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Psilocybin producing mushrooms. (File photo)

UBCO study shows link between microdosing psychedelics, reduced anxiety and depression

University of British Columbia Okanagan researchers published study on Nov. 18

 

University of British Columbia has developed an algorithm which helps predict the next designer drugs before they hit the street. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP, File)

UBC researchers’ algorithm helps ID designer drugs before they hit market

Model being used by U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, UN and European law enforcement

 

Prof. Suzanne Simard, of the University of British Columbia, poses in this undated handout photo. Bill Metcalfe Nelson Star, THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

B.C. professor’s Mother Tree research branches out to bestselling book, movie deal

Movie, book and ongoing research will broaden knowledge about the relationships trees have with environment

Prof. Suzanne Simard, of the University of British Columbia, poses in this undated handout photo. Bill Metcalfe Nelson Star, THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
School of Health and Exercise Sciences professor Jennifer Jakobi was recently named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

Kelowna researcher named chair for Women in Science and Engineering

Professor Jenn Jakobi was awarded the position for her passion in equity, diversity and inclusion

School of Health and Exercise Sciences professor Jennifer Jakobi was recently named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 Reddit posts to gather data. (Pexels photo)

Young people are quitting vaping due to health impacts: UBC Okanagan study

The study aims to inform resources that are created for those who want to quit e-cigarettes

Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 Reddit posts to gather data. (Pexels photo)
Doctors around the world who don’t have access to PCR or rapid tests need a way to rapidly screen patients for COVID-19, and x-ray tests may be able to fill in that gap. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

UBCO researchers developing alternative COVID-19 testing method in Kelowna

The method was developed as an alternative to rapid tests and polymerase chain reaction tests

Doctors around the world who don’t have access to PCR or rapid tests need a way to rapidly screen patients for COVID-19, and x-ray tests may be able to fill in that gap. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Chief Commissioner, Marion Buller pauses during an interview with The Canadian Press, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Redefining Community’: Indigenous rights advocate to speak at UBCO webinar

Marion Buller is being hosted as part of UBCO’s Distinguished Speaker Series

National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Chief Commissioner, Marion Buller pauses during an interview with The Canadian Press, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

RCMP seek witnesses in early-morning crash that left 2 UBC students dead

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene in connection to the crash

The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

2 students dead after early-morning collision at UBC

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
The degree is a four-year direct-entry program for students looking to address complex environmental issues by using an interdisciplinary approach. It will also include hands-on experience and community-based learning. (Contributed)

UBCO announces new sustainability bachelor’s degree

The program will tackle complex environmental issues through an interdisciplinary approach

The degree is a four-year direct-entry program for students looking to address complex environmental issues by using an interdisciplinary approach. It will also include hands-on experience and community-based learning. (Contributed)
Friedland’s goal was to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide initiative. So far, he has raised more than $27,000, more than double his fundraising goal. (Contributed)

UBCO student cycles to Arctic Ocean to fundraise for mental health awareness

Mikey Friedland cycled from the 49th parallel to Tuktoyaktuk by himself

Friedland’s goal was to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide initiative. So far, he has raised more than $27,000, more than double his fundraising goal. (Contributed)
Screenshot of Snapchat video showing UBC frat party (Screenshot)

VIDEO: UBC frat party draws hundreds of maskless students, ends in $5,000 fine

Party was advertised on social media, including video of the party posted on Snapchat

Screenshot of Snapchat video showing UBC frat party (Screenshot)
Some UBC Okanagan programs and courses have decided to move their content online for the upcoming fall term, said the university in a press release. (Contributed)

UBC Okanagan expands online offerings due to COVID-19 pandemic

Students’ union president Tashia Kootenayoo criticized school’s slow response on Twitter

Some UBC Okanagan programs and courses have decided to move their content online for the upcoming fall term, said the university in a press release. (Contributed)
A shopper browses fidget spinners displayed for sale by a street vendor in New York, U.S., on Friday, May 12, 2017. The fidget spinner is a toy that sits like a propeller on a person’s finger, with blades that spin around a bearing. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Michael Nagle/Bloomberg.

Hate seeing people fidget? You might just have misokinesia: UBC study

One-third of people suffer from misokinesia, or a “hatred of movement”

A shopper browses fidget spinners displayed for sale by a street vendor in New York, U.S., on Friday, May 12, 2017. The fidget spinner is a toy that sits like a propeller on a person’s finger, with blades that spin around a bearing. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Michael Nagle/Bloomberg.
Danny Fulton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 27. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Interior Health hosting on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics at UBCO

The health authority is hosting three on-campus immunization events

Danny Fulton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 27. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
An Abbott Laboratories Panbio COVID- 19 Rapid Test device is displayed at a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on the Dalhousie University campus in Halifax on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

4 B.C. universities to require rapid COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated students, staff

UBC, SFU, UVic and TRU will be asking students to declare their vaccination status confidentially

An Abbott Laboratories Panbio COVID- 19 Rapid Test device is displayed at a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on the Dalhousie University campus in Halifax on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Photos of Mona Wang, the injuries she sustained and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacey Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)

Kelowna Mountie charged with assault in high-profile wellness check on UBCO student

Const. Lacy Browning will appear in a Kelowna court on Sept. 14

Photos of Mona Wang, the injuries she sustained and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacey Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)
UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UBC president voices support for mandatory indoor masking, vaccination

Santa J. Ono confirmed the university is working to have vaccination clinics on both campuses

UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)

UBC Okanagan alum goes for gold at Paralympics

Dr. Rob Shaw will compete in the singles wheelchair tennis event

Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)