Research collaborations are ripe for the picking in the Okanagan's emerging wine industry
The Okanagan Valley is fertile ground for research in an array of academic disciplines—from biology and the microbial makeup of the soil, to engineering more sustainable operations and managing collaborations to support growth.
UBC Okanagan is collaborating with partners near and far to strengthen the sustainability of local viticulture.
Important changes are coming to UBC’s wireless connections (UBC Secure, Eduroam, UBC Private). Staff, faculty, and students are required to renew their WiFi connection to stay connected.
Renew your WiFi connection by downloading and installing the AutoConnect tool on your computers and mobile devices by May 9. Get started by visiting: it.ubc.ca/autoconnect
Volunteers needed for Convocation
On June 8 and 9 more than 1,200 students will walk across the stage to receive their degree in front of family and friends. It will be one of their proudest achievements and a day they will remember for a lifetime.
Ceremonies and alumni UBC are teaming up to help make the 2018 Convocation Ceremonies a memorable occasion for graduates and their families. Numerous volunteer roles are available for alumni, faculty and staff members.
If you are interested in volunteering for convocation, complete this form by May 16.
Tonight: Indigenous Canada speaker series featuring Paul Gareau
Indigenous Canada MOOC: Indigenous Experience of Canada in a Time of Reconciliation
Join the UBC Okanagan Library tonight at the Okanagan Regional Library to hear Paul Gareau, assistant professor of native studies at the University of Alberta and academic lead for the Indigenous Canada Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Gareau will be discussing the collaborative creation of the course and its impact as a frontline tool for disseminating indigenous-produced content.
The spaces where teaching and learning occur play a critical role in our students’ success.
At the 2018 UBC Okanagan Learning Conference, the Centre for Teaching and Learning invites you to fill in the blank and share your experiences, practices, and research about the ________ space you create for learning.
Learn how to engage with controversial topics in the classroom
Against a background of societal divisions and growing tensions, the classroom can become a site for expressions of deep differences.
Join the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Aftab Erfan, director of dialogue and conflict engagement with the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office, for an experiential workshop that introduces participants to a tool for engaging controversial topics.
City of Kelowna monitoring spring runoff conditions throughout the city
Under a plan approved by Emergency Management BC to minimize the impact of rising water levels at Robert Lake west of campus, the City has installed pumps to move water south into Brandt’s Creek. The pumps are expected to be there for six to 10 weeks.
From left: Linda Fitzpatrick, Ross Fitzpatrick, UBC Okanagan Chief Librarian Heather Berringer and UBC's Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard pose for a photo outside the still under construction Teaching and Learning Centre.
Supporting students at the heart of a $1.25M gift
Fitzpatrick donation will name new study space, create scholarship for local students
The great hall in the new Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) building will bear the name of distinguished entrepreneur and retired Canadian senator Hon. Ross Fitzpatrick.
Thanks to a donation of $1.25M by Fitzpatrick and his wife Linda, the TLC will feature an expansive two-storey hall on the ground floor with about 6,400 square feet of flexible, multi-use space.
Joshua Brinkerhoff is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering.
Computer modeling may provide better treatments for emphysema
Simulations help researchers understand how lungs absorb oxygen
Researchers in the School of Engineering are using advanced computer simulations to model how air flows into the deepest regions of the lungs and uncover how the early stages of emphysema can impact a patient's ability to take in oxygen.
From left, lecturer Svan Lembke, David Gao, Stehaniya Mikhaylova, Marisa Matthews, Dan Thornton, Argus Properties President Ted Callahan and Faculty of Management Director Mike Chiasson celebrate with the Argus Cup after the 2018 Live Case Challenge.
Growth strategy captures Live Case Challenge
Students win award for tackling complex business problem
Aggressive expansion in a region experiencing high residential growth – achieved by purchasing and partnering with an established company to recreate high-end and tailored service delivery that meets contractors' needs.
That was the recommendation in the winning presentation at this year's Faculty of Management Live Case Challenge.
A self-portrait by Bachelor of Fine Arts student Moozhan Ahmadzadegan is one of many pieces of art on display during the upcoming Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition.
UBC Okanagan fine arts graduates host exhibition
Grad showcase highlights the best work from top students
Visual Arts students will host their annual graduation art exhibition called 20, until April 24.
The show takes place inside the Creative and Critical Studies building, which will be transformed into an exhibition space. The multi-day event showcases a range of the best works created by 20 emerging artists.