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More than 30 students served with UBC Okanagan's Peer Support Network this year, helping to mentor their fellow students. Mentors included, from left, Sonam Mahopatra, Krystal Summers, Roxanne Bautista, Kimberly Keen, and Carmen Marshall.

Students Help Each Other in Peer Support Network

Students helping students -- that's the core idea behind the peer support network (PSN), now finishing its first year of operation at UBC Okanagan. The network of 25 student mentors, plus another five students who serve as coordinators, provides information and services in four key areas -- learning support, supporting students in distress, advocacy support, […]

The Hon. Thomas Siddon

Distinguished former federal minister to receive honorary degree at UBC Okanagan Congregation

A distinguished Canadian who helped create the Canadian territory of Nunavut will receive a UBC honorary degree at UBC Okanagan's Spring Congregation on June 8. The honorary degree, Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), will be awarded to The Hon. Thomas Siddon, P.C., for his distinguished career achievements, as well as service to UBC and to […]

FormaShape provides hands-on experience for UBC engineering students

UBC Mechanical Engineering students are helping FormaShape – one of North America’s largest manufacturers of composite fibreglass and fibre-reinforced plastic – find innovative ways to make manufacturing simpler. Partnering with UBC's Faculty of Applied Science and the UBC University-Industry Liaison Office, FormaShape has invited five students enrolled in UBC's fourth-year Capstone Design Project course to […]

UBC Okanagan students launch unique creative writing anthology

Creative Writing students at UBC Okanagan will launch a truly unique publication on Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m. at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. "The anthology, Paper Shell 2007, will present new work from first- to fourth-year Creative Writing students," says Professor Nancy Holmes, "but what makes this year’s anthology truly […]

Name sought for varsity athletics at UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan is asking the community to help name its varsity athletics teams for the 2008-2009 season. "Next season will mark the final year in which we field joint athletics teams with Okanagan College," said Rob Johnson, UBC Okanagan's Director of Athletics and Recreation. "With the end of that arrangement comes the end of our […]

UBC Okanagan nursing student Liana Klohn listens to chest sounds produced by Stan, the School of Nursing's new Human Patient Simulator.

Patient simulator is newest tool in nursing education at UBC Okanagan

Call him Stan the man, but don’t call him a mannequin. The newest tool in nursing education at UBC Okanagan is a complex, computerized human patient simulator (HPS) — a high-tech human replica nicknamed Stan (for "Standard Man") who not only blinks, speaks and breathes, he responds like a real person to drugs and other […]

YouLead International Development Fellowship recipient Jana Tondu, a third-year Freshwater Sciences student at UBC Okanagan, is using her award to volunteer in a trio of water ecosystem projects in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Calls for YouLead Fellowship Student

Jana Tondu, a third-year Freshwater Sciences student at UBC Okanagan, has received the 2007 top prize in UBC's YouLead International Development Fellowship program. She's using the $1,500 award to visit Costa Rica in May, where she will volunteer for eight weeks in a trio of water ecosystem projects in that country's national parks. "I would […]

UBC Okanagan hosts Mennonite authors

Writers included in Half in the Sun, an anthology of Mennonite writing in B.C., will be reading for The Lake: A Reading Series, a series sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) at UBC Okanagan. On Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m., writers Darcie Hossack, Robert Martens, Elsie Neufeld and Barbara Nickel […]

UBC experts to speak at environment and national park public forum

Biology, geography and sustainability experts from UBC Okanagan will join ecologists, park planners, and other experts from across the country at a wide-ranging environmental forum in Naramata on April 16 and 17. The inaugural South Okanagan Similkameen Environmental Issues, Research and Education Forum will examine the role research and education might play in a national […]

Hovercraft and cable machines tested in engineering design competitions

Hovercraft will race across the floor and cable-suspended inventions will travel through the air at the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium next Wednesday (April 11), as the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering holds its second-annual student challenge -- the Engineering Design Awards. Wednesday morning, second-year Engineering Two students will be displaying and racing hovercraft they have developed over […]