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Countdown starts May 1 for major Okanagan education symposium

Industry and education sectors to showcase science, engineering and tech education at launch of Fuelling the Economy of the Future in Kelowna Models of solar cars and a variety of other student science and engineering projects will be on display next Thursday as the official countdown starts for a major valley-wide symposium on engineering, science […]

Okanagan short fiction contest shortlists 10 finalists

The 10th-annual Okanagan Short Story Contest has announced the shortlist for this year’s competition. Of 159 entries, the following 10 writers have made it to the final stage of the judging process: Susan Buis of Kamloops Jan Crerar of Salmon Arm Brian d’Eon of Nelson Karen Hofmann of Kamloops Ashley Little of Kelowna Dawn Kennedy […]

Graduate art exhibition at UBC Okanagan is 'Anchor Tenant'

This year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates at UBC Okanagan came up with a novel way to choose a name for their BFA Graduate Exhibition in April. A copy of the Canadian Webster’s Dictionary provided the title. The students provided the numbers. “There are 33 graduating students. So we took out the dictionary and looked […]

UBC Okanagan students engineering fruit processors and hovercraft

Two days of tough engineering challenges await first- and second-year students from UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering as the annual Engineering Design Competitions get underway next week. On Thursday, April 10, second-year students will race their best hovercraft designs during the Engineering Two Design Competition, and on Monday, April 14, first-year students will tackle fruit […]

Lori and Brad Field

Kelowna family funds Field Reading Room at UBC Okanagan

A gift of $104,000 from Kelowna residents Brad and Lori Field has allowed UBC Okanagan to renovate study space in the UBC Okanagan Library to establish the Field Reading Room for students. “The Field Reading Room provides students with a warm, inviting place to reflect, write, study and collaborate,” said Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor […]