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By Patty Wellborn on November 28, 2019
Reading in the presence of a pooch may be the page-turning motivation young children need, suggests a UBC researcher.
By Patty Wellborn on November 22, 2019
Technology is everywhere—including on the minds of parents and caregivers who are struggling to balance screen time with other activities for their young children.
By Nathan Skolski on November 12, 2019
World Kindness Day takes place on November 13. For some, it’s a time to focus on and promote the power of positivity. For others, it’s a day to celebrate the thoughtful acts performed by friends, family, neighbours and strangers.
By Christine Zeindler on October 24, 2019
Fake spider webs and eight-legged creatures decorate many homes this time of year. While living, breathing spiders may cause spine-tingling shivers for some, UBC Okanagan spider expert Matt Nelson says that this fear is misplaced. Despite commonly held beliefs, he says, spiders rarely bite and are essential players in our world’s ecosystem.
By Patty Wellborn on October 1, 2019
The birds and the bees can mean many things to many people. For a group of UBC Okanagan biology professors, however, they mean a great fundraising opportunity.
By Bud Mortenson on September 25, 2019
Elders, chiefs and community members from throughout the Syilx Okanagan Nation joined with students, faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan Tuesday to witness the historic signing of UBCO’s commitments to action toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
By Patty Wellborn on September 24, 2019
According to census data from Statistics Canada, in Kelowna alone there are some 3,000 people considered at high risk of homelessness—with another 1,900 identifying as transitionally, episodically or chronically homeless.
By Patty Wellborn on September 3, 2019
Today UBC announced the extension of its Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, doubling the target to $200 million by 2022.
By Patty Wellborn on August 27, 2019
It’s back to school time, and more than 580 of this year’s newest UBC Okanagan students are from various countries around the world.
By Bud Mortenson on July 24, 2019
A group of UBC Okanagan students have won the opportunity to launch a science experiment into the stratosphere with help from the Canadian Space Agency.