Arts

Opera Under the Stars returns to UBCO’s courtyard

The annual opera under the stars event at UBC Okanagan draws a large crowd to UBCO’s central courtyard.

UBC Okanagan’s courtyard will once again be filled with the sounds of music as Opera Kelowna presents its annual Opera Under the Stars concert on July 31.

Learning

Defying the odds

UBCO graduate Kathleen Cusmano and her dog Haven will cross the stage together during the 4 p.m. ceremony Thursday, June 6.

Two students who have the extra challenge of being sight-impaired will cross the stage at UBC Okanagan’s convocation ceremony on Thursday to receive their Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology.

Health

Groundbreaking UBC project studies brain injury in women abused by partners

Announcing $1 million in funding for Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR) are, from left, Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, Professor of Health and Exercise Sciences Paul van Donkelaar and Kelowna Women's Shelter Executive Director Karen Mason.

The Government of Canada is providing $1 million to fund a unique research collaboration studying traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women who have experienced violence and abuse at the hands of an intimate partner.

Business & Politics

Researchers examine how hydrogen affects natural gas combustion

Doctoral student Sajjad Mohammadnejad with a mixed gas burner used by engineering researchers in the Combustion for Propulsion and Power Laboratory at UBC Okanagan.

In the search for cleaner and more efficient energy, researchers from UBC and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada are investigating the benefits of injecting hydrogen into natural gas distribution networks.