Join UBCO Recreation for its first-ever Virtual Run with Rec
Choose your distance -- 3, 5 or 10 km -- and choose your starting line -- whether its inside on a treadmill or outside in your neighbourhood. Choose how you want to complete this run -- in multiple parts or all at once. Share your achievements with your friends and tag UBCO Recreation on Instagram.
Dr. Sarah Brears appointed Regional Associate Dean, Interior
Dr. Brears was appointed as an interim Regional Associate Dean, Interior in May 2019. With her new appointment, effective June 1, she will continue to provide strategic leadership of the faculty’s medical education programs for the BC Interior.
June 3: Conversation Café looks at different types of feedback
Feedback: A Communication Tool
Human Resources is hosting timely and relevant Conversation Cafes on topics that matter to you. Grab a coffee and dive into conversation with your colleagues to leverage the wisdom in the (Zoom) room, giving you quick access to new approaches and helpful tips and tools.
This workshop offers support for faculty and staff at all levels to apply an intentional equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) lens to their decision making. Participants will have the chance to work collaboratively to apply a new tool -- Intentional EDI Decision-Making -- to examples of key decisions currently under consideration.
Physicians at Kelowna General Hospital, together with UBC emergency medicine residents and Southern Medical Program students have come together to develop a phone follow-up service for self-isolating patients.
Making a difference: UBC medical students support patients in self-isolation
In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, patients diagnosed with mild-disease symptoms were instead directed to self-isolate at home for a minimum of ten days without being tested. As treatments and testing protocols continued to evolve, discharged patients weren’t necessarily getting the most up-to-date information on how to effectively self-isolate.
It was a knowledge gap that Dr. Tony Kwan, a KGH emergency physician and UBC clinical instructor, looked to fill with the support of Southern Medical Program student volunteers.
UBC Okanagan’s Rehan Sadiq, left, discusses drinking water assessment tools and benchmarking strategies with students Gyan K C Shrestha and Sarin Raj Pokhrel.
Connecting the Okanagan through a 'one water approach'
UBC researchers establish performance assessment guidelines for local water utilities
Researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering are launching a community-focused research program as they seek to assess the performance of water utilities and municipalities across the Okanagan Valley.
Chief Scientist at PRE Labs Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti tests several different soap products on a protective face shield.
Collaboration helps frontline workers see clearly during long hours at work
Fogged-up protective face shields proving problematic
A few weeks ago, UBC School of Nursing Professor Sally Thorne tweeted that nurses, health care professionals and frontline workers were looking for an anti-fogging solution for glasses, goggles and visors for people who need to wear a tight-fitting mask.
School of Engineering researchers are looking at creating new policy and planning tools to address flooding in the Okanagan Valley.
UBCO and Okanagan water board team up to address flood mitigation ideas
Engineers create risk assessment and vulnerability tools
With many eyes on rising lake levels these days, UBC researchers from the Lifecycle Management Laboratory are partnering with the Okanagan Basin Water Board to develop new policy and planning tools to address flooding in the Okanagan Valley.
It was late afternoon on Friday, March 13 when instructors learned that the university would be transitioning to online classes for the remainder of the term, as part of UBC’s coordinated response to COVID-19. Faculty had until Monday to figure out how to move their classes, lectures, mid-terms, and final exams online.