UBC Okanagan hosts virtual Nobel Night event

UBC Okanagan hosts virtual Nobel Night event

Planets, poverty, peace and powerful batteries. The science and activism behind all of these are tied together this year by the lasting legacy of Alfred Nobel’s annual recognition for game-changes.

UBC study explores link between social status and trust in decision-makers

UBC study explores link between social status and trust in decision-makers

A recent study examining perceptions of power suggests that individuals with lower socioeconomic statuses are more likely to have a negative view of policy or decision-makers.

UBC Okanagan rethinks and relaunches its Bachelor of Arts program

UBC Okanagan rethinks and relaunches its Bachelor of Arts program

In an era when there’s increasing emphasis on students to focus on science, technology, engineering and math—the STEM fields—UBC’s Okanagan campus is relaunching its Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with an eye to making it even more relevant to today’s changing world.

Lawyer, journalist and equity advocate Hadiya Roderique explores racism in the workplace

Lawyer, journalist and equity advocate Hadiya Roderique explores racism in the workplace

On Wednesday, November 17, UBCO hosts lawyer, journalist and equity advocate Hadiya Roderique as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.

UBCO study says it’s not if, but how people use social media that impacts their well-being

UBCO study says it’s not if, but how people use social media that impacts their well-being

New research from UBC Okanagan indicates what’s most important for overall happiness is how a person uses social media.

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

At a time when many are in critical need of counselling and mental health services, UBC Okanagan’s Problematic Substance Clinic use has announced that it will be shifting its services online to support the community during COVID-19.

Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need

Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need

It was nearing the end of March—and Lesley Lutes recalls noticing a shift in attitudes from those who thought the COVID-19 outbreak would be short-lived.

From student to healthcare hero

From student to healthcare hero

Ngan Nguyen Lyle was studying for an upcoming data science quiz when she got the call.

Free mental health support available to all BC residents

Free mental health support available to all BC residents

All British Columbians now have access to free, psychological first-aid thanks to a collaboration between UBC Okanagan, the BC Psychological Association, and the province.

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic, says UBC prof

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic, says UBC prof

Understanding how disease is passed from one individual to another has long been key to protecting populations from diseases like COVID-19.