Student Perspectives: A UBCO Economics Blog

Featuring the work of students in Economics and Media at UBC Okanagan

How a floating bridge became Kelowna’s economic lifeline

By: Kathleen Lortie It might seem odd that Kelowna, a formerly isolated and rural settlement would go on to become…

War-Time Manufacturing: How Craft Distillery’s are Combating COVID-19

By: Brad Sampson During World War II, Canadian’s banded together around the war effort. Existing factories were retooled to produce…

Togetherness: How Some Kelowna Businesses Are Aiding The General Public

By: Chidera Kingsley-Emu Several small business owners have had to shut down their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Okanagan’s Growing Dependency On Food Banks

By: Harshita Chopra The 2019 Food Banks Canada’s annual report shows food bank visits have increased by 48 percent in…

Is Cannabis Safe Enough for the Workplace?

By: Eloho Ennah The recent legalization of non-medical cannabis in British Columbia opened conversations about the use of cannabis in…

COVID-19 is putting many UBC students through financial distress, but UBCSUO and UBC Okanagan are prepared to battle it.

By: Makar Malov In light of the current pandemic, many people across Lower-Mainland faced detrimental impacts on their financial and…

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in COVID-19 Crisis

By: Chidera Kingsley-Emu Anxiety, stress, and public fear are high during the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing means staying inside and…

BC tourism industry doomed to be impacted by COVID-19

The tourism industry in British Columbia is expected to be impacted heavily by COVID-19. Tourism is a prime industry for…

Opening New Doors: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

By: Harshita Chopra Immigrants have become an important source of labour supply in the Okanagan. According to the BC Labour…

Graduating amid COVID-19 and how to still land your dream job

One month ago, soon-to-be UBC Okanagan alumni were spending weekends cultivating resumes and searching job boards to find a job….

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