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Third-year students Laura Banting and Gustaaf van der Lely became filmmakers for their History 453 course with Jessica Stites Mor this term.

UBC history students become filmmakers

History may repeat itself, but sometimes the history lesson itself is brand new. Going beyond the traditional textbooks, pop quizzes and final exams, students taking Jessica Stites Mor's History 453 course at UBC Okanagan this term used the process of video production to learn about the cultural and social diversity of Brazil. The result: overwhelming […]

UBC Okanagan to host BDC’s 2009 E-Spirit National Gathering

More than 150 Aboriginal youths from across Canada will visit UBC Okanagan next month for the Business Development Bank of Canada's (BDC) ninth annual national E-Spirit Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition gathering and awards gala. Aimed at Aboriginal youth in Grades 10 to 12, E-Spirit is a 16-week Internet-based competition that provides interactive business planning […]

GeoExchange Conference at UBC Okanagan offers open house for residential homeowners

Want to know more about using energy from soil or groundwater for heating and cooling your house? Here's your chance to learn from the experts. The 3rd Biennial International GeoExchange Conference and Trade Show will be hosted at UBC Okanagan from May 13 to 15. "We're looking forward to our best and most inclusive conference […]

UBC Okanagan hosts Health and Sustainability Symposium May 5

Consistently ranked among B.C.’s top 40 employers, UBC Okanagan is hosting its third annual Health and Sustainability Symposium, Spread Too Thin: Personal Sustainability Strategies for the Sandwich Generation, taking place on campus in the Fipke Centre on May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Partnering with Bayshore Home Health, UBC Okanagan will open this event […]

UBC Okanagan hosts holocaust and genocide forum for secondary school students

Students from Okanagan secondary schools will gather at UBC Okanagan April 30 for a forum exploring the realities of genocide and the possibilities of genocide prevention. The Holocaust and Genocide Education Forum, an initiative driven by the Office of the Provost at UBC Okanagan, brings together both those who have witnessed genocide and those who […]

2008 summer field school student Sasha Moore digs carefully through a small section of land, looking for clues that may help shed light on the men who built the Kettle Valley Railway trestles at Myra Canyon in the 1910s.

UBC Okanagan summer field school returns to Myra Canyon

Want to learn about archeology and history -- and help uncover the past of the Kettle Valley Railway? The UBC Okanagan summer field school is gearing up for another season of discovery and learning at Myra Canyon in the rugged hills overlooking Kelowna. Set up by Richard Garvin, associate professor of archaeology, and Maury Williams, […]

English-speaking Canadians talk a foreign language – to each other

If you can’t tell a bunkie from a bangbelly don’t worry: it’s all part of being a Canuck. When you live in a country the size of Canada, different regions are going to develop unique ways of speaking about things relevant to their area, says Christine Schreyer, assistant professor of anthropology at UBC Okanagan. She […]

UBC Okanagan Heat women's  volleyball coach Steve Manuel

UBC Okanagan Heat's Steve Manuel earns Canada's top coaching award from CCAA

Steve Manuel, coach of the UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team for the past eight seasons, has been honoured by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) as Canada's top coach across all sports. As recipient of the 2008-2009 Coaching Excellence Across All Sports Award, Manuel was recognized for his contribution to the sport, as well […]

Biologist Dr. Soheil Mahmoud is studying the genetic content of lavender cells to better understand how the plant produces its valuable scented oils.

Genome BC funds UBC Okanagan study of 10,000 lavender genes

Innovative genetic detective work is underway at UBC Okanagan, where biologist Soheil Mahmoud and his team have received $78,000 from Genome British Columbia to explore some long-standing mysteries about how plants like English lavender produce their highly prized scented oils. The project could one day have a big impact on B.C.'s lavender production by leading […]

Former CHBC Sports Director Pat Kennedy interviewed Canadian Olympic rowing medalists Scott Frandsen, Ben Rutledge and Jake Wetzel on Friday morning at the Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast fundraiser.

New milestone reached for UBC Okanagan athletics scholarship fund

The athletic scholarship endowment at UBC Okanagan reached an important milestone on Friday, as the Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletic Scholarship Breakfast fundraiser pushed the endowment's total above $250,000. "We sold every single ticket for the fourth consecutive year and every dollar raised at this event is used to provide financial assistance to our student […]