Archive for September, 2006

OUC Alumni now eligible for UBC Degrees

September 28, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

The UBC Okanagan Senate voted yesterday to approve the list of candidates with OUC degrees eligible to apply to accept a UBC degree. This list includes Okanagan University College (OUC) alumni holding one or more of the following credentials granted by OUC as the sole granting institution between January 1, 1998, and June 30, 2005: [...]

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Charles E. Fipke Foundation gives $6 Million to establish new research centre at UBC Okanagan

September 27, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

Charles Fipke has given $6 million to establish a new centre of research at UBC Okanagan. (Photo by Margo Yacheshyn)

Kelowna resident Charles Fipke – a UBC alumnus, geologist and the discoverer of diamonds in Canada’s Far North -- has donated $6 million, through his foundation, to UBC Okanagan for a new centre for innovative research. The gift announced this morning at UBC Okanagan includes $5 million to establish the Charles Fipke Centre for Innovative [...]

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Exploring B.C.'s Black Holes

September 12, 2006 | Filed under: News Features | Tags:

Hundreds of ancient earth ovens used by First Nations dot traditional root gathering grounds

I discovered my first “black hole” 15 years ago. It was a large, circular depression — about four metres across and a metre deep — with a prominent, raised rim and it stood out in the dry grasslands of a valley I was surveying in the southern interior plateau of British Columbia.

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UBC Okanagan welcomes new academic and research leader

September 8, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, a leading Canadian chemistry scholar and former Vice President of Research, International and External Affairs as well as Acting Vice President (Academic) at the University of Winnipeg, has joined UBC Okanagan as the institution’s first Associate Vice President, Academic and Research. “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Abd-El-Aziz to UBC Okanagan,” [...]

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