College of Graduate Studies

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

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 […]

UBC Okanagan helps Arc’teryx stay green and dry with next-generation water-repellent fabrics

UBC Okanagan helps Arc’teryx stay green and dry with next-generation water-repellent fabrics

A sustainable, non-toxic and high-performance water-repellent fabric has long been the holy grail of outdoor enthusiasts and clothing companies alike.

Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need

Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need

It was nearing the end of March—and Lesley Lutes recalls noticing a shift in attitudes from those who thought the COVID-19 outbreak would be short-lived.

UBCO researchers create liquid-repelling substance that works on all surfaces

UBCO researchers create liquid-repelling substance that works on all surfaces

Acting like an invisible force field, a new liquid coating being developed by UBC Okanagan researchers may provide an extra layer of protection for front-line workers.

UBCO engineers look at ways to power electric vehicles sustainably

UBCO engineers look at ways to power electric vehicles sustainably

New research from UBC Okanagan aims to improve the efficiency and cost associated with charging electric vehicles.