Tuesday, Nov 20
1130 am – 1 pm | CEP A2215
Dr. Elizabeth Cooper will share her presentation “Say Hi and Don’t Be A Jerk”: Tips and Tricks from Research about Effectively Breaking Down Barriers to Create Healthier Communities of Practice.
In this lunch-hour workshop, the audience will learn about the shared barriers that many Indigenous people face when trying to access culturally relevant supports within the Canadian healthcare system. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in innovative ways of thinking and talking about these issues. The workshop will explore a variety of interactive activities designed for attendees to add to their inter-professional tool-kits such as photovoice and participatory ranking activities.

Dr. Elizabeth Cooper holds a PhD in Community Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Native Studies, both from the University of Manitoba. Her program of research focuses on the development of innovative community resiliency and health intervention programs with Indigenous communities globally. Dr. Cooper began working in Indigenous health research in 2003. She has conducted important health research across Canada with the general population, Canadian newcomers (refugees, seasonal workers, economic and family class), and Indigenous communities (urban and rural Anishinaabe, Cree, Dene, Gwich’in, Inuvialuit, Inuit, Metis, Sto:lo and Oji- Cree), and globally in India (Devadasi, Guajarati migrant, Tamil/Maharashtra farming and migrant communities), Kenya (Maasai communities) and New Zealand (Maori and Pacifica communities). Dr. Cooper currently holds a prestigious Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award, given to promising future leaders in health and innovation. She is a researcher in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV with Dr. Cindy Jardine, Canada Research Chair Tier I, Health and Community.

Thursday, Nov 22
Pub night fundraiser for UFV CNSA chapter. Tickets are $10 and include a burger and salad to enjoy at the Jolly Miller Pub in Chilliwack
4 pm -8 pm | Tickets sold on campus during the lunch hour on Nov 15, 19, and 20.

Friday, Nov 23
Resources available from the British Columbia Nurses’ Union (BCNU). Discussion on how BCNU supports members (including students) and speaks out against violence will take place. This will also be a great opportunity for students to bring forward any concerns or questions they have about their clinical or classroom settings. Coffee and treats available.
Noon | UFV Building A atrium

For more information or to connect with CNSA, visit their Facebook page or send them an e-mail.

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