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Campus Life

UBC’s personal belongings cart ready to hit the streets

May 16, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC grad students Kurt Yesilcimen, second from left, and Connor Keegan, far right, give the cart a final inspection before handing it over to Metro Community...

With help from federal government and donors, new Trades Training House opens at Okanagan College

May 15, 2018 / 11:18 am

Okanagan College Media Release The next generation of carpenters, plumbers, and electricians are stepping into a state-of-the-art new training space at Okanagan...

UBC researchers shine a new light on cancer treatments

May 15, 2018 / 12:00 am

Using a specialized optical technique, called Raman spectroscopy, Andrew Jirasek and colleagues are the first to use the technique to look at the unique...

Enactus OC students showcase new initiatives on national stage

May 14, 2018 / 3:31 pm

Okanagan College Media Release After a strong showing at the Enactus Canada Regional Competition earlier this spring, 27 Okanagan College business students are...

New research says location of protected areas vital to wildlife survival

May 14, 2018 / 12:00 am

Iconic Canadian species like the boreal woodland caribou are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, climate change and loss of connectivity through...

Researchers improve textile composite manufacturing

May 8, 2018 / 12:00 am

Engineering professor Abbas Milani and graduate student Armin Rashidi use 3D scanning equipment to analyze textile composites. UBC engineers iron out the...

Aircraft industry demand still un-met in the Okanagan

May 4, 2018 / 2:58 pm

Okanagan College Media Release With local, national and global demand for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME) soaring, Okanagan College is working with its...

Let’s get physical: Breast cancer survivors on the move

May 2, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan research shows community and cash motivates Physical activity is an effective way to help improve the many mental and physical side effects of...

College to host animation information session and open house

Apr 30, 2018 / 4:14 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Anna Harestad stepped into Okanagan College’s new Animation lab last September armed with pencils, paper and a life-long dream...

College students to showcase future-focused projects to community

Apr 27, 2018 / 3:56 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College student Kelly La Morge is putting her education and skills in technology to work to fighting cyber bullying and...

Tourism educators conference comes to Kelowna

Apr 26, 2018 / 11:03 am

Okanagan College Media Release A three-day conference for British Columbia’s tourism educators next week, hosted by Okanagan College, is going to be focused...

Okanagan College trio golden in Skills competition

Apr 26, 2018 / 11:01 am

Okanagan College Media Release For Okanagan College students and apprentices Lukas Pfob, Connor McLaren and Bradley Vanlerberg, their efforts at the provincial...

UBC leads community partnership investigating physical activity of kids with disabilities

Apr 26, 2018 / 12:00 am

About four per cent of Canadian children are living with a disability and their level of physical activity has been unknown, until now. A new partnership led by...

There is more than just saving money when it comes to fake goods

Apr 26, 2018 / 12:00 am

Consumers buy counterfeit items based on cultural influences While some may think a ‘knock-off’ product is morally wrong, new research from UBC’s Okanagan...

New research modernizes rammed earth construction

Apr 23, 2018 / 12:00 am

Engineering professor Sumi Siddiqua (right) and graduate student Priscila Barreto (left). Chemical treatment improves strength of compressed soil by 25 times A...

Okanagan College opens its doors to high-school students for Experience OC

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:47 am

Okanagan College Media Release Is time travel possible? How are video games made? Is homicide a brain disorder? How did zombies eat their way to the silver...

The Okanagan is RIPE with innovative applied research

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:29 pm

Okanagan College Media Release From indigenization to small businesses, millennials and pinot noir and drones to marijuana, the Okanagan is RIPE with innovative...

Kelowna writer wins UBC Okanagan’s annual short story contest

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:00 am

Finalists in the 2018 Okanagan Short Story Contest, from left: Assoc. Prof. Michael V. Smith, MFA student Victoria Alvarez (second place), MA IGS student...

Computer modeling may provide better treatments for emphysema

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:00 am

Joshua Brinkerhoff is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan Simulations help researchers understand how lungs absorb oxygen...

Bono, Thorpe and Waunch: OC honours three community builders

Apr 13, 2018 / 4:14 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A trio of community builders – all champions of different causes – are being recognized this year by Okanagan College with...

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