Archive for September, 2005

Random acts of poetry in Kelowna's streets, buses, gas stations...

September 30, 2005 | Filed under: Media Releases

Nancy Holmes, associate professor of creative writing at UBC Okanagan, is taking her class of second-year poetry students into the field next week. They could show up anywhere reading their poems. "We will be committing random acts of poetry throughout Kelowna -- randomly reading poetry in classrooms, fire halls, police stations, doughnut shops, gas stations, [...]

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For 50th year, Rotary provides Okanagan experience for UBC international students

September 22, 2005 | Filed under: Media Releases

Every September since 1955, the Rotary Clubs of Vancouver South and Penticton have partnered with UBC’s International House to sponsor a trip to Penticton for 25 international students attending UBC. This month, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the annual Rotary Penticton trip, the clubs are doubling the number of UBC international students to experience [...]

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New head librarian for UBC Okanagan library

September 16, 2005 | Filed under: Media Releases

Melody Burton has been appointed head of the UBC Okanagan library, effective September 19. She comes to UBC Okanagan from Queen’s University where she served as head of access services for the Stauffer Library and as acting associate university librarian. “A great library is essential in developing the kind of research-intensive learning community we are [...]

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Students and faculty make history at opening of UBC Okanagan in Kelowna

September 8, 2005 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

KELOWNA -- After months of intense preparation, 3,500 students will join more than 400 faculty and staff along with Okanagan residents and distinguished international guests to turn a page in British Columbia post-secondary history today by officially opening UBC Okanagan. “UBC Okanagan presents an exciting opportunity to extend to B.C.'s Interior the teaching and research [...]

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International university presidents help mark official opening of UBC Okanagan in Kelowna

September 7, 2005 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Events: Opening ceremony, colloquium and music concert will help inaugurate Canada’s newest university campus Date: Thursday, September 8, 2005 Times and Places: Opening ceremony and academic procession : 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Media are welcome to attend the invitation-only Opening Ceremony and Academic Procession event in the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, or via live webcast at [...]

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Valley First establishes new UBC Okanagan scholarship

September 6, 2005 | Filed under: Media Releases

Valley First Credit Union has launched a new scholarship program to assist top Okanagan high school students planning to attend UBC Okanagan. "We were looking for a way to partner with UBC Okanagan. One way was to set up a perpetual $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to one of the top students from the Okanagan [...]

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