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Myra's Men: new book launches with Myra Canyon reopening

A new book about the men who built the majestic Myra Canyon trestles on B.C.’s Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) will launch next week, just in time for the reopening of the famous trestles destroyed by wildfire in 2003. Myra’s Men, written by Maurice Williams, Associate Professor of History at UBC Okanagan, chronicles the building of […]

Osoyoos lakebed study to examine impact of settlement

There’s a lot of environmental history at the bottom of Osoyoos Lake. Starting June 16, researchers from UBC Okanagan and the B.C. Ministry of Environment will begin to reconstruct that history by sampling and analyzing sediments from the deepest parts of the lake. They’ll be looking for chemical and biological clues about how human settlement […]

Free centenary concert features UBC’s Borealis String Quartet

Free centenary concert features UBC’s Borealis String Quartet

The University of British Columbia became B.C.’s first university 100 years ago with the 1908 signing of the University Act. To celebrate UBC’s centenary, UBC Okanagan is hosting a free public concert by the acclaimed Borealis String Quartet later this month. Formed in Vancouver in the fall of 2000, the Borealis String Quartet is the […]