Parents and parents-to-be: UBCO Business Operations is conducting a survey as part of the long-term child care expansion plan and wants to know about your child care needs.
If you have kids five and under, or are planning to have children soon, your input is needed. Information submitted will be anonymous and help inform future child care planning and policy development on campus.
A virtual event focused on community, resilience, and the exploration of gender and identity through diverse expressions of art
The Open to Expression event on November 20 will feature an open mic, art installation and reflections from trans and non-binary artists. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. To participate as an artist, email Madison.Tardif@ubc.ca with the subject "TDOR Artist."
Until Nov. 24: UBC Okanagan Transportation Plan consultation continues
The UBC Okanagan Transportation Plan supports future campus growth, community well-being and climate action, in ways that make it more convenient, affordable and sustainable to get to, from and around campus.
This consultation is an important input into the transportation plan. It runs until November 24 and completing the survey gives you a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards.
UBC Recreation is offering an online DIY Wood Sign Paint Night on December 8 at 7 p.m.
Participants will learn how to stain, apply stencil and paint a personalized seasonal wood sign. Kits will be available for pick-up in Kelowna or shipped to you for an additional fee. Register by November 30 to participate.
UBC’s Innovation Precinct is taking shape with the dedication and imagination of students, researchers, staff and key community partners.
Space to Innovate
A 21st-century campus needs state-of-the-art facilities and a cutting-edge approach to solving real-world problems. The Innovation Precinct is a revolutionary new development designed to inspire creativity, test new ideas and cultivate research partnerships.
Jennifer Jakobi, professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Exposing kids to STEM is important, even during a pandemic, says UBCO prof
Parents can take advantage of programs and initiatives to promote science, engineering and math
Parents are increasingly looking for ways to promote an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to their children, especially as access to traditional learning environments has been made more challenging.
For Professor Jennifer Jakobi, exposing young people in the Okanagan to the STEM fields is critical as COVID-19 changes the way students and parents think about education.
Kirk Bergstrom, assistant professor of biology in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science.
UBCO research contributes to new understanding of gastro-intestinal mucus
Understanding how gut mucus packages microbiota could lead to new ways of disease detection
Gut mucus. It may not be everyone’s favourite subject, but new research from the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science has found it’s more complex and intimately linked to the body’s microbiota than previously thought.
Emergency student support the focus on National Philanthropy Day at UBC Okanagan
Timely donor support to boost student emergency assistance fund
As students near and far grapple with the challenges posed by COVID-19, UBC Okanagan marked National Philanthropy Day on November 15 by shining a spotlight on its student emergency assistance fund, which has recently been topped up thanks to local donor support and designed to give temporary financial relief to those most in need.