College of Graduate Studies

Weaving the Threads of Indigenous Stories

Master of Arts alumna and Indigenous Community Liaison Sandra Fox works to amplify Indigenous voices at UBC Okanagan.   FIVE YEARS AGO, SANDRA FOX was working as an Aboriginal Student Advisor with UBC Okanagan’s Aboriginal Programs and Services. In this role she connected with Indigenous students, supporting them with their academics and personal goals, and listening […]

UBCO team creates live technology to track shipping containers

UBCO team creates live technology to track shipping containers

Class project may change the entire shipping industry A UBCO student project developed a method to make shipping containers immediately identifiable by using artificial intelligence. With hundreds of thousands of packages and shipments crossing the globe, especially during the holiday season, the industry has turned to UBC Okanagan researchers to develop better ways to track […]

Finding the Fun – Meet Dean Peter Simpson

Finding the Fun – Meet Dean Peter Simpson

As he joins UBC Okanagan’s College of Graduate Studies as Dean, Peter Simpson is focused on finding fun in academia AN EAGER LEARNER HIS ENTIRE LIFE, Peter Simpson decided to pursue a PhD in an area of physics that was less established and more exploratory. This led him to Western University to study electronic materials, positron […]

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

At a time when many are in critical need of counselling and mental health services, UBC Okanagan’s Problematic Substance Clinic use has announced that it will be shifting its services online to support the community during COVID-19.

10 Tips for Preparing for Graduate School

10 Tips for Preparing for Graduate School

Thinking of applying to graduate school? This is an exciting time for you! As a graduate student at UBC Okanagan, you’ll join a diverse and inclusive community of people from around the world who are pursuing advanced degrees and innovative research and scholarship. That being said, this can also be a stressful time, with many […]

Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes

Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes

A fruit used for centuries in countries around the world is getting the nutritional thumbs-up from a team of British Columbia researchers.

What I Wish I Knew When I Started Grad School

What I Wish I Knew When I Started Grad School

Starting graduate school is an exciting but challenging time that is full of unknowns. To help you learn from those who have been there, The College of Graduate Studies had six upper-year graduate students share what they wished they knew when they started graduate school. Read what they had to say below. Fatima from the […]

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that—unlike long-term opioid use—regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity.

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

A UBC Okanagan researcher has developed a way to predict the future health of the planet’s coral reefs.

Tips and Tricks for Defending Your Thesis or Dissertation Remotely

During these unprecedented times, students are learning to adapt common experiences of graduate studies into an online format. Thesis defence and dissertation examinations mark the culmination of a graduate degree, and having this in an online format proved to be a surprising transition for many. However, there are many resources and tricks available to make […]