Faculty of Health and Social Development
By Patty Wellborn on January 29, 2019
Using a page from a coach’s playbook, a UBC researcher has come up with a method to analyze behaviour change counselling sessions and determine what makes them work.
By Patty Wellborn on January 28, 2019
Mental health is a major health issue in Canada. Adults 50 and over continue to experience an increase in mental health concerns, especially in rural areas, and there is little information about their experiences.
By Christine Zeindler on January 7, 2019
It’s New Year’s and you have great aspirations. You’ve made resolutions, this is your year, and you’re going to make great strides to improve your lifestyle. But how?
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.