More than 1,650 students will receive their degrees at UBC Okanagan this week.
More than 1,650 students graduate from UBC Okanagan this week
For many, it’s one of the biggest milestones of their lives—graduating from university. At UBC Okanagan, nearly 1,650 students will reach that milestone this week as the university gears up for six convocation ceremonies.
UBC has committed funds to support the development of expertise in emerging areas where innovation in learning technology can enhance student learning and input is needed to identify areas, topics and questions for further exploration.
Donate with the UBC Okanagan Partners for Life team on June 24
Find the time to donate before summer vacation begins
On Saturday, June 24, the UBC Okanagan Partners for Life Team is hosting an adopt-a-clinic date at the Kelowna Blood Clinic (1865 Dilworth Drive). The team is looking to fill 20 appointments between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Policy #131 – Sexual Assault and other Sexual Misconduct
UBC’s new sexual assault policy, approved by the Board of Governors, took effect on May 18, 2017. The new policy introduced important new principles and commitments, definitions, resources and procedures.
A feature of the new policy is a single point of contact and liaison on each campus for all members of the UBC community who have experienced sexual misconduct or know someone who has.
New genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. Photo credit: Kyle Hawes
Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks
The markers, called single nucleotide polymorphisms, are individual locations in the genome that, in this case, allow researchers to distinguish between the different variants of sockeye salmon: those that spawn on lakeshore or island beaches and those that spawn in rivers and streams.
UBC study determines classroom kindness declines as students get older
Teachers believe they have considerable influence on student kindness in the classroom but according to a new study from UBC Okanagan, this influence seems to decline as students get older.
"When we examined trends across different grades it became obvious that teachers of younger students have a more favorable view of their influence on student kindness than teachers of older students," says study lead author John Tyler Binfet, assist. prof. of education.
After completion of the largest women's selection camp ever, UBC Okanagan Heat volleyball player Aidan Lea has been selected as one of 24 athletes that will compete this summer for Team Canada.
This is the second straight year the Heat have a member of their squad represented on the national team and the first time that a student athlete will return from competing and training with the national team and compete again for UBC Okanagan.
University of British Columbia research supports on-farm adoption of clean technologies and practices
On June 6, Kelowna-Lake Country Member of Parliament Stephen Fuhr announced a $1.4-million investment with UBC Okanagan to identify irrigation practices that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while increasing nitrogen and carbon storage in soil.
Gratitude Project installs art into new Kelowna Police Services Building
A gathering inside the new Kelowna RCMP Police Services Building on May 18 witnessed the unveilinging of an art collaboration created by a local artist and students of Central Okanagan public schools and UBC Okanagan.