UBC 101 – online orientation available for new students
The Office of the Associate Vice-President Students has just launched a new online orientation for new students that streamlines and improves the transition experience for UBC Okanagan undergraduate students.
UBC 101 – online orientation is a non-credit course offered through Canvas to provide incoming students with the knowledge and resources to have a great first-year at UBC Okanagan.
Thrive Week takes place from October 29 to November 2
The Thrive Organizing Committee is looking for campus partners to help expand positive mental health among all UBC faculty, staff and students. Individuals or groups can plan an event, help promote Thrive week or get people talking in support of mental health.
The UBC Okanagan Library is pleased to announce a community partnership that will enable Project Literacy Kelowna to bring their One to One Tutoring Program for English language acquisition to the campus community.
Integrated Renewal Program welcomes new Program Director
Chris Mercer has been selected as the new program director for the Integrated Renewal Program. Mercer joined the university on August 20 with over 35 years of experience working in higher education with both large public and smaller private post-secondary institutions.
Share something about yourself and the work you do with your colleagues by having your profile featured in UBC Today. FCCS and Barber School Professor Alison Conway was the most recent UBC Okanagan employee to be featured in a 30-Second Bio.
Call for Applications: Invited International Distinguished Visitor Award
The Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund provides opportunities for faculty members to invite international colleagues to visit UBC and share their research and expertise with the campus community. The deadline for submissions is October 15.
President Santa Ono addresses a packed gymnasium as he welcomes more than 2,400 first-year students to the Okanagan campus.
UBC Okanagan welcomes students back to campus
Early indications show it will be LARGest number of students ever
Construction of the new Commons building wrapping up, and the creation of new roads leading to and from campus, are clear indications of an expanding community. And this year's student enrolment numbers demonstrate that growth is a common thread throughout the university, says Deputy Registrar Fred Vogt.
Miranda Hart, associate professor of biology in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences.
UBC researcher wonders where the women are
Study shows females under-represented in top research journals
After an in-depth study, a Barber School researcher says almost every aspect of two top science journals continue to under-represent women—from published articles to photos, feature profiles and even advertisements.
$1.3M grant to help those with developmental disabilities find work
UBC Okanagan researcher working with community groups to develop online education
Researchers from the School of Social Work have received over $1.3M in federal funding to prepare youth living with intellectual disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder to find meaningful employment later in life.