UBC School of Nursing
Can social robots be used in elder care? UBC study aims to find out
Dr. Lillian Hung is leading a study on how social robots interact with older adults and what this could mean for senior care.
Sep 18, 2023
New action guide empowers people with dementia
One group of people living with dementia collaborated with UBC researchers to develop an anti-stigma toolkit, offering an action guide to bolster community engagement and bridge healthcare support gaps.
Sep 13, 2023
What’s your masculine style: Neo-traditional, egalitarian or progressive?
Men navigate their intimate partner relationships depending on their masculine style, says new research led by UBC men’s health expert John Oliffe.
Aug 14, 2023
The stories men tell themselves after getting dumped
When a partner breaks up with them, men often try to make sense of it by telling themselves stories about how it happened.
Nov 30, 2022
New tools aim to improve care for people experiencing substance use stigma
Due to widespread negative attitudes towards substance use issues, people are often treated in disrespectful or discriminatory ways in health care settings.
Sep 20, 2022
Artists in prison share art: exhibit in DTES opens July 23
This month, the impact of a project that distributed 756 “art and reciprocity kits” to several prisons across B.C. and the Yukon will be showcased as an art exhibit in the Downtown Eastside.
Jul 20, 2022
Breaking up is hard to do – but many men find healthy ways to cope
The popular stereotype that men don’t want support during a breakup, separation or divorce is simply not true, according to a new paper by researchers at the UBC school of nursing.
Jul 14, 2022
New report shows improvements in LGBTQ youth lives and health, but more work needed
Most of B.C.’s LGBTQ teens experience safer environments and fewer health risks than previous generations, but more work is still needed to get them to where their straight peers are, according to new research.
Apr 13, 2022
UBC clinical trial supports new self-administered rapid antigen test
Thanks to new research compiled with data from UBC’s first on-campus clinical study, a new self-administered rapid antigen test will soon be available in Canada. It’s a tool that could help combat growing uncertainty, prevent transmission and potentially save lives.
Dec 23, 2021
UBC experts on Daylight Saving Time
UBC experts are available to comment on Daylight Saving Time.
Nov 4, 2021
Heightened food worries linked to worse mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns may have worsened worries over food insecurity among many Canadians and negatively impacted their mental health, according to a nationwide survey conducted during the first wave.
Sep 23, 2021
New book helps readers spot online health scams
Internet health scams have increased in recent years, often spread through social media and causing untold harm, according to a new book by UBC nursing professor, Dr. Bernie Garrett.
Jul 28, 2021
Strong school and family ties buffer gender-diverse teens from bullying and hostility
B.C.’s gender-diverse youth continue to face significant bullying and harassment, but a new report by UBC and McCreary Centre Society underlines how social supports like strong school and family relationships make a significant impact on their well-being.
May 31, 2021
COVID-19 survey shows almost eight out of 10 adults are worried, bored, stressed, lonely or sad
The pandemic continues to take an emotional toll on people in Canada, with 77 per cent of adults reporting negative emotions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest mental health survey by UBC researchers, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
May 3, 2021
Therapeutic bed can help keep preterm newborns’ brain oxygen levels stable
A medical device that has been shown to manage pain among babies born preterm can also help keep their brain oxygen levels steady during medical procedures, finds new analysis by researchers at UBC.
Mar 25, 2021
New national survey finds Canadians’ mental health eroding as pandemic continues
The second wave of the pandemic has intensified feelings of stress and anxiety, causing alarming levels of despair, suicidal thoughts and hopelessness in the Canadian population.
Dec 3, 2020
Online supports for COVID-19 stress are there—but Canadians aren’t accessing them
Many Canadians are not making use of virtual resources that could help them cope with the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis by researchers at UBC, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Nov 10, 2020
New survey shows links between COVID-19 pandemic and B.C. nurses’ mental health
B.C. nurses working in the front lines at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced high levels of emotional exhaustion, depression and anxiety, finds a new survey by UBC nursing researchers and the BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU).
Sep 29, 2020
‘Wobble room’ provides time-out for COVID-19 frontliners
Working in a busy, major hospital can be incredibly demanding and stressful. But the COVID-19 pandemic brought on a different kind of stress for staff at the Vancouver General Hospital emergency department—one that they had never encountered before.
Jun 8, 2020
Paying attention to complaints can protect nurses from violence
Complaints from patients and their family members could signal future violence against nurses and should not be ignored, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 20, 2020