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Ballet Kelowna takes to the stage at UBC Okanagan April 3

Ballet Kelowna presents The Promise of Angels & Other Works at UBC Okanagan on Friday, April 3, as part of an extensive 20-community spring tour that has received much acclaim. The Promise of Angels & Other Works is a mixed repertoire program that features six different works and spans more than 100 years of dance. “The […]

11th-annual Short Fiction Contest open to Southern Interior writers

The 11th-annual Okanagan Short Story Contest is once again open to entries. Anyone living in B.C.'s Southern Interior, within the listening area of CBC Radio One from Kelowna, is eligible. This includes all residents west of the Alberta border, south of William's Lake, east of Hope and north of the U.S. border. Writers have until […]

UBC Okanagan fundraiser crucial for future Canadian champions

The UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team won the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association championship last Saturday, and the Heat men's basketball team heads to Prince George this week to compete for Canadian gold of their own. It is the kind of success athletics director Rob Johnson is thrilled to see, and determined to see continue […]

UBC Okanagan presents Tanya Ury's Avant Garde Dating and artistic lecture on Jewish and female identity

Celebrated English-Jewish artist Tanya Ury will give two presentations at UBC Okanagan this March. On March 25, Ury presents a video about her Avant Garde Dating art project, with discussion to follow. On March 26, Ury will present her artistic lecture Self-portrait of a Self-hating Jew. Referencing her own self-portraiture on themes of Jewish and female identity, […]

Direct Energy representatives (back row, from left) Randy Topp, David Simmons, Kirk Wootton, and (front row left) Barry Kwan with Aidan Kiernan on the announcement of the Direct Energy Aidan Kiernan Scholarship at UBC Okanagan.

Direct Energy scholarship at UBC Okanagan honours sustainability leader Aidan Kiernan

A new $25,000 endowment has been created at UBC Okanagan by Direct Energy Business Services to provide financial assistance to students studying sustainability and environmental sciences. The endowment will support the Aidan Kiernan Direct Energy Scholarship in Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, and recognizes the work of professional engineer Aidan Kiernan who retired at the end […]

Day of reconciliation discussion during Racism Matters week

A major public symposium in Kelowna on Friday, March 20, will focus on mending the tarnished relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada – a relationship that has survived Canada’s residential school system but remains challenged by that legacy. Reconciliation: History and Future in Our Midst is a day of events closing out Racism Matters week, which […]

UBC Okanagan's researcher of the year Heinz Bauschke and fellow researchers Yves Lucet, left, and Shawn Wang, right, have established the Optimization, Convex Analysis and Nonsmooth Analysis (OCANA) group at UBC Okanagan. (photo by Tim Swanky)

Mathematician Heinz Bauschke is UBC Okanagan Researcher of the Year

Heinz Bauschke knows the power of a teacher's encouragement. One of Canada's top researchers in the field of optimization -- the mathematics of finding the optimal solution to a given problem -- Bauschke was named UBC Okanagan's Researcher of the Year on Thursday night. And although his research today is far from elementary, his passion […]

UBC Okanagan celebrates World Water Day with four days of events, March 24-27

UBC Okanagan commemorates World Water Day with four days of events from March 24 to 27. Started by the United Nations in 1992, World Water Day is recognized and celebrated internationally on March 22 as a day of action to promote the importance of water as a resource and a basic human right. “Nothing is […]

It's freezing outside but Stefan Bigsby, a member of the UBC Okanagan Heat varsity golf team, can keep training indoors using a golf simulator at iQuest in Kelowna.

UBC Okanagan in pursuit of the best golf program in Canada

“One of our goals was to develop our golfers on a year-round basis,” says Johnson. “In support of that vision, iQuest Healthcare and Fitness Centre in Kelowna offered to provide our student golf athletes with a very generous sponsorship program worth nearly $12,000.With the support of local business, UBC Okanagan is putting together one of […]