Sept. 24: Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Ceremony
All students, faculty and staff are invited to witness a declaration of commitments in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action at a ceremony on September 24.
At this special ceremony, UBC Okanagan will officially commit to action relating to: language fluency and culture; curriculum and scholarship; and intercultural understanding, professional development and cultural orientation.
The Ombuds Office is an independent, impartial and confidential resource to ensure that UBC students are treated fairly in all aspects of university life. It provides a place for students to discuss their concerns and offer unbiased advice and guidance.
Terry Myers Zawacki gives talk on what students need to be effective writers in their programs and beyond
Presented by the Department of English and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Zawacki will offer a workshop and lecture on principles and practices of writing across the curriculum.
Oct. 22: Staff Pension Plan info session organized
Thinking about retirement? Have questions about your pension benefits?
An Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan session is organized for October 22. It will be led by Pension Administrator Margaret Leathley. One-on-one retirement info sessions are also available upon request.
Applications now open for Invited International Distinguished Visitor Award
The Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund provides opportunities for faculty members to invite international colleagues to visit UBC and share their research and expertise with the campus community.
UBC researchers are embarking on a three-year collaboration with partners across Western Canada to develop new wearable technologies to help keep Canadian soldiers safer and more comfortable during their missions.
Engineering Assoc. Prof. Kevin Golovin chats with Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr in the STAR Hub. Golovin is principal investigator of the COMFORTS research network, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alberta, University of Victoria and industry partners.
UBC Okanagan awarded $1.5M to develop high-performance body armour
Research will combine new textile technologies and comfort testing to provide lighter, safer protective gear
The age-old technique of dressing in layers is a tried and tested way to protect from the elements. Now thanks to $1.5 million in new funding for UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers are pushing the practice to new limits by creating a high-tech body armour solution with multiple layers of protection against diverse threats.
UBC alumni and students enjoyed a fun-filled evening at UBC Okanagan's 2018 Homecoming Street Fest.
Creating tradition with UBC Okanagan Homecoming
Students and alumni alike are keen to maintain meaningful and long-lasting relationships with UBC. To foster that spirit of engagement, the Okanagan campus hosted its inaugural Homecoming in September 2018.
UBC research has shown that fungal growth significantly affects the physical and mechanical properties of moisture-exposed drywall.
UBC study finds health isn't the only issue with bacteria growth
Microbes are degrading infrastructure, compounding health implications
Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research from the School of Engineering and Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.