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Virtual coaching program transforms chronic disease prevention and management

Virtual coaching program transforms chronic disease prevention and management

In late 2020, Sandi Reis was at home on Cortes Island reading her local paper when she noticed an article about a program encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and wellness. Called HealtheSteps, the free, evidence-based program is now delivered virtually, adapting to the reality brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

UBC Innovation Support Unit receives federal funding to help communities accelerate COVID-19 vaccination

UBC Innovation Support Unit receives federal funding to help communities accelerate COVID-19 vaccination

The UBC Innovation Support Unit (UBC ISU) at the faculty of medicine’s department of family practice has received funding from the Government of Canada to develop an interprovincial network of Immunization Primary and Community Care (immPACC) workshops across the four Western provinces to enhance vaccine uptake. Based on a patient-centred approach, these workshops will engage […]

Faculty members honoured at the Academic and Emeriti Recognition Ceremonies

Faculty members honoured at the Academic and Emeriti Recognition Ceremonies

Last month, UBC’s faculty of medicine virtually celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of faculty members during the Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremonies. With last year’s event put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two separate ceremonies were held in June to honour more than 100 faculty members who were promoted to […]

32nd Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives – Dr. Luba Butska

32nd Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives – Dr. Luba Butska

After hearing Luba’s presentation of the research about burn-out in Midwifery that she completed with Dr. Kathrin Stoll, Sally Pairman, the Chief Executive Officer of the International Confederation of Midwives, invited Luba to join a panel on enabling environments in Midwifery.