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UBC Okanagan adds master’s programs in nursing and social work

UBC Okanagan will offer two new master's degree programs in September. The UBC Okanagan Senate has approved programs for Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees. "This is the beginning of a planned expansion of programs for health professionals to be offered at UBC Okanagan," says Dr. Joan Bottorff, […]

Blogs help prospective students discover UBC Okanagan

A new student blog program has been launched to help prospective students learn what life would be like as a UBC Okanagan student. Since early February, UBC Okanagan students have been writing blogs to communicate their campus experiences. These online journals are helping people learn more about student life and providing a glimpse of what […]

Okanagan short fiction contest invites entries

Do you have a story to tell?  Once again, it’s time for local writers to get their stories down on the page: the 8th annual Okanagan Short Fiction Contest is calling for entries. Sponsored by Okanagan College, the University of British Columbia Okanagan and the Central Okanagan Foundation, the contest offers cash prizes to area […]

Writers, artists and performers at UBC Okanagan

Writers John Lent and Roch Carrier, and painter Chris Cran are among the nationally renowned speakers at UBC Okanagan over the next two weeks. On March 20 and 30, respectively, acclaimed writers Adam Lewis Schroeder and Sharon Thesen round out the schedule of featured speakers. All events in the Writers, Artists and Performers series, organized […]

Top Central Okanagan grads eligible for UBC Okanagan entrance scholarships

Students in B.C.’s high school graduating classes of 2006 who have an 80 per cent average or higher are eligible to receive a President’s Entrance Scholarship of between $1,000 and $4,000 to attend UBC Okanagan in Kelowna next September. Last year, students needed an 86 per cent average to qualify for this scholarship. “By establishing […]

Okanagan Symphony Featured in UBC Okanagan's Free Minds and Music Concert series

A special performance of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's Shakespeare in Love is the next event in UBC Okanagan's Minds and Music free concert series this Friday afternoon, February 10 (please note: this concert date has been changed from Thursday, February 9). The Valentine's celebration performance will be the second in UBC Okanagan's matinee concert series, […]

Okanagan Lakers in Top 10, new scholarship for varsity athletics

With three of the four Okanagan Lakers teams holding top-10 positions in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) rankings, the Okanagan’s varsity athletics program is looking to the next level of competition. To help propel the program to even greater heights, UBC Okanagan is setting up a major new scholarship endowment for student athletes. The […]

“One-time” Community Builder Scholarship renewed for high schools in Okanagan region

The Community Builder Scholarship program created in 2005 to help the Okanagan’s top student leaders attend UBC Okanagan in its inaugural year has been renewed for another year. A total of 33 students graduating from high schools throughout the Okanagan region will each receive a one-time award of $3,500 to attend UBC Okanagan in September. […]