By Nathan Skolski on June 8, 2020
As Canada seeks responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action, university researchers and local partners have come together to seek respectful ways for educators to align their teaching practices toward reconciliation.
By Nathan Skolski on June 3, 2020
UBC, together with the City of Kelowna, announced today a significant new university presence in downtown Kelowna with plans for a mixed-use development featuring community-facing academic space, office space and university rental housing.
By Nathan Skolski on June 2, 2020
In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, testing in the emergency department at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) was primarily reserved for those patients needing hospitalization to treat their disease.
By Nathan Skolski on May 19, 2020
British Columbians will have the chance to provide feedback to decision makers regarding the next phase of COVID-19 policymaking through an online public deliberation series led by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
By Nathan Skolski on May 4, 2020
Physical exercise may not be top of mind for older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak. But according to one UBC Okanagan researcher, strength training can be an effective way to stay healthy while at home.
By Nathan Skolski on April 23, 2020
Southern Medical Program (SMP) students based at UBC Okanagan are assisting front-line physicians in the battle against COVID-19 in the BC Interior.
By Nathan Skolski on April 16, 2020
With an increased demand for medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 outbreak, UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering and makerspaceUBCO have partnered with the Okanagan Regional Library and the Interior Health Authority (IHA) to design and produce 3D printed, medical-grade face shields for front-line health care workers.
By Nathan Skolski on April 15, 2020
All British Columbians now have access to free, psychological first-aid thanks to a collaboration between UBC Okanagan, the BC Psychological Association, and the province.
By Nathan Skolski on April 6, 2020
Understanding how disease is passed from one individual to another has long been key to protecting populations from diseases like COVID-19.