UBC School of Nursing
Sex workers need workplace regulations to improve safety: study
Canada’s sex workers, many of whom work indoors, are enterprising and vigilant when it comes to protecting themselves against exploitation, assault or robbery. They set a relaxing atmosphere, insist on a no-drugs rule, keep self-defence tools at the ready and maintain good relationships with landlords in order to avoid eviction.
Mar 21, 2018
New moms need better support easing back into exercise after birth
Getting enough exercise is crucial to the health of new moms, yet most programs designed to increase postnatal physical activity are only somewhat effective.
Mar 8, 2018
Toddlers getting screen time, despite guidelines to the contrary
More than half of Vancouver parents surveyed in a new study reported allowing their children to use electronic devices like smartphones and tablets, despite guidelines from the Canadian Pediatric Society recommending against screen time for children aged two and under.
Feb 14, 2018
Sex education doesn’t reflect real-life realities of lesbian and bisexual girls
Most lesbian and bisexual girls don’t know they can get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from other girls, because sex education is mostly designed for their straight peers.
Jan 10, 2018
Transgender youth avoid health care due to discomfort with doctors
Close to half of transgender young Canadians aren’t accessing health care when they need it, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Dec 5, 2017
Lower education and income linked to higher suicide risks for gay and bisexual men
Gay and bisexual men making less than $30,000 a year and without a university degree have more than five times the odds of attempting suicide compared with their more advantaged peers, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Oct 2, 2017
Serious pain afflicts a third of nursing home residents in last six months of life
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months.
Jun 29, 2017
Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens half as likely to play sports as straight youth
While participation in sports has been declining among high school students in B.C. overall, even fewer gay, lesbian and bisexual teens are involved in sports than 15 years ago, says a new UBC study.
Feb 22, 2017
Culturally safe program benefits indigenous women experiencing violence
UBC nursing professor Colleen Varcoe and her colleagues are studying an intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of indigenous women.
Dec 13, 2016
School-based LGBTQ policies may reduce suicide attempts and health-care costs
LGBTQ support programs in schools could significantly reduce suicide attempts, binge drinking and other risky behaviours among both straight and sexual minority students.
Jul 27, 2016
Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth have higher rates of disordered eating behaviours: UBC study
Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Jul 21, 2016
Scientists unveil new sleep guidelines for kids
A panel of pediatric specialists led by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released their first sleep recommendations for children between four months and 18 years today.
Jun 13, 2016
Social clubs fill gap in dementia support
Community-based social groups could play a crucial role in empowering people with early-onset dementia, according to new UBC research.
May 3, 2016
Urgent attention needed for seniors’ health care
Canada’s population is aging rapidly, with one-quarter of residents expected to be 65 and older by the year 2036.
Sep 29, 2015
UBC’s first nursing school director celebrated as ‘person of national historic significance’
The Government of Canada today honoured Ethel Johns, founding director of the UBC School of Nursing, as a Person of National Historic Significance.
Feb 10, 2015
First UBC School of Nursing director named a person of national historic significance
The Government of Canada has declared Ethel Johns, founding director of the UBC School of Nursing, a Person of National Historic Significance. Johns was a lifelong advocate of nursing education and professional practice.
Feb 6, 2015
Live For The Moment – A research-based art show examines how young men grieve
A University of British Columbia study has provided a unique window into the worlds of 25 young men as they struggle to find ways to grieve their male friends. Live for the Moment is an exhibition at The Fall Gallery in Vancouver, B.C. featuring photos taken by research participants to answer questions about grief, loss and dealing with it as a man.
Apr 19, 2012