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“Gathering Wisdom, Now What?” Recording Now Available

“Gathering Wisdom, Now What?” Recording Now Available

On September 29th, 2011, UBC Learning Circle hosted “Gathering Wisdom, Now What?”

Best Practices Iron Initiative: Promoting iron health during pregnancy and beyond!

Description: This session will update and explore: The impact of iron deficiency anemia [IDA] in First Nations communities The role of iron in pregnancy and new insights into its role in a child’s early brain development which can impact lifelong learning Interventions to prevent and treat IDA including food based approaches, iron supplementation, iron infusions […]

Asthma & Allergies with Jo-anna Gillespie

Asthma & Allergies with Jo-anna Gillespie

Over the past 30 years the understanding of allergic disease has exploded. Unfortunately the number of people suffering from allergic disease has also exploded. In fact over the last 50 years allergic disease has increase by 200%. The question is, which has not yet been answered, why? Many theories are being considered but no one […]

10 Years of Recruiting & Supporting Aboriginal Medical Students

10 Years of Recruiting & Supporting Aboriginal Medical Students

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine had implemented Aboriginal admissions process in 2001. Five percent of its annual compliment of seats is now targeting qualified Aboriginal applicants. In 2002, two Aboriginal students entered first year. These two students (Class of 2006) were the first to graduate under the Aboriginal admissions process. As of […]

“Technology, Kids and Teens” with Ross Laird

“Technology, Kids and Teens” with Ross Laird

On Thursday, October 13th from 2 – 3:30pm, Ross Laird returns to the UBC Learning Circle to discuss “Technology, Kids and Teens“. This presentation explores the emerging cultures of technology and their impact on childhood development, family life, and education. Technology is now an essential feature of the landscape of childhood and adolescence. Gaming, micro-blogging, social […]