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Crime and the news among 40 showcase talks during UBC Okanagan's Celebrate Research Week

Two public discussions exploring crime, media and journalism ethics are among more than 40 public lectures and forums during UBC Okanagan's Celebrate Research Week, March 3 to 10. In a special UBC Okanagan Talk of the Town presentation next Monday night (7:30 p.m., Mar. 5), Dr. Stephen Ward, Director of UBC's School of Journalism, will […]

Kelowna mayor joins International Women's Day discussion panel at UBC Okanagan

Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd is one of four women participating in UBC Okanagan's March 8 International Women's Day panel discussion about the aspirations and realities of today's women. Joining Mayor Shepherd on the panel are Jacqueline Foley, Hydrogeologist with Golder Associates, Pauline Terbasket, Executive Director of the Okanagan Nation Alliance, and Gwen Anderson, UBC Okanagan […]

Collaborative learning for health care students receives $200,000 Grant

UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing and the Interior Health Authority have received a $200,000 grant from the B.C. Academic Health Council's Practice Education Innovation Fund to establish Collaborative and Interprofessional Learning Units for nursing and other health care students completing their practicum experience at hospitals and community agencies in the region. The provincial government is […]

Okanagan Lakers on home court for B.C.'s Provincial Volleyball Championships

UBC Okanagan will welcome British Columbia's top six men's and women's college volleyball teams as host of the B.C. Colleges’ Athletic Association (BCCAA) 2007 provincial volleyball championships from February 22 to 24. Two of the qualifying teams won't have to travel – the host Okanagan Lakers women's and men's volleyball teams are both ranked highly […]

Chris Ellom, with the organization Smile Africa, and Bhavana Kapal, a third-year social work student at UBC Okanagan, point to their hometowns – Accra, Ghana, and New Delhi, India -- on a metal sculpture presented to UBC Monday night by Vernon artist Cory Fuhr.

Global Citizenship Celebrated in Fuhr Sculpture

Cory Fuhr is an artist with a vision for the world – literally. One of the Vernon artist's latest works, symbolizing the concept of global citizenship, is a meticulously fashioned metal sculpture of the Earth supported by a massive metal arm of fused machine parts. At the Earth's core is a small cluster of metal […]

Nursing students Krystal Morrison, left, and Lianne Jones, right, are among 17 students in Ghana until mid-March for practical experience in that African nation's rural health care system. Vida Yakong, middle, is a former nurse practitioner from Ghana currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing degree at UBC Okanagan.

e-Journals from Ghana

Nursing Students Go Online to Share African Learning Adventure Although they were half way around the world in Ghana, Africa, a team of 17 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students from UBC Okanagan shared their six-week learning adventure in February and March with people back home in the Okanagan via the Internet. A weblog […]

Local organizations partner to present Global Citizen Week

UBC Okanagan's International Week, first celebrated in 2006, will be part of an expanded Global Citizen Week in Kelowna this year. Several local organizations have joined together to raise awareness of the world's social, political, economic and environmental issues, building on the success of Global Citizen Week first developed by local volunteers in 2004. Global […]

Herb Capozzi played for UBC during his varsity football days in the 1940s. He went on to play for the Montreal Alouettes and three consecutive Grey Cup appearances before leading the B.C. Lions as general manager for 10 years.

Sports legend Herb Capozzi honorary chair of 2007 Athletic Scholarship Breakfast

Canadian sports legend, UBC alumnus and member of the UBC Sports Hall of Fame Herb Capozzi has been named Honorary Chair for the second-annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletic Scholarship Breakfast. Now in its second year, the event will be held on April 13, 2007, at the Coast Capri Hotel. The inaugural breakfast last year raised […]

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Tina Turner’s 1984 chart-smashing song asked a good question: What’s love got to do with it? Sex, that is. Nancy Netting, Assoc. Prof. of Sociology at UBC Okanagan, has been asking that question on campuses for decades now. And she’s finding some intriguing answers. She led a 20-year study of sexual behaviour among students at […]