Faculty of Health and Social Development
By Patty Wellborn on June 19, 2018
A UBC Okanagan professor, who is a member of the 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth team, is highlighting how important the findings are.
By Patty Wellborn on June 8, 2018
Julianne Barry is one of those rare breeds of university students. She has spent her entire post-secondary academic career—from those first, nervous fresh-faced days to becoming an accomplished researcher and post-doctoral fellow—at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
By Nathan Skolski on June 5, 2018
UBC Okanagan’s gym and courtyard will be filled with traditional ceremony, shouts of celebrations and lifetime memories for two days this week.
By Patty Wellborn on May 31, 2018
UBC Professor Phil Ainslie’s research has taken him from extreme mountain peaks, to the wild edges of the globe and to the cold depths of the ocean. His quest is to understand why and how some people thrive in conditions that make the average person extremely ill.
By Patty Wellborn on May 30, 2018
While blueprints are essential for any construction project, a team of researchers—working hand in hand with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)—say a clear blueprint is vital when it comes to establishing sporting programs including people with disabilities.
By Nathan Skolski on May 24, 2018
Participants find high-intensity interval exercise as enjoyable as traditional exercise While we know high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is time-efficient and good for our health, researchers are still curious to determine if less active users are willing to do it. In fact, limited research has examined exactly how inactive people perceive HIIT—which consists of multiple short […]
By Patty Wellborn on May 23, 2018
A pilot program encouraging older adults to get walking to improve their health has revealed unexpected details to researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
By Christine Zeindler on May 2, 2018
Physical activity is an effective way to help improve the many mental and physical effects of breast cancer treatment. Yet, studies show up to 70 per cent of breast cancer survivors are not getting enough activity.
By Christine Zeindler on April 26, 2018
About four per cent of Canadian children are living with a disability and their level of physical activity has been unknown, until now.
By Kendall Pew on March 29, 2018
Job Classification: Depending on their program (Masters or PhD) Graduate TA’s will be ranked at the level of GTA I or GTA II Course Openings: Various courses within the Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Nursing curricula Student Eligibility: Must be registered in a Master’s or PhD program Salary: Markers, GTA I, GTA II per BCGEU […]