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Public panel floats water ideas on Fintry Queen Mar. 27

People will be talking about water on the water in Kelowna next Thursday night. The final event in UBC Okanagan’s World Water Week is a water expert panel public discussion, hosted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board on the Fintry Queen, moored at the foot of Bernard Ave. in downtown Kelowna. "The informal discussion provides […]

Sustainable growth in the Okanagan is on Urban Forum Agenda, Apr. 1

What defines agricultural land use, how effective is the ALR in the Okanagan, where are the real boundaries between city and countryside, and how are Okanagan communities going to plan sustainably for all of these uses? Those are some of the questions to be explored at the fourth-annual Urban Forum sponsored by UBC Okanagan, the […]

Okanagan's education and industry sectors taking action on fuelling tomorrow’s economy

The workforce of tomorrow will need a lot more people trained in engineering and sciences, and the Okanagan’s K-PhD educational institutions and industry are taking on the challenge. To avert a looming skills shortage, they’re encouraging more students to pursue their interests in science and technology. The first-ever Engineering, Science and Technology Education Symposium is […]

The Lake: A Reading Series features three Okanagan writers Mar. 26

Three Okanagan writers are the next featured readers in The Lake: A Reading Series, presented by UBC Okanagan. Valerie Stenson, Jake Kennedy and Jason Dewintez will team up for the final literary evening of the academic year on Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m. at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St. […]

Bring water to share at World Water Day opening ceremony at UBC Okanagan

A few drops will do. A First Nations Gathering-of-Waters ceremony is planned for World Water Day opening ceremonies Mar. 25 at UBC Okanagan, and the public is invited to get involved by bringing small samples of water. “We are asking everyone to bring a vial of water to contribute,” says Dr. John Wagner, Assistant Professor […]

Week of events at UBC Okanagan seeks to expose racism and privilege

Students and faculty at UBC Okanagan are throwing open the shutters on racism with a week of events on the university campus to expose racism and privilege on campus and in the Kelowna community. Activities will take place in the campus courtyard from March 17 to 20, leading up to Friday, March 21 -- International […]

Rebecca Belmore to visit UBC Okanagan as Distinguished Indigenous Artist in Residence

Rebecca Belmore, one of Canada’s leading performance and installation artists, will visit UBC Okanagan from March 17 to 21 to share her expertise and experiences with art students. An Indigenous performance and multimedia artist currently based in Vancouver, Belmore has been selected for the first-ever UBC Okanagan Distinguished Indigenous Artist in Residence Program, which will […]

Maxwell Performance 'Crazy for Life' puts spotlight on mental illness

A one-act stage performance by actress and writer Victoria Maxwell at UBC Okanagan next Tuesday afternoon shines a spotlight on dealing with mental illness. Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis, Maxwell has become one of North America’s top speakers on the “lived” experience of mental illness and recovery. Maxwell, who has worked […]