Faculty of Health and Social Development

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.

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.

UBC professor encourages seniors to pick up weights to combat frailty

UBC professor encourages seniors to pick up weights to combat frailty

Physical exercise may not be top of mind for older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak. But according to one UBC Okanagan researcher, strength training can be an effective way to stay healthy while at home.

Can exercise boost your immune system? Yes, but in moderation

Can exercise boost your immune system? Yes, but in moderation

By now, everyone has read some guidelines on how to stay healthy while living with the COVID-19 stay-at-home policy. Tips include keeping a routine, eating well, not staying up too late and getting exercise regularly. But how much exercise? And is there such a thing as too much exercise?

UBC mental health experts: Bell “Let’s Talk” day

UBC mental health experts: Bell “Let’s Talk” day

Almost 10 years ago, Bell launched “Let’s Talk”, an initiative to promote awareness and positive change in the mental health of Canadians.

Need to control blood sugar? There’s a drink for that, says UBC prof

Need to control blood sugar? There’s a drink for that, says UBC prof

With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for novel strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus suggests that ketone monoester drinks—a popular new food supplement—may help do exactly that.