read the first post from Professor Santa Ono's new blog
"The holiday season is a time for reflection, and lately I have been thinking fondly of the warm welcome that the members of the UBC community have extended to me and my family in the months since I took up my position as 15th president and vice-chancellor of the University."
Susan Wells, professor of psychology and social work.
Cultural adaptations in juvenile justice may not be working
Significant financial and time investments in culturally adapting services for youths in the justice system may not be effective for the people they are trying to help, UBC Okanagan research shows.
An extensive review of studies on cultural programming in youth justice services in North America was conducted and researchers found that while programming may help employees feel more sensitive towards cultural minorities, there is little evidence the investments directly benefit inmates.
New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study.
The study also found that moms who use expressed breast milk typically transition their babies to infant formula feeding sooner than their breastfeeding peers, a trend that may impact the health of our next generation.