Archive for August, 2007

UBC Okanagan bucks B.C. trends, enrolment grows by 17 per cent

August 24, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

Despite a decrease in the number of B.C. Grade 12 students last year, enrolment has grown by 17 per cent at UBC Okanagan and remains strong at UBC's Vancouver campus for Fall 2007. In September, UBC Okanagan will welcome 1,266 new first-year students -- an increase of 7.7 per cent -- and see total enrolment [...]

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World-Renowned artists to lead Minds and Music master classes

August 21, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

Two world-renowned artists will offer master classes with Okanagan students as part of UBC Okanagan'sMinds and Music series this year. Dame Emma Kirkby, a British soprano singer and one of the world’s most respected early music specialists, will lead a voice master class on Nov. 19, 2007, while Angele Dubeau, with the all-female string ensemble [...]

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Luncheons serve up career experience and advice for students

August 20, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

New program will connect UBC Okanagan students with successful UBC alumni mentors Mentors with real-world experience in a wide range of career fields will soon be helping UBC Okanagan students choose and prepare for bright futures, thanks to the new Interior Savings Mentoring Luncheon Series. Beginning in September, the series of monthly working lunches will connect [...]

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Wine education proves popular in the Okanagan

August 17, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

Two years ago, Fine Vintage Ltd. launched its Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) wine school in the Okanagan Valley, offering internationally recognized qualifications in wine, in partnership with the University of British Columbia. Since then, WSET® courses have been taken by over 200 people, including a number of prominent winemakers, general managers, sales and [...]

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Dyer warning leads next UBC Okanagan Distinguished Speaker Series

August 17, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

"The world is in deep trouble," warns Gwynne Dyer, citing a growing potential for widespread famine and armed conflict driven by climate change. A noted historian, journalist and international affairs expert, Dyer will visit Kelowna on September 12 for a free public lecture opening this year's UBC Okanagan Distinguished Speaker Series. His presentation, After Iraq, will [...]

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Unused wells needed for UBC Okanagan research project

August 2, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

UBC Okanagan researchers are looking for unused wells in the North Okanagan to assist in their research on long-term water sustainability. UBC Okanagan is a partner in the North Okanagan Groundwater Characterization and Assessment project (NOGWCA).  This is a three-year study funded by the Canada-British Columbia Water Supply Expansion program made available through Agriculture and [...]

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