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UBC Okanagan doubles its new students

A substantial increase in applications means the number of new students at UBC Okanagan will double this year. UBC’s Kelowna campus, entering its second year of operations, will welcome 1,172 new first-year students and 407 transfer students this fall, a 123 per cent increase in total new enrollment over last year.  This will bring the […]

Earlier this month, glacial environment students  from UBC Okanagan studied Palouse Falls in  Washington State. Spectacular as they are today,  the falls are only half as high as the torrent that  flowed through this area during an Ice Age megaflood.

Students Visit Catastrophic Landscape

Learning in the field for UBC Okanagan Earth and Environmental Sciences class A group of UBC Okanagan students delved into the Earth’s long-held geological secrets earlier this month, traveling to a spectacular landscape known to scientists as the Scablands, near the small town of Washtucna, Washington. There, the Palouse River cascades over stark rock cliffs […]

Survey to gather info about housing needs of Peachland seniors

Researchers from UBC Okanagan are surveying Peachland residents next week as part of a larger study to assess seniors’ housing and service needs in their community now and in the future. A multi-page questionnaire will soon be distributed to 360 randomly selected addresses in the District of Peachland, says Dr. Dixon Sookraj, Associate Professor of […]

UBC Okanagan cancer research award created in memory of Kelowna's Bill Tymchuk

Kelowna resident Leida Tymchuk has established a new endowment to support cancer prevention research at UBC Okanagan, in memory of her late husband Bill Tymchuk. Consisting of a $20,000 initial gift and an annual contribution of $5,000, the Bill Tymchuk Cancer Research Award will be used to fund research by faculty and students at UBC […]

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 […]