Zach Walsh, assoc. professor of psychology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Ann Murphy, who teaches in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Work, received UBC Okanagan's 2016 Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.
UBC celebrates 'exemplary role models' who make a difference
The best of the best were honoured at a special ceremony at UBC Okanagan last week.
Personal defense course for women now open for registration
The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Basic Personal Defense System is a realistic self-defense course that will be offered on June 23 and 24.
Women of all ages, ability, experience and strength are encouraged to register. The RAD system is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, risk reduction, risk avoidance and includes physical training.
UBC supports Falcons Play for United Way on July 6
UBC Okanagan is supporting a charity fund-raiser baseball game on July 6 featuring the Kelowna Falcons. Proceeds from each $10 ticket go count towards UBC Okanagan's 2016 United Way workplace campaign. Tickets can be purchased online.
Volunteer your time – shifts are available for the gate, 50/50 draw and kids' zone. Children can help too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Parking accounts and vehicle information
Parking Services would like to remind all employees that if you are driving to campus and parking, the vehicle you're using must be linked to your parking permit.
International Programs and Services now in University Centre
International Programs and Services (IPS) has moved from the Fipke Centre to a new location on the second floor of University Centre -- UNC 227. IPS provides advising, transition services, and programs for international students.
The team assists our many international students with issues related to safety, health insurance, employment, and their transition to UBC and the Okanagan campus.
UBC research aims to make swimming healthier, more energy efficient
UBC engineering researchers are looking for ways to reduce energy use and minimize potential health concerns in community pools.
"This project is a mix of civil engineering and toxicology," says Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of engineering and the study's lead investigator. “Pools are a popular yet complicated indoor environment to manage, and we believe this study will help identify the most desirable ways pools can be built and operated.”
UBC Okanagan offers social anxiety treatment to the public
UBC Okanagan’s Interprofessional Clinic is offering 6 to 12-week social anxiety treatments for people who experience intense anxiety in social situations, have difficulty interacting with others, worry about being judged or do their best to avoid social situations.
Saliva monitor could change your health
PhD candidate Étienne Myette-Côté is conducting research evaluating whether measuring insulin in saliva can be used to reflect levels of insulin in the blood.
Creating a map to better serve those in need PhD candidate Shelley Cook is working with UBC geographer Jon Corbett to create an interactive map that will assist non-profit community groups to better serve the Okanagan's most in need.