Arts

UBC Okanagan professor hosts international bee symposium

A mason bee

An international symposium on bees—with topics ranging from their health to their importance—takes place in Kelowna this month.

Learning

Okanagan Regional Library opens branch at UBC

Don Nettleton, far left, and Monica Gaucher, both with the Okanagan Regional Library, present UBC Okanagan’s Deborah Buszard her own library card. Also pictured is UBC Okanagan Chief Librarian Heather Berringer.

For anyone studying or working at UBC’s Okanagan campus, it just got easier to take out their favourite book from the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL).

Health

Bringing the healthcare mountain to the patient

Assoc. Prof. of Nursing Kathy Rush

With health information just one-click away, it’s not surprising that 70 per cent of Canadians consult the internet before their doctor. And if a patient has to travel to see a physician, the numbers of internet searches increase.

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.