Meet Dean's Medalist, Kinesiology and Physical Education Major
Kinesiology student, Kimberley Fox, was awarded the Dean's Medal for Health Sciences at this years convocation event. She plans to continue her studies as a graduate student in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta this fall.
Kimberley cares about people.
For the past seven years Kimberley has been working at Communitas, Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford assisting persons with physical disabilities and mental illness. She is inspired by people who work hard to overcome obstacles and finds joy in helping others. She believes that Occupational Therapy will enable her to "assist people with developing their independence and supporting them as they unlock new levels of personal ability".
At UFV she volunteered as an SLG (Student Learning Group) leader assisting peers with their coursework and "sharing my passion of the material with other students". Acting as an SLG leader provided Kimberley with the opportunity to discuss Kinesiology career possibilities with other UFV students and provide guidance and support.
The experiences that Kimberley most values during her time as an undergraduate at UFV includes the personal interaction that she had with her instructors. "The instructors that I worked with really care about their students". She also appreciates the research opportunities at UFV. Kimberely was involved with the FAST club within the Kinesiology and Physical Education Department working with children exhibiting fetal alcohol syndrome.
Kimberley is excited to begin graduate school, "I look forward to the future-- and continuing on my learning journey". Future plans include working in foreign countries. We wish you continued success with your studies...
Congratulations Kimberley Fox!