Thrive volunteers Kascha Collins, far right, and Willona Allemeersch serve up healthy breakfasts to third year nursing students, left to right, Talia Fraser, Melissa Holyk and Sarah Buchsbaum in the Courtyard Monday morning. Traditionally, this was a pancake breakfast but the Thrive Committee opted for fruit, yogurt, cereal, grains and muffin options.
How do you Thrive?
UBC thrive takes place all this week
Thrive is a weeklong series of events that encourages the UBC community to invest in healthier living and balance, community engagement and social supports.
Apple OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) availability and support
Current Status: Unsupported
IT, Media and Classroom Services began testing OSX 10.10 when the early beta version was made available in July. Now that OSX 10.10 is fully released, they have confirmed that UBC Okanagan infrastructure is not yet prepared to fully support it.
Internet connection speed at the Okanagan campus continues to increase
At UBC Okanagan we currently have an internet connection of 400 Megabits per second (Mb/s), which is almost twice what it was 24 months ago. This is due to a number of changes made to the IT infrastructure of our networks.
Funding to help you celebrate UBC’s Centennial in 2015-2016
UBC celebrates its Centennial from September 2015 to June 2016. All members of the UBC community are invited to add to the celebrations with events of their own. To encourage broad participation, the UBC Centennial Initiatives Fund has been created to financially support activities celebrating UBC’s impact on the world and highlighting the contributions of UBC’s alumni, students, faculty and staff.
Cristina Caperchione has received a grant from the Canadian Cancer Society.
UBC professor receives grant to improve cancer survivors' health
Canadian Cancer Society contributes $199,780 for Canada-wide research
Asst. Prof. Cristina Caperchione of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences has received a Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation Innovation Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society for $199,780, to investigate novel approaches to increasing physical activity for survivors of breast cancer.
Asst. Professor of Political Science Carey Doberstein joined the Barber School in July 2014.
New assistant professor uses classroom to connect students to politics and politicians
Next month, residents across British Columbia will go to the polls to vote for mayors and councillors in their municipalities.
Carey Doberstein, new assistant professor of political science, knows that for many young people, politics and political concepts are theoretical in nature or can be seem abstract, so he brought to the classroom eight candidates for Kelowna City Council to interact with students in his POLI 303 class.