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 Patty Wellborn on March 15, 2018
A new UBC study is using a high-altitude expedition to better understand how reduced oxygen levels affect the brain and whether antioxidant supplements—commonly sold and marketed as a remedy for altitude sickness—are effective.
By Nathan Skolski on March 14, 2018
UBC researcher Barb Pesut has spent her career working on ways to improve the quality of end-of-life healthcare, especially for people in rural communities. Pesut, a professor in the School of Nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is the Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity.
By Nathan Skolski on March 9, 2018
From smart building materials, to innovative public art, to improved palliative care, UBC Okanagan’s Researchers of the Year are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and developing new ways to improve their communities.
By Patty Wellborn on March 1, 2018
UBC hosts a world expert on human performance and exercise physiology
By Chris Guenard on February 28, 2018
Most do not meet the bare minimum to remain healthy and independent A UBC professor is trying to fix the disconnect when it comes to the amount of physical activity people older than 65 get on a regular basis. Asst. Prof Gareth Jones, who teaches in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC’s […]
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 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.