Faculty of Health and Social Development

The heart always matters, but especially on Valentine’s Day

The heart always matters, but especially on Valentine’s Day

UBC Okanagan faculty put their hearts into research and teaching. To mark Valentine’s Day, they are highlighting their expertise on matters of the heart—from what makes it tick to how to keep the emotions pumping.

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 offer tips to help make this Christmas worth remembering

UBCO experts offer tips to help make this Christmas worth remembering

2020 will go down as one holiday season that’s hard to forget While it’s true that Christmas 2020 may not go down in history as the most joyous, a team of UBC Okanagan experts suggest it doesn’t have to be a holiday season to regret. The experts’ advice includes everything from online shopping tips and […]

UBC Okanagan hosts virtual Nobel Night event

UBC Okanagan hosts virtual Nobel Night event

Planets, poverty, peace and powerful batteries. The science and activism behind all of these are tied together this year by the lasting legacy of Alfred Nobel’s annual recognition for game-changes.

Exposing kids to STEM is important, even during a pandemic, says UBCO prof

Exposing kids to STEM is important, even during a pandemic, says UBCO prof

Parents are increasingly looking for ways to promote an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to their children, especially as access to traditional learning environments has been made more challenging.

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.

$1M gift from Stober Foundation to support UBCO student and public health

$1M gift from Stober Foundation to support UBCO student and public health

With the physical and mental well-being of UBC Okanagan students and the community top of mind, the Stober Family have donated $1 million to support student scholarships, research and community health initiatives over the next five years.

New online training will help frontline workers support survivors of brain injury in intimate partner violence

New online training will help frontline workers support survivors of brain injury in intimate partner violence

A new training course from UBC researchers aims to provide critical education for frontline workers to recognize signs and symptoms of brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence. 

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.