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New golf team a natural fit for UBC Okanagan

Post-secondary students who want to pursue competitive golf now have the opportunity to do so at UBC Okanagan with the newly established UBC Okanagan Heat Golf Team. “One of the University’s goals is to provide opportunities for student athletes to compete in their sport of choice at high levels while remaining in the Valley and […]

'Extinct' giant tortoise may live again

UBC Okanagan conservation geneticist Michael Russello and international team make genetic discovery that could see long-lost species restored through captive breeding A species of giant tortoise thought to be extinct since the mid-1800s did not totally disappear after all. New genetic research has found living tortoises from the Pacific’s Galápagos archipelago that have remnants of […]

Noted social activist Sherene Razack speaks at UBC Okanagan

One of the most influential and respected Canadian thinkers on race and gender issues in the law, Sherene Razack will appear at UBC Okanagan on Oct. 22 to present her talk Violence Against First Nations: An Ongoing Colonialism. “In this presentation, I explore the nature of the contemporary encounter between First Nations bodies and settler society, […]

Fast for a Day with UBC Okanagan's Muslim Students' Association

Would you be willing to go without food for a day, if it meant someone else might not have to? That’s the question being asked by UBC Okanagan’s Muslim students as they prepare a food bank fund-raiser calledFast for a Day on Sep. 26.

UBC Okanagan offers free library cards to public

This fall, UBC is extending a special offer to B.C. residents as part of UBC’s Centenary celebrations. From now to December 15, any person living in B.C. can obtain a free UBC Library community card and access books in person from any UBC Library location.

renowned pianist Robert Silverman

Pianist Robert Silverman opens Minds and Music season Sep. 17 at UBC Okanagan

The fourth season of UBC Okanagan’s Minds and Music concert series will get underway Sep. 17 with a performance by renowned pianist Robert Silverman.

Okanagan science, tech and ed sectors team up to fuel the economy of the future

Penticton symposium to gather and share ideas for getting more kids buzzed about math and science Will enough of today's children grow up to be engineers and scientists to keep Canada's economy booming when the nation's Baby Boomers -- now approaching their senior years -- have retired from their math- and science-intensive careers? Dick Fletcher, […]

Homer-Dixon, Orbinski and Simpson to open UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Three powerful messages about social and environmental sustainability -- from addressing climate change to coping with humanitarian needs around the world -- lead this fall’s Distinguished Speaker Series of free public lectures presented by UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The series begins September 23 in Kelowna with Thomas Homer-Dixon, author […]