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International students Saddy Njie from the  Gambia and Jane Lee from South Korea enjoyed a weekend  with a Vernon family this fall. Their homestay through  the Vernon Rotary Clubs included a visit to Davison Orchards, a traditional Okanagan family farm.

Homestay Offers Students Family Experience in Vernon

International students a long way from home had a chance to spend some quality time with families in the Vernon area earlier this fall as part of the first-ever UBC Okanagan Rotary homestay program. The UBC Okanagan program is modeled on a similar collaboration now in its 51st year between UBC's Vancouver campus and Penticton […]

Kelowna veteran Art Brown listened to Remembrance Day speakers  with students Aubri Reid, Jody Rud, and Karen Ryan, all of whom  worked on establishing the first-ever Remembrance Day ceremony  at UBC Okanagan last Wednesday. Brown is a Kelowna veteran  who served with the Canadian Army for 35 years, and is president  of the Kelowna-Veendam Sister City Association and chair of  the Kelowna Cenotaph Upgrade Project.

Students Key to UBC Okanagan Remembrance Service

The first-ever Remembrance Day service held at UBC Okanagan last Wednesday was a collaboration between students, faculty, staff and the community. Four students -- Jody Rud, Karen Ryan, Aubri Reid and Krystal Smith -- were involved in the project from the earliest moments, as they had been developing a Remembrance Day community service learning experience […]