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On Friday afternoon, two scholarship recipients met the creators of their scholarships at UBC Okanagan. On hand for the occasion were Dr. Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor at UBC Okanagan, student David Carlton, Yasmin Thorpe and MLA Rick Thorpe, and student Jonathan Palmer.

Scholarships awarded to two UBC Okanagan students from South Okanagan communities

Two UBC Okanagan students from the South Okanagan have been selected for scholarships of $2,500 each from the Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends “Our Students, Our Future” Entrance Scholarship. Jonathan Palmer, a graduate of Summerland Secondary School, is enrolled in the first year engineering program at UBC Okanagan. David Carlton graduated from Penticton’s Princess […]

Cultural safety on the agenda for public symposium Dec. 7

University and community researchers, health care professionals, and expert speakers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand will gather in Westbank on Dec. 7 for a major symposium examining the relatively new-to-Canada concept of cultural safety. The term "cultural safety" was first used in the 1980s in New Zealand in response to the indigenous Maori peoples’ […]

On hand for Wednesday’s CTQ Scholarship announcement at UBC Okanagan were (front) third-year engineering students Jackie Nichols and Konrad Duerr; (back row, from left) Matt Cameron, CTQ Managing Partner; Ed Grifone, CTQ Manager of Planning and Urban Design; Dr. Michael Isaacson, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science; and Dr. Spiro Yannacopoulos, Director of UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering.

CTQ Consultants Ltd. creates new UBC Okanagan engineering scholarships

Engineering students at UBC Okanagan will benefit directly from a new scholarship initiative created this week by CTQ Consultants Ltd., an engineering, planning and design firm with headquarters in Kelowna. CTQ Consultants is helping students pursue engineering education at UBC Okanagan with two $5,000 scholarships a year for the next three years. One scholarship will […]

Thanks to innovative technology for heating, cooling and ventilation, UBC Okanagan's Fipke Centre for Innovative Research will cost less to operate, and be healthier for students, faculty and staff.

Five Green Globes for UBC Okanagan's Fipke Centre

A wind tower for air exchange, a groundwater energy system for winter heating and summer cooling, and other innovations have earned an unprecedented five Green Globes for UBC Okanagan's newest building, the Fipke Centre for Innovative Research. "The Fipke Centre is an outstanding example of the highly sustainable and innovative designs we have pursued for […]

UBC Okanagan's largest-ever nursing team prepares for Ghana

The largest-ever group of UBC Okanagan students to travel to Ghana -- 24 fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students -- will make the journey to Africa next February, taking with them medications, paediatric equipment, laptop computers, books, and school supplies. To raise funds, the BSN students and faculty are holding a benefit banquet […]

Suzie LeBlanc replaces Emma Kirkby for Nov. 19 concert and masterclass

Soprano Suzie LeBlanc, one of Canada's foremost specialists in the music of the baroque and classical periods, will replace Dame Emma Kirkby in a Nov. 19 concert and masterclass in Kelowna. "We learned over the weekend that Dame Kirkby will not be able to travel to Canada due to illness," says Manuela Ungureanu, organizer of […]

New UBC Okanagan management internships give top students career head-start

A new Management Internship Program launched this week at UBC Okanagan will give top students valuable experience -- and a career head-start -- in the business world. "The program, designed to allow third-year Management students the opportunity to get hands-on experience while they are still in school, is an excellent new addition to our Co-op […]