You're invited to read UBC's 2017–2018 Annual Report, which communicates our progress made over the past year and celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff and others who are shaping UBC’s next century.
College of Graduate Studies relaunches web presence
The College of Graduate Studies has re-launched its website (gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca) with a new design, which delivers an immersive experience that elevates and encourages exploration of the ideas, people and events that define graduate studies on the Okanagan campus.
By responding to the survey, you'll help Kelowna develop an understanding of the community's idea of culture, and what it means to you. Anyone who fills out the survey will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a picnic basket full of local products.
Philipp Reichert, manager of International Programs and Services.
Philipp Reichert appointed to Immigration Advisory Committee
Philipp Reichert has been appointed to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Immigration Advisory Committee (IAC).
UBC Okanagan community invited to special Opera Kelowna performance
UBC Okanagan and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies are major sponsors of Opera Kelowna. Our support is helping to make possible a fourth performance of Carmen -- the Opera’s MainStage Production -- on Sunday, August 19.
The UBC community will no longer be able to access Connect After Aug. 31
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) recommends that all faculty members using Connect export all their existing material so that it is not lost after August 31. Make sure to save this content in two separate locations, such as your computer and a USB flash drive.
Use the CTL's step by step tutorial for exporting your content from Connect to Canvas. For more assistance in exporting your course content from Connect, you can contact CTL staff at: email@example.com
Improving the use of students' preferred names
Changes to a number of UBC systems have been made to improve the use of students' preferred names.
Faculty and staff can support this change by always using preferred names that appear on class lists and in the SISC.
Engineers help immerse builders in their environments
What started as a project to enable researchers to virtually observe nanophotonics has morphed into an exciting venture that could soon allow architects and builders and their clients to step directly into their projects.
UBC Okanagan students Stefan Bigsby, right, and Jackson Traplin debrief after their tour of the UBC Vancouver campus. Both were part of the cohort of UBC Okanagan students and staff who attended the opening of the Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre this spring.
Reflection leads student to return to UBC to pursue new journey
For many undergraduate students, university is a time of discovery and reflection
For Stefan Bigsby, starting a second degree at UBC’s Okanagan campus meant returning to his alma mater with a new awareness of his Métis heritage that he connected with two years ago.
Lukas Bichler, associate professor in the School of Engineering.
One Great Idea:
UBC faculty write about an idea that significantly influenced their specific discipline
The epochs of human evolution can be directly linked to the materials available to mankind. As a result, the pace of technology development continues to accelerate with the availability of new materials.
Study proves people are able to control their own happiness
PhD candidate Holli-Anne Passmore has helped establish that -- even for people who have a fear of happiness -- brief positive psychology interventions embedded within university courses can enhance wellbeing.