Current Studies

Community engagement is an integral component to our research design and implementation. Our investigators are focused on new discoveries that can directly benefit the health and well-being of Canadians. Learn more about current studies and how to get involved.

health care experiences of individuals living with scI in BC’s Interior

Led by Principal Investigator Dr. Chris West, an interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, graduate students, and medical students are seeking insight into the healthcare experiences of individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the Interior of BC.

The long-term vision is to work with the SCI community to develop solutions to improve outcomes for patients with SCI.


Healthy women needed for research study

Dr. Sarah Purcell is leading a new study examining diet and appetite across the menstrual cycle.

Participation will include: measurement of body composition and metabolic rate, 10 days of provided food, and assessment of appetite and diet in a lab and in your free time.

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COACH Health Promotion Study

Dr. Brodie Sakakabira has launched a new virtual health coaching project that pairs seniors (65 years plus) with a student health coach to undergo an in-depth assessment of chronic disease risks factors and formulate a personalized healthy lifestyle plan.

Participants connect with a UBC medical students by phone or videoconference for six coaching sessions and receive ongoing advice and support.

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