Fourth-year nursing students Kristin Booth, left, and Jessica Bergen are excited about Thrive 365. The week-long series of events kicked-off with a Healthy Breakfast on Monday. All Thrive events are free and open to the campus community.
Learn to Thrive 365
UBC Thrive events taking place all week
Don't miss out on all the Thrive events that are taking place on campus this week.
A huge number of activities are still scheduled -- with the focus on building skills that promote positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff.
Four-year-old Nadia found a suitable stem cell match through a cord blood registry (a database that catalogues voluntary donations of umbilical cord blood). Her family encourages more people to become blood and stem cell donors.
UBC supports drive to expand blood and stem cell donor registry
Kelowna family tells their story and encourages Okanagan residents to donate
For most people, having 26 million options to choose from would seem like good odds. For Kelowna’s four-year-old Nadia Bjarnason and her family, those odds were not quite enough.
Second-year UBC medical student Hannah Duyvewaardt spent the summer keeping track of requisitions for CT scans at Kelowna General Hospital as part of a study to determine if guidelines for CT scans are being followed by emergency room doctors.
UBC medical student examines the use of CT scans by doctors
Study will help determine ways to improve utilization of a costly resource
Increased public awareness of the risks associated with concussions has led to a surge in patients visiting emergency departments.
In an organic garden near Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Tirso Gonzales looks over a variety of plants including catnip, mint, nettle, and mustard that grow unfettered in a friend’s sanctuary. Photo credit: Gabe Cipes.
UBC prof. heading to global conference on sustainable agriculture
Indigenous peoples from around the world to gather in India in November
For Tirso Gonzales, associate professor of indigenous studies, the problems with the western world’s way of farming are clear. Current practices such as monocropping, pesticide use, and only using a select group of plant species are solely profit driven and unsustainable.