UN climate conference should not be ‘business as usual’, say climate experts
We spoke to four experts including current and former COP delegates to ask what the world, and Canada, needs to see come out of the conference.
Nov 28, 2023
UBC experts on the Canadian economy
Federal finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to deliver the government’s fall economic statement on Tuesday. UBC experts will be available to comment.
Nov 20, 2023
UBC experts on Pink Shirt Day
Wednesday, Feb. 22 is Pink Shirt Day, a day to stand against bullying and harassment in schools. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 17, 2023
Patients may be at higher risk of overdose when opioid therapy for pain is discontinued
Discontinuing opioids prescribed for chronic pain was associated with increased risk of overdose, according to a new study from the BC Centre on Substance Use and University of British Columbia-Okanagan published today in PLOS Medicine
Dec 1, 2022
Pandemic and Putin turn UBC student into war correspondent
UBC undergraduate student and journalist Anastasiia Lapatina has spent the last four months covering Russia’s invasion of her homeland, Ukraine, while studying political science full-time.
May 24, 2022
UBC’s budget for 2022/23 provides more support for students, strengthens the university’s impact, and advances academic mission
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Board of Governors has approved UBC’s 2022/2023 budget.
Apr 1, 2022
UBC Okanagan to offer Canada’s first bachelor’s degree of Indigenous language fluency
UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, is set to become the first university in Canada to offer a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous language fluency.
Mar 29, 2021
UBC medical students support patients in self-isolation
UBC Medicine faculty members, along with emergency medicine residents and Southern Medical Program student volunteers, are operating a phone follow-up service for self-isolating patients.
Jun 2, 2020
UBC announces new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Okanagan campus
The University of British Columbia announced today that Lesley Cormack has been appointed as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC Okanagan and will formally begin the role on July 1, 2020.
Feb 14, 2020
I oversee a dog therapy program on a college campus. Here’s what I have learned.
Huffington Post published an op-ed by John-Tyler Binfet, who runs the B.A.R.K. therapy dog program at UBC Okanagan, which creates opportunities for students and community members to spend time with therapy […]
Mar 20, 2019
Will U B my <3?
For some, an eggplant emoji evokes visions of a fabulous dinner, while for others, it could suggest an intimate interlude after dessert.
Feb 12, 2019
A full house for Prime Minister Trudeau’s Town Hall at UBC Okanagan
Over 2,500 people were on hand at the UBC Okanagan campus on Wednesday night for a Town Hall event hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Sep 7, 2017
Men who have sex with men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV
Men who live outside major Canadian cities and have sex with other men are less likely to get an HIV test than their metropolitan counterparts, a UBC study shows.
Jun 2, 2016
UBC study finds psychedelic drugs may reduce domestic violence
Psychedelic drugs may help curb domestic violence committed by men with substance abuse problems, according to a new UBC study.
Apr 26, 2016
UBC researchers discover new glass technology
Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV.
Feb 11, 2016
Global markets focus of UBC and BC wine industry collaboration
An innovative partnership between the University of British Columbia and BC’s wine industry has received $630,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada to help strengthen cooperation in the industry, enhance export readiness and develop global identity.
Jul 27, 2015
UBC study finds ‘nurse navigators’ play vital role in senior care
Retirement can be a big adjustment for someone who has spent his or her whole life working and keeping busy. Many of these newly retired professionals want to keep contributing to their community but aren’t sure how.
Apr 21, 2015
Significant impact on water resources by land use change: UBC study
A UBC-Chinese Academy of Sciences joint study shows that land cover plays as significant a role as climate change on the hydrology of watersheds.
Mar 3, 2015
UBC Okanagan students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo
With more than 100 million Facebook fans, his own museum, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there’s no doubt Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.
Feb 5, 2015
Future of Okanagan and UBC directly linked: university president
UBC President Arvind Gupta says the future of UBC Okanagan and the Central Interior are not only linked, but are dependent upon each other for growth and success.
Nov 14, 2014