Thank a Prof is an opportunity for students to give recognition to a professor or instructor that has assisted them in their educational endeavours. Nominees receive a letter of recognition from the Centre for Teaching and Learning and are recognized on the centre’s website.
Jan. 14: Using data to advance human rights webinar
By making systemic racism and inequalities in our society visible, disaggregated data can lead to positive change. The same data, used or collected poorly, can reinforce stigmatization of communities, leading to individual and community harm.
On January 14, BC Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender and Trish Garner, executive director of research and policy for the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, will be joining UBC for a webinar discussing the collection of disaggregated data to advance human rights.
UBCO researchers Negin Kazemian and her supervisor, Assistant Professor Sepideh Pakpour, are investigating the internal dynamics of fecal matter donors and recipients to determine the effectiveness of the therapy.
UBCO researchers suggest stool transplants can battle serious infections
UBCO Engineering Professor Solomon Tesfamariam (centre) examines wood used in mass-timber buildings.
Proverbial wolf can’t blow down modern timber high-rises, says UBCO researchers
Tall mass-timber buildings are a safe and sustainable alternative for high-rise construction
With an increasing demand for a more sustainable alternative for high-rise construction, new research from the School of Engineering, in collaboration with Western University and FPInnovations, points to timber as a sustainable and effective way to make tall, high-density, and renewable buildings.
Simulation session in the KGH emergency department. Note: in order to conserve PPE, the team pictured here is wearing PPE appropriate for simulation but not bedside patient care.
COVID-19 simulation guide supports rural health care response
Training protocols support learning and build confidence for front-line staff
Research from the Southern Medical Program (SMP) based at UBC Okanagan is highlighting a new pandemic simulation guide as a critical resource for helping the provincial health care system stay up to date.
Leanne ten Brinke, assistant professor of psychology in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and study co-author.
UBC study explores link between social status and trust in decision-makers
Socioeconomic status a significant factor in distrust of powerful
A recent study examining perceptions of power suggests that individuals with lower socioeconomic statuses are more likely to have a negative view of policy or decision-makers.
Leanne ten Brinke, an assistant professor of psychology in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and study co-author, says the study was inspired by her time living in the United States during the 2016 presidential election.
Researchers find young adults seek greater inclusion on COVID-19 public health messaging
Social media contest aims to involve younger population in sharing safety messages
Young adults feeling particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic would like more inclusion in public health messaging, according to preliminary results of a study by Simon Fraser University Health Sciences Professor Scott Lear and UBC Okanagan Psychology Professor Lesley Lutes.