People who use alternative medicine favour risk and novelty, and distrust science

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UBC Nursing researchers find that people who access alternative health-care therapies tend to be wealthier, like novelty and taking risks, and are also more likely to distrust conventional medicine.

What exactly is SOGI 123?

City News | | Media coverage

Nursing professor Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc commented on SOGI 123 (sexual orientations and gender identities) in schools. 

Cuddly robots charm B.C. seniors as researchers study benefits of AI pals in elder care

CBC | | Media coverage

Nursing professor Dr. Lillian Hung is leading a study on how social robots interact with older adults and what it could mean for senior care.

Can social robots be used in elder care? UBC Nursing study aims to find out

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Meet Kiwi and Mango - cute, cuddly robots powered by AI that can learn, speak, recognize faces and voices, and even offer hugs. They're on loan for a School of Nursing study exploring how social robots can help build connections in elder care.

Emergency care for self-harm, suicidal thoughts increased during pandemic for young Canadians

The Globe and Mail | | Media coverage

Nursing professor Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc said the COVID-19 pandemic led to isolation and upheaval, and death and illness, which are likely contributors to the problems experienced by young people. 

New Action Guide Empowers People with Dementia

CTV Morning Live | | Media coverage

UBC researchers collaborated with a group of people living with dementia to develop an anti-stigma toolkit, offering an action guide to bolster community engagement and bridge healthcare support gaps. Nursing professor Dr. Alison Phinney was…

New action guide empowers people with dementia

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UBC School of Nursing researcher Dr. Alison Phinney and collaborators have produced a guide for people with dementia to create action groups to make changes in their community, reduce stigma and promote inclusion.

What it feels like: 'Don't give up' on life with Alzheimer's disease

Healthing | | Media coverage

Nursing adjunct professor Dr. Heather Cooke commented on the use of drugs Lecanemab and Donanemab to treat dementia in Canada. 

Calls for more education, less stigma as report shows toxic drugs the leading cause of death in B.C. youth

CBC News | | Media coverage

Nursing associate professor Dr. Emily Jenkins discussed how to best support children and youth when it comes to substance use education and intervention. 

UBC Applied Science research and outreach receive over $12M investment

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Forty-seven UBC engineering and nursing projects have received federal and provincial funding to advance innovation and learning, support research that tackles the challenges of human equity and climate change, and promote STEM to B.C. youth.

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