Historic first signatures are added to the Okanagan Charter at UBC Okanagan on June 25. From left: Tom Macauley, President of the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan, Jim Hamilton, President of Okanagan College, Enoch Weng, President of the Simon Fraser University Student Society, and Arvind Gupta, President of UBC.
Health and sustainability promotion top priorities in Okanagan Charter
A new international charter was signed on June 25 by universities and colleges from around the world committed to bringing health promotion and sustainability into all their policies and practices.
WRAP Coordinator Tracey Hawthorn is presented with the first-prize in CAUBO's annual Quality and Productivity awards.
Thrive wins first place award at CAUBO conference
The Canadian Association of University Business Officers has awarded UBC's Thrive: Building Positive Mental Health for All program first-prize in the open category of their annual Quality and Productivity awards.
The award was presented to WRAP Coordinator and Thrive organizer Tracey Hawthorn at their annual conference in June.
To date, 10 other universities have taken UBC's lead when it comes to Thriving.
Parking on campus continues to be in high demand. To provide increased and better service options for the campus community, a modest increase will be applied to most parking lots at UBC Okanagan on September 1, 2015.
This year's Equity Enhancement Fund is supporting five groups at UBC Okanagan.
The projects funded include Indigenous Art Week, a workshop on engaging ambassadors for change, a project that looks at the diverse needs of faith-based communities, and a peer-driven project that builds spaces for great inclusion.
Effective July 1, on weekends, as well as weekdays after 4:30 p.m., parking permits will be valid in any parking lot except lots A, M and R.
Print system upgrades being implemented this summer
This summer IT, Media & Classroom Services will be implementing a new print management software package called PaperCut, a software application designed to help organizations manage enterprise printing.
Assistants needed for student-led conference in July and orientation in August
Terina Mailer, Okanagan campus coordinator for Vantage College, is looking for a select few student volunteers to help organize a student-led conference from July 19 to 21 and an orientation on August 22 and 23.
An online real-time health risk assessment tool built specifically for men by UBC's department of urologic sciences and the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation. You Check is 100 per cent anonymous and confidential.
Jason Loeppky is one of only two statistics professors across Canada to receive a NSERC’s Grant Accelerator Supplement.
Federal government supports researchers at UBC Okanagan
Researchers win NSERC Discovery grants
Research scientists across several UBC Okanagan faculties will receive more than $2.6 million in financial grants, fellowships, and scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
The Entry Island coast with lines of sedimentary deposits distinct from the basalt base of the hills in the background. The sea is moving the coastline inward. (Photo credit: Robin Dods)
A sea of change for researchers and islanders alike
This spring saw the continuation of a research project that started four years ago on the Magdalen Islands of Quebec, which are a microcosm of the issues for all island and coastal peoples under stress from climate change and coastal erosion.
Lael Parrott led a fieldtrip with graduate students from UBC Okanagan, Oregon State University and Université du Quebec to HJ Andrews Experimental Forest.
An experimental forest
fieldtrip brings students and faculty to Oregon research forest
Lael Parrott, associate professor of biology and Earth and environmental sciences, recently led a group of graduate students on a week-long course at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon. The forest is part of the Long-term Ecological Research network and contains old coniferous forest typical of the US Pacific Northwest.
Small World, a community art event created by UBC sculpture professor Samuel Roy-Bois.
Small World art project hopes to demonstrate connectedness
People invited to grab some tools and participate in creating large sculpture
Small World takes place Saturday at the Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage site at the bottom of Dilworth Mountain along Mill Creek Linear Park in Kelowna. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the everyone. Drop in at any time during the day to participate.
Breast cancer fitness research Assistant Professor Cristina Caperchione in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences has received a grant from the Canadian Cancer Society to investigate approaches to increasing physical activity for survivors of breast cancer.
Heat men's basketball Head coach Pete Guarasci and players talk about what sets the Heat men's basketball team apart from the rest.