This virtual event will feature local and global speakers in conversation on what it means to be a university in service to the world through equitable collaboration — from research on issues of global relevance to capacity development work and global educational experiences.
April 15:STEM education for Indigenous youth in Canada
Hosted by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic and the Faculty of Health & Social Development
Join an interactive discussion on the great potential and the importance of diversity in STEM, led by Dr. Jane Philpott and Dr. Jason Pennington. Panellists will discuss the barriers that prevent Indigenous youth from participating in STEM programs and will propose a path forward.
To register or find out more, visit the event page.
May 18: Celebrate Learning Week Keynote
Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”
This year's Celebrate Learning Week Keynote Speaker is Cia Verschelden, special projects advisor for the integration of academic and student affairs at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
In her keynote, she will discuss the bandwidth concept and explore strategies to help students be successful.
In December 2019, UBC declared a climate emergency. As a result, the university is developing an ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP2030) that will result in operation emissions reductions through clean energy solutions and energy-efficient technologies.
Now the campus community is being asked what they think can be done to meet the CAP 2030 goals.
Attend a virtual event and complete the CAP 2030 survey to share your perspective. To find out more visit: sustain.ok.ubc.ca/cap
Hire co-op: Extend learning beyond the classroom this summer
With the largest cohort of students from the Interdisciplinary Co-op Program seeking work experiences, now is the time to consider hiring a student to support your department, unit or project.
The Co-op Office can help identify a viable experience, access student talent and assist with the hiring process — including providing onboarding guidance and training remotely.
Sports Week organizers are looking for volunteers to help out with virtual activities. If you want to get involved and help out, register online today.
UBCycles bike donations
UBCycles is asking the campus community to donate used bikes and bike parts. This will help increase the rental bike fleet, provide parts for repairs and provide future learning opportunities for bike maintenance workshops.
Consultations underway for draft Senate academic concession policy
The Senate Academic Policy Committee is seeking comment on draft policy O-135 Academic Concession.
The draft policy is a revision of the policy currently found in the Okanagan Academic Calendar. The revised policy is designed to formalize and clarify current practices with respect to student requests for academic concessions.
Event winner Robyn Thomas and runner-up Elizabeth Houghton with Dr. Peter Simpson, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Katrina Plamondon, featured speaker and assistant professor, and Dr. Lesley Cormack, UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
Master's student captures top prize at UBCO’s 3MT final
Finalists raced against the clock to present their work in a winning way
A compelling presentation of a topic all too familiar to some secured the top spot at the eighth annual UBC Okanagan Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
BFA student Stephanie Tennert works in her home studio on a drawing in preparation for the year-end exhibition.
UBCO visual arts students host year-end exhibition
Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates present final work with a virtual show
Each spring, graduating visual arts students prepare a final exhibition as they complete their program. This year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) show, titled Up Close from a Distance, will be shared as a virtual exhibition.
Acting as natural reservoirs, forests in watersheds release and purify water by slowing erosion and delaying its release into streams.
UBCO researcher recommends systematic approach to forest and water supply management
Human and natural changes to forests impacting natural filtration system
New research from the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science suggests a systematic approach to forest and water supply research may yield an improved assessment and understanding of connections between the two.
A team of researchers has determined the declining caribou population is part of a natural chain reaction from forest harvesting which can attract predators and competition for food. Photo by: Caribou Monitoring Unit
Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction
A new study comparing decades of environmental monitoring records has confirmed that Canada’s caribou are not faring as well as other animals like moose and wolves in the same areas — and also teased out why.
Collective evidence suggests exercise can reduce fall rates in older adults by 21 per cent.
UBC Okanagan researcher discusses approaches to keep seniors' injuries to a minimum
Fall prevention key to keeping older adults healthy and saving health care dollars
Dr. Jennifer Davis, along with many UBCO researchers, spends much of her time looking for ways to keep our older adult population healthy. As co-director of operations of the Falls Prevention Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital, she discusses the importance of healthy aging as well as the health and cost-implications of falls to older adults.