Arts

UBCO urban-art project adds colour and vibrancy to city spaces

The mural represents a CTQ Consultants engineering project that helped protect fish habitat at Harrison Hot Springs.

A UBC Okanagan visual arts instructor used a large concrete wall as a canvas, piles of scaffolding and gallons of paint to turn a summer art course into an urban beautification project.

Learning

Student enrolment remains strong at UBC

Aerial view of UBC Okanagan

Student enrolment numbers remain strong this fall at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan—a sign of the university’s stellar academic reputation. Students are keenly interested in achieving their educational ambitions at UBC, despite challenges posed by COVID-19.

Health

National survey supports Canadians living with disabilities during COVID-19

The COVID-19 Disability Survey will capture perspectives from Canadians with different types of disabilities and their family members.

COVID-19 has created an entirely new set of challenges for the more than 6.2 million Canadians living with a disability, says UBC Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis.

Business & Politics

UBCO researchers team up with industry partner to clear the air

UBC Associate Professor Sunny Li, right, discusses adaptations to the Airborne Infection Isolation and Removal system, with his doctoral student Mojtaba Zabihi and Care Health Meditech Managing Partner Stephen Munro, centre.

UBC Okanagan researchers are collaborating with Kelowna-based Care Health Meditech to develop a new device that isolates and eliminates airborne droplets and germs associated with COVID-19 and other illnesses.