Think back to the last time you compared yourself to another student. How did you feel after the interaction? Does ruminating on the lives of others in contradistinction to your own life improve your mood? Be honest—does the act of comparison ever leave you unaffected, or, does it, more likely, leave you feeling miserable?
For the first time this year, UBCO is offering soon-to-be Arts graduates an opportunity to participate in a salaried apprenticeship program that promises one-year employment. To further elaborate on UBCO ACAP, Dr. Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic at UBC Okanagan, kindly responded to The Phoenix’s questions.
In its essence, the Living Things Festival is a small but extraordinary lineup of art, performances, and experiences that inspire, entertain and provoke thought and conversation. This year’s edition, The Collective Body, is an audio and video project that captures a moment in history while virtually bringing together artists, musicians, and dancers from across North America.
The start of a new year does not mean that the pandemic has stopped or that suddenly, everything will be better—not even with the new vaccine on the horizon. However, as students, we can hold on to the hope that this new semester will be more seamless since both professors and students alike have survived an entire semester of online learning during a pandemic.
The COVID-19 Simulation Guide, based at UBCO, is integral in providing support, accessibility, and safety to healthcare workers. With the current pandemic creating particular hardships in the healthcare system, physicians and healthcare professionals in British Columbia have worked with a sense of urgency to deliver increased training in COVID-19 patient simulation.
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