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Look seven generations ahead, urges water week speaker Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke, the next presenter in UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series, will address indigenous views of the environment, efforts to protect land on the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota where she lives, and how thinking seven generations ahead would impact our world’s natural systems – particularly water, agriculture and energy. LaDuke, a U.S. vice-presidential […]

New UBCO.TV website showcases UBC Okanagan stories

UBC Okanagan has launched a new online television station – UBCO.TV – to showcase the university’s people, achievements and events using the storytelling power of video with convenient on-demand access any time, anywhere. “UBCO.TV is a powerful communication tool that we have just begun to use as a way of informing our local and more […]

HireAbility conference and job fair set for UBC Okanagan Mar. 11

Employing people with disabilities in the Central Okanagan is the focus of a major public awareness-building event at UBC Okanagan on March 11. The second-annual hireAbility Conference goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gymnasium at UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna. It’s a collaborative effort between a number of organizations and agencies, […]

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà

Three Okanagan violin students to study with Angèle Dubeau Mar. 2

A trio of Okanagan violin students has been selected to study with internationally acclaimed violinist Angèle Dubeau in Kelowna on Sunday, March 2. A jury reviewing audition recordings over the past month have chosen students Angela Ruthven and Melissa Wilmot of Kelowna, and Ali Wasiliew of Vernon, to participate in a master class with Dubeau […]

Kelowna's sex trade topic of International Women's Day panel talk

An expert panel discussion about the sex trade in Kelowna and the rest of British Columbia is among the highlights during a week of public events March 3 to 7 leading up to International Women’s Day March 8. "This is an opportunity to learn more about how the sex trade affects women in our community […]

UBC Okanagan Nursing student Lia Bartolillo checks the chest sounds of the School of Nursing's new pediatric human patient simulator, nicknamed Dylan.

Sutherland Foundation funds child simulator for UBC Okanagan nurses

There’s always something wrong with Dylan. On any given day, this six-year-old boy can come down with just about anything -- from the flu to heart failure -- and he is a real challenge for the nurses who look after him. Fortunately, Dylan is not a real boy. He’s UBC Okanagan’s new pediatric patient simulator […]

Aging Successfully Forum a hot ticket in Okanagan

UBC Okanagan's March 10 public forum, Managing Forgetfulness and Aging Successfully, is still a month away but huge demand for tickets already has organizers predicting a capacity crowd at the 850-seat Kelowna Community Theatre. "We thought this would be a popular topic for our region, but the response has been astonishing," says Bonnie Bates Gibbs, Director […]

Rainbow flag to fly for OutWeek at UBC Okanagan

A rainbow Pride flag will fly over the UBC Okanagan campus from Feb. 11 to 15 as part of OutWeek, a week of events to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, transsexual, two-spirit, and intersex (LGBTQTTI) issues. "OutWeek is an event to bring awareness to the diversity that is on our small but […]

UBC Okanagan professor appointed editor of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC Okanagan is the new home of the prestigiousCanadian Journal of Earth Sciences. Dr. John Greenough, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been appointed editor of the monthly academic journal, published by the National Research Council Canada. Since 1963 this […]