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.

UBCO student, human rights activist wins Lieutenant Governor’s award

UBCO student, human rights activist wins Lieutenant Governor’s award

Shortly after high school, Dominica Patterson boarded a plane to volunteer in Benin, West Africa. While she knew an adventure was waiting, she had no idea how that journey would light a spark that would eventually lead to law school.

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan’s Convocation of 2020 will go down in history as a unique event. Instead of students, parents and faculty joining together on campus, the celebrations will be held virtually.

Want to come up with a creative idea? Here’s how.

Want to come up with a creative idea? Here’s how.

A new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus is shedding light into how human creativity works and how novel ideas are formed—something the study’s researchers say is becoming increasingly important.

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

Even though much of Canada is loosening stay-at-home restrictions, people are realizing that social distancing and working from home is the new normal. And might be for some time.

UBCO teams up with psychologists and nurses to support health care workers

UBCO teams up with psychologists and nurses to support health care workers

All of BC’s frontline health care workers can now access online support services to help them cope with the psychological effects of managing the COVID-19 outbreak.

UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia

UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia

The histories of Canada and South Asia are deeply intertwined.

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

New research suggests a backyard gardener’s tried and true method of ‘thinning’ could be beneficiary to tree growth and water supply, and ultimately help fight climate change.