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    Welcome to the Valley of the Creepy AI Dolls

    Social robots for older adults might not be new, but now they're recording, listening—and talking back. “I think the industry is still trying to understand the market,” says Dr. Lillian Hung. “It's still in its infancy, but it has certainly taken off.”

  • AMS Healthcare Podcasts

    Leveraging AI to Enable Compassionate and Equitable Community Care and Nursing

    Good Tech, Compassionate Healthcare | As nurse and postdoctoral fellow at BC Cancer Foundation and UBC Nursing, Dr. Chantelle Recsky aims to ensure patient safety as new technologies are implemented into healthcare. Tune into “Good Tech, Compassionate Healthcare” to learn more:

  • Public Policy Forum

    How to finally get moving on health care data reform - Public Policy Forum

    Dr. Sabrina Wong was among the panelists at a Public Policy Forum event titled ‘Can digital technology save Canadian health care?’ The panelists noted that "Whereas Canadians were once somewhat smug about their health care system, there’s now a greater focus on obvious shortcomings and how the system could be improved. Increasingly, there is pressure on decision makers to focus on outcomes rather than process."

  • The Globe and Mail

    B.C. teens trying cannabis, alcohol or tobacco at lowest rate in 30 years, study finds

    A survey that has canvassed tens of thousands of teens over 30 years has found the majority of adolescents are less likely to have tried alcohol, tobacco or cannabis than at any other time since the survey began. But the research also found that those who do use those substances did so at a younger age than before the pandemic.The McCreary Centre Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit that does research on youth health, released the results of its seventh provincewide survey on Wednesday. The survey was completed by 38,500 public school students from Grade 7 through to Grade 12.The BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) has been conducted every five years since 1992. Annie Smith, McCreary’s executive director, said that over the past three decades, researchers saw that young people were waiting longer and longer to use substances.Read more (Paywalled) 

  • UBC Applied Science

    MHLP Student Experience – Jordan Quinlan

    Taking the stress out of accreditation"I recognized that what was an urgent priority for me in this work was not an equivalently urgent priority for others. I invested the time in meaningful conversations with staff to find out what they valued, what had been a challenge on prior assessments and then build a common ground for this new framework."

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