Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing

I never really thought about the differences between self-care and self-soothing until I heard Kate Horsman speak at UFV where she attended as a panelist during our International Women’s Day presentation. I absolutely thought that when I turned on the Bachelor, poured myself a glass of wine and snuggled up under my favorite blanket on … Read more Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing

UFV Unite – Sports, Outdoors and More!

Submitted by guest blogger Stacie Dixon, Facilities Operations Coordinator, Athletics & Campus Recreation For a department that revolves around athletics and recreation, we are itching to cheer on our Cascades and other sports teams these days. However, while we will have to patiently wait for that, this week with UFV Unite we are calling out … Read more UFV Unite – Sports, Outdoors and More!

Spring 2020 Online Workshops – Week 7

We are excited to offer you another week of educational and interesting online workshops featuring a wide range of opportunities from an informative and thought-provoking discussion on the history of pandemics to positive parenting techniques during COVID-19. You are encouraged to register for any sessions that you feel would benefit you personally and/or professionally. Have … Read more Spring 2020 Online Workshops – Week 7

UFV Unite — Take Some Time to Smell the Roses

Submitted by guest blogger Stacie Dixon, Facilities Operations Coordinator, Athletics & Campus Recreation The message of Week 6 of UFV Unite is to stop and take some time to smell the roses…or whatever you may find out in your garden or in nature, and we want to see it. Join UFV Unite as we provide … Read more UFV Unite — Take Some Time to Smell the Roses

How to be Active in Nature During Covid-19

Submitted by guest bloggers Dr. Iris Lesser and Joleen Prystupa Preemptive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 led the Canadian government to implement restrictions to help Canadians stay as safe as possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these restrictions may have unintended consequences such as a reduction in positive lifestyle behaviors placing individuals at … Read more How to be Active in Nature During Covid-19

National Nurses Week/International Nurses Day/Indigenous Nurses Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth which falls on May 12 — also the day that International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every year. Canada recognizes its nurses during National Nurses Week from … Read more National Nurses Week/International Nurses Day/Indigenous Nurses Day

UFV Unite — Explore Nearby

Submitted by guest blogger Stacie Dixon, Facilities Operations Coordinator, Athletics & Campus Recreation This work-from-home journey is quite the ride, including times of successes, challenges, and new opportunities. I am sure it looks a bit different for everyone but, with this dose of good weather there is no better time to reflect and explore, and … Read more UFV Unite — Explore Nearby

Spring 2020 Online Workshops – Week 5

Take a moment to look through our workshop offerings for this week and please register for any that you feel would benefit you professionally or personally. How are you all doing? We hope you are able to deal with the challenge of work/life balance during this COVID world we have found ourselves in. Hopefully these … Read more Spring 2020 Online Workshops – Week 5

Finding Happiness During the COVID-19 Crisis

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. I follow them and often log on to their website at https://www.actionforhappiness.org/ when I feel the need for inspiration or encouragement in my life. This site is full of ideas and resources to enable people to take action … Read more Finding Happiness During the COVID-19 Crisis