Arts

UBCO presents inaugural Sharon Thesen Lecture

UBCO is hosting its inaugural Sharon Thesen Lecture with Vernon-based author John Lent.

The creative writing program at UBCO is hosting its inaugural Sharon Thesen Lecture with Vernon-based author John Lent.

Learning

Emergency student support the focus on National Philanthropy Day at UBC Okanagan

Aerial view of UBC Okanagan

As students near and far grapple with the challenges posed by COVID-19, UBC Okanagan is marking National Philanthropy Day on November 15 by shining a spotlight on its student emergency assistance fund.

Health

Telehealth offers new rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

The survey showed that 80 per cent of respondents indicated a willingness to use telehealth for follow-up appointments as part of their Parkinson’s treatment.

New research from the UBC Southern Medical Program (SMP) supports the use of telehealth in the care of Parkinson’s patients in rural communities, particularly within the Interior Health region.

Business & Politics

Proverbial wolf can’t blow down modern timber high-rises, says UBCO researchers

UBCO Engineering Professor Solomon Tesfamariam (centre) examines wood used in mass-timber buildings.

With an increasing demand for a more sustainable alternative for high-rise construction, new research from UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with Western University and FPInnovations, points to timber as a sustainable and effective way to make tall, high-density, and renewable buildings.