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First-year student Sara Embury fills her water bottle between classes at the recently installed water kiosk in the Science Building at UBC Okanagan.

New device puts better water on tap at UBC Okanagan

Students partner with university on low-energy water purifying system A new water dispensing system that converts ordinary tap water into cleaner, cold, mineral-rich water at the pull of a lever has been installed at UBC Okanagan. The innovative water kiosk -- the first of its type to be installed anywhere – has been acquired through […]

What can you do with an Arts degree?

Students hear from mentors at Interior Savings-UBC Okanagan luncheon Monday What do an Okanagan accountant, a lawyer, a fundraiser and a museum director have in common? They all have Arts degrees from UBC. And they’re all on a panel next Monday afternoon to talk to university, college and high school students about what they did […]

Fuelling the Economy of the Future symposium set for Oct. 24

Public event changed to Kelowna venue, with free registration The scale is now smaller, but the issues that organizers of an upcoming public symposium hope to address are huge. Organizers of the engineering, science and technology symposium Fuelling the Economy of the Futurehave relocated the event from Penticton to Kelowna’s Hollywood Road Education Services Centre and […]

UBC alumnus Dr. Bill Nelems

Okanagan physician honoured by UBC Okanagan for building community

A Kelowna-based thoracic surgeon who has improved healthcare not only in the Okanagan and B.C. but also in some of the most remote areas of Zambia, Africa, will soon be formally recognized for his work in building bridges between UBC Okanagan, the community and the world. On Oct. 28, UBC alumnus Dr. Bill Nelems will receive […]

UBC Okanagan deans featured in lunchtime lecture series

This October and November, four of UBC Okanagan’s deans will participate in a special series of public lectures at the Okanagan Regional Library -- Kelowna downtown location. The Deans’ Lecture Series is a brown-bag lunch event that offers the public a chance to learn about the latest developments in research and teaching at UBC Okanagan, […]

James Orbinski presents Vernon talk on humanitarian action in the 21st century

World-renowned writer, physician and humanitarian Dr. James Orbinski will visit Vernon on Nov. 7 to discuss his book, An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century. Orbinski’s talk is presented by UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. One of the founders of the Canadian […]

Artificial turf field under construction at UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan is replacing the natural grass sports field on campus with artificial turf, which will result in a much longer playing season for UBC Okanagan students and community athletes, while conserving water. “In the spring of 2007 the UBC Okanagan Athletics department completed a comprehensive business plan that determined the biggest need for outdoor […]