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By Bud Mortenson on February 25, 2009
University's celebrate research week set for march 7 to 14 Chronic health problems such as obesity, heart disease and depression are front and centre during one of the public events featured in UBC Okanagan’s Celebrate Research Week, March 7 to 14. Managing lifestyle for better health: Choices that impact our physical and mental well-being, a free […]
By Bud Mortenson on February 19, 2009
“Help wanted” signs may not be as common in Okanagan business windows and roadside signs as they once were, but Shawn Swallow knows they’ll be back. A slowing economy has reduced the number of jobs being filled these days, but that has opened up new opportunities for employers seeking university students, says Swallow, associate director […]
By Bud Mortenson on February 18, 2009
Ever wonder about the secret to happiness? How about the key to longevity? For centuries people have been searching for the secrets to living long, happy lives, and the investigation continues this spring with UBC Okanagan’s first Health and Aging Series, offered through the Community and Continuing Studies program. “Participants will share in dialogue on […]
By Jody Jacob on February 11, 2009
UBC Okanagan engineering students are raising funds to travel to California in June with a Formula-style race car they have designed and constructed for the Formula SAE® international student design competition. Fourth-year Engineering student Scott Ghomeshi first discovered the competition during a trip to the UBC campus in Vancouver where, as a first-year student, he […]
By Jody Jacob on February 10, 2009
We all know how to watch movies. But have you ever considered why movies can be so effective? The new Friday-evening Minds and Movies Series at UBC Okanagan is intended to build a deeper appreciation for the art of movie-making and the pleasures of movie viewing as participants journey through a selection of motion pictures from […]
By Bud Mortenson on February 9, 2009
A flag-raising ceremony at noon Monday opened the third-annual OutWeek at UBC Okanagan. This week, Feb. 9 to 13, features events each day to celebrate diversity and raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, transsexual, two-spirit, and intersex (LGBTQTTI) issues. Activities include public readings, on-campus information presentations, and a celebration of art, music and […]
By Jody Jacob on February 5, 2009
Imagine a purple Statue of Liberty, dressed in a canary-yellow robe, holding a bright red flame.
The artistic concept is in the scientific works, thanks to research by Ashley Devantier, a fourth-year UBC Okanagan student using chemistry to create more colour options for artists working with patinas.
By Bud Mortenson on February 2, 2009
High-school, college and UBC Okanagan students and young alumni will have a chance to hear about career possibilities from experienced managers next week, when the Interior Savings UBC Okanagan Mentoring Luncheon Series kicks off its spring sessions. The Friday, Feb. 6, mentoring luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Coast […]