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University's United Way campaign surpasses target

UBC Okanagan’s United Way Campaign has exceeded its 2005 goal of raising $25,000. “We have gone beyond our original goal -- the fund-raising total is now well over $26,000,” said UBC Okanagan Campaign Chair Dr. Louise Nelson. “We have been very fortunate to have such strong and generous support from UBC Okanagan staff, faculty and […]

Former Okanagan Laker star chosen for Canada's first-ever female coach mentor program

Jackie Wong, a former four-year starter for the Okanagan Lakers Women’s Volleyball team, is one of 10 students selected for the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association’s (CCAA) first-ever Female Coach Mentor Program. Steve Manuel, coach of the Okanagan Lakers, has been selected to mentor Wong. The CCAA Female Coach Mentor Program was launched in October to […]

Election results for UBC Okanagan Senate

A total of 32 students, alumni and faculty from UBC Okanagan have been elected to serve on the first-ever UBC Okanagan Senate. Three more positions will be filled from the Faculty of Management Representatives (two Faculty and one Student) at a later date. The Senate is the academic governing body of UBC’s Okanagan campus. Its […]

Novelist Karen Connelly reading at UBC Okanagan

Karen Connelly, one of Canada’s best-known young writers and the youngest-ever Governor General’s Award recipient, will be speaking and reading from her new novel at UBC Okanagan on November 23. Hosted by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Connelly will read from The Lizard Cage (Random House 2005), and talk about her work. Students […]

UBC Okanagan dean elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship

Dr. Joan Bottorff, Dean of Health and Social Development at UBC Okanagan, has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The Academy, which represents all Canadian medical and allied health sciences -- from fundamental science to social science and population health -- was established to provide advice on and […]

UBC teams with Fine Vintage Ltd. to offer world-renowned WSET® wine courses in Kelowna

The University of British Columbia and James Cluer of Fine Vintage Ltd. are partnering to bring world-renowned Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) Courses to the Okanagan Valley, starting November 15 in Kelowna. "UBC is delighted to be offering a program of wine courses with such international recognition that will provide wine lovers and industry […]