Faculty of Health and Social Development
By Christine Zeindler on November 28, 2018
UBC Okanagan alumna Emily Giroux was recognized on the national stage this week for her innovative work in helping to shape research priorities for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI).
By Nathan Skolski on November 14, 2018
UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work Mental Health Clinic is a key partner in the new on-campus walk-in well-being clinic. The Social Work walk-in clinic is specifically designed to support parents who have concerns about their children’s mental health.
By Patty Wellborn on November 9, 2018
On world diabetes day, one of UBC Okanagan’s leading diabetes researchers will talk about prevention programs at a special event.
By Christine Zeindler on November 5, 2018
With health information just one-click away, it’s not surprising that 70 per cent of Canadians consult the internet before their doctor. And if a patient has to travel to see a physician, the numbers of internet searches increase.
By Patty Wellborn on November 1, 2018
A team of researchers, including several from UBC’s Okanagan campus, have determined that providing extra oxygen to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may help reduce the risk of developing dementia.
By Patty Wellborn on October 15, 2018
For the past 10 years, UBC Okanagan nursing students have hosted the Global Gala, a community event that raises funds for medical clinics in Zambia and Ghana.
By Nathan Skolski on September 26, 2018
The Sherpa people of the Himalayas have long been recognized for their unique ability to excel physically in the thin air of higher altitudes. But new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus, published this week in the Journal of Physiology, now suggests that their specially adapted muscles give them up to twice the resistance to muscle fatigue of lowlanders.
By Patty Wellborn on September 20, 2018
UBC’s Okanagan campus announced today that Jennifer Jakobi, associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, has been named the newest associate chair of Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST).
By Patty Wellborn on September 13, 2018
A healthy living program established by researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus is being expanded to include Victoria residents.
By Patty Wellborn on September 5, 2018
With back to school, there are many things on a parent’s mind. Beyond packing lunches, paying fees, and sharpening pencils, should parents worry about how active their kids are?