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Artist Pudy Tong applied many washes of colour to form an always-incomplete image of a boy in his "Moonsburg" paintings. The images are Tong’s attempt to put a face to the voice of a boy heard over the public address system one morning at the Mundsburg, Germany, train station. Tong is a fourth-year fine arts student at UBC.

Art Students Go Global

Art student Pudy Tong stood on the train station platform in Mundsburg, Germany – in the same place he stood each morning on his way to the university – and realized something had changed. The familiar female voice of the station announcer was gone. In its place, a young boy’s voice heralded the next arriving […]

Poetry Creates a Buzz on Buses

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 […]

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.

Network at UBC Okanagan Bringing Together Disabilities Health Researchers

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 […]

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

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 […]

Disabilities Health Research Network launches at UBC Okanagan

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 […]

Poet Sharon Thesen nominated for Governor General's Literary Award

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 […]

OUC Alumni now eligible for UBC Degrees

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: […]

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

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

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 […]

UBC Okanagan welcomes new academic and research leader

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,” […]