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Trainee Q&A: Nicole Ketter

Trainee Q&A: Nicole Ketter

Nicole Ketter Supervisor: Dr. Brodie Sakakibara Program of study: Rehabilitation Sciences What’s your research focus? For my thesis, I investigated the prevention and self-management of cardiometabolic multimorbidity (CM), which is the diagnosis of two or more of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. We identified depression, poor vision, high blood pressure, chronic pain and mild activity […]

Trainee Q&A: Ty Sideroff

Trainee Q&A: Ty Sideroff

Ty Sideroff Supervisor: Dr. Christine Voss Program of study: Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences, MSc What’s your research focus? My work up to this point has focused on physical activity behaviours in children with diabetes. The effect of physical activity on health outcomes, specifically quality of life, in children is what I’m most interested in. […]

UBC Okanagan SCI Research Day

UBC Okanagan SCI Research Day

The Centre for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Management and Centre for Health Behavior Change hosted the UBCO SCI Research Day, bringing together researchers, community members, and experts in spinal cord injury (SCI) from four different labs on the Okanagan Campus

UBC Okanagan researchers explore feasibility and acceptability of 6-weeks repeated measures of resting metabolic rate using at home device

UBC Okanagan researchers explore feasibility and acceptability of 6-weeks repeated measures of resting metabolic rate using at home device

UBC Okanagan Assistant Professor Dr. Sarah Purcell is exploring the feasibility and acceptability of weekly measures of resting metabolic rate (RMR) for 6 weeks using a portable indirect calorimeter.

Rising Star – Certificate of Excellence

Rising Star – Certificate of Excellence

Liisa Wainman has been recognized with the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Rising Star – Certificate of Excellence.

Graduate Student Q&A: Nathan Adams

Graduate Student Q&A: Nathan Adams

Meet Graduate Student Nathan Adams. His research focus is investigating sedentary behaviour among people with spinal cord injury.

Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis named to the Royal Society of Canada for 2023

Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis named to the Royal Society of Canada for 2023

Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, a professor in the UBC faculty of medicine’s department of medicine and CCDPM Director, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for 2023.

West Lab hosts research launch event at UBC Okanagan

West Lab hosts research launch event at UBC Okanagan

In early June, Dr. Chris West’s lab hosted a launch event at UBC Okanagan with research and industry partners for his recently awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Alliance Grant.

Study: Physical Activity in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in Interior BC

Study: Physical Activity in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in Interior BC

Being more active might be related to better blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, which is important to optimize health outcomes. Little is known about how active children with diabetes are, or why they are active (or not).

Study: What’s it like being a teen with diabetes?

Study: What’s it like being a teen with diabetes?

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in children and youth. There are a lot of things one has to take care of everyday when living with diabetes. Sometimes this can lead to ‘diabetes distress’, which refers to the emotional burden of living with diabetes.