Prof. Lesley Cormack officially took up her duties as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal on July 1. In her first video message for faculty and staff, Prof. Cormack outlines her plans for this summer – which involve both completing her move to the Okanagan and getting to know our campus community.
The UBC Board of Governors has approved the re-appointment of Sara-Jane Finlay as Associate Vice-President (AVP), Equity & Inclusion for an ongoing term.
Finlay was initially appointed for a five-year term in March 2015. The Equity & Inclusion Office partners with units across the university to embed equity, diversity and inclusion into structure, policies and processes.
Delivered by Morneau Shepell, this session looks at common relationship challenges, discusses methods to improve communication and resolve conflict, explores ideas on enhancing intimacy and romance, and reviews the importance of commitment and trust.
City seeking input on transit exchange improvements
Residents and transit riders in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan are invited to share input on potential improvements at four transit exchange facilities in Kelowna including the Midtown / Orchard Park Exchange, Mission Recreation Exchange, Rutland Exchange and Kelowna Airport Transit Station.
Assistant Professor Adam Ford and students working out of his Wildlife Restoration Ecology lab are forging new collaborations in their pursuit to discover how humans and wolves can coexist in British Columbia.
Associate Professor Nelly Oelke is one of the researchers receiving funding from the interior university research coalition for her work in mental health resilience in rural communities.
Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents
Interior university research coalition funds research to improve the lives of those living outside large urban centres
Supported by the Interior University Research Coalition’s Regional/Rural/Remote Communities Collaborative Research Grant, three Interior university research teams will address the complex problems faced by British Columbians who live outside large metropolitan areas.
Associate Professor Sunny Li, right, discusses adaptations to the Airborne Infection Isolation and Removal system, with his doctoral student Mojtaba Zabihi and Care Health Meditech Managing Partner Stephen Munro, centre.
UBCO researchers team up with industry partner to clear the air
New device aims to isolate and remove droplets and airborne viruses
UBC Okanagan researchers are collaborating with Kelowna-based Care Health Meditech to develop a new device that isolates and eliminates airborne droplets and germs associated with COVID-19 and other illnesses.