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.
What’s is like being a teen with diabetes?
Dr. Christine Voss and an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians want to better understand the challenges that teens (ages 13-19) with type 1 diabetes face and what can be done to better support them.
The study consists of 2 phases: 1) complete an anonymous online survey 2) participate in a virtual focus group with up to 5 other teens (or parents of teens) living with type 1 diabetes.
Physical Activity in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in Interior BC
Dr. Christine Voss and an interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians and graduate students are seeking to learn more about physical activity in children aged 8 – 15 years with type 1 diabetes in Interior British Columbia.
The study consists of 3 phases: 1) parents completing an online survey 2) children wearing an accelerometer for 7 days, and 3) parent/child semi-structured interviews.
Physical Activity study for Children with physical and/or sensory disabilities
Parents of children with physical and/or sensory disabilities needed for study exploring the context of when and where children with disabilities are active in British Columbia.
Parents will fill out brief questionnaire and children will be asked to wear a Fitbit, an acclerometer and GPS device for 7 days to track their daily physical activity.
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.
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.
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.
Fitbit Physical Activity study for Children and Youth with Diabetes in Kelowna and surrounding communities
Dr. Christine Voss and an interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians and graduate students are seeking to learn more about physical activity in children aged 5 – 19 years with diabetes in Kelowna and surrounding communities in BC.
The study consists of 2 phases: 1) completing an online survey 2) children wearing a Fitbit for 28 days, and OPTIONAL 3) semi-structured interview with a researcher.