For many, it’s one of the biggest milestones of their lives—graduating from university. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, nearly 1,650 students will reach that milestone this week as the university gears up for six convocation ceremonies.
Keeping his feet on the ground is not Richard Federley’s strong point. With an insatiable curiosity and a passion for adventure, jumping out of planes and exploring the unknown is everyday stuff for this UBC chemistry instructor.
National Chemistry Week is an annual, week-long celebration of the chemical sciences in all provinces and territories in Canada. It’s an opportunity for youth to get connected with the wonders of chemistry and for the not-so-young to appreciate chemistry through games, demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions and more.