Archive for October, 2006

Poetry Creates a Buzz on Buses

October 25, 2006 | Filed under: News Features

Poetry Creates a Buzz on Buses

The Poetry Bus project is using poetry to promote work, transit, higher education, sustainable commuting, and local community in the Okanagan. Supported by UBC Okanagan, B.C. Transit, the Hamber Foundation and Off Centre Magazine, the project involved a contest where workers from across the Okanagan were invited to write poems about their jobs. More than [...]

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Network at UBC Okanagan Bringing Together Disabilities Health Researchers

October 25, 2006 | Filed under: News Features

Dr. Bonnie Sawatzky and Dr. Lawrence Berg, co-leaders of the new Disabilities Health Research Network (DHRN), and Sawatzky’s service dog Phoenix, were on hand for Friday's official launch of the DHRN at UBC Okanagan.

The new Disabilities Health Research Network (DHRN) at UBC Okanagan is already doing what its creators hoped it would: it’s bringing researchers together. The DHRN’s co-leaders, Dr. Bonnie Sawatzky and Dr. Lawrence Berg, represent very different areas of disability research. Sawatzky is a wheelchair propulsion researcher and Assistant Professor at UBC’s Division of Orthopaedic Engineering [...]

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Symphony's public rehearsal workshop at UBC Okanagan Oct. 26

October 19, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

A rare public workshop with the Okanagan Symphony rehearsing performances of Magnificent Mozart will be held at UBC Okanagan on October 26. This is the second in this year's series of Minds and Music free matinee concerts at the university. The rehearsal offers a sneak peek of what's to come from the Okanagan Symphony when [...]

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Disabilities Health Research Network launches at UBC Okanagan

October 17, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

UBC Okanagan’s Allied Social Research Centres will launch the Disabilities Health Research Network (DHRN) in Kelowna this Friday, October 20. DHRN Co-leaders Dr. Lawrence Berg, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Diversity and Identity at UBC Okanagan, and Dr. Bonnie Sawatzky, Assistant Professor in both the Division of Orthopaedic Engineering and Paediatric Orthopaedics at UBC [...]

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Poet Sharon Thesen nominated for Governor General's Literary Award

October 16, 2006 | Filed under: Media Releases

Sharon Thesen, Associate Professor of Creative Writing at UBC Okanagan, has been nominated for a 2006 Governor General's Literary Award for her latest book of poetry, The Good Bacteria, published by House of Anansi Press. In a citation issued with Monday’s announcement of this year’s shortlist, the poetry awards jury noted, "Sharon Thesen's The Good [...]

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