School of Health and Exercise Sciences

UBCO researcher examines traumatic brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence

While the diagnoses and treatment of sport-related concussion have well-established guidelines and protocols, a new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus is looking at what has previously been an understudied group—women survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). Their hope is to pilot test a simple screening tool to help front-line services, like women’s shelters, identify traumatic brain injury (TBI) earlier.

3 Health Tips for Every Student

3 Health Tips for Every Student

The School of Health and Exercise Sciences faculty wants to ensure you stay healthy this School year With mid-terms fast approaching, staying healthy can slide off the growing to-do list. Whether you are a new student or an experienced one, faculty members within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences want to ensure you stay […]

Taking evolution to heart

An international research group at UBC, Harvard University, and Cardiff Metropolitan University has discovered how the human heart has adapted to support endurance physical activities.

UBC doctoral student wins gold

UBC’s Rob Shaw served up victory for Canada at the recent Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Global research expedition begins release of 15 major studies

A group of international researchers went to great heights to better understand how high altitude affects both newcomers and Indigenous populations.

Partnership key to fitness success for people with spinal cord injury

New co-created research at UBC’s Okanagan campus has resulted in ground-breaking increases in physical activity and fitness for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Groundbreaking UBC project studies brain injury in women abused by partners

The Government of Canada is providing $1 million to fund a unique research collaboration studying traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women who have experienced violence and abuse at the hands of an intimate partner.

UBC research shows upbeat music can sweeten tough exercise

New research coming out of UBC’s Okanagan campus demonstrates that upbeat music can make a rigorous workout seem less tough. Even for people who are insufficiently active.

UBCO presents leading pediatrician to discuss diabetes

Type 2 diabetes was once a condition that only affected adults. But today Type 2 diabetes is on the rise among children and youth globally.

Gold medal win for UBCO student who went to great heights for his research

A UBC Okanagan student, who has literally climbed mountains to conduct his research, has reached the peak of his university career by winning a top academic recognition.