The economics of back to school

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

Recognizing the importance of philosophy today

UBC professor acknowledged for his contribution to Greek philosophy More than 2,400 years after Socrates’ death, the question of why he was executed still intrigues people. For proof, look no further than the play written by UBC professor, Andrew Irvine, called Socrates on Trial, which explores this very question. Since its first production in 2007, […]

Racism, Sexuality and Citizenship: UBC researcher examines the experiences of African immigrants to Canada from new angles

What is it like to be an immigrant to Canada? What if you also happen to be a visible minority, and belong to the LGBTQ community? “Difficult” is probably the easiest answer, but Sue Frohlick, professor of anthropology and women and gender studies at UBC Okanagan, has been looking for more in-depth answers. In the […]

New research suggests compost and wood-mill waste an organic alternative to fumigation

Material currently thought of as garbage may be the answer to preventing root disease in cherry orchards without the use of fumigation, according to new research from UBC Okanagan.

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, […]