Students at the Okanagan campus
UBC Reports | Vol. 50 | No. 4| Apr.
Welcome UBC Okanagan!
Dr. Martha Piper’s speech on March 17 in Kelowna marking
the merger of Okanagan University College with UBC.
Dalai Lama Brings Message of Peace to UBC
How different would the world look today if compassion and
a consideration for all cultures had informed the immediate
response to 9/11?
The Mystery of the Disappearing Sockeye Salmon
Fraser River sockeye salmon have been acting strangely of
late. Their odd behavior has experts puzzled -- and worried
-- because millions of the fish are dying before they reach
their spawning grounds.
Coyotes Prey on Children
Cat-killer, cartoon character or funny-looking dog -- perceptions
of the coyote may vary but one thing is certain -- a hungry
coyote sees a small child as just another menu item.
Undergraduate Students Conduct Research Too
If you thought graduate students were the only ones on campus
doing all the hard-hitting research, think again. This year’s
Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference showcased
90 projects conducted by undergraduates.
Building a Better Mars Rover
When NASA bounced a pair of robots onto Mars earlier this
year to explore the red planet and look for evidence of water,
Nando de Freitas took more than a passing interest in how
the two rovers, dubbed Spirit and Opportunity, would manage
Plant-based Hormone Offers New Hope for Hot Flushes
Imagine that your heart starts pounding, your skin temperature
suddenly spikes and you break out in a sweat that wakes you
up at night and forces you to fling off clothing during the
Refugee Program Creates Global Citizens
From its inception, the WUSC Student Refugee Program has
changed the lives of more than 700 student refugees by providing
opportunities for them to resume their studies and live a
secure and prosperous life, but its influence goes even further.
New Treatment for Hand Burns
A third-year medical student has conducted the first Vancouver
study of the effectiveness of vacuum therapy for acute hand