School of Nursing
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 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 Nathan Skolski on February 18, 2021
The BC Ministry of Health is investing in BC Interior research universities to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on communities across the province.
By Kendall Pew on February 10, 2021
A statement from the School of Nursing on Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report on Indigenous-Specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care The release of the report In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-Specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care exposes the longstanding, pervasive, and systemic racism that exists throughout the health care system in BC. […]
By Patty Wellborn on December 23, 2020
Why 2020 shone the light on our nursing professionals Even before the term COVID-19 was a household name, the World Health Organization had designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. It was to be a year of celebration, milestones and recruitment opportunities to encourage more people to think about nursing […]
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.
By Christine Zeindler on September 30, 2020
Breast is still best for babies, even during a pandemic, according to one UBC Okanagan nursing professor and women’s health expert.
By Nathan Skolski on September 24, 2020
With governments around the world seeking to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine and put a stop to the spread of the virus, one UBC Okanagan researcher says we should resist the urge to engage in nationalist policies for global health issues.
By Nathan Skolski on August 11, 2020
UBC researchers are raising the alarm about the increase of vaping among teenagers and how e-cigarette marketing strategies target youth.
By Nathan Skolski on July 13, 2020
Supported by the Interior University Research Coalition’s (IURC) Regional/Rural/Remote Communities (R3C) Collaborative Research Grant, three Interior university research teams will address the complex problems faced by British Columbians who live outside large metropolitan areas.