School of Health and Exercise Sciences

UBCO enhances science and engineering outreach programs

UBCO enhances science and engineering outreach programs

This year underrepresented and underserved youth in BC’s Interior will have increased access to science and engineering programming. 

No time to exercise? No problem, says UBCO researcher

No time to exercise? No problem, says UBCO researcher

As pandemic restrictions continue, many are looking for innovative ways to get regular exercise—especially as Zoom meetings seem to creep more into personal time.

UBCO honours four outstanding researchers of the year

UBCO honours four outstanding researchers of the year

Last Thursday at a special virtual ceremony, UBC Okanagan researchers were honoured for their innovative and groundbreaking work.

UBCO researcher re-evaluates estimate of the world’s high-altitude population

UBCO researcher re-evaluates estimate of the world’s high-altitude population

New findings detailing the world’s first-of-its-kind estimate of how many people live in high-altitude regions, will provide insight into future research of human physiology.

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.

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 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.

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.

Peaks and valleys lead to gold medal win for UBCO student

Peaks and valleys lead to gold medal win for UBCO student

Although he climbed numerous mountains to conduct high-altitude research, UBC Okanagan’s Mike Tymko admits the peak of his academic career might have arrived in his inbox a few weeks ago.