Unit 8

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, […]

Nuclear North Korea

UBC Okanagan is hosting a day-long symposium that will bring together experts on North Korea, including Canada’s former ambassadors to North Korea and China, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, and several Washington, D.C.-based experts of the region, who will discuss the current political international climate.

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 […]

An examination of higher education in France: UBC Okanagan senior instructor’s analysis published in Le Monde

An examination of higher education in France: UBC Okanagan senior instructor’s analysis published in Le Monde

Access to post-secondary education and what post-secondary education should look like are hotly debated topics wherever such institutions exist. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, Senior Instructor, Julien Picault, has examined these issues as they occur in France. His analysis was published by Le Monde—a laudable achievement, given the publication is one of the most widely respected […]

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 […]

The economics of back to school

Economist Ross Hickey, who teaches at UBC’s Okanagan campus, discusses the reasoning behind back to school sales.

Three UBC Okanagan students capture Killam Doctoral scholarships

A trio of UBC Okanagan researchers have each been awarded the UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship, marking the first time in three years any nominee from UBC’s Okanagan campus has captured the most prestigious award available to graduate students.