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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.

The month of March is set aside to embrace aging in the Okanagan

The month of March is set aside to embrace aging in the Okanagan

This March will be the eighth annual Embrace Aging month taking place across the Okanagan.

Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

The BC Ministry of Health is investing in BC Interior research universities to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on communities across the province.

Reflecting on what really was the Year of the Nurse

Reflecting on what really was the Year of the Nurse

Why 2020 shone the light on our nursing professionals Even before the term COVID-19 was a household name, the World Health Organization had designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. It was to be a year of celebration, milestones and recruitment opportunities to encourage more people to think about nursing […]

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, UBCO researcher calls for a level playing field globally

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, UBCO researcher calls for a level playing field globally

As the Canadian government plans for a mass inoculation campaign with the soon-to-be available COVID-19 vaccines, a UBC Okanagan researcher, together with more than 100 health researchers across the country, is asking the government to think globally, not locally.

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.

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. 

Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents

Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents

Supported by the Interior University Research Coalition’s (IURC) Regional/Rural/Remote Communities (R3C) Collaborative Research Grant, three Interior university research teams will address the complex problems faced by British Columbians who live outside large metropolitan areas.

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan’s Convocation of 2020 will go down in history as a unique event. Instead of students, parents and faculty joining together on campus, the celebrations will be held virtually.