Master’s student captures top prize at UBCO’s 3MT final

Master’s student captures top prize at UBCO’s 3MT final

A compelling presentation of a topic all too familiar to some secured the top spot at yesterday’s eighth annual UBC Okanagan Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Should government have the ability to make vaccination mandatory?

Should government have the ability to make vaccination mandatory?

While many eagerly await their turn in the COVID-19 vaccination queue, UBC Okanagan student debaters are facing off in a provocative debate on public health and governmental power:
Be it resolved that government should have the ability to make vaccination mandatory.

UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually

UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually

As we pass the one-year mark of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s little doubt the virus has taken its toll on the mental health of many Canadians.

Philosopher shines light on dark world of misinformation

Philosopher shines light on dark world of misinformation

Misinformation isn’t hard to find.

UBCO economist says private security systems bar others from protection

UBCO economist says private security systems bar others from protection

New research has determined the prevalence of private security systems may be robbing the general public of the police services they need.

Is there a vaccine for the ‘infodemic’?

Is there a vaccine for the ‘infodemic’?

The misinformation age is upon us.

UBCO psychologists take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day mental health panel

UBCO psychologists take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day mental health panel

UBC Okanagan’s Centre for Obesity and Well-being Research Excellence (CORE) and the department of psychology has partnered with the Mind of Mine Foundation to host a community-focused virtual mental health panel.

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that—unlike long-term opioid use—regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity.

UBCO researcher looks at food security during COVID-19

UBCO researcher looks at food security during COVID-19

As COVID-19 looms into the summer, international borders remain closed, a number of meatpacking and food processing plants are shut, and local farmers face a shortage of migrant workers to harvest crops. Indeed, prices have increased in grocery stores and the stark reality of supply and demand is hitting Canadians in the wallet.

Community leadership, academic excellence and unwavering determination lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

Community leadership, academic excellence and unwavering determination lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

Teagan MacDougall reminds herself of one thing when the going gets tough—how worthwhile this will all be when she’s able to help sick children as a pediatrician.