Allan King, former manager of maintenance and grounds, with the City of Kelowna's Most Environmentally Dedicated Individual award he won in 2010. Behind him is the campus trail system, one of the many campus sustainability initiatives King championed over the years.
Chris Kraft to get clipped for the Compost King
Al King Memorial Shear organized for Aug. 25
Facilities Management's Chris Kraft is starting a new tradition in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and in memory of former UBC Okanagan employee Al King.
Help welcome students to our campus community this September
UBC Okanagan will soon welcome new and returning students to campus through a broad range of orientation activities and events, including Create New Student Orientation.
All faculty and staff play an important role during this time. By welcoming incoming students and taking part in orientation events, you join us in helping to create memorable and lasting positive experiences for our students.
A faculty and staff online survey opens on August 26. It will help give the university a better understanding of the current state of health and wellbeing. It will also gather information about the use and satisfaction with campus services, facilities and amenities related to health and wellbeing.
Watch for links to the wellbeing at UBC survey in the UBC Okanagan Healthy Newsletter, and email reminders later this month.
Education prof. Sabre Cherkowski has been studying how teacher wellbeing can influence student performance.
Children's success in schools tied to teachers' wellbeing
The ability of public schools to teach students in an innovative and relevant way starts with an education system that looks after the wellbeing of its teachers, according to a study from Faculty of Education Assist. Prof. Sabre Cherkowski.
Westbank First Nation Curatorial Heritage Researcher Jordan Coble talks about the Okanagan Nation's relationship to the land and how his ancestors used to cross Okanagan Lake near the current location of the WL Bennett Bridge.
Learning from the past and present to prepare for the future
Indigenous summer camps appeal to Aboriginal youth
Providing Aboriginal youth a voice proved a wise investment in planning the fourth annual UBC Indigenous Summer Scholars Camp.
BC's South Okanagan becomes home to a new family medicine residency training site
UBC and the Province of British Columbia have launched a new family medicine training site in the South Okanagan, marking the first time doctors in UBC's Family Practice Residency Program can complete their entire residency in the region.
Brianna Verigin -- an undergraduate student working with psychology prof. Stephen Porter -- is one of seven students from around the world to receive a fully-funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Fellowship in Legal Psychology.
While working on her new documentary, Christine Schreyer (second from right) brought film director Britton Watkins, cinematographer Josh Feldman together with Nicole Gordon and Louise Gordon with the Taku River Tlingit.
UBC anthropologist helps create documentary on the art of language construction
Anthropologist Christine Schreyer is combining her love of languages, and her Hollywood connections, to help create a new documentary film.
Faculty of Health and Social Development professors Rachelle Hole (left) and Kathy Rush have shown that older adults who have been discharged from the hospital following serious ailments tend to minimize or even lie about the risks related to their condition.
According to a new study from UBC, older adults who have been discharged from the hospital following serious ailments tend to minimize or even lie about risks related to their condition and its management in order to avoid being seen as vulnerable.
Carey Doberstein, assistant professor of political science.
Do think-tanks matter? A UBC professor says 'think again'
A Barber School professor is suggesting government policy makers and advisors need to do a re-think when it comes to giving validity to reports coming across their desks.
Carey Doberstein, assistant professor of political science, recently published an experimental study of public sector workers and determined that many give a written report or study purported to be from a university more credibility than one from a think-tank or advocacy group.
Poplar Chemical Extraction Research Canada Research Chair Susan Murch and her team are studying how poplar trees can extract contaminants from mine tailings ponds and garbage dumps.
Researching Methazolamide Assistant professor Glen Foster and researchers at the Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health are collaborating Leiden University to analyze the benefits and drawbacks of high altitude medications.