Steve Patterson is best known as host of the CBC Radio One hit show The Debaters. Join Patterson at Homecoming weekend for a comedy special, pre-reception, long-table style dinner and dessert reception.
You’re invited to read UBC’s 2018–2019 Annual Report, which communicates our progress over the past year and celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff and others who are shaping UBC’s next century.
This year’s downloadable report includes top highlights, high-level performance measures and financial information.
Updated Pride staircase a symbol of diversity at UBCO
The Pride staircase outside the University Centre has now been painted and updated with black and brown stripes and trans flag colours in recognition of the diversity of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community at UBC Okanagan.
Dr. Ananya Mukherjee Reed is provost and vice-president, academic, at UBC Okanagan and professor in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences' department of economics, philosophy and political science.
An interdisciplinary scholar in the field of development studies, Dr. Mukherjee Reed’s work over the past decade has mostly concentrated on inclusive and people-centered development.
The BC Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Empowerment (TYDE) Project, led by School of Social Work Associate Professor Rachelle Hole, aims to improve the employment outcomes for transitioning youth with developmental disabilities in British Columbia.
Working towards inclusion
TYDE Project helps those with developmental disabilities find meaningful employment
For most youth, entering the workforce is a familiar rite of passage on the path to adulthood. But for youth with developmental disabilities, this transitional period brings difficulties and challenges that are rarely even considered or comprehended by others.
Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton, left, with UBC engineers Rehan Sadiq, Kasun Hewage and Shahria Alam discusses green technology educational opportunities during a tour of the college’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence.
UBC and Okanagan College create green construction centre
Partnership will create hands-on learning opportunities
A formal partnership between UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College has established a Green Construction Research and Training Centre that will provide new research options and create hands-on practical training opportunities for students.
Doctoral student Sajjad Mohammadnejad with a mixed gas burner used by engineering researchers in the Combustion for Propulsion and Power Laboratory at UBC Okanagan.
Researchers examine how hydrogen affects natural gas combustion
UBCO engineers explore improved energy generation
In the search for cleaner and more efficient energy, researchers from UBC and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada are investigating the benefits of injecting hydrogen into natural gas distribution networks.
From left: Colin Basran, mayor of Kelowna; Gaelene Askeland, Journey Home Society; Paul Van Donkelaar, School of Health and Exercise Sciences; Kerry Rempel, Okanagan College; John Graham, School of Social Work; Trevor Corneil, Interior Health Authority; Gordon Lovegrove, School of Engineering; Stephanie Lang, FHSD graduate student; Kyleen Myrah, Okanagan College.
Collaboration aims to improve services for homeless
UBC and Okanagan College team with community groups to tackle issue
Researchers at UBC Okanagan, Interior Health, Okanagan College, the Central Okanagan Journey Home Society and various human and health service sectors across the BC Interior, have received federal funding to explore ways to improve services for homeless people.
Louise Griep, engagement strategist, Equity & Inclusion Office.
Ideas to action: Building a plan for a more inclusive UBC
Hear from Louise Griep, engagement strategist with the Equity & Inclusion Office, as she discusses her experience of facilitating the development of UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan, an overview of the plan's core focus, and what this means for the university and its community.
Expert Q&A: Wildfire season in the Okanagan Valley
UBC professor explains how temperature, fuel and climate change contribute to wildfire risk
With long-range weather forecasts predicting little precipitation and a rise in temperatures, UBC asked David Scott, associate professor in earth, environmental and geographic sciences, his opinion on the fire risk in the Okanagan.