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UBCO researcher looks at food security during COVID-19

UBCO researcher looks at food security during COVID-19

As COVID-19 looms into the summer, international borders remain closed, a number of meatpacking and food processing plants are shut, and local farmers face a shortage of migrant workers to harvest crops. Indeed, prices have increased in grocery stores and the stark reality of supply and demand is hitting Canadians in the wallet.

UBC students discuss pipelines in annual student debate

UBC students discuss pipelines in annual student debate

Students, faculty and the public are invited to watch UBC Okanagan’s top debaters tackle what may be the most controversial issue in Canada today—Be It Resolved That Canada Needs More Pipelines.

UBC Okanagan hosts conversation on complexity of migration

UBC Okanagan hosts conversation on complexity of migration

In our increasingly interconnected world, people around the globe choose to move for many different reasons. Some do so in order to escape poverty, war or persecutions. Others seek new opportunities through jobs, study, family reunion or improve their quality of life. 

UBC Okanagan hosts future of work symposium

UBC Okanagan hosts future of work symposium

Thanks to technology, the world of work is changing. A new wave of disruption is impacting traditional jobs, industries and business models. Canadians are increasingly employed in non-traditional industries, working flexible hours and using technology to change the way they work.

Nuclear North Korea

Nuclear North Korea

UBC Okanagan is hosting a day-long symposium that will bring together experts on North Korea, including Canada’s former ambassadors to North Korea and China, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, and several Washington, D.C.-based experts of the region, who will discuss the current political international climate.

UBC students debate: Have personalities overtaken issues in politics?

UBC students debate: Have personalities overtaken issues in politics?

The Donald is in the White House. And people are wondering—has the political world been colonized by celebrity culture?

German ambassador to Canada speaks about Europe’s refugee crisis

German ambassador to Canada speaks about Europe’s refugee crisis

Join Werner Wnendt, German Ambassador to Canada, as he presents his country’s perspective on the human crisis taking place. Shortly after Wnendt speaks, Christopher Kerr, with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, will outline the Canadian point of view.