Arts

Opera music to fill UBC’s courtyard on midsummer night

Opera Kelowna soprano Chelsea Rus performed at UBC Okanagan during last summer’s Opera Under the Stars concert. Rus, a 2014 graduate from UBC Opera’s Bachelor of Music program, won the prestigious 2016 Wirth Vocal Prize, and recently completed a master’s program at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.

UBC Okanagan’s courtyard will be filled with the sounds of music as Opera Kelowna presents a free evening concert at the university.

Learning

Children’s success in schools tied to teachers’ wellbeing

UBC researcher Sabre Cherkowski has been studying how teacher wellbeing can influence student performance.

The ability of public schools to teach students in an innovative and relevant way starts with an education system that looks after the wellbeing of its teachers, according to a study from UBC's Okanagan campus.

Health

Cell research could help with heart tissue transplants

UBC researcher Keekyoung Kim

A new technique developed by a UBC researcher could make tissue regeneration cheaper and safer for health-care systems and their patients.

Business & Politics

Do think-tanks matter? A UBC professor says 'think again'

Carey Doberstein, assistant professor of political science

A UBC professor is suggesting government policy makers and advisors need to do a re-think when it comes to giving validity to reports coming across their desks.