Campus Life

UBC researchers to weigh in on commercial weight loss option

Jun 18, 2018 / 12:00 am

Associate Professor of psychology Lesley Lutes has been awarded $1.7 million to study a commercial weight loss program. Weight Watchers Freestyle food program...

UBC’s Hargreaves wins prestigious Gabrielle Roy writing award

Jun 13, 2018 / 12:00 am

Jury calls book ‘sensitively argued, memorable and deeply insightful’ UBC Okanagan Associate Professor Allison Hargreaves is the winner of the 2017...

OC apprentice builds his way onto the podium at Skills Canada Nationals

Jun 11, 2018 / 1:48 pm

Okanagan College Media Release For his display of skill and precision under pressure, an Okanagan College-trained carpenter was recognized among the best in the...

Newly minted PhD graduate keeps her ties to UBC Okanagan

Jun 8, 2018 / 12:00 am

Julianne Barry graduated this week with her PhD from UBC Okanagan. She’s done it all—from undergrad to masters to PhD and research fellow Julianne Barry is...

Double degrees add up to top Pushor Mitchell recognition

Jun 7, 2018 / 12:00 am

Dana Klamut graduated this week with degrees in math and computer science (honours) from UBC Okanagan. Winner excels at both math and honours computer science...

DNA analysis of near-extinct tortoises leads to gold medal win

Jun 7, 2018 / 12:00 am

Biology student wins Governor General award for academic achievement A UBC student’s research examining the DNA of endangered Galapagos tortoises has led to...

Car Dealers Rev Up Support for OC Automotive and Business Students

Jun 6, 2018 / 3:52 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The New Car Dealers Foundation of British Columbia is helping power success with $10,000 annually in new awards for Trades and...

Enactus OC project transforms elementary students into authors in the South Okanagan

Jun 6, 2018 / 10:19 am

A class of Grade 4 students at Queen’s Park Elementary in Penticton are some of the region’s newest published authors thanks to a new initiative by Okanagan...

From Australia, Asia (and a few spots in-between) to academia

Jun 6, 2018 / 12:00 am

Zoology grad Ashley Kerik has ambitions of study freshwater sharks. Biology grad takes pause in her globetrotting to study at UBC Okanagan Ashley Kerik has...

UBC Okanagan confers three honorary degrees in 2018

Jun 6, 2018 / 12:00 am

From left: Astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi, Splatsin First Nation Elder Rosalind Williams and Entrepreneur Anthony von Mandl. Local First Nations Elder, business...

Summertime activities and learning opportunities still available for Kelowna kids

Jun 5, 2018 / 2:06 pm

Okanagan College Media Release From Minecraft to cooking camps to flight academy, Okanagan College’s Camp OC is back in July with a broad selection of...

Psychedelic drug use associated with better emotion regulation and reduced partner violence in men

Jun 5, 2018 / 12:00 am

Psychedelics may help improve emotion regulation and keep violent tendencies at bay In a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers...

UBC Okanagan hosts six graduation ceremonies this week

Jun 5, 2018 / 12:00 am

2017 graduates throw their mortarboards into the air to celebrate their success after receiving their degrees. More than 1,750 students will cross the stage and...

College’s Vernon Trades Centre gets a boost from Kalamalka Rotary

Jun 1, 2018 / 10:58 am

Kalamalka Rotary has stepped forward with a major gift to support amenities for students in the new Trades Centre under construction at Okanagan College’s...

Graduation inspires College student to think locally and globally

Jun 1, 2018 / 8:35 am

Okanagan College Media Release Jennifer Meyer had long envisioned a career in International Development before an opportunity to make an impact locally sparked...

Team of international researchers hunt for answers in thin air

May 31, 2018 / 12:00 am

A picture captured by Prof. Ainslie’s research team during their high-altitude research expedition to White Mountain, California, in 2015. Photo credit: Matt...

Canadian researchers review quality of exercise options for those with disabilities

May 30, 2018 / 12:00 am

Experts have created an evidence-based tool that can help coaches be sure they are offering quality programs to parasport athletes. Photo credit: Canadian...

Mountains matter

May 28, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan sustainability researcher Lael Parrott, report editor and contributor University experts comment on how climate change is transforming alpine...

A global opportunity at hand for PacWest wineries

May 24, 2018 / 11:26 am

Okanagan College Media Release At a time when trade agreements and threats dominate headlines, the President of the Washington State Wine Commission has a...

Short bursts of intense exercise are a HIIT, even with less active people

May 24, 2018 / 12:00 am

Participants find high-intensity interval exercise as enjoyable as traditional exercise While we know high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is time-efficient...