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Campus Life

UBC launches program to advance chronic disease research

Oct 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

Community-based prevention and management are key goals The UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program is launching a new research program aimed at...

Families invited to experience outdoor play

Oct 13, 2017 / 2:45 pm

The first of two free outdoor play workshops will kick off in Peachland this Saturday, offering children and their families the chance to express their...

Don’t dispense with cannabis dispensaries, caution UBC researchers

Oct 12, 2017 / 12:00 am

Psychology professor Zach Walsh recently published a study examining the roles independent marijuana dispensaries play in cannabis access. Recent publication...

UVic professor sheds light on Indigenous Peoples’ land management practices

Oct 11, 2017 / 12:30 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia have historically been described as hunter-gatherers, but according to ethnobiologist Dr....

Ketone nutritional supplements: Good or bad for athletic performance?

Oct 11, 2017 / 12:00 am

Jonathan Little is an assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Popular new ketone salts enhance fat burning but impair...

UBC researchers take the ‘stink’ out of wastewater treatment

Oct 10, 2017 / 12:00 am

Cigdem Eskicioglu is a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus. Smelly sludge improves with the right timing of common additives A foul smell and...

UBC researcher creates cheap, compact and convenient microscope

Oct 5, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC assistant professor Keekyoung Kim in his lab. From $100,000 to $100, UBC Okanagan engineer makes microscopic imaging accessible For slightly more than $100,...

UBC and TRU team up to explore useful bio-products found in cannabis

Oct 2, 2017 / 12:00 am

Cannabis flower. Credit: Antoine Collet/Flickr Partnership with licenced industry grower expands research potential Researchers at UBC Okanagan and Thompson...

John E. Peller to keynote as Wine Talks returns to College

Sep 28, 2017 / 3:47 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Together with Liquidity Winery, Okanagan College is presenting the third installment of its popular Wine Talks series on Tuesday,...

Pocket-sized microscope brings science lessons in Africa into focus

Sep 27, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Faculty of Education’s Carly Bokor shows Paramount Chief of the Nabdam Region how to use the Foldscope. UBC educators share simple tool with schools in...

UBC team recognized for increasing blood donations on campus

Sep 27, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan Partners for Life Program Champions Natalie Murdoch (School of Nursing) and Warren Brock (Southern Medical Program) with their Honouring Our...

Purple plant is on the defensive

Sep 26, 2017 / 12:00 am

Associate professor Soheil Mahmoud (second from right) with his research team at UBC Okanagan's lavender field. Lavender is more than just a nice smelling and...

Wildfire 2017: causes, consequences and solutions to a wicked problem

Sep 25, 2017 / 9:54 am

Okanagan College Media Release As the smoke across the Okanagan barely begins to lift, the Science in Society Speaker Series is sparking a new season with a...

Okanagan College sees fall student enrolment grow

Sep 22, 2017 / 11:03 am

The total number of students enrolled in programs at Okanagan College has climbed by more than four per cent compared to last year at the same time. A snapshot...

Regular exercise benefits those with spinal cord injuries

Sep 20, 2017 / 12:00 am

Conclusive evidence is supported by hundreds of studies, according to UBC researcher What’s true for the general population is doubly true for those living...

Youth Exhibition Powwow returns for ninth year

Sep 19, 2017 / 1:51 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The cultural event of the fall season is back and about to kick off at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Community members are...

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