Employees are encouraged to use transit or Parking Lots J, W and the north-end of H during Convocation
With the construction of Upper Campus Way -- the new access to campus opening this fall -- and the resulting closures of Parking Lots G and C, getting around campus during graduation will be different this year.
Advanced Malware Protection being deployed in June
This month, UBC Cybersecurity will be turning on the Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) system at UBC Okanagan. The AMP system is an extra layer of protection that complements UBC’s current malware protection (Sophos).
Applications being accepted for Global Contexts in the Classroom Fund
This new seed funding opportunity provides support for UBC Okanagan faculty members to internationalize curriculum through designing course modules that incorporate international content and contexts into existing courses. The funding can be used for travel, collaboration and teaching materials.
The application deadline is August 1, 2018. $1,000 to $3,750 in grants are available.
June 13 and 14: eProcurement and OPT training sessions with Finance Operations
Finance Operations has organized five sessions for June 13 and 14, which will provide a preview on how to work with the new UBC eProcurement form, as well as provide more training for the Online Payment Tool (OPT).
UBC Okanagan researchers develop faster test for cannabis quality
New method to help meet increasing demand for cannabis potency testing
Researchers in the Barber School have developed a new method of measuring phytocannabinoids—the primary bioactive molecules in cannabis—that will lead to faster, safer and more accurate information for producers, regulators and consumers alike.
Experts have created an evidence-based tool that can help coaches be sure they are offering quality programs to parasport athletes. Photo credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee
Canadian researchers review quality of exercise options for those with disabilities
Quality, not just quantity, important for building parasport programs
While blueprints are essential for any construction project, a team of researchers—working hand in hand with the Canadian Paralympic Committee—say a clear blueprint is vital when it comes to establishing sporting programs including people with disabilities.
UBC grad students Kurt Yesilcimen, second from left, and Connor Keegan, far right, give the cart a final inspection before handing it over to Metro Community Church's Devon Siebenga and Ramsay Collier.
UBC's personal belongings cart ready to hit the streets
Members of the street community, local church, will test first prototype
It's not your everyday test drive. The first-ever personal belongings carrier, specifically designed for homeless people, is ready to roll onto Kelowna sidewalks.
2018 Southern Medical Program graduate Sarah Pankratz.
Summer state of emergency
Sarah Pankratz will never forget the ominous sight of six billowing columns of smoke rising from the hills surrounding her hometown of Williams Lake.
It was July 2017, she was home barely a week from medical school and was looking forward to a quiet summer. She had spent the previous year as a Southern Medical Program student training at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
Harsimran K. Kalra with fellow students and professor Francisco Peña in the Mythologies in Motion course.
Mythologies in motion
The study of world literatures takes advantage of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' range of expertise in the field and opens a dialogue between worldviews from a range of cultures and historical periods.
Matthew Stork is a PhD candidate in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Short bursts of intense exercise are a HIIT, even with less active people
Participants find high-intensity interval exercise as enjoyable as traditional exercise
While we know high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is time-efficient and good for our health, School of Health and Exercise Sciences researchers are still curious to determine if less active users are willing to do it.