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UBC Okanagan set to welcome 6,015 students

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 […]

The company you keep influences how much you eat

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 […]

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's new zoology program will have global impact

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 […]

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

Unique forensic psych program planned for UBC Okanagan

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 […]