UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference

The UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference (ISHC) brings together students from across UBC Okanagan to showcase their health science research and public health experiences at an engaging presentation event. Student researchers, including graduate students, are invited to submit abstracts for poster or oral presentations, and exemplary presentations are given recognition at the end of the conference. Other students can support the conference as volunteers. 

The 2023 ISHC is expected to take place in-person between March 6-17, 2023 (exact date to be confirmed). Abstract submission will open in January 2023.

This year we are looking for students from across UBC Okanagan to join the 2023 ISHC Planning Committee.  We have the following volunteer positions to fill (see links to job descriptions below):

Student Co-Chair
Adjudicators & Presentations Director
Communications & Promotions Director
Logistics & Planning Director
Volunteers & Workshops Director

Application deadline:  December 16th, 2022

Apply to join the 2023 ISHC Planning Committee: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ddl4bVCEXbWAv7E

2022 top Presentation Awards

Biomedicine and Pharmaceuticals
Creation of mucus factories using colon organoids to combat intestinal diseases
Spencer Ursel, Science; Ojogbane Amedu, Applied Science

Child and Public Health
Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 Precautions on Classroom Communication for Adolescents with Hearing Loss: A Qualitative Study
Lindsay Booth, Medicine

Clinical and Emergency Care
ERCP Under General Anesthesia Compared to Conscious Sedation (EUGACCS) Study
Grant Greaves, Medicine

Community Health
The Toxic Drug Response Project
David Byres, Arts and Social Sciences; Victoria Bester, Health and Social Development

Health Policy and Advocacy
Planning and piloting peer-led food skills workshops for UBCO students
Morgan Game, Arts and Social Sciences

Rural and Remote Health
Being there: A qualitative exploration of support systems for rural adults 50 years and older with mental health concerns
Carley Paterson, Arts and Social Sciences

Student and Social Health
Understanding early semester distress in undergraduate students: The impact of work and predictability of work schedule
Jaime-Lyn MacLeod, Arts and Social Sciences; Eric Ferguson, Arts and Social Sciences

Virtual and Digital Health
Mobile App-Delivered Motivational Interviewing for Individuals on an Eating Disorder Clinic Waitlist: Pilot and Feasibility Study
Amané Halicki-Asakawa, Arts and Social Sciences

Download 2022 Conference Guide

Questions? Contact Diane Oorebeek at smp.research@ubc.ca.