New intercultural development program for students launched
The new Intercultural Development Program brings together students from across campus through a blend of workshops and hands-on learning that imparts the perspective and skills needed to live and work within a diverse community like UBC Okanagan.
addressing international issues and intercultural perspectives
The Global Spectrum is a new, student-driven, student-edited and student-published blog that links UBC's Okanagan campus and the world. It is looking for members of the campus community who would like to help shape this student-oriented project.
UBC experts team up to offer new healthy weight service
Participants invited for cognitive-behavioural service addressing healthy body weight
The UBC Okanagan Interprofessional Clinic -- a place where faculty experts from social work and psychology combine their expertise -- is launching a healthy weight service and is looking for participants.
Finance is running a Navigating FMS nQuery for Researchers workshop on October 21 to help new and current researchers get better acquainted with FMS nQuery. Research assistants and research administrative assistants are welcome to attend this session.
Tri-Council Memorandum of Understanding and eligible expenses
At this session on October 28, Finance will provide an overview of the memorandum of understanding and a review of eligible expenses for tri-council grants. Researchers, research assistants and research admin assistants are invited to attend this session.
Signing the renewed memorandum of understanding on September 28 were, from left, UBC Interim President Martha Piper, Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie, and UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Okanagan Principal Deborah Buszard.
Okanagan Nation and UBC celebrate educational cooperation
Partners mark UBC Centennial and Okanagan campus 10th anniversary
A historic educational partnership between the Okanagan Nation Alliance and UBC, first signed on the eve of UBC Okanagan's opening in 2005, was renewed on September 28.
Pilot fatigue for those flying firefighting aircraft is the focus of new research underway with industrial partners and UBC Okanagan's Survive and Thrive Applied Research facility. Photo credit: Larry Scholle
UBC research helps to improve firefighter pilot safety
STAR researchers collaborate with Conair and partner institutions
Hundreds of men and women piloting loaded airtankers above the treetops battled nearly 2,000 wildfires that swept across the province this summer. A new research collaboration with the Survive and Thrive Applied Research facility will study pilot workload and the role that plays in pilot fatigue and overall performance.
UBC Okanagan Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh says the government needs to do a rethink when it comes to medicinal cannabis as new research indicates more and more people are substituting cannabis for prescription drugs, including opiate pain killers. Darren Hull photo.
Study highlights potential public health benefits of medical cannabis
Research challenges cannabis' reputation as gateway drug
Cannabis has been long maligned as an addictive narcotic that could lead to serious health issues, but a UBC and University of Victoria study demonstrates that more people are using cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs and alcohol.
And that may be a good thing, says Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh.
From left: Brandon Born, Jeffrey Krupa, engineering professor and Head of the Integrated Optics Laboratory Jonathan Holzman make use of a femtosecond pulsed laser to develop a time-resolved pump-probe setup.
Physics undergrad co-authors paper with School of Engineering
Three UBC Okanagan students have done what many scientists strive for: publishing their research in a top science journal.
women win gold, men win bronze and Carolyn Lee, Laurne Siemers, and James Casorso all earn Provincial All-Stars
Winners of three of the four tournaments on the 2015 PACWEST women's golf tour, the UBC Okanagan Heat were crowned provincial champions on October 4 at the University of the Fraser Valley Invitational.
With a superimposed image of his father behind him, Wab Kinew discusses a song he wrote shortly after his dad's death. Kinew played four songs in his traditional language, and the audience responded with a standing ovation.
Wab Kinew speaks of forgiveness, reconciliation, and love
Time with his dying father leads to new book, and profound new quality of life
Wearing a t-shirt to mark Orange Shirt Day -- a national day to recognize former residential school students -- and describing himself as humble and honoured to be in front of a Kelowna audience, Wab Kinew took a packed house on a journey Wednesday night.
I Am Accessible award winners are: (from left, back row) Ben Tippett, Milka Beck, Allison Hargreaves, Aleksandra Dulic, Yang Cao. In front are: Ramon Lawrence, Daniel Keyes and Paul Davies. Missing from the photo are: Richard Plunkett, Ruth Frost, Matthew Rader and Hsing-Ming Chang.
Faculty honoured for keeping campus inclusive to all students
A dozen faculty members were honoured recently by the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) as it presented the annual I Am Accessible award.
Graduate students from the clinical psychology program (from left: Diana Lisi, Pamela Black, Lesley Lutes (Director of Clinical Training), Drew DeClerck, Marina Le and Carmela White) volunteered with the BC SPCA for annual Paws for a Cause.
Clinical Psychology graduate students support Paws for a Cause
Graduate students from the clinical psychology program proudly volunteered with BC SPCA at the annual Paws for a Cause walk on September 13.