Archives by date
You are browsing the site archives by date.
By Patty Wellborn on December 5, 2019
While Canada may have legalized medical assistance in dying in 2016, the moral challenges continue for primary care workers, including nurse practitioners who can legally assess eligibility for and provide assisted death.
By Patty Wellborn on December 2, 2019
Planets, poverty, peace and powerful batteries. The science and activism behind all of these are tied together this year by the lasting legacy of Alfred Nobel’s annual recognition for game-changes.
By Nathan Skolski on November 26, 2019
The team of researchers heading to the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation lab (HI-SEAS) consists of scientists from UBC’s Okanagan campus, the University of Victoria and the University of Calgary.
By Patty Wellborn on November 20, 2019
While the diagnoses and treatment of sport-related concussion have well-established guidelines and protocols, a new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus is looking at what has previously been an understudied group—women survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). Their hope is to pilot test a simple screening tool to help front-line services, like women’s shelters, identify traumatic brain injury (TBI) earlier.
By Patty Wellborn on November 7, 2019
UBC Okanagan nursing students are organizing a gala evening of food and entertainment as a fundraising initiative for the university’s Global Health Practicum program.
By Patty Wellborn on November 6, 2019
Maintaining a grateful perspective on life can be difficult even at the best of times. But how does one find gratitude when faced with significant adversity and personal tragedy?
By Nathan Skolski on October 1, 2019
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College has received long-term accreditation from the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), which regulates nurse training in the province.
By Allyssa Costerton-Grant on September 25, 2019
The School of Health and Exercise Sciences faculty wants to ensure you stay healthy this School year With mid-terms fast approaching, staying healthy can slide off the growing to-do list. Whether you are a new student or an experienced one, faculty members within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences want to ensure you stay […]
By Patty Wellborn on September 20, 2019
With cancer remaining the leading cause of death in BC, the first-ever Future of Health Forum will focus on research, innovation and strides to improve outcomes for all cancer patients.
By Patty Wellborn on September 16, 2019
An international research group at UBC, Harvard University, and Cardiff Metropolitan University has discovered how the human heart has adapted to support endurance physical activities.