Above and beyond

IKBSAS faculty members recognized for teaching excellence, including first Killam award for the Okanagan campus Convocation is a time to celebrate the achievements and hard work of UBC students, but on June 7, 2018, a man who helped get many of them across the stage will also be honoured. In early May, Dr. Stephen McNeil, […]

Q&A With PhD Student Sydney Morgan on the 3MT Regionals and Translating Her Research for her Dad

Q&A With PhD Student Sydney Morgan on the 3MT Regionals and Translating Her Research for her Dad

Last month, biology PhD student Sydney Morgan was in Regina representing UBC Okanagan at the Western Regionals of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Sydney— a student of UBCO since she was an undergrad— has won past accolades for her research into the effects of sulfur dioxide concentration on wine yeasts. This was an entirely […]

Q & A with Warren Hare on his just published textbook and how it came together

Q & A with Warren Hare on his just published textbook and how it came together

Warren Hare, an associate professor at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, recently co-authored a new textbook with Dr. Charles Audet of Polytechnique Montréal. “Derivative-Free and Blackbox Optimization” helps fill the gap for quality, accessible material needed in a new and rapidly growing sub-field of computer science. We caught up with Warren […]

UBCO researchers introduce system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions

UBCO researchers introduce system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions

UBCO Medical Physics faculty Andrew Jirasek and Michelle Hilts, along with University of Victoria PhD student Evan Maynard, have introduced a novel system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions. The milestone was reached by building on the team's previous work in developing and optimizing a 3D radiation dose measurement tool called "gel […]

Q & A with Mark Button on UBCO's State-of-the-Art FiLTER Lab

There are certain places on a university campus that everyone knows about: the library, the commons, the best place to get coffee (subjectively of course). But few probably realize that on UBC's Okanagan campus, in the basement of the FIPKE building beneath the Starbucks, lies the state-of-the-art Trace Element Research (FiLTER) Lab. So what is […]

Introducing student perspectives on economics

Introducing student perspectives on economics

Jabob Vriens kicks off student contributions with KelownaNow article UBCO senior economics instructor Julien Picault has an assignment for his students in his Economics and Media class: write, write and write. Over the coming months, we'll be publishing their work to the newly created blog "Student Perspectives", with several of the students having their work additionally featured by KelownaNow. […]

Mastering Data Science

New 10-month program to provide training in one of Canada’s fastest growing career fields A recent CBC article proclaimed data is now the world’s most valuable commodity, going so far as calling it as “the new oil.” That seems to confirm recent trends that show data scientists are in high demand and enjoy some of […]

Researchers receive UBCO Eminence Fund

Researchers receive UBCO Eminence Fund

Researchers in medical physics and statistics at UBC's Okanagan campus have been awarded funding through the Eminence Program to develop a cluster in medical physics and data analytics. Research clusters are interdisciplinary networks of researchers focused on solving key challenges facing society. Individually, the scholars are leaders in their areas expertise, and clustering enable them to […]

Class in session under the Tuscan sun

Class in session under the Tuscan sun

Barber school group learns valuable lessons in trip abroad Want to travel to Tuscany, Italy, and earn course credits towards your degree in the process? That might sound too good to be true, but last month it was the reality for two students from UBC’s Okanagan campus. Theresa Loewen and Luke Crevier, both graduate students […]

5 Questions with Dr. Harry Miller and Dr. Jan Cioe on the Psychology Clinic at UBCO

5 Questions with Dr. Harry Miller and Dr. Jan Cioe on the Psychology Clinic at UBCO

  With a career that spans over 25 years, Dr. Harry Miller is one of the most experienced and well-regarded clinical psychologists in the Okanagan region. He’s also the new director of the Psychology Clinic on the UBC Okanagan campus, which offers “broad-based” psychological services for more common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, […]