Faculty of Health and Social Development

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.

Convocation is a time of celebration at UBCO

Convocation is a time of celebration at UBCO

This week UBC Okanagan celebrates its students as it hosts six separate graduation ceremonies over two days. More than 1,725 students will cross the stage, earning their undergraduate degrees while 215 students will receive their master’s degree and 40 their doctorates. 

Research suggests adoption assessment tool lags behind societal changes

Research suggests adoption assessment tool lags behind societal changes

A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults.

Prizes awarded to UBC Okanagan’s top researchers

Prizes awarded to UBC Okanagan’s top researchers

UBC’s Okanagan campus is home to nearly 300 faculty researchers that are exploring some of the most urgent challenges, newest ideas and most ground-breaking technologies in the world.

UBC Okanagan offers its expertise to struggling parents

UBC Okanagan offers its expertise to struggling parents

UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work Mental Health Clinic is a key partner in the new on-campus walk-in well-being clinic. The Social Work walk-in clinic is specifically designed to support parents who have concerns about their children’s mental health.

$1.3M grant to help those with developmental disabilities find work

$1.3M grant to help those with developmental disabilities find work

Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have received over $1.3M in federal funding to prepare youth living with intellectual disabilities (ID) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to find meaningful employment later in life.

UBC Okanagan hosts six graduation ceremonies this week

UBC Okanagan hosts six graduation ceremonies this week

UBC Okanagan’s gym and courtyard will be filled with traditional ceremony, shouts of celebrations and lifetime memories for two days this week.