Arts

UBC Okanagan professor hosts international bee symposium

A mason bee

An international symposium on bees—with topics ranging from their health to their importance—takes place in Kelowna this month.

Learning

UBC Okanagan BARK program helps local kids with their social skills

Education professor John-Tyler Binfet poses with Frances. The pair has offered a drop-in animal-assisted therapy program at UBC Okanagan for five years.

For the next two Tuesdays, children and dogs are going to take over the foyer of the Engineering, Management, Education (EME) building at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Health

Bringing the healthcare mountain to the patient

Assoc. Prof. of Nursing Kathy Rush

With health information just one-click away, it’s not surprising that 70 per cent of Canadians consult the internet before their doctor. And if a patient has to travel to see a physician, the numbers of internet searches increase.

Business & Politics

Q&A: UBC professor examines consumer conflict

A busy street scene in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997, it opened consumer opportunities that the residents of China had never previously accessed. Now, tensions continue to escalate, as those who live there feel invaded by those who shop there.