By Nathan Skolski on September 22, 2020
Student enrolment numbers remain strong this fall at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan—a sign of the university’s stellar academic reputation. Students are keenly interested in achieving their educational ambitions at UBC, despite challenges posed by COVID-19.
By Nathan Skolski on September 21, 2020
Determining whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an appropriate form of exercise for the average person has been hotly debated for years. But for one UBC Okanagan researcher, there’s not much to debate—interval exercise, when used appropriately, can fit into people’s menu of flexible exercise options.
By Patty Wellborn on September 17, 2020
A fruit used for centuries in countries around the world is getting the nutritional thumbs-up from a team of British Columbia researchers.
By Nathan Skolski on September 16, 2020
Health economics might not be the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to treating elderly patients, but it is just one of the innovations being used by clinically applied health economist Jennifer Davis to help improve care among seniors.
By Nathan Skolski on September 10, 2020
As students head back to school this week at UBC Okanagan, albeit virtually for most, the campus’ new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Lesley Cormack will be among their ranks as she oversees her first full term at UBC.
By Patty Wellborn on September 10, 2020
A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that—unlike long-term opioid use—regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity.
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By Nathan Skolski on September 3, 2020
This September, thousands of UBC students will make history when they take part in the university’s first-ever virtual orientation.
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By Patty Wellborn on September 3, 2020
While many know of the canary in the coal mine analogy, a team of researchers are using Canada’s mountain ranges as their canary. And, like the coal miners, they say Canadians should be worried.
By Nathan Skolski on September 2, 2020
Returning to university or stepping onto a campus for the first time as a student can be a life-changing experience. Anticipation, excitement, and usually a fair degree of nervousness, are a potent mix especially that for many students, the beginning of their studies also marks the first time they’ve lived outside their family home.
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