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  • UBC Okanagan
    3 August, 2021 | Announcement | Faculty & Staff

    UBCO: New health measures to contain COVID-19 outbreak

    On July 28, Interior Health (IH) declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the central Okanagan due to significant increases in COVID-19 transmission, and has announced measures to contain the outbreak. Interior Health advises that the measures will remain in place for at least 14 days and until the region experiences lower cases and higher vaccination rates.

  • Qurrat Ul Ain
    3 August, 2021 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Qurrat Ul Ain

    Name: Qurrat Ul Ain My preferred pronouns: she/her Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Department/Unit: Life Sciences Institute Location: Vancouver

  • UBC Okanagan
    29 July, 2021 | Okanagan Global Message | Faculty & Staff

    COVID-19: Resumption activities and updates

    A message from Shelley Kayfish, Director, Campus Operations and Risk Management; Co-chair, UBC Okanagan Resumption Planning and Coordination Committee; and Prof.

  • UBC Okanagan
    28 July, 2021 | Okanagan Global Message | Faculty & Staff

    Air quality and smoky skies

    A message from Shelley Kayfish, Director, Campus Operations and Risk Management, UBC Okanagan Forest fires burning in and around BC have contributed to reduced air quality in the region. Today, the Central Okanagan Air Quality Health Index is at level 5 (Moderate Risk 5, except 10+ High Risk in Smoke).

  • UBC Okanagan
    28 July, 2021 | Okanagan Admin News | Faculty & Staff

    Remote Work Update

    A message from the UBCO Remote Work Working Group: Rob Einarson, Associate Vice-President, Finance and Operations; Dale Mullings, Associate Vice-President, Students; Adrienne Nolan, Executive Director, Development; Kristin Cacchioni, Senior Manager, Faculty and Employee Relations; and Rehan Sadiq, Executive Associate Dean, School of Engineering Dear colleagues,

  • Senior woman looking out
    27 July, 2021 | Media release | Faculty & Staff

    Virtual contact in pandemic prompts over 60s’ loneliness

    Older adults who had more virtual contact than their peers during the pandemic actually experienced increased loneliness, according to new research published today. The study, published in ‘Frontiers in Sociology’, found virtual interaction—including things like phone calls, texting, online audio and video chat— was not helpful on its own as an alternative to face-to-face time for people over 60.

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