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UBC faculties taking steps to create healthy lives for seniors

November 24, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC Southern Medical Program student Celine Akyurekli (centre) leads a walk around the block with Walk n’ Talk for Your Life participants in West Kelowna.

Companionship and exercise two main ingredients of Walk n’ Talk for your Life.

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Youth mental health, eating disorders targeted by UBC students

November 7, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Fourth-year nursing students, Lynn Tran, Taya Vilac, and Alysa Mortimore (l-r) are helping PEACE of Mind raise awareness about mental health and eating disorders that affect children and youth.

Parent support group, PEACE in Mind gets helping hand from nursing students

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UBC Okanagan receives $810,229 for research infrastructure projects

October 29, 2014 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

UBC Okanagan has received more $810,000 for nine projects, as part of more than $26.9 million towards 70 UBC research infrastructure initiatives from the BC Knowledge Development Fund in 2014.

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UBC’s nursing students encourage colleagues to donate blood

October 28, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Nursing students Kelsey Rollerman (left) Danielle McDivitt, Chloe Pedersen, Katie Brown, and Kelsey Bowles are encouraging fellow students to take part in the campus-wide blood drive, November 3 to 6. It is recommended that first time donors call 1-888-2-DONATE to make sure they are eligible to donate blood, book online at www.blood.ca or download the GiveBlood App.

Campus blood drive encourages students to become lifelong donors.

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Global Gala supports UBC Okanagan Nursing School initiatives in Africa

October 27, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

School of Nursing students do a painful dressing change on a young Zambian boy at Lewanika General Hospital in Zambia during a 2012 practicum. There were no pain medications to give to their patient.

Nov. 22 event is in aid of student nursing practica in Ghana and Zambia

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UBC professor receives grant to improve cancer survivors' health

October 22, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Cristina Caperchione

Canadian Cancer Society contributes $199,780 for Canada-wide research.

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How technology can help you stay exercising

October 1, 2014 | Filed under: News Features | Tags: , ,

Mary Jung

A UBC researcher is looking at how apps and other devices can keep you moving.

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UBC signs cooperation agreement with top university in Brazil

September 17, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Patricia Marck, director of the School of Nursing

School of Nursing partners with University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College.

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Walk n’ Talk for Your Life program aims to improve seniors’ fitness

September 12, 2014 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , , , ,

Walk n’ Talk for Your Life is a collaborative, community health research study designed to increase socialization and healthy lifestyles among seniors.

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UBC researchers win health research funding award to support obesity and diabetes research

September 11, 2014 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , ,

Sanjoy Ghosh

Two UBC Okanagan researchers, Sanjoy Ghosh and Mary Jung, have received research awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

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