Learning

UBC, Okanagan College open time capsule

A time capsule, complete with dozens of items tucked away 25 years ago by staff at Okanagan University College (OUC), was opened and its contents revealed. On Wednesday, Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton and UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard watched as the time capsule’s sealed lid was removed.

Health

Researchers develop tool for speedy diagnosis of bacterial infections

Mohammad Zarifi, an assistant professor at UBC Okanagan, shows his small biosensor that can be used to provides health care practitioners with a real-time diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

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.