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By May Alsukhon on December 23, 2016
In the spirit of year-end best book lists, the Sociology Department at UBC’s Okanagan campus presents their top 2016 book reads. Dr. Bonar Buffam recommends David Graeber’s, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy (Melvin House, 2016). Graber discusses our ‘intimacy’ with rules, regulations and bureaucracy, as well as […]
UBC Okanagan receives more than $1 million in federal grant funding for social sciences and humanities research
By Patty Wellborn on December 22, 2016
UBC Okanagan has received over $1 million in federal grant funding across multiple disciplines from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The funding, awarded earlier this year, will support an array of social, cultural, economic, sustainability and arts-based research projects.
By Patty Wellborn on December 21, 2016
The development of education as a business can lead to over-worked faculty and poorly-trained students, a UBC study has determined.
By May Alsukhon on December 16, 2016
Each year the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), in partnership with the Mental Health Department of Interior Health Kelowna, hosts a Christmas Celebration for youth, adults, and older adults who are experiencing and recovering from mental health issues. The Christmas celebration included a turkey dinner and a small gift for each person. For many, this […]
Posted in Psychology
By Matthew Grant on December 14, 2016
Traditional university lectures are likely not an effective way to help post-secondary students acquire problem-solving skills.
By Matthew Grant on December 8, 2016
Cultural adaptations in juvenile justice may not be working
By May Alsukhon on December 8, 2016
By May Alsukhon on December 5, 2016
By Patty Wellborn on November 30, 2016
A method to control the spread of mountain pine beetles—pheromone baiting—may actually help the pest’s population increase, UBC research shows.