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Professor Abbas Milani joins the Royal Society of Canada
By Jenny Matechuk on September 30, 2020
Professor Abbas Milani one of nine UBC faculty elected to the Royal Society of Canada.
Posted in Announcements, Research, School of Engineering
From COVID-19 to Type 2 diabetes—what’s new in breastfeeding?
By Christine Zeindler on September 30, 2020
Breast is still best for babies, even during a pandemic, according to one UBC Okanagan nursing professor and women’s health expert.
Posted in Faculty of Health and Social Development, Media Releases, Research, School of Nursing, Spotlight
UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding
By Christine Zeindler on September 29, 2020
Letting nature take its course may be the best advice for nursing mothers, according to researchers from UBC Okanagan. Their findings show taking fish oil supplements while nursing may not be beneficial and may even negatively impact babies’ immunity.
Posted in Biology, Media Releases, Research
National survey supports Canadians living with disabilities during COVID-19
By Nathan Skolski on September 28, 2020
COVID-19 has created an entirely new set of challenges for the more than 6.2 million Canadians living with a disability, says UBC Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis.
Posted in Health, Media Releases, Research
Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper, says UBC prof
By Nathan Skolski on September 24, 2020
With governments around the world seeking to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine and put a stop to the spread of the virus, one UBC Okanagan researcher says we should resist the urge to engage in nationalist policies for global health issues.
Posted in Faculty of Health and Social Development, Health, Media Releases, Research, School of Nursing, Spotlight
UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas
By Patty Wellborn on September 23, 2020
New research from UBC Okanagan shows that salvage logging on land damaged by wildfires has negative impacts on a variety of animals.
Posted in Biology, Media Releases, Research
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants: COVID-19 Special Initiative
By Jenny Matechuk on September 21, 2020
New research funding will help equip public, private and not-for-profit organizations to respond to challenges posed by pandemic Two UBCO researchers are leading projects awarded through the SSHRC 2020-2021 Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of over $4 million in funding through […]
Posted in Announcements, Research | Tagged Office of the Vice-Principal Research
When is HIIT the best exercise fit?
By Nathan Skolski on September 21, 2020
Determining whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an appropriate form of exercise for the average person has been hotly debated for years. But for one UBC Okanagan researcher, there’s not much to debate—interval exercise, when used appropriately, can fit into people’s menu of flexible exercise options.
Posted in Faculty of Health and Social Development, Health, Media Releases, Research, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes
By Patty Wellborn on September 17, 2020
A fruit used for centuries in countries around the world is getting the nutritional thumbs-up from a team of British Columbia researchers.
Posted in College of Graduate Studies, Media Releases, Research, Spotlight
UBCO health economist using innovative research to improve senior care
By Nathan Skolski on September 16, 2020
Health economics might not be the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to treating elderly patients, but it is just one of the innovations being used by clinically applied health economist Jennifer Davis to help improve care among seniors.
Posted in Faculty of Management, Health, Media Releases, Research
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