School of Health and Exercise Sciences
By Nathan Skolski on April 15, 2019
Research for those living with chronic disease, physical disability and obesity is set to get a boost with the opening of two new community-focused research spaces at UBC Okanagan.
By Patty Wellborn on April 11, 2019
While some cereals may be the breakfast of champions, a UBC professor suggests people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) should be reaching for something else.
By Nathan Skolski on March 27, 2019
The often embraced ‘cheat day’ is a common theme in many diets and the popular ketogenic diet is no exception. But new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus says that just one 75-gram dose of glucose—the equivalent a large bottle of soda or a plate of fries—while on a high fat, low carbohydrate diet can lead to damaged blood vessels.
By Nathan Skolski on January 29, 2019
Using a page from a coach’s playbook, a UBC researcher has come up with a method to analyze behaviour change counselling sessions and determine what makes them work.
By Christine Zeindler on January 7, 2019
It’s New Year’s and you have great aspirations. You’ve made resolutions, this is your year, and you’re going to make great strides to improve your lifestyle. But how?
By Christine Zeindler on November 28, 2018
UBC Okanagan alumna Emily Giroux was recognized on the national stage this week for her innovative work in helping to shape research priorities for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI).
By Patty Wellborn on November 9, 2018
On world diabetes day, one of UBC Okanagan’s leading diabetes researchers will talk about prevention programs at a special event.
By Patty Wellborn on November 1, 2018
A team of researchers, including several from UBC’s Okanagan campus, have determined that providing extra oxygen to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may help reduce the risk of developing dementia.
By Nathan Skolski on September 26, 2018
The Sherpa people of the Himalayas have long been recognized for their unique ability to excel physically in the thin air of higher altitudes. But new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus, published this week in the Journal of Physiology, now suggests that their specially adapted muscles give them up to twice the resistance to muscle fatigue of lowlanders.
By Patty Wellborn on September 20, 2018
UBC’s Okanagan campus announced today that Jennifer Jakobi, associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, has been named the newest associate chair of Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST).