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By Deanna Roberts on January 26, 2016
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences has received approval from the Ministry of Education to begin offering an MSc and PhD program in Medical Physics. The program runs in collaboration with the BC Cancer Agency – Centre for the Southern Interior. Faculty members in the program work on a range of collaborative […]
By May Alsukhon on January 26, 2016
Posted in Earth, Environmental, and Geographic Sciences, General | Tagged Earth and Enviromental Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, IKBSAS, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Kyle Larson, Physical Geography, UBC Okanangan
By Patty Wellborn on January 20, 2016
UBC Okanagan Distinguished Speaker Series hosts award-winning Naomi Klein.
By May Alsukhon on January 20, 2016
Warning: This story contains spoilers. An online petition has collected hundred of thousands of digital signatures seeking a pardon for a pair of convicted killers-turned-social media sensations based on a Netflix documentary series that cast doubt on the legal process. The 10-part Making a Murderer, which portrays the case of Steven Avery and his then […]
By May Alsukhon on January 18, 2016
UBC Okanagan’s ‘happiness professor’ shares tips to get through post-holiday slump Monday, January 18, or Blue Monday, is the third Monday of January, which is popularly referred to as the most depressing day of the year. Created as part of a marketing campaign by Sky Travel in 2005, the date was calculated using a number […]
Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Earth, Environmental, and Geographic Sciences, Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, General, History and Sociology, Psychology | Tagged Blue Monday, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, History, IKBSAS, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Mark Holder, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physical Geography, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, UBC, UBCO
By May Alsukhon on January 14, 2016
Thor Bjarnason and Joseph Yang have published a research article in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. In this work they show how to measure Computed Tomography radiation using Computed Radiography imaging plate raw data. The source-code we used in the article is available from X-ray QC on Sourceforge.
By May Alsukhon on January 13, 2016
Doctors Rasika Rajapakshe and Cynthia Araujo and team have recently published a method for monitoring the prostate cancer patients following radiation therapy treatment entitled, An Internet-Based Means of Monitoring Quality of Life in Post-Prostate Radiation Treatment: A Prospective Cohort Study.
By May Alsukhon on January 12, 2016
If too much dose is delivered to the breast skin during breast radiotherapy treatments, unacceptable visible changes in the breast can occur. Limiting the dose to the breast skin is thus important in all breast radiation therapy including treatments that deliver the radiation using internally place radioactive sources – breast brachytherapy. Current practice is to […]