Archive for August, 2009

UBC Okanagan set to welcome 6,015 students

August 31, 2009 | Filed under: Media Releases

First-year students up 14 per cent, graduate students up 39 per cent UBC Okanagan is preparing to welcome 6,015 students starting next week. Total enrolment is up by 690 students from this time last year, and includes 1,502 first-year students -- a 14 per cent increase over last year and the largest-ever incoming group of [...]

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The company you keep influences how much you eat

August 24, 2009 | Filed under: Media Releases

Thin friends who eat a lot could put your waistline in danger. That's the warning from researchers studying how other people's weight and food choices influence how much we eat. Researchers from Duke University, the University of British Columbia and Arizona State University used snack foods, an obesity prosthesis, and the ruse of a study [...]

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UBC Okanagan's new zoology program will have global impact

August 21, 2009 | Filed under: Media Releases

Zoologist William Bates, shown here during a research trip to Zambia, Africa, worked with fellow professors Scott Reid and Mark Rheault to establish a new zoology program at UBC Okanagan.

UBC Okanagan is awaiting final approval of an innovative new Bachelor of Science degree with a major in zoology that emphasizes learning in the field. "Planet Earth will reap the rewards of this program. The consequences are huge," says Associate Professor William Bates, who over the past three years worked with fellow Associate Professor Scott [...]

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Unique forensic psych program planned for UBC Okanagan

August 14, 2009 | Filed under: Media Releases

The forensic psychology group at UBC Okanagan includes, from left, psychology professors Michael Woodworth, Zach Walsh, Stephen Porter and Jan Cioe.

Undergrads to get hands-on scientific experience in law and crime It's unique in Canada, and the start of even bigger things to come. A brand-new honours certificate program at UBC Okanagan will soon give top psychology undergraduate students the opportunity to concentrate their studies in forensic psychology. "The science and application of psychology to the [...]

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New University Centre a hub for student activity

August 6, 2009 | Filed under: News Features | Tags:

Ian Cull, Associate Vice President of Students at UBC's Okanagan campus, says the new University Centre has been designed as a central hub of activity and services for students.

Students have more places to relax, study and get together with the addition of the University Centre at UBC Okanagan. Opened this summer, the $33-million building is a hub for student activity—offering everything from fresh food to financial aid. "We wanted to create a central place for student activity and engagement," says Ian Cull, Associate [...]

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