Faculty of Health and Social Development
By Patty Wellborn on February 15, 2018
As the legalization of recreational cannabis comes closer to reality, conversations have begun to focus on the implications for campus communities.
By Nathan Skolski on February 14, 2018
New research published today in the Journal of Physiology demonstrates that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels and might be a new tool to help diabetics control spikes in blood sugar.
By Kendall Pew on January 19, 2018
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr Chris Willie. Chris was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBCO having also completed his PhD with us in 2014. Chris was an incredibly talented young scientist and educator who had a brilliant mind […]
By Nathan Skolski on January 10, 2018
UBC researcher Danika Quesnel says telling people who are undergoing treatment for an eating disorder to completely abstain from exercise can be detrimental to the patient’s recovery and long-term health.
By Patty Wellborn on December 19, 2017
International review determines ‘teaching how to eat well’ should be part of the treatment Research shows the old adage ‘teach someone to fish’ instead of giving them a fish, rings true when it comes to helping people with Type 2 diabetes. The objective was to identify the behaviour change techniques used in 54 dietary interventions […]
By Patty Wellborn on December 12, 2017
A UBC study investigating how cancer patients might use an advance care planning software created for seniors has shown promising results and led to improvements in the program.
By Nathan Skolski on November 27, 2017
UBC Okanagan is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students its 12-year history.
By Nathan Skolski on November 13, 2017
Partnership sets-up university laboratory downtown Kelowna With world diabetes day just around the corner on November 14, UBC Okanagan associate professor Mary Jung wants to help those living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes create, and more importantly, maintain healthy habits. The developer and researcher has devoted her research career to investigating what makes healthy […]
By Patty Wellborn on October 27, 2017
Every fall UBC’s Okanagan campus hosts Thrive, a weeklong series of events for the university community focused on building positive mental health for everyone.