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UBC Okanagan receives more than $1 million in federal grant funding for social sciences and humanities research
By Patty Wellborn on December 22, 2016
UBC Okanagan has received over $1 million in federal grant funding across multiple disciplines from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The funding, awarded earlier this year, will support an array of social, cultural, economic, sustainability and arts-based research projects.
Posted in Media Releases | Tagged Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Management, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Research
By Patty Wellborn on December 21, 2016
The development of education as a business can lead to over-worked faculty and poorly-trained students, a UBC study has determined.
By Matthew Grant on December 19, 2016
How and what BC children learn in schools has traditionally been politically driven and largely ignored the input of educators, a UBC study has found.
By Matthew Grant on December 15, 2016
The number of breast cancer patients that have to be reoperated on in Canada is too high and impacts patient well-being and health care costs, according to UBC research.
By Matthew Grant on December 14, 2016
Traditional university lectures are likely not an effective way to help post-secondary students acquire problem-solving skills.
By Patty Wellborn on December 14, 2016
Art on the Line, UBC Okanagan’s gala event and fundraiser, is celebrating its 15th year this February. The gala, which raises money to support student art exhibitions and activities, is a unique auction where participants may choose artwork from local artists, faculty, and students.
By Patty Wellborn on December 13, 2016
There are many deadlines in December, but local writers are watching the calendar as the last day to submit entries to the Okanagan Short Story contest is fast approaching. The contest gives local adult fiction writers an opportunity to hone their skills, get published, and win a one-week writing residency.
By Patty Wellborn on December 7, 2016
New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study.
By Patty Wellborn on December 2, 2016
UBC Okanagan focus of $40 million investment for library expansion and infrastructure upgrades