The Commons is the new, UBC Board-approved name for UBC Okanagan’s multi-purpose student learning facility under construction beside the existing library building.
When it opens this fall, The Commons will feature more than 45,000 sq. ft. (4,180 sq. m.) of space including the Hon. D. Ross Fitzpatrick Great Hall, the Lois and Cliff Serwa Reading Room, a 400-seat classroom, Visualization and Emerging Media Lab, as well as Special Collections and Archives.
Prof. Ono introduces
In his latest blog post Professor Santa Ono discusses Innovation UBC, one of three cross-cutting priorities that will enhance institutional impact in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
UniForum@UBC: Early insights into the structure
of service delivery across UBC
UBC is one of 44 post-secondary institutions around the world participating in the UniForum study. The study enables UBC to benchmark against other universities and develop best practices from experiences across participating institutions.
With more than 600 employees participating in the UniForum study in 2017, organizers wanted to share highlights from year one.
Call for proposals: Aspire Learning and Teaching Fund
The Aspire Learning and Teaching (ALT) Fund supports curriculum change, innovative teaching practices, and learning environment enhancement at UBC Okanagan.
The ALT Fund is currently calling for proposals for 2019/20 projects. There is a two-stage process, with the letter of intent due on June 4. A maximum of $50,000 is available per project and projects may take up to three years in length.
May 31: Interior University Research Coalition symposium
The British Columbia Interior University Research Coalition is a partnership involving UNBC, TRU, UBC Okanagan.
This coalition is holding a day-long symposium on May 31 as an opportunity for researchers to connect,
introduce collaborative funding opportunities and
build a collaborative research community across the three campuses.
Researchers take a holistic approach to examine one of the Earth's most precious resources
There are massive pressures on Earth's finite water supply. Through a diverse array of water-related research activities, UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering is uncovering new ways to manage water resources, from the local to the international stage.
UBC engineers iron out the wrinkles in producing strong and durable materials
While wearing a crisply ironed, wrinkle-free shirt makes a good impression, researchers in the School of Engineering are working to solve the issue of wrinkling when it comes to making textile composites.
Polar bears are listed as a species of ‘special concern' in Canada. Their numbers are declining from the combination of losing habitat and feeding opportunities related to climate change. (Photo credit: Evan Richardson)
New research says location of protected areas vital to wildlife survival
Scientists identify hotspots for Canada's protected areas
Location, location, location is not just a buzzword for homebuyers.
A new study by 17 conservation scientists and environmental scholars says the exact location of protective wild spaces is just as vital as committing to set these areas aside.
Using a specialized optical technique, called Raman spectroscopy, Andrew Jirasek and colleagues are the first to use the technique to look at the unique cellular changes that occur following radiation.
UBC researchers shine a new light on cancer treatments
Infrared fingerprinting of cancer cells can lead to better radiation therapies
Researchers from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a new method of using infrared light to monitor cancer progression during radiation treatment that may lead to better and more personalized therapies.