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Friends fur life help build skills for life

A new UBC Okanagan study finds children not only reap the benefits of working with therapy dogs–they enjoy it too.

UBCO experts offer tips to help make this Christmas worth remembering

UBCO experts offer tips to help make this Christmas worth remembering

2020 will go down as one holiday season that’s hard to forget While it’s true that Christmas 2020 will be unusual for most, a team of UBC Okanagan experts suggest it doesn’t have to be a holiday season to regret. The experts’ advice includes everything from online shopping tips and getting some exercise to curling […]

UBCO kindness researcher challenges the notion of mean teens

UBCO kindness researcher challenges the notion of mean teens

A UBC Okanagan researcher is hoping to flip the switch on the pre-convinced stereotype that teens are mean.

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan’s Convocation of 2020 will go down in history as a unique event. Instead of students, parents and faculty joining together on campus, the celebrations will be held virtually.

Million-dollar grant supports transformative education research at UBCO

Million-dollar grant supports transformative education research at UBCO

As Canada seeks responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action, university researchers and local partners have come together to seek respectful ways for educators to align their teaching practices toward reconciliation.

UBCO education professors offer tips for at-home learning

UBCO education professors offer tips for at-home learning

With schools closed indefinitely across BC, parents and children are adapting to a new way of learning.

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

UBCO stories you may have missed in 2019 UBCO Okanagan has grown to a student population of more than 10,000. With this growth, has come new research opportunities—currently there are more than 1,600 active projects. UBCO researchers are challenging established assumptions, innovating solutions and creating new knowledge that will have broad impacts on our society. […]

UBC study demonstrates dogs promote page turning

UBC study demonstrates dogs promote page turning

Reading in the presence of a pooch may be the page-turning motivation young children need, suggests a UBC researcher.

Convocation is a time of celebration at UBCO

This week UBC Okanagan celebrates its students as it hosts six separate graduation ceremonies over two days. More than 1,725 students will cross the stage, earning their undergraduate degrees while 215 students will receive their master’s degree and 40 their doctorates.