Top student award goes to UBCO cancer researcher and rural health care advocate

Top student award goes to UBCO cancer researcher and rural health care advocate

It’s been a dream of Celine Edwards for as long as she can remember—to attend medical school at UBC and improve healthcare delivery for rural populations.

Convocation is a time of celebration at UBCO

Convocation is a time of celebration at UBCO

This week UBC Okanagan celebrates its students as it hosts six separate graduation ceremonies over two days. More than 1,725 students will cross the stage, earning their undergraduate degrees while 215 students will receive their master’s degree and 40 their doctorates. 

‘Ecstasy’ shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment

‘Ecstasy’ shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment

An international study involving researchers from UBC Okanagan has shown that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, may be a valuable tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Walk-in well-being clinic permanently open for business

Walk-in well-being clinic permanently open for business

What began as a five-week pilot project to gauge demand for no-barrier mental health services has evolved into a permanent walk-in-wellness clinic on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

UBC event explores labour challenges in Okanagan

UBC event explores labour challenges in Okanagan

The Okanagan Valley has seen its fair share of labour disputes over the past few years. A number of groups, including casino workers and bus drivers have walked off the job in protest of wages and working conditions.

Do additives help the soil?

Do additives help the soil?

A UBC researcher is using her latest study to question whether soil additives are worth their salt.

UBC Okanagan hosts data science event

UBC Okanagan hosts data science event

Data is everywhere—and data analysis affects the way society approaches problems and develops solutions. Advancements in areas like data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the ways we learn, do business and get around town.

UBC earth scientist offers gardening tip

UBC earth scientist offers gardening tip

Miranda Hart digs dirt. The biology professor in UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences is a researcher and naturalist who has dedicated her career to studying microbes in soil. Specifically, she investigates how soil biodiversity helps ecosystems function, and what happens when we destroy this life in our soils.

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving

Would you be more likely to donate to charity if you could report the gift sooner on your taxes? According to a new article published in the National Tax Journal, the answer is yes.

Expert Q&A: Floods, fires and the Okanagan Valley

Expert Q&A: Floods, fires and the Okanagan Valley

After a winter with below-average temperatures, Okanagan residents are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel—and it just so happens to be the sun.