Faculty of Health and Social Development

UBCO researcher launches evidence-based guiding principles for partnered research

UBCO researcher launches evidence-based guiding principles for partnered research

For many scientists, seeing their discoveries make the leap from the lab into the hands of the public can be a major challenge.

UBCO’s children’s social work mental health clinic goes virtual

UBCO’s children’s social work mental health clinic goes virtual

UBC Okanagan’s Social Work Mental Health Clinic is offering virtual counselling and mental health services to support children and youth during COVID-19.

Street homeless people learn to ‘perform’ to obtain life-sustaining resources

Street homeless people learn to ‘perform’ to obtain life-sustaining resources

New UBC Okanagan research has identified that street homeless people must learn to ‘perform’ in particular ways through their interactions with service providers to receive the help they need.

Standardized measures needed to screen kinship foster placements

Standardized measures needed to screen kinship foster placements

New research is proposing a novel screening tool to assess the quality of care in kinship foster care placement settings.

UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners

UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners

Like so many other areas of life, Halloween festivities may look a little different this year in the midst of COVID-19. As health authorities ask people to take precautions and parents grapple with what is safe for their children, one thing remains constant: Kids love candy.

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people. A young person’s sense of personal identity might be lost or diminished New UBC research is highlighting the need for improved training when it comes to helping young people living with psychosis determine their sense […]

From COVID-19 to Type 2 diabetes—what’s new in breastfeeding?

From COVID-19 to Type 2 diabetes—what’s new in breastfeeding?

Breast is still best for babies, even during a pandemic, according to one UBC Okanagan nursing professor and women’s health expert.

Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper, says UBC prof

Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper, says UBC prof

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.

When is HIIT the best exercise fit?

When is HIIT the best exercise fit?

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.

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

UBC researchers are raising the alarm about the increase of vaping among teenagers and how e-cigarette marketing strategies target youth.