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.

exploring post-cancer treatment across Interior

An interdisciplinary team of researchers, oncologists, family physicians, and Southern Medical Program students is exploring ways to optimize post-cancer treatment across the BC Interior.

Family physicians in the Interior Health region who provide post-treatment cancer care are invited to participate and share their experiences.

Learn more

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.


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.

Learn more

National COVID-19 Disability Survey

In partnership with the Abilities Centre, the COVID-19 Disability Survey is designed to record the experiences, concerns and needs of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak and recovery period.

The survey’s findings will provide important information to help communities ensure that COVID-19 response strategies meet the needs of people of all abilities.

Take the survey