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UBCO professor questions World Health Organization

UBCO professor questions World Health Organization

A UBC researcher is calling out the World Health Organization’s newly introduced activity and sedentary guidelines for people living with disabilities.

International team to provide at-home training for patients with diabetes

International team to provide at-home training for patients with diabetes

A UBC Okanagan professor is the Canadian lead for a 13-person team that recently won an internationally-competitive one million dollar award to accelerate diabetes research.

UBC Okanagan collaboration supports seniors nationally

UBC Okanagan collaboration supports seniors nationally

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all Canadians, but isolated older persons have been especially hard hit over the past year.

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.