On May 4 and 5, UBC Okanagan faculty members have the opportunity to network with colleagues as they explore evidence-based teaching and learning innovations and take in practical ideas for the classroom.
Update: On-campus water main flushing to finish April 22
The Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District (GEID) is extending the water main flushing period this week until April 22. Additional on-campus water main flushing will also take place from April 25 to 27.
Sexual Assault Panel consultations April 28 and 29
A University Sexual Assault Panel has been appointed to lay the groundwork for a UBC-wide sexual assault action plan. Consultations will take place at UBC Okanagan on April 28 from 12 to 2 p.m. and on April 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
If you would like to attend, please email your name and preferred time to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be notified of the location of the meeting.
Pat Kennedy, managing director of the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, interviews retired professional soccer player Rob Friend at UBC Okanagan's 11th annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Breakfast.
'Passion and purpose' of sport the focus at UBC athletics breakfast
Retired from professional soccer at the age of 33, Kelowna's Rob Friend shared a passionate message for the audience at the 11th annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Breakfast -- he can never kick a soccer ball again.
Prof. of Earth and Environmental Sciences Adam Wei.
Barber School professor examines impact of reforestation on carbon and water
A four-year UBC study will look at current forest management practices to determine how harvesting, and natural disturbances -- such as wildfires and pest infestations -- are affecting the natural balance between carbon and water.
Argus Properties Vice-President of Finance and Accounting Justin Bierwirth and management students Kyle Patan, Cameron Mahler, Gopal Patel, Jenel McKenney and Audrey Kaake hold the Argus Cup after winning the 2016 Live Case Challenge.
Ride-share incentives capture Live Case Argus Cup
Incentivize and they will share rides
That was the concept behind the winning submission from the Faculty of Management Live Case Challenge, sponsored by Argus Properties Ltd., which wrapped up April 7.
Volunteers from the offices of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Associate Vice-President Finance and Operations travelled to Kelowna's Clubhouse Farm child care and education centre to do some hands-on volunteer work on April 15.
UBC Okanagan participates in United Way Day of Caring
UBC Okanagan participated in United Way Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen's annual Day of Caring on April 15.
This event matched volunteers with agencies in need of help with various projects throughout the Central and South Okanagan, saving local charities roughly 300 hours of time.
A multi-faculty team consisting of Assoc. Prof Solomon Tesfamariam, engineering; Assoc. Prof. Warren Hare, mathematics; Prof Yves Lucet, computer science; and statistician Assoc. Prof. Jason Loeppky, are working to design a road construction computing program.
Team of researchers developing new tools to save millions on road design
Computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and statisticians are teaming up to create a tool to make highway construction less complicated and cheaper.
Prof. Mina Hoorfar demonstrates the breath tube for the microfluidic breath analyzer.
UBC develops marijuana breathalyzer
The smell of your breath is the science behind a new device that will determine if you’re too stoned to be behind the wheel.
Engineering Prof. Mina Hoorfar has developed a handheld device, known as a microfluidic breath analyzer that can detect the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a person’s breath. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Ever wonder if the cost of healthy, locally grown food is out of reach for those on the lower end of the income scale? Think eating healthy should be more affordable? Concerned about sustainable uses of our agricultural land?
AlterKnowledge series visits ECOmmunity Place in Penticton on Friday
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' AlterKnowledge Discussion Series invites the public to join in a special site visit to the ECOmmunity Place Locatee Lands, where participants will learn about syilx (Okanagan) perspectives on ecology and place.
Engineering Prof. Mina Hoorfar and her research team have developed a hand-held device that can detect the scent of particular molecules in your breath -- specifically tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).