Archive for April, 2006

HSBC Undergraduate Award in Environmental Studies Established at UBC Okanagan

April 26, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

HSBC Bank Canada has donated $50,000 to UBC Okanagan to create the HSBC Undergraduate Award in Environmental Studies. This new gift is in addition to HSBC Bank Canada’s current multi-year, $1.4-million donation to UBC in support of UBC’s Robson Square campus in downtown Vancouver and the UBC Learning Exchange. This $1.4 million gift made possible [...]

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First UBC Okanagan breakfast event nets $50,000 for athletic scholarships

April 21, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

The first-ever UBC Okanagan Athletic Scholarship Breakfast, held April 21 at Kelowna’s Coast Capri Hotel, raised $25,000 for a brand-new UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Endowment. During the breakfast, it was announced that UBC will match that amount – doubling the initial endowment total to $50,000. It was also announced that Valley First Financial Group has [...]

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UBC Okanagan's next leader "an academic's academic"

April 20, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

KELOWNA -- Dr. Doug Owram, a former Vice President (Academic) and Provost at the University of Alberta, has been named UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC). He will take up his new duties on July 1, 2006. "I was drawn to UBC Okanagan in part by the fact that, though it builds on strong foundations, [...]

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"The Voice of Mozart" in season's final concert at UBC Okanagan

April 18, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

The closing event of this year's Minds and Music concert series offered by UBC Okanagan will feature works for violin, voice and piano by W. A. Mozart, with expert commentary by Pierre Simard, resident conductor of the Calgary Symphony. "It will be an exceptional event of our series' first season," says concert series organizer Dr. Manuela Ungureanu, [...]

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Public Invited to Exhibition of Art by Fine Arts Graduates

April 13, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

This year's UBC Okanagan Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates present their work in a public exhibition starting next Thursday, April 20, at UBC Okanagan. The public is invited to attend Ab initio, an extensive exhibition of student works including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video and installation work. "This artwork indicates solid, inventive investigation of [...]

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Interior Savings funds student laptop loaner program at UBC Okanagan

April 11, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

Students will soon be able to borrow laptop computers from the UBC Okanagan Library, thanks to a $15,000 gift from Interior Savings Credit Union to create a new student laptop loaner program. "We are very proud to support this new program, expanding student access to up-to-date, flexible and portable technology that has become such an [...]

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