It’s getting better for trans, bisexual and gay youth – but there’s still room to improve

May 17, 2022 | 12:05pm | Announcement

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. As we celebrate sexual and gender diversity, it is also important to highlight the continued challenges faced by those with diverse genders and sexualities.

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc appointed UBC School of Nursing director for second term

May 11, 2022 | 09:18am | Announcement

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, has been reappointed as director of the UBC School of Nursing.

How to build better health care technology

May 05, 2022 | 09:54am | Announcement

One of the many challenges faced by hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a shortage of ventilators. Health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries have struggled especially hard to procure the life-saving machines, which can…

Culturally specific day programs improve seniors' mental health but more are needed, advocates say

CBC | Apr 29, 2022 | 07:32am | Media coverage

UBC nursing professor Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch gave comments on the need for more culturally specific day programs to improve seniors' mental health.   

A toolkit for climate anxiety

CBC On The Coast | Apr 29, 2022 | 07:24am | Media coverage

Nursing graduate student Natania Abebe discussed a toolkit she created with her colleagues to help people process climate-related anxiety and stress.  

New UBC Nursing toolkit helps tackle climate anxiety

Apr 19, 2022 | 06:08pm | Announcement

Eco-anxiety, eco-paralysis and ecological grief are covered in a new toolkit from UBC graduate student Natania Abebe, a registered nurse and mental health advocate. The toolkit aims to help educators and the public navigate climate change issues.

'More work needed': Gaps remain for B.C.'s LGBTQ teens

CBC On The Coast | Apr 15, 2022 | 09:02am | Media coverage

New report by researchers from the UBC school of nursing and McCreary Centre Society found that while the lives and health of LGBTQ youth in B.C. have improved, more work is needed to ensure these teens experience safer environments and fewer health…

New report shows improvements in LGBTQ youth lives and health, but more work needed

Apr 13, 2022 | 02:02pm | Announcement

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 a new report by UBC's Stigma and…

Calgary raises flag at city hall for Transgender Day of Visibility

Calgary Sun | Apr 06, 2022 | 08:31pm | Media coverage

Calgary Sun mentioned a 2017 survey led by UBC nursing that looked at the life experiences and health of trans youth who live in Alberta.   

UBC Applied Science research projects awarded nearly $1.5M by New Frontiers in Research Fund

Apr 04, 2022 | 10:03am | Announcement

The Government of Canada has awarded almost $1.5 million to research projects that are led by, co-led by or otherwise involve UBC Applied Science faculty members through two competition streams of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF).

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