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Fred Stenson named UBC Okanagan's Writer-in-Residence

Novelist and non-fiction writer Fred Stenson is UBC Okanagan's second annual writer-in-residence. Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, this program allows 16 selected local writers to get free critiques on their work. "We are thrilled to have Fred Stenson as our writer in residence," says Nancy […]

UBC Okanagan to welcome Dame Emma Kirkby for February voice master class

Dame Emma Kirkby, one of the world's most prominent Early Music singers, is coming to Kelowna for a master class and performance in February as part of UBC Okanagan's popular Minds and Music series. Kirkby was unable to travel for a previously scheduled master class and performance in November 2007. "We were fortunate to have […]

From left, Bernard Bauer, Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, presented graduate student Elinor McGrath with the first EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. Graduate Scholarship in Hydrogeology, along with Scott Schillereff, Principal Consultant of EBA and Tim Murphy, Principal Engineer.

Grad student receives $3,750 scholarship from EBA

UBC Okanagan graduate student Elinor McGrath recently received a $3,750 scholarship – half of a two-year renewable award – from EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., which has committed $22,500 over three years to establish the award. The EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. Graduate Scholarship in Hydrogeology aims to support students in the Irving K. Barber School of […]

Olympians featured at 2009 Athletics Scholarship Breakfast fund-raiser

Three Olympic medalists will be flashing their Olympic “bling” and sharing their story at the 2009 Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast in April. Drawing on the excitement that’s building in advance of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, the UBC Okanagan annual Athletics Scholarship Breakfast will feature interactive talks with gold-medalists Ben Rutledge […]

UBC Okanagan students hope to fulfill Christmas wish for homeless

Eight social work students at UBC Okanagan are striving to fulfill the Christmas wishes of homeless people in Kelowna this holiday season. Fourth-year social work student Ana Frias first discovered the Homeless Partners Christmas Wish List initiative while surfing the Internet. She thought it sounded like a great program, and with the support of her […]

Unveiling a plaque in UBC Okanagan's new Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research on Monday were, from left, Doug Owram, UBC Deputy Vice Chancellor, Charles Fipke, Brad Bennett, Chair of UBC's Board of Governors, and Professor Stephen Toope, UBC President and Vice Chancellor.

UBC Okanagan opens $31.5-million Fipke Centre for Innovative Research

British Columbia’s advanced research capacity has been expanded by the new $31.5-million Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research, officially opened today at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna. Named for Charles Fipke, the Kelowna geologist who discovered North America’s first commercial diamond pipes in Canada’s North, the Fipke Centre is the first new academic building to […]

$15,000 from Interior Savings helps connect isolated seniors with loved ones via Internet

Interior Savings has donated $15,000 to the UBC Okanagan Learning Exchange for a project that works with the community to end isolation for seniors by teaching them how to use the World Wide Web. Now in its second year, the initiative brings together students, seniors, community organizations and businesses with the common goal of enhancing […]

Editors invite public to help launch new Lake Nov. 21

The second issue of Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment is hot off the press and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan is celebrating with a splash. On Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., the editors of Lake invite the community to Habitat (248 Leon Ave) to celebrate the arrival of Issue […]