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UBC Okanagan students earn Public Anthropology awards

UBC Okanagan's Anthropology students were top performers in a major competition involving 4,000 students at 28 universities and colleges across North America this fall. Taking part in the Public Anthropology Community Action project, students in the Anthropology 100 introductory course taught by Diana French, Associate Professor in Community, Culture and Global Studies, were challenged to […]

UBC Okanagan's third annual writer-in-residence, novelist and poet Laisha Rosnau

Return to the Okanagan for Laisha Rosnau, UBC Okanagan's next Writer in Residence

Novelist and poet Laisha Rosnau is UBC Okanagan's third annual writer-in-residence. Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies, this program allows 16 selected local writers to get free critiques of their work. "Laisha Rosnau, who grew up in Vernon, is back in the Valley as our writer in residence and we're delighted!" says Nancy Holmes, […]

Kevin Beiler, a UBC PhD forest sciences student, prepares samples of fungal and tree DNA extracted from a tree root tip from a Douglas fir forest near Kamloops, B.C.

UBC team looks below ground to learn about healthy forests

Research creating a new understanding of old growth's importance UBC researchers are looking below ground in a forest near Kamloops, B.C., to better understand how the health and survival of Douglas fir trees may be affected by the relationships and connectivity of webs of fungi that grow on tree roots. Called mycorrhizal networks, these interconnecting […]

Research in the Spotlight: Potato of the Pacific

Research in the Spotlight: Potato of the Pacific

The latest edition of¬†Frontier magazine features the breadfruit research of Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry at UBC Okanagan. The story, Potato of the Pacific (p. 15), highlights the collaboration of Murch's Plant Chemistry and Biotechnology Lab and the Centre for Species at Risk and Habitat Studies at UBC Okanagan, the National […]

Tom Alan Morris, a client of Kelowna's Gospel Mission, shows off the Christmas card that Amy Banerd, a second-year education student at UBC Okanagan, helped him pick out as part of the UBC Okanagan Learning Exchange Connecting at Christmas project.

UBC Okanagan students help homeless connect at Christmas

UBC Okanagan Education students have created Christmas cards for clients at Kelowna's Gospel Mission to share holiday greetings with family and friends. Part of an Education course art portfolio, the Connecting at Christmas initiative is coordinated through the UBC Okanagan Learning Exchange program and builds on an idea sparked during a previous student-driven volunteer project […]

Lorrianne Topf, UBC Okanagan graduate student in Nursing

Nursing research seeks those who cared for a loved one dying at home

UBC Okanagan study explores what happens when a desired home death does not occur Lorrianne Topf, a UBC Okanagan Master of Science in Nursing student, is looking for family members of people with cancer willing to share their experiences when a desired home death for their loved one did not occur and happened instead in […]