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, […]

Quantifying brain cancer with MRIs

Quantifying brain cancer with MRIs

  A collaboration between Cornelia Laule from UBC Vancouver's Department of Radiology / Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries and Thor Bjarnason from UBC Okanagan as they co-authored a study on using quantitative T2 (qT2) MRI to characterize three different types of brain tumours. In this preliminary case study, the water microenvironments of glioblastoma, […]

UBCO research lab awarded grants to pursue critical medical imaging research

UBCO research lab awarded grants to pursue critical medical imaging research

Professor Jesse Tanguay’s research laboratory was recently awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant to pursue their research on “Medical imaging applications of next-generation spectroscopic x-ray detectors". In collaboration with medical physicists at the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the Southern Interior and Interior Health, Dr. Tanguay and his students will use the NSERC funding to investigate new […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]

Sociology at the Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium 2017

Sociology at the Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium 2017

Michael Gauld, sociology major, presented at the 12th Annual University Research Awards Symposium on September 20, 2017. His work on a beginning profile of the labour movement in the Okanagan Valley was supervised by Dr. Aguiar and Dr. Daniel Keyes in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Congratulations to Michael for a job well […]

5 Questions with Bowen Hui on the UBCO Coding Connections Event and Why It’s Important

5 Questions with Bowen Hui on the UBCO Coding Connections Event and Why It’s Important

Bowen Hui, instructor in computer science at the University of British Columbia- Okanagan, thinks young people should learn to code earlier in life. That’s why for the last two years, Bowen has worked with local school districts to offer a one-day coding camp for high-school students. Now that the second annual camp has wrapped up, […]

Brachytherapy Expertise Recognized in Faculty Role at 2017 AAPM Summer School

Brachytherapy Expertise Recognized in Faculty Role at 2017 AAPM Summer School

Every year, the American Association of Medical Physicists (AAPM) holds a professional development summer school for medical physicists. This year's theme was Clinical Brachytherapy Physics and was held June 10-14 in Portland, OR. UBCO's Dr. Deidre Batchelar was one of 20 faculty for the school. Dr. Batchelar led the creation of the HDR Prostate chapter for the course […]