Resources from past UFV events
Science Talks – Ageism: The challenges of being engaged and included
Presenter: Dr. Shelley Canning
Recent Abbotsford's "Science Talks" episodes have highlighted researchers from the University of the Fraser Valley. In this presentation Dr. Shelley Canning, Director UFV Centre for Education and Research on Aging, presents some of her past research focusing on quality of life for older adults and people living with dementia and explores some of the possible future directions.
This documentary film was premiered November 29, 2013 at the University of the Fraser Valley.
The documentary captures the relationships between school-aged children and residents from a local long-term care nursing home that partnered in weekly ballet classes.
For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Shelley.Canning@ufv.ca or Darren.Blakeborough@ufv.ca.
Longtime Canadian broadcaster Tony Parsons visited the University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus Oct. 14, 2011 for an interactive discussion covering an array of topics.
A Life in the News explores Parsons' career as a media personality, which has spanned more than 50 years.
He also responded to audience questions, providing insight into his life and discussing his move from Global TV to CHEK-TV in Victoria and a new contract with CBC News.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Art Hister
On October 15, 2010 UFV's Centre for Education and Research on Aging (CERA) hosted "Adventures in Aging", a full day of presentations and workshops. Dr. Art Hister was the keynote speaker. He was introduced by UFV President Dr. Mark Evered and entertained over 200 registrants with a mixture of humour, common sense and some of the latest statistical evidence regarding aging.
Registrants came from Chilliwack, Mission, Langley and Abbotsford, filling workshop classrooms in buildings B and D. Workshops included a philosophy café; Memory: facts, tips & myths; Negotiating Homehealth; Seniors on Stage; financial planning and many others. Workshop facilitators included UFV faculty and professionals from the community.