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Mari Tanaka, left, and Lindsay Balfour are among the first graduates of UBC Okanagan's Cultural Studies major program.

UBC Okanagan's first Cultural Studies majors making their mark

From managing an English-speaking theatre company in Montreal to presenting papers at prestigious conferences half way around the world, the first graduates of the Cultural Studies program at UBC Okanagan are already making their mark. Though the program is just two years old, several students fulfilled all requirements to graduate this month with a Bachelor […]

UBC Okanagan introduces new Latin American Studies major

UBC Okanagan is adding Latin American Studies (LAS) this fall as a new and interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts major program. "The strength of this program is the wide range of choice offered to students in terms of departments and courses, the fascinating subject matter, and an array of superb professors who are conducting cutting edge […]

Marisa Field

Former UBC Okanagan student athlete selected to women's national volleyball team

For the third consecutive summer, Kelowna's Marisa Field has been selected to represent Canada on the international volleyball stage. Field is a graduating member of the UBC Thunderbirds, coming off back-to-back Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) national titles. She got her start in post-secondary volleyball as a member of the UBC Okanagan program. Field competed for […]

Nelson writer Brian d'Eon wins Okanagan Short Fiction Contest

Brian d'Eon of Nelson has won the 2009 Okanagan Short Fiction Contest. An elementary school teacher for over 30 years, d'Eon had to miss the prize announcement and reading with judge Gail Anderson-Dargatz and the other two winners Saturday, June 13, at the Kelowna Art Gallery -- as it was the day of his retirement party. […]

Help researchers get the attention of smoking dads

In a special contest that spans the week before and after Father's Day, the FACET: Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco research team at UBC is inviting moms and dads to go online and vote for messages designed to get the attention of new dads who smoke. FACET is an ongoing research program committed to finding […]

Ken Carlaw, associate professor of economics

UBC Okanagan economics researcher working to keep B.C. beautiful

Where will tomorrow's green jobs be in British Columbia? Ken Carlaw, associate professor of economics at UBC Okanagan, is working on that question today. "The way we live as a society is not sustainable in its current form, and we need to start changing that now," Carlaw says. He is leading a team of researchers […]

Carlos Teixeira associate professor of geography

UBC Okanagan professor Carlos Teixeira honoured by Azores government

He's the toast of all of Portugal, and now his home region, the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores has officially recognized Carlos Teixeira with its highest honour. Teixeira, associate professor of geography at UBC Okanagan, traveled to Toronto for Day of the Azores in May, where he received the Insignias do Governo Regional dos Açores -- […]

Gwen Zilm, Associate Vice President Learning Services

Gwen Zilm honoured with Canada's Outstanding Academic Librarian Award

Gwen Zilm, Associate Vice President Learning Services at UBC Okanagan, has received the Canadian Library Association’s highest honour, the Miles Blackwell Outstanding Academic Librarian Award. The award was presented to Zilm at the national library conference in Montreal last week.