Faculty of Health and Social Development

It’s all about asking the right questions

It’s all about asking the right questions

Dr. Sarah Dow-Fleisner’s passion for data reveals pathways to resilience for trauma-affected youth.

UBCO sociologist discusses how to prepare for the emotional toll of wildfire evacuation
UBCO researchers peer into the mental health of social workers

UBCO researchers peer into the mental health of social workers

What happened in the past doesn’t necessarily stay in the past.

UBCO researchers examine how pandemics impact the homeless

UBCO researchers examine how pandemics impact the homeless

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers is looking at strategies that could help the homeless during a pandemic.

UBCO’s children’s social work mental health clinic goes virtual

UBCO’s children’s social work mental health clinic goes virtual

UBC Okanagan’s Social Work Mental Health Clinic is offering virtual counselling and mental health services to support children and youth during COVID-19.

Street homeless people learn to ‘perform’ to obtain life-sustaining resources

Street homeless people learn to ‘perform’ to obtain life-sustaining resources

New UBC Okanagan research has identified that street homeless people must learn to ‘perform’ in particular ways through their interactions with service providers to receive the help they need.

Standardized measures needed to screen kinship foster placements

Standardized measures needed to screen kinship foster placements

New research is proposing a novel screening tool to assess the quality of care in kinship foster care placement settings.

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

New UBC research is highlighting the need for improved training when it comes to helping young people living with psychosis determine their sense of identity.

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

UBC researchers are raising the alarm about the increase of vaping among teenagers and how e-cigarette marketing strategies target youth. 

Collaboration aims to improve services for homeless

Collaboration aims to improve services for homeless

Researchers at UBC Okanagan, Interior Health, Okanagan College, the Central Okanagan Journey Home Society and various human and health service sectors across the BC Interior, have received federal funding to explore ways to improve services for homeless people.