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Surging out-of-province demand bolsters first-year enrolment at UBC Okanagan

Thanks to a significant upsurge of students from outside B.C., UBC Okanagan’s first-year class of 2008 will be more geographically diverse than ever before, even as the number of B.C. Grade 12 students declines in some areas. Increases of 27 per cent for international students and 36 per cent for Alberta students have contributed to […]

UBC Okanagan issues first Staff Awards of Excellence

Four staff members at UBC Okanagan were honoured on Thursday morning with the university’s inaugural Staff Awards of Excellence. “We believe in creating a workplace that is dedicated to excellence, equity and mutual respect,” said Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor. “Recognition programs such as our Staff Awards of Excellence honour the talent and expertise of […]

Unassailable Crosswalk is a 74 x 74-inch painting  by BFA graduate Alistair Rance, which last week  earned him the prestigious BMO 1st Art award for B.C.

Fine Arts grad earns B.C. Award for art

Alistair Rance, who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in June, has been chosen as the British Columbia winner of the BMO 1st Art Award. Rance, who lives in Vernon, received $2,500 for his winning artwork, an acrylic on canvas piece entitledUnassailable Crosswalk. Representing the best of Canada's newest generation of artists, all of […]

Communicating cancer: survey reaches out to young women

Young women aren't receiving important messages about the dangers of tobacco and its relation to premenopausal breast cancer, says Joan L. Bottorff, director of the Research Centre for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at UBC Okanagan.

Foreign threats to U.S. raise tolerance for diversity, study finds

Research looks at how intergroup harmony in the U.S. changed as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Foreign threats to the United States can encourage tolerance for diversity domestically and a corresponding intolerance for diversity internationally, according to a study by UBC Okanagan and Stanford University researchers published this week in Journal of Personality […]