Arts

Local Indigenous artist contributes to UBCO’s public art collection

cax̌alqs - red dress — 4’ x4’ acrylic on canvas

A new painting titled cax̌alqs — red dress by Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis has been added to UBC Okanagan’s Public Art Collection. The painting depicts an Indigenous woman wearing a red dress and a face mask.

Learning

Desire to help fellow Indigenous students leads to prestigious award for new graduate

UBCO master's student Sandra Fox is being recognized with the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research on Indigenous identity which led to several recommendations for Canadian universities to better serve Indigenous students.

It’s an honour bestowed upon the university’s most accomplished graduate students — and this year, Master of Arts student Sandra Fox is being recognized with the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her exceptional research on Indigenous identity.

Health

So you want to be a health detective?

UBCO Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Evelyn Cornelissen has a virtual conversation with students Rowan Laird and Jimmy Lopez.

Although bogus health claims have dogged humanity for centuries, a UBC Okanagan professor says COVID-19 has made the importance of navigating health claims more critical than ever. And there are plans to make BC’s elementary school students better health detectives, one class at a time.

Business & Politics

Keeping up with the charge to develop better batteries

Dr. Jian Liu conducts research in materials and interface design for next-generation battery technologies.

With increasing global efforts to adopt clean energy, developing sustainable storage systems has become a major challenge in getting electric vehicles on the road and integrating intermittent renewable energy resources into the grid.


Events

See what’s happening at UBC Okanagan — performances, talks, workshops, community events, info sessions, and more. Explore the UBCO events calendar.