UBCO sociologist discusses how to prepare for the emotional toll of wildfire evacuation

UBCO sociologist discusses how to prepare for the emotional toll of wildfire evacuation

The sense of communal safety and security can be lost in mere minutes

Extraordinary academic achievement leads to major award win

Extraordinary academic achievement leads to major award win

The old adage ‘there is no I in team’ rings true for a recent UBC Okanagan graduate who has won a major financial award.

Perfectionists more likely to suffer from body dissatisfaction

Perfectionists more likely to suffer from body dissatisfaction

New research from UBC Okanagan finds young women who are perfectionistic are more likely to experience body dissatisfaction — a general unhappiness with, and negative attitude towards, their bodies.

UBCO researcher examines the need for positive support when a child is sexually abused

New research from UBC Okanagan has determined if a child knows they have safe support from a trusted adult, it significantly increases the chances of that child disclosing they have been sexually assaulted. This likelihood is especially true when the offender is a family member or trusted caregiver.

Multidisciplinary approach leads to top award for UBCO scholar

Multidisciplinary approach leads to top award for UBCO scholar

Although Aidan O’Callahan describes himself as a planner — a critical thinker who likes to get his ducks in a row before committing to anything — it’s almost a fluke he ended up at UBC Okanagan.

Desire to help fellow Indigenous students leads to prestigious award for new graduate

Desire to help fellow Indigenous students leads to prestigious award for new graduate

It’s an honour bestowed upon the university’s most accomplished graduate students — and this year, Master of Arts student Sandra Fox is being recognized with the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her exceptional research on Indigenous identity.

UBCO celebrates the class of 2021

UBCO celebrates the class of 2021

Virtual ceremony recognizes more than 1,800 graduating students UBC Okanagan is marking its second virtual convocation next week. More than 1,850 graduates — including 1,600 undergraduates as well as more than 100 masters’ and doctoral students — will tune in to celebrate the success of their educational journey. “This has been a remarkable year for […]

Parental consumption shapes how teens think about and use cannabis

Parental consumption shapes how teens think about and use cannabis

Turns out the old adage, “monkey see, monkey do,” does ring true — even when it comes to cannabis use. However, when cannabis use involves youth, it’s see, think, then do, says a team of UBC Okanagan researchers.

UBCO honours four outstanding researchers of the year

UBCO honours four outstanding researchers of the year

Last Thursday at a special virtual ceremony, UBC Okanagan researchers were honoured for their innovative and groundbreaking work.

UBCO researcher examines therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

UBCO researcher examines therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

Michelle St. Pierre has been named UBC Okanagan’s student researcher of the year.