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UBC students discuss pipelines in annual student debate

UBC students discuss pipelines in annual student debate

Students, faculty and the public are invited to watch UBC Okanagan’s top debaters tackle what may be the most controversial issue in Canada today—Be It Resolved That Canada Needs More Pipelines.

Exploring the North

Go Global Seminar sends students to the Yukon Picture this – you wake up in a rustic log cabin, open the door to the outside porch, and watch the sun rise above glacial mountains that tower over a sprawling, fresh water lake. This is your classroom for the next ten days. A reality for six […]

Prizes awarded to UBC Okanagan’s top researchers

Prizes awarded to UBC Okanagan’s top researchers

UBC’s Okanagan campus is home to nearly 300 faculty researchers that are exploring some of the most urgent challenges, newest ideas and most ground-breaking technologies in the world.

UBC researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas

UBC researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas

In a new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emmissions—bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local orchards.

UBC Okanagan students selected for Reading Week Experience in India

Four UBC Okanagan students will soon travel more than 10,000 kilometres for a reading week experience they won’t soon forget. Allison Brown, Sarah Charron, Haley Seven Deers and Nicole Tomasic will join 11 UBC Vancouver students alongside Dr. Anne Murphy for the UBC-Punjabi University Patiala Joint Undergraduate Research Forum – a study abroad program organized […]

Chemistry professor wins top prize for contributions to chemistry education

Chemistry professor wins top prize for contributions to chemistry education

Associate professor of chemistry, Stephen McNeil, has been awarded the Chemical Institute of Canada Award for Chemistry Education. Presented to one person, annually, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to education at the post-secondary level in the field of chemistry or chemical engineering. McNeil was selected for his work in leading a reform of the content […]

New Bachelor of Sustainability Degree Proposed

Students – send us your feedback A new degree program is being considered for UBC’s Okanagan campus. The proposed Bachelor of Sustainability would encompass the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, providing an interdisciplinary approach to one of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Some of the features of the envisioned program are: a […]

Think big—at least when it comes to global conservation

Think big—at least when it comes to global conservation

According to a group of international researchers, the potential contributions large countries have to protect the environment are being overlooked.

UBC brings Wired editor Nicholas Thompson to Kelowna

UBC brings Wired editor Nicholas Thompson to Kelowna

Almost daily, there is news of advances in science and technology and how these changes will impact our lives. How secure is our data? How much will artificial intelligence influence our everyday lives or our work as we know it? Keeping on top of these improvements may seem impossible, but Nicholas Thompson—the editor-in-chief of Wired—has his finger on the pulse.

Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?

Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?

When is a bobcat not a bobcat?