International partnership supports sustainable technology solution
By Kristen Brooke on February 16, 2023
Technology and sustainability don’t always mix due to the fast pace of innovation, oftentimes leading to unnecessary technological waste. This was the problem UBC Okanagan faced after a decision to switch to a cloud-based iClicker system rather than physical remotes
Posted in Faculty of Health and Social Development, International Partnerships, Okanagan School of Education, Provost and Vice-President Academic (Office of the), School of Nursing, Sustainability
Research Project Spotlight: Exploring transatlantic (small town) stories through a range of multimedia and immersive technologies
By Kristen Brooke on November 16, 2022
With an interest in community-based writing and with the goal of offering students opportunities for growth in their storytelling abilities, creative writing prof Michael V. Smith has partnered up with Anna Kiernan from the University of Exeter to run a publishing opportunity for students from each campus.
Posted in Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, International Funding, International Partnerships
Mitacs brings the world to UBC Okanagan
By Kristen Brooke on July 27, 2022
Globalink Internship Program brings new ideas and cultures to the School of Engineering
Posted in International Research, School of Engineering
The Okanagan’s Global Connection: Playing for Peace
By Kristen Brooke on July 26, 2022
Dr. Stephen Berg reflects on his experiences working with Youth for Change developing and teaching curriculum for a new program, Playing for Peace, in the Punjab village of Rurka Kalan, India.
Posted in Okanagan School of Education
Alumna creates program to connect internationally-trained professional women immigrating to Canada with employers
By Kristen Brooke on June 7, 2022
After working in journalism for more than two decades, Alma Betancourth, MEd ’22, stumbled upon a new career path.
Posted in Okanagan School of Education, People, Profile
A globetrotting PhD like no other
By Kristen Brooke on May 25, 2022
There’s tough, and then there’s Tough. It’s unlikely anyone would ever say that Dr. Emmanuel Twumasi Osei travelled Easy Street on the long and bumpy road to his doctorate.
Posted in Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, People
UBC Okanagan researcher a part of international team revolutionizing spinal cord injury treatment
By Kristen Brooke on October 21, 2020
An international research team, co-led by researchers at the University of British Columbia, has received a $48 million grant (US$36.5M) for research that aims to improve long-term outcomes for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Posted in SMP News, Southern Medical Program