Arts

UBC hosts gala evening of fun, art and entertainment

Participants at last year’s Art on the Line browse the large selection of art work before the auction begins.

It’s an event that’s been on display for 17 years now.

Learning

UBC, Okanagan College open time capsule

A time capsule, complete with dozens of items tucked away 25 years ago by staff at Okanagan University College (OUC), was opened and its contents revealed. On Wednesday, Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton and UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard watched as the time capsule’s sealed lid was removed.

Health

UBC study links specific chromosome to radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis

Christina Haston, associate professor of medical physics.

A UBC Okanagan researcher has determined that genes on a specific chromosome may be the answer as to why thoracic radiotherapy leads to a lung injury in some lung cancer patients.

Business & Politics

Thinking smart about energy use

School of Engineering Professor Kasun Hewage.

British Columbia is poised to become more energy efficient and sustainable thanks to a new research collaboration announced today between FortisBC and UBC Okanagan. They’ve created a Smart Energy Research Chair position to help optimize energy use in BC and reduce the province’s greenhouse gas footprint.