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Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds – Dr. Heather McKay

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds – Dr. Heather McKay

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone strength of 309 teenagers over a specific four-year period that is crucial for lifelong, healthy […]

Dr. Michael Koehle shortlisted for Canadian Space Agency astronaut program

Dr. Michael Koehle shortlisted for Canadian Space Agency astronaut program

In June 2016, for the fourth time in Canadian space history, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) launched a call for potential astronauts. Of those that applied, three UBC faculty/alumni were selected for the 72-person shortlist. Four thousand applicants answered this call for two spots to join the next class of Canadian space explorers. For Michael […]

Medical Assistance in Dying Conference (MAiD)

Medical Assistance in Dying Conference (MAiD)

More information:  http://maidconference.ca/             The Canadian Association of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Assessors and Providers invites you to participate in an inaugural national conference on Medical Assistance in Dying. Date:          June 2-3, 2017 Time:         08:00 am – 5:00 pm daily Location:  Victoria, BC   Accreditation:  This CME accredited […]

Connecting rural physicians with ultrasound

Connecting rural physicians with ultrasound

Born and raised in Trail, British Columbia, Blair Stanley knew he wanted to go back to his hometown after finishing medical school. Despite knowing the challenges that can often face rural physicians, Dr. Stanley wanted to be home, helping the people in Trail and the rural communities surrounding it. “I’m now a family physician in […]