Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program available for faculty and staff
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week group program that focuses on cultivating mindfulness -- an intentional, non-judgemental, moment-to-moment awareness of bodies, minds, and emotions.
The program begins this month and will be led by Janice Snyder, assistant professor of psychology.
The Behaviour modification, Exercise and Nutrition Behaviour modification, Exercise and Nutrition (BEN) program will be re-starting in the second week of September and organizers are looking for feedback to help make the program as accommodating as possible for Okanagan campus employees.
The legal marijuana trade in Washington state will add fuel to calls for legalization in neighbouring B.C., says Zach Walsh. Photo: Alexodus, Flickr.
Budding industry: How legal marijuana trade affects Canada
A UBC expert says legal marijuana shops in nearby Washington state puts pressure on B.C. and Canada to re-think its cannabis laws
Zach Walsh, assistant professor of psychology and co-director for the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law, discusses how the industry could impact cannabis laws on both sides of the 49th parallel.
Camilo Peña has immersed himself in the day-to-day activities of the winery industry in order gather information about the extent and impact of sustainable viticulture practices in the Okanagan.
Making wine a greener enterprise
UBC grad student examines potential of sustainability from vineyard to market
From Bogota, Colombia, to Mexico City, to the wineries of the Okanagan, PhD student Camilo Peña has been on a round-the-world research journey aimed at better understanding and documenting the relationship between marketing, consumer motivation, and social and environmental sustainability in agriculture.
Education takes place beyond classrooms, says Vicki Green
Teach your children well
A UBC expert reflects on how education has changed during her 46-year career and how some things have remained the same
The Faculty of Education turns 25 this month, dating back to when the campus was home to Okanagan University College. Associate Professor Vicki Green draws interesting lessons from a career dedicated to teaching students and new teachers.
Women and children in the village of Jangala Kottalu are used to carrying water to their part of the village. Now, thanks to the dessert buffet organized by students in UBC's Residence Association they have fresh water from a new well.
From brownies and Bundt cakes to running water in India
Students organize fund-raiser dessert buffet to build a well in Andhra Pradesh
It was the case of two opposites: the decadence of dessert and a village in India with no clean water.
Men's soccer coach Dante Zanatta is one of the highest trained coaches in Canada.
Heat coach earns national 'A'
Zanatta certified at highest level in Canada
Heat head coach Dante Zanatta is not only bolstering his roster in preparation for the Heat's inaugural CIS season with a slew of top recruits, he has also added to his coaching acumen this off season.
Anderson Araujo, Nancy Holmes and Lisa Grekul, seen here at the Okanagan Military Museum, gave presentations marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War at the Canadian War Museum.
UBC sponsors Canadian war literature world conference in Ottawa
Renowned authors to speak about Canada's First World War literary contributions
UBC's Okanagan campus, the University of Ottawa, and the Canadian War Museum marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the "war to end all wars" with a conference on Canadian war literature and a distinguished speakers series in Ottawa.
Variety of workshops, readings at Eco Culture Centre in August
From cedar basket weaving, to poetry nights and sessions on wild plants, wilderness living and storytelling, there are workshops and events at UBC's Eco Culture Centre in August, appealing to a wide range of interests.
Scholarship that could change future of medicine
Engineering PhD student Hojat Rezaei recently received a Friedman Scholarship that help him bring a unique technique to isolate or accurately position a particular particle or cell on a microchip to health care researchers at Harvard.
Nursing's global reach
Every year, nursing students and faculty travel to a variety of developing countries to providing training and to learn from local health care practitioners.
Developer reaches out to UBC
For researchers with the Okanagan Sustainability Institute and the School of Engineering, one of their current research labs is a sloping hillside development in Peachland.