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Auditions open for UBC Okanagan master class with Dame Emma Kirkby

NOTE: Due to illness, Dame Emma Kirkby is unable to visit Canada for her fall 2007 tour. In her place, acclaimed soprano Suzie LeBlanc will both perform and lead the Minds and Music masterclass on Nov. 19. World-renowned soprano Dame Emma Kirkby will perform and teach during a visit to Kelowna on Nov. 19. Invited […]

Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate to give free public reading Oct. 3

Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate John Steffler will give a public reading at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library on Wednesday, Oct. 3 -- a day the City of Kelowna will proclaim as Poet Laureate Day. "This event is a great boost to the poets, writers, and supporters of literacy in Kelowna -- Steffler […]

Health risks of cosmetic pesticide use focus of Sept. 22 symposium

A public symposium examining the health risks associated with cosmetic use of pesticides will be held at UBC Okanagan on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Inconvenient Truth About Pesticides, What Industry Isn't Saying is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies’ Cultural Studies program and the Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBC […]

Okanagan lawyers to help students plan education and careers

When it comes to learning about your future career, there's nothing quite like talking to someone who's already made it. This Friday, students from UBC Okanagan interested in future legal careers will have the chance to get some sound and entertaining advice from lawyers and a provincial court judge who graduated from UBC's Faculty of […]

Expert panel to share scientific perspective on pesticides

Experts on the chemistry, ecological effects, and regulation of pesticides will present a scientific perspective on pesticides at a special keynote presentation and panel discussion sponsored by UBC Okanagan's Barber School of Arts and Sciences this Friday, Sept. 21. "When decisions are being made about the use of pesticides in the environment, it's important that […]

Intercultural communications course offered at UBC Okanagan

An intensive course in intercultural communications will be offered for the first time at UBC Okanagan early in 2008. Foundation and Skills in Intercultural Communication is a 70-hour course involving three days of in-class work, and seven weeks of online study. It combines UBC's Foundations of Intercultural Studies (CIS 501) and Skills in Intercultural Communication […]

Artist, collaborator and educator remembered in exhibition at UBC Okanagan

Colleagues of the late Doug Biden, former professor of printmaking at UBC Okanagan, will honour their friend and fellow artist with a special exhibition of Biden's mixed media and print works this month at UBC Okanagan's FINA Gallery. "The premise of this exhibit is to show Doug's solo work, some of his collaborations, and also […]

Name search is on for UBC Okanagan Athletics

What do you think the UBC Okanagan varsity athletics' team name should be? Suggestions from the public are welcome as the University prepares to field its own UBC Okanagan teams in the 2008-2009 season. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," says Rob Johnson, Director of Athletics and Recreation. "How many times does a community get the […]

Sound and sculpture exhibition opens Wednesday at UBC Okanagan

An exhibition of work by UBC Okanagan Fine Arts alumna Danielle Helen Ray Dickson opens at UBC Okanagan's FINA Gallery this Wednesday, Sept. 5. Between Fear and Enthrallment is an installation that consists of six sound recorded works installed into sculptural pieces attached to the gallery wall. The individual sound recordings, which are looped for […]