Philosophy Politics and Economics
By Patty Wellborn on August 5, 2020
As COVID-19 looms into the summer, international borders remain closed, a number of meatpacking and food processing plants are shut, and local farmers face a shortage of migrant workers to harvest crops. Indeed, prices have increased in grocery stores and the stark reality of supply and demand is hitting Canadians in the wallet.
By Patty Wellborn on March 20, 2019
Students, faculty and the public are invited to watch UBC Okanagan’s top debaters tackle what may be the most controversial issue in Canada today—Be It Resolved That Canada Needs More Pipelines.
By Patty Wellborn on January 17, 2019
In our increasingly interconnected world, people around the globe choose to move for many different reasons. Some do so in order to escape poverty, war or persecutions. Others seek new opportunities through jobs, study, family reunion or improve their quality of life.
By Patty Wellborn on October 26, 2018
Thanks to technology, the world of work is changing. A new wave of disruption is impacting traditional jobs, industries and business models. Canadians are increasingly employed in non-traditional industries, working flexible hours and using technology to change the way they work.
By Patty Wellborn on February 23, 2018
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.
By Patty Wellborn on March 27, 2017
The Donald is in the White House. And people are wondering—has the political world been colonized by celebrity culture?
By Patty Wellborn on April 6, 2016
Join Werner Wnendt, German Ambassador to Canada, as he presents his country’s perspective on the human crisis taking place. Shortly after Wnendt speaks, Christopher Kerr, with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, will outline the Canadian point of view.