Lesley Lutes is a professor of psychology and director of clinical training at UBC Okanagan, as well as director of public advocacy for the BC Psychological Association (BCPA).
Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need
Successful BC psychological first-aid program to be replaced with two online options
A continued need for mental health support has driven Lesley Lutes to transition a temporary teletherapy line that she organized earlier this year—ceasing operations on July 31—into two online solutions.
Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge super climbers announced
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge. A total of 98 faculty and staff climbed their way to health, and this year 23 new climbers and four household teams competed.
Participants completed 210,885 flights of stairs, which is 632,655 metres of elevation, the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 72 times.
Campus Health has organized a lunch hour presentation on August 12 about two food security projects at UBCO.
The presentation will focus on the experiences of food-insecure students and the findings of community consultation sessions for an on-campus physical food hub. This session will be recorded and the recording will be posted on the Campus Health website.
Aug. 27: Integrated Renewal Program and Workday for researchers
Modernizing and simplifying processes and bringing them into the new Workday system will improve researchers’ access to real-time information and facilitate grants management.
This workshop will provide information about key changes and benefits that are relevant to principal investigators, grant holders or research support staff. For more information, contact email@example.com.
John Klironomos (right), biologist in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Sciences is studying how to make plants more resilient to changes in the environment, and believes that fungi in the soil may play a central role.
Soil scientists at UBC Okanagan are digging into the challenge of making plants more resilient to environmental change.
UBC researcher Joanne Taylor says shopping at a farmer’s market for local produce or using space in a community garden to grow fruit and vegetables are steps Canadians can take to protect their own food security. Photo credit: Nikita Shoots.
UBCO researcher looks at food security during COVID-19
Food insecurity has long been an issue in Canada
As COVID-19 looms into the summer, international borders remain closed, a number of meatpacking and food processing plants are shut, and local farmers face a shortage of migrant workers to harvest crops.
Indeed, prices have increased in grocery stores and the stark reality of supply and demand is hitting Canadians in the wallet.