Arts

UBCO urban-art project adds colour and vibrancy to city spaces

The mural represents a CTQ Consultants engineering project that helped protect fish habitat at Harrison Hot Springs.

A UBC Okanagan visual arts instructor used a large concrete wall as a canvas, piles of scaffolding and gallons of paint to turn a summer art course into an urban beautification project.

Learning

Student enrolment remains strong at UBC

Aerial view of UBC Okanagan

Student enrolment numbers remain strong this fall at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan—a sign of the university’s stellar academic reputation. Students are keenly interested in achieving their educational ambitions at UBC, despite challenges posed by COVID-19.

Health

Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper, says UBC prof

Don’t treat a COVID-19 vaccine like we did toilet paper

With governments around the world seeking to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine and put a stop to the spread of the virus, one UBC Okanagan researcher says we should resist the urge to engage in nationalist policies for global health issues.

Business & Politics

UBCO researchers team up with industry partner to clear the air

UBC Associate Professor Sunny Li, right, discusses adaptations to the Airborne Infection Isolation and Removal system, with his doctoral student Mojtaba Zabihi and Care Health Meditech Managing Partner Stephen Munro, centre.

UBC Okanagan researchers are collaborating with Kelowna-based Care Health Meditech to develop a new device that isolates and eliminates airborne droplets and germs associated with COVID-19 and other illnesses.