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Vida Yakong

UBC Okanagan student Vida Yakong receives McNamara Memorial grant

Vida Yakong, a UBC Okanagan graduate student from Ghana, has just returned from Washington DC where she spent four days as a guest of the World Bank. It was an important trip for Yakong -- and one that could lead to improved health care for women and children in sub-Saharan Africa.

UBC Okanagan's Tamil Kendall one of three UBC students receiving Trudeau scholarships

Three UBC graduate students, including Tamil Kendall, a Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies PhD student at UBC Okanagan, have received 2009 Trudeau scholarships, Canada's largest social sciences and humanities doctoral award.

Arts student Daniel McMann hopes to go to law school after receiving his degree in June.

Open doors await UBC graduate

Whether Daniel McMann ends up at the helm of a big league hockey club or one day leading the entire country, this ambitious 22-year-old is looking forward to a future of limitless possibilities. All set to graduate in June with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with a minor in political science, McMann is […]

Vanessa Tronson

School, job and motherhood. All in a day's work.

Vanessa Tronson's life consists of early mornings, late nights and very busy days in which her attention is pulled in all sorts of directions. As a mother of two young girls, a spouse, a student at UBC Okanagan, a volunteer, an employee and an advocate for Aboriginal Peoples, she's a young woman with many responsibilities. […]

Krystal Summers

Peruvian adventure awaits social work grad

Krystal Summers knows what it’s like to pick up and move away from everything that is familiar to pursue an opportunity. As she prepares to graduate from UBC Okanagan with a social work degree in June, Summers is also preparing for an entirely new adventure this summer in Peru. She looks back on her experience […]

From left: Dr. Maurice Williams, UBC Okanagan Provost Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, and Dr. Stephen McNeil. (Photo by Michel Heroux)

History and chemistry profs named teachers of the year at UBC Okanagan

Dynamic. Innovative. Inspiring. They're just three ways used to describe this year's top teachers at UBC Okanagan.

At a reception Thursday evening, UBC Okanagan Provost Alaa Abd-El-Aziz recognized Stephen McNeil, assistant professor of chemistry, and Maurice Williams, associate professor of history, as the teachers of the year.

UBC Okanagan student earns award to help combat HIV and AIDS in Mexico

PhD student Tamil Kendall has been awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) -- a newly established award given to doctoral students who demonstrate leadership skills and academic excellence in graduate studies in the areas of social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health.