By Patty Wellborn on June 16, 2020
Although he climbed numerous mountains to conduct high-altitude research, UBC Okanagan’s Mike Tymko admits the peak of his academic career might have arrived in his inbox a few weeks ago.
By Patty Wellborn on June 15, 2020
UBC Okanagan’s Convocation of 2020 will go down in history as a unique event. Instead of students, parents and faculty joining together on campus, the celebrations will be held virtually.
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 Patty Wellborn on April 29, 2020
By now, everyone has read some guidelines on how to stay healthy while living with the COVID-19 stay-at-home policy. Tips include keeping a routine, eating well, not staying up too late and getting exercise regularly. But how much exercise? And is there such a thing as too much exercise?
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 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?