Attention men: Get out of your mancave into the men’s shed

Posted on April 15, 2015

If UBC researcher John Oliffe had his way, more “men’s sheds” would be built in the Lower Mainland and across Canada.

The nursing professor, who co-heads UBC’s Men’s Health Research program with John Ogrodniczuk from UBC Psychiatry, has seen the tremendous value of these sheds in fostering social connections among men—particularly seniors and retirees—who would otherwise just stay home, possibly isolated or depressed.

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