Arts

Opera Under the Stars returns to UBCO’s courtyard

The annual opera under the stars event at UBC Okanagan draws a large crowd to UBCO’s central courtyard.

UBC Okanagan’s courtyard will once again be filled with the sounds of music as Opera Kelowna presents its annual Opera Under the Stars concert on July 31.

Learning

Growth continues to be the trend at UBC Okanagan

UBC President Santa Ono plays his cello as part of his welcome to the more than 2,300 new-to-UBCO students at Tuesday’s Create celebration.

As UBCO welcomes the incoming class of 2019, it’s obvious the campus and student population is on a growth spurt.

Health

Nursing program at OC and UBCO recognized for innovative curriculum

Marie Tarrant, Sheila Epp and Manuela Reekie from UBC Okanagan; Yvonne Moritz, Lisa Kraft, and Monique Powell from Okanagan College.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College has received long-term accreditation from the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), which regulates nurse training in the province.

Business & Politics

UBC Okanagan awarded $1.5M to develop high-performance body armour

Engineering Assoc. Prof. Kevin Golovin chats with Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr in the STAR Hub facility at UBC Okanagan. Golovin is principal investigator of the COMFORTS research network, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alberta, University of Victoria and industry partners.

The age-old technique of dressing in layers is a tried and tested way to protect from the elements. Now thanks to $1.5M in new funding for UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers are pushing the practice to new limits by creating a high-tech body armour solution with multiple layers of protection against diverse threats.


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