Faculty of Health and Social Development
By Bud Mortenson on April 21, 2011
According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, to achieve health benefits, adults aged 18 to 64 should accumulate at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity per week. But is there a way for the average adult to achieve the same health benefits in less time while increasing their enjoyment of exercise? This is the […]
By Jody Jacob on March 22, 2011
The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) and UBC's Okanagan campus have entered into a...
By Jody Jacob on March 16, 2011
Chris Willie, a Human Kinetics PhD student at UBC's Okanagan campus, is the principal author of a new study soon to appear in one of the world's top clinical journals, Hypertension.
By Jody Jacob on February 4, 2011
Province-wide project receives $149,000 from Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research has awarded $149,000 to a province-wide research team co-led by Kathy Rush, associate professor of nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and Monica Adamack, regional practice leader, clinical education, for Interior Health. Given through the BC Nursing Research […]
By Bud Mortenson on December 17, 2010
Barbara Pesut, assistant professor of nursing at UBC's Okanagan campus, has been named Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Health, Ethics and Diversity. One-fifth of Canada’s population resides in rural areas where access to healthcare services is limited. Pesut’s research involves developing treatment approaches for quality end-of-life healthcare, specifically for people who are at risk for […]
By Jody Jacob on November 10, 2010
UBC Human Kinetics students are out in the community getting hands-on work experience by volunteering their skills to various organizations in the Okanagan.
By Bud Mortenson on October 1, 2010
The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus has welcomed Lynn Bosetti as its new Dean. Bosetti has a PhD in educational policy and administration from the University of Alberta, and comes to UBC from the University of Calgary, where she was Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, and served […]
By Bud Mortenson on June 14, 2010
UBC's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of new Deans for the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBC's Okanagan campus. Cynthia Mathieson, current Acting Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed as Dean for a […]
By Bud Mortenson on May 21, 2010
Carole Robinson's remarkable career in nursing has earned her the Award of Distinction from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). Robinson is the acting Director of the School of Nursing, acting Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Development, and coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing program at […]
By Bud Mortenson on May 6, 2010
A research team at UBC's Okanagan campus is working with hospice palliative care societies from throughout the B.C. Interior to help improve end-of-life care for people in rural and remote communities. Executive directors from 24 of the region's volunteer hospice societies were invited to meet at UBC's Okanagan campus on April 22 to share their […]