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By Patty Wellborn on January 31, 2019
Almost daily, there is news of advances in science and technology and how these changes will impact our lives. How secure is our data? How much will artificial intelligence influence our everyday lives or our work as we know it? Keeping on top of these improvements may seem impossible, but Nicholas Thompson—the editor-in-chief of Wired—has his finger on the pulse.
By Patty Wellborn on January 30, 2019
A UBC professor has determined that people diagnosed with terminal cancer—who have hope, positivity and family support—are able to live well during the advanced stage of the disease.
By Patty Wellborn on January 29, 2019
Using a page from a coach’s playbook, a UBC researcher has come up with a method to analyze behaviour change counselling sessions and determine what makes them work.
By Patty Wellborn on January 28, 2019
Mental health is a major health issue in Canada. Adults 50 and over continue to experience an increase in mental health concerns, especially in rural areas, and there is little information about their experiences.
By Nathan Skolski on January 25, 2019
Students at University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Okanagan campus will be well prepared for a high-tech world studying in The Commons, a new multipurpose facility outfitted with modern classrooms, technology labs and collaborative study areas.
By Patty Wellborn on January 24, 2019
A new gas detector, developed by researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus, enables highly accurate odour analysis for so many different applications it has been nicknamed the ‘artificial nose.’
By Patty Wellborn on January 18, 2019
It’s an event that’s been on display for 17 years now.
By Patty Wellborn on January 17, 2019
In our increasingly interconnected world, people around the globe choose to move for many different reasons. Some do so in order to escape poverty, war or persecutions. Others seek new opportunities through jobs, study, family reunion or improve their quality of life.
By Nathan Skolski on January 11, 2019
British Columbia is poised to become more energy efficient and sustainable thanks to a new research collaboration announced today between FortisBC and UBC Okanagan. They’ve created a Smart Energy Research Chair position to help optimize energy use in BC and reduce the province’s greenhouse gas footprint.