Peer mentor program enhanced to provide extra support
peer mentor program revamped to provide wrap-around academic and social support for new students in the online learning environment
All new-to-UBC students will be automatically paired with a peer mentor—an upper-year student from their program—who will act as a first point of contact for campus resources and help build social connections with other students.
Workday for HR and Finance is coming to UBC on November 2, 2020. Join sponsors and leadership from the Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) for a discussion on how to prepare for Workday and where to access support once Workday goes live.
UBC faculty and staff are invited to ask questions and share comments during the event. Connect with the IRP team in advance through ServiceNow.
Until Sept. 30: Honorary degree nominations now open
The Okanagan Senate Learning and Research Committee invites the nomination of worthy individuals for honorary degrees.
Honorary degrees are intended to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to society at the local, national and global level. The committee encourages nominations which reflect the cultural diversity of Canada and the international character and diversity of UBC itself.
Coral species differ in their contribution to the complexity of the habitat, and their response to disturbances and capacity to compete. Modelling the resilience of coral communities will help ecologists design reef management and restoration strategies. Photo credit: Jean-Philippe Maréchal.
UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health
‘Virtual’ coral reefs become diagnostic tool to help manage the planet’s reefs
Working with scientists from Australia’s Flinders University and privately-owned research firm Nova Blue Environment, biology doctoral student Bruno Carturan has been studying the ecosystems of the world’s endangered reefs.
Study examines the benefits of virtual stroke rehabilitation programs
Efficacy and cost prove similar to traditional face-to-face management
A recent review paper, co-authored by Brodie Sakakibara with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management has determined that virtual appointments, in the form of telerehabilitation, also work for people recovering from a stroke.