By Patty Wellborn on June 23, 2021
New research from UBC Okanagan has determined if a child knows they have safe support from a trusted adult, it significantly increases the chances of that child disclosing they have been sexually assaulted. This likelihood is especially true when the offender is a family member or trusted caregiver.
Posted in Media Releases, Spotlight | Tagged Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Psychology
By Patty Wellborn on June 22, 2021
Although bogus health claims have dogged humanity for centuries, a UBC Okanagan professor says COVID-19 has made the importance of navigating health claims more critical than ever. And there are plans to make BC’s elementary school students better health detectives, one class at a time.
By Patty Wellborn on June 16, 2021
A new painting titled cax̌alqs — red dress by Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis has been added to UBC Okanagan’s Public Art Collection. The painting depicts an Indigenous woman wearing a red dress and a face mask.
By Patty Wellborn on June 10, 2021
Funding from the Government of Canada will help establish one of the world’s first truly interdisciplinary immersive technologies graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
By Patty Wellborn on June 9, 2021
A UBC Okanagan student who spent almost as much time volunteering as he did studying, has been recognized for being an indispensable student advocate and leader.
By Patty Wellborn on June 8, 2021
Although Aidan O’Callahan describes himself as a planner — a critical thinker who likes to get his ducks in a row before committing to anything — it’s almost a fluke he ended up at UBC Okanagan.
By Patty Wellborn on June 4, 2021
Whess Harman is UBC Okanagan Gallery’s Artist in Residence for 2021. During their residency at the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies they will create new works, give an artist talk, publish an art publication and open an exhibition of new works.
By Patty Wellborn on June 2, 2021
A new study led by UBC researchers and the Ontario-based Abilities Centre is sounding the alarm over the damaging effects of COVID-19 for Canadians with disabilities.
Posted in Media Releases | Tagged Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Health, Research, Southern Medical Program
By Patty Wellborn on June 1, 2021
It’s an honour bestowed upon the university’s most accomplished graduate students — and this year, Master of Arts student Sandra Fox is being recognized with the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her exceptional research on Indigenous identity.
By Patty Wellborn on May 28, 2021
There’s little doubt that small and medium-sized cities and regions around the world are facing a period of unprecedented change to their social and economic fabrics — and the Okanagan is no different.