Heavy-lifting equipment will be on campus on Saturday, Oct. 18, to replace roof-top chiller equipment on the Arts building and Library building. This requires the temporary closure of some sidewalks and certain entrances and exits from these buildings between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Gino DiLabio has joined the Barber School as Head of Chemistry for a five-year term.
New Chemistry head values collaboration and meaningful education
Gino DiLabio has loved science and experimenting since he was a child, and he is clear about the reasons he sought out and accepted the position of Head of chemistry in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.
“The youth and the size of this campus make it an ideal place for collaboration,” says DiLabio.
At the announcement Tuesday morning, from left, UBC undergraduate student researcher Ephraim Nowak; Assoc. Prof. Homayoun Najjaran; Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan; UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard; Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification; Phil Lancaster, Founder and President of Helios Global Technologies; and UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research Prof. Gord Binsted.
UBC receives $3.8M for Survive and Thrive Applied Research facility
On Tuesday, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding of $3.801 million to establish the Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) facility at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Casey Hamilton also nominated to the Kelowna Top Forty Under 40 For her community involvement
Casey Hamilton, graduate student in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences and dietitian with Campus Health, is the inaugural winner of the Environmental Leader award in the 2014 Community Leader Awards.
Alden Habacon, director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development, enjoys a bubble tea with Jenica Frisque, Equity and Inclusion Office, second-year arts student Tiffany Huang, and Lisa Levell.
Bubble tea: creating cultural diversity at UBC one cup at a time
Student club brings Taiwanese tea to campus to cross cultural barriers
A group of UBC students is using a novel ethnic beverage to bring people together.
Mary Jung, assistant professor with the Faculty of Health and Social Development, has a treadmill at her desk to ensure she can incorporate exercise into her daily routine.
How technology can help you stay exercising
A UBC researcher is looking at how apps and other devices can keep you moving
So what makes an exercise program stick?
Mary Jung, assistant professor with the Faculty of Health and Social Development, has been granted a five-year, $450,000 research scholarship to look at whether self-monitoring using technology such assmartphone apps or step counters can help people meet their exercise goals by increasing their physical activity.
International Scholar wins prestigious UBC research award
"Research was my dream all along"
Nishat Tasnim, a fourth-year International Scholar majoring in Biology, used to dream of carrying out research as part of her university experience. Having just completed a summer research project funded by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Award, she reflects how UBC made her dream a reality.
Carolyn Lee's 75 was the lowest score on the PACWEST women's tour all season. (Photo by Greystoke Photography)
Heat women earn silver
Made up of three second-year golfers and one first-year, the Heat women's golf team showed poise and experience beyond their years in capturing the PACWEST silver medal at the fourth and final tournament of the year hosted by the Okanagan Golf Club.
From left: Marie Loughlin, Grisel Garcia-Perez, Wisdom Tettey, Anderson Araujo, Francisco Pena and Allison Hargreaves.
FCCS recognizes significant contributions from its own
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies handed out its annual faculty awards recently, recognizing faculty members David Jefferess, Anderson Araujo, Hussein Keshani, Francisco Peña, Marie Loughlin, Grisel Garcia-Perez and Allison Hargreaves.
Renaissance woman among Canada's foremost science historians
FCCS Assoc. Prof. Sean Lawrence is enthused about two visiting scholars speaking in Kelowna on Friday and Saturday.
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society conference features two outstanding scholars and engaging speakers as keynotes,” he says of Lesley Cormack (University of Alberta) and George Saliba (Columbia University).
UBC Professor receives funding to study vocabulary and standardized English language testing
receives $12,000 to investigate test-taker's spoken and written vocabulary
Scott Douglas, assistant professor with the Faculty of Education, has been awarded a $12,000 project grant by Paragon Testing Enterprises for language testing research that will contribute to the ongoing need to contribute evidence to the validity of high stake standardized English language proficiency testing.
UBC students to examine healthy living options for Okanagan region
Marketing students asked to provide tips for a safe, healthy living environment
Population growth statistics confirm that the Central Okanagan is proving to be a much-desired place to live. A UBC professor has tasked his third-year management students to take an in-depth look into the region and examine a list of community development concerns.