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UBC’s largest-ever conference opens with Kelowna event May 29

UBC Okanagan will be an important part of the action as the largest conference in UBC's history gets underway next week. A panel dialogue planned for UBC Okanagan next Thursday, May 29, will be the first event of the 2008 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a national celebration of intellectual life in Canada. […]

Dr. Joan Bottorff

Bottorff to lead new Research Centre for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan is creating a new research centre focused on combating major preventable chronic diseases -- and finding ways to promote healthy lifestyles to prevent diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Joan Bottorff, who served as the first Dean of UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development, will direct the new Research Centre for […]

Kelowna writer Ashley Little wins Okanagan Short Story Contest

A short story entitled Dr. Lung has earned Kelowna writer Ashley Little first place in the 10th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest. "Dr. Lung is a fine, funny-sad piece of work, fueled by the weird energy of grief, guided along the twisted path of healing," said contest judge John Gould. "What grips us here is the […]

Symposium explores ways to make small urban and rural communities more welcoming for immigrants

A major policy-research symposium at UBC Okanagan on May 15 will examine ways to make Canada’s small urban centres and rural communities more welcoming for new immigrants. “Immigration to Canada has been recognized as an essential element in demographic development and economic growth,” says symposium co-chair Daniel Hiebert, Professor of Geography at UBC, and co-director […]

Jan Cioe, Associate Professor of Psychology

Psychology Professor Jan Cioe to Receive UBC Okanagan’s 2008 Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Jan Cioe, Associate Professor of Psychology, has been selected to receive UBC Okanagan’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation for 2007-2008. The award was announced Thursday afternoon at a ceremony recognizing Cioe and more than two dozen teachers on this year’s UBC Okanagan Teaching Honour Roll. “Universities have two absolutely essential roles: the creation and […]