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Bob Lindsay to Lead Valley First / UBC Okanagan athletic scholarship fund-raiser

Bob Lindsay, a long-time Kelowna businessman and active booster of amateur sports in the Okanagan, has been named as the new chairperson for the Valley First Credit Union / UBC Okanagan Athletic Scholarship Breakfast. “We are extremely pleased that Bob will lead this annual fund-raising event, with proceeds going directly to support scholarships for our […]

UBC Okanagan digital deception research among 79 projects funded

UBC Okanagan psychology professor Michael Woodworth is among 79 UBC researchers sharing in $7-million worth of federal funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) annual grants competition. Woodworth received $87,055 for a three-year research project in conjunction with colleagues at Cornell University, exploring the issue of deception in computer mediated […]

UBC Okanagan health care and math researchers receive federal research funding

How priorities are set in health care, and mathematical optimization are being explored at UBC Okanagan by two new Canada Research Chairs appointed today in health studies and mathematics. Two other new and two re-appointed investigators at UBC’s Vancouver campus were also confirmed as Canada Research Chairs. The six positions are valued at $3.9 million, […]

Peter Rochfort appointed as interim head coach for the women's soccer team

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College have appointed Peter Rochfort, on an interim basis, to take over the reigns of the Women’s Soccer Team.  Rochfort will take over for Kevin Hearne who recently died tragically in a traffic accident. “Under the very sad and unfortunate circumstances, I am pleased to have Peter Rochfort re-join our staff. […]

Well-known Vernon coach to lead men's soccer team

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are pleased to announce that Wayne Aasen has been appointed head coach of the Okanagan Lakers men’s soccer team. Aasen has his Canadian Soccer Association “B” Licence and, in addition to coaching various House and Select teams in Vernon, is an instructor in the Okanagan Centre for Soccer Excellence. “I […]

Career Services Manager Shawn  Swallow welcomes Okanagan businesses to attend  a special career fair on campus this fall

University Students Make Ready, Motivated Employees

Scholars offer a great solution in a help wanted business world UBC Okanagan’s Career Services team says help is on the way for the many Central Okanagan businesses posting help wanted signs these days. A career fair is being planned for early November to help businesses tap in to student employment, but employers don’t have […]

UBC grad Heather Cook

Nursing Calls

To be sure, Heather Cook has packed a lot of experiences into her four years as a nursing student in Kelowna. After a couple of years living on campus in student residences, she became a senior residence adviser. She was a founder of the nursing course union, and served as the Student Union’s vice president of student life, then as external coordinator – an oft-quoted student advocate and spokesperson.