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Dramatic tenor Ben Heppner to lead master class Jan. 15

Ben Heppner – regarded as one of the world's finest dramatic tenors -- will lead a master class with the Okanagan’s up-and-coming vocal talents in a unique presentation at the Rotary Centre for the Arts at 12:30 p.m., Monday, January 15, as part of UBC Okanagan's Minds and Music series of matinee events. "The master class […]

Vanessa Lavalley, left, a second-year  Bachelor of Management student from  Calgary who lives on-campus at UBC  Okanagan, receives her final exam  care package from Residence Coordinator  Kim Colangelo.

Gifts from Home as UBC Okanagan Students Prep for Finals

Students living in residence at UBC Okanagan received an extra bit of encouragement from home as they prepared for Term 1 final exams this week. The university is home away from home for about 825 students living in student residence buildings on campus. At the beginning of November, staff at the residence office contacted all […]

PLAN film opens events at UBC Okanagan for International Day of Disabled Persons

A film about a spirited 28-year-old man living with multiple disabilities and fuelled by dreams of independence will be screened for students and the public at UBC Okanagan next Monday, Nov. 27. The film is presented by UBC Okanagan's Disability Resource Centre as part of its campus and community outreach activities to observe the Dec. […]

International students Saddy Njie from the  Gambia and Jane Lee from South Korea enjoyed a weekend  with a Vernon family this fall. Their homestay through  the Vernon Rotary Clubs included a visit to Davison Orchards, a traditional Okanagan family farm.

Homestay Offers Students Family Experience in Vernon

International students a long way from home had a chance to spend some quality time with families in the Vernon area earlier this fall as part of the first-ever UBC Okanagan Rotary homestay program. The UBC Okanagan program is modeled on a similar collaboration now in its 51st year between UBC's Vancouver campus and Penticton […]

Kelowna veteran Art Brown listened to Remembrance Day speakers  with students Aubri Reid, Jody Rud, and Karen Ryan, all of whom  worked on establishing the first-ever Remembrance Day ceremony  at UBC Okanagan last Wednesday. Brown is a Kelowna veteran  who served with the Canadian Army for 35 years, and is president  of the Kelowna-Veendam Sister City Association and chair of  the Kelowna Cenotaph Upgrade Project.

Students Key to UBC Okanagan Remembrance Service

The first-ever Remembrance Day service held at UBC Okanagan last Wednesday was a collaboration between students, faculty, staff and the community. Four students -- Jody Rud, Karen Ryan, Aubri Reid and Krystal Smith -- were involved in the project from the earliest moments, as they had been developing a Remembrance Day community service learning experience […]

UBC Okanagan Students Volunteer in Patagonia

Experience enriched their lives as students and as global citizens Before heading off to study in Argentina, UBC Okanagan students Lindsay Wojtula and Jenica Frisque attended a presentation about the Cruzada Patagonica Foundation, hosted by Dana Reiter, UBC Okanagan International Advisor. Dana connected the students with the organization and this is their story: When someone […]

UBC Okanagan part of largest-ever North American theatre collaboration

UBC Okanagan part of largest-ever North American theatre collaboration

The UBC Okanagan performance (theatre) program has just been selected to participate in North America¹s largest-ever theatre collaboration -- the 365 DAYS/ 365 PLAYS project, a world-premiere play cycle written by Pulitzer prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks. UBC Okanagan students enrolled in the theatre studio classes taught by professors Virginie Magnat and Neil Cadger next spring will […]