Research

UBCO researchers peer into the mental health of social workers
UBCO researcher examines the need for positive support when a child is sexually abused

UBCO researcher examines the need for positive support when a child is sexually abused

New research from UBC Okanagan has determined if a child knows they have safe support from a trusted adult, it significantly increases the chances of that child disclosing they have been sexually assaulted. This likelihood is especially true when the offender is a family member or trusted caregiver.

Trio of UBC Okanagan researchers awarded Killam Doctoral scholarships

Trio of UBC Okanagan researchers awarded Killam Doctoral scholarships

Each year, doctoral students from five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts vie for the prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarships. Established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy J. Killam, Mrs. Killam desired that those selected to receive scholarships: “Be likely to contribute to the advancement of […]

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 examines therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

UBCO researcher examines therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

Michelle St. Pierre has been named UBC Okanagan’s student researcher of the year.

UBCO cardiovascular researcher urges women to listen to their hearts

UBCO cardiovascular researcher urges women to listen to their hearts

A UBC Okanagan researcher is urging people to learn and then heed the symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AF). Especially women.

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 researchers find a new use for waste

UBCO researchers find a new use for waste

Waste materials from the pulp and paper industry have long been seen as possible fillers for building products like cement, but for years these materials have ended up in the landfill.

Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction

Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction

A new study comparing decades of environmental monitoring records has confirmed that Canada’s caribou are not faring as well as other animals like moose and wolves in the same areas—and also teased out why. 

UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually

UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually

As we pass the one-year mark of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s little doubt the virus has taken its toll on the mental health of many Canadians.