United Way: consider a UBC payroll e-pledge donation
The funds raised through the 2018 UBC Okanagan workplace campaign will help improve the lives of children and families as well as create a new United Way student award, enabling a UBC student to unlock their potential.
BBA Readers needed: help admit the 2019 incoming class
All it takes is an hour or two per week. The time commitment is up to you.
Volunteer Broad-based Admissions (BBA) readers are critical to the undergraduate admission process and shaping our community of students. The time commitment is flexible, and BBA reading can be counted toward university service hours for faculty members.
Readers are needed now, with online training beginning in early November.
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and Okanagan College have organized a new film series that asks the question "now what?" in regards to the Anthropocene -- a human-centred force now altering the planet’s biosphere and implicating human-kind in mass extinctions.
The films will be screened monthly in the Okanagan College Kelowna campus theatre, and a discussion will follow each film.
Nov. 28: Prepare your dependent child for UBC admission
Faculty and staff who are parents of children thinking of attending UBC are invited to attend an undergraduate programs and admissions information session on November 28 to learn more about the university's student application process and timelines.
Tensions rise between Hong Kong residents and visitors who come to shop
When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997, it opened consumer opportunities that the residents of China had never previously accessed. Now, tensions continue to escalate, as those who live there feel invaded by those who shop there.
Researcher Ryan Hoiland says patients with moderate to severe COPD endure a state of chronic hypoxaemia.
UBC research determines oxygen may help with dementia patients
Oxygen therapy proves beneficial to some with COPD
A team of researchers, including several from the Faculty of Health and Social Development, have determined that providing extra oxygen to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may help reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Don Nettleton, far left, and Monica Gaucher, both with the Okanagan Regional Library, present UBC Okanagan’s Deborah Buszard her own library card. Also pictured is UBC Okanagan Chief Librarian Heather Berringer.
Okanagan Regional Library opens branch at UBC
Unique partnership brings ORL services to campus
For anyone studying or working at UBC’s Okanagan campus, it just got easier to take out their favourite book from the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL).
Pilot project examines if people will drop-in for a mental health check-up
UBC Okanagan’s Interprofessional Clinic is testing out a walk-in clinic where people will have the opportunity to get a mental health check-up without an appointment.
Associate Professor Lesley Lutes, director of clinical training for the PhD program in clinical psychology, says the five-week pilot project is a first step to opening doors and conversations about mental health.
Professor of Nursing Kathy Rush says that virtual education has the benefit of reaching populations in remote communities.
Bringing the healthcare mountain to the patient
UBC study evaluates virtual educational care
UBC Okanagan nursing researchers are examing the health impact of virtual information compared to in-person delivery. Their latest study, looking at virtual chronic disease education, showed that this approach works equally well, if not better, than the traditional in-office approach.
Engineering graduate students Tharaka Wanniarachchi and Remy Kennedy-Kuiper are working on a system to keep solar panels clear of ice and snow so they work effectively during winter months.
Exposing power from the sun
UBC researchers work with sustainable industry partner to power green home
Utilizing solar panels is a recognized way to harness renewable power from the sun. But in Canada and other northern climates, the effectiveness of solar panels in the winter months is reliant on removing obstacles like snow and ice.
That is the challenge faced by researchers from the School of Engineering.