Faculty of Health and Social Development
By Kendall Pew on March 31, 2021
The Office of the Provost and the Faculty of Health and Social Development is hosting a webinar to discuss the importance of STEM education for Indigenous youth in Canada, featuring Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University and Dr. Jason Pennington, Assistant […]
By Patty Wellborn on March 24, 2021
A UBC researcher is calling out the World Health Organization’s newly introduced activity and sedentary guidelines for people living with disabilities.
By Patty Wellborn on March 15, 2021
A UBC Okanagan professor is the Canadian lead for a 13-person team that recently won an internationally-competitive one million dollar award to accelerate diabetes research.
By Christine Zeindler on March 3, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all Canadians, but isolated older persons have been especially hard hit over the past year.
By Christine Zeindler on February 10, 2021
UBC Okanagan faculty put their hearts into research and teaching. To mark Valentine’s Day, they are highlighting their expertise on matters of the heart—from what makes it tick to how to keep the emotions pumping.
By Patty Wellborn on February 9, 2021
For many scientists, seeing their discoveries make the leap from the lab into the hands of the public can be a major challenge.
By Christine Zeindler on February 2, 2021
UBC Okanagan’s Social Work Mental Health Clinic is offering virtual counselling and mental health services to support children and youth during COVID-19.
By Patty Wellborn on January 21, 2021
New UBC Okanagan research has identified that street homeless people must learn to ‘perform’ in particular ways through their interactions with service providers to receive the help they need.
By Patty Wellborn on December 22, 2020
2020 will go down as one holiday season that’s hard to forget While it’s true that Christmas 2020 may not go down in history as the most joyous, a team of UBC Okanagan experts suggest it doesn’t have to be a holiday season to regret. The experts’ advice includes everything from online shopping tips and […]
By Nathan Skolski on December 7, 2020
As the Canadian government plans for a mass inoculation campaign with the soon-to-be available COVID-19 vaccines, a UBC Okanagan researcher, together with more than 100 health researchers across the country, is asking the government to think globally, not locally.