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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 […]

Donald Kololo, (left), chief pharmacist at Zambia’s Cancer Disease Hospital, visited UBC Okanagan last week to meet with nursing faculty and to tour the campus with Dr. Bill Nelems, a thoracic surgeon in Kelowna who has helped to establish the Zambia Health Initiative, a new research partnership between UBC Okanagan and the University of Zambia.

Easing pain: university project to improve palliative care in Zambia

Donald Kalolo, chief pharmacist at the Cancer Disease Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, is heading home from Kelowna with new information about easing pain and suffering for cancer patients recovering from treatment or who are dying. Kalolo, who is working on a Master of Science degree in public health with a focus on palliative care, visited […]

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 […]