By Nathan Skolski on June 2, 2020
In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, testing in the emergency department at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) was primarily reserved for those patients needing hospitalization to treat their disease.
By Patty Wellborn on June 2, 2020
Researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering are launching a community-focused research program as they seek to assess the performance of water utilities and municipalities across the Okanagan Valley.
By Christine Zeindler on June 1, 2020
UBC Okanagan alumnus, Ephraim Nowak has mobilized his Kelowna company to produce more than 1,000 face shields per day in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Patty Wellborn on May 27, 2020
With many eyes on rising lake levels these days, UBC researchers are partnering with the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) to develop new policy and planning tools to address flooding in the Okanagan Valley.
By Patty Wellborn on May 21, 2020
A tweet for help, a response from a researcher, and a collaboration with a safety products manufacturing company have frontline healthcare workers at Kelowna General Hospital seeing clearly through their protective face shields.
By Nathan Skolski on May 19, 2020
British Columbians will have the chance to provide feedback to decision makers regarding the next phase of COVID-19 policymaking through an online public deliberation series led by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
By Patty Wellborn on May 15, 2020
A UBC researcher says the COVID-19 outbreak provides a distinct example of how different populations are differentially affected by health issues.
By Patty Wellborn on May 7, 2020
For many people, staying active during COVID-19 isolation can be a struggle. More so for people living with disabilities, says UBC Okanagan’s Kathleen Martin Ginis.
By Nathan Skolski on May 4, 2020
Physical exercise may not be top of mind for older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak. But according to one UBC Okanagan researcher, strength training can be an effective way to stay healthy while at home.