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UBC Okanagan graduate Daniel McMann has received the first Farris Award, created by the firm Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, to assist promising students in attending law school.

First Farris Award at UBC Okanagan goes to McMann

Daniel McMann received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC Okanagan in June, and is now the first recipient of the new Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP Graduate Award that will help the 22-year-old attend law school. Created by Farris' Kelowna managing partner Dominic Petraroia and partner Ross Langford -- both of whom have […]

Anthropology professors from UBC Okanagan contributing to a new Canadian cultural anthropology textbook include Mike Evans, head of the Community, Culture and Global Studies unit, Robin Dods, editor of the Canadian edition, and Christine Schreyer.

UBC Okanagan a strong voice in new Canadian anthropology textbook

Anthropology students at UBC Okanagan this year will be studying with a new and distinctly Canadian textbook authored by one of their own UBC Okanagan professors. In a project spanning two years of editing and writing, Roberta Robin Dods, associate professor of anthropology at UBC Okanagan, has adapted one of the most successful U.S. textbooks […]

Researcher Nicol Patricny is entering her fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (honours) program at UBC Okanagan.

UBC Okanagan student researches public perception of mentally ill offenders

A research project by UBC Okanagan psychology student Nicol Patricny is looking at the public's perceptions of guilt and blame in mentally ill people who have committed a violent crime. "The aim of the project is to examine people's opinions about how much guilt mentally ill violent offenders feel for their offense, as well as […]

Parking fines resume July 20

UBC will resume charging fines for violations of the Parking Regulations on July 20. UBC had ceased charging fines at its Vancouver and Kelowna campuses as a result of a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court on March 30, 2009 regarding certain issues in a class action. That decision found that, although UBC can […]

This is a busy summer for UBC Okanagan conference planners Peggy Walker and Jen Neilands. The university campus in Kelowna turns student residences into affordable conference accommodations from May to August.

Busy summer of gatherings at UBC Okanagan

Conference planners Jen Neilands and Peggy Walker and the rest of UBC Okanagan's Conferences and Accommodation team are hosting some of the largest summer conferences and gatherings ever to take place on the rapidly growing university campus. "Kelowna and the Okanagan are very popular, and we have some of the most affordable accommodations in the […]

From left: Al Poettcker, UBC Properties Trust President and CEO, and Doug Owram, UBC Okanagan's Deputy Vice Chancellor, accept a rebate cheque of $127,369.10 from John Walker, President of FortisBC, for energy saved by the Fipke Centre for Innovative Research at UBC Okanagan.

FortisBC recognizes energy-efficient Fipke Centre at UBC Okanagan

A UBC Okanagan building that earned an unprecedented five Green Globes for sustainable design has now earned a FortisBC PowerSense Partners in Efficiency rebate that recognizes the building's energy efficiency. FortisBC presented a rebate cheque for more than $127,000 to UBC Okanagan this afternoon. The Fipke Centre for Innovative Research, which opened last fall, is […]

Sungari, an Amur tiger, with one of her cubs at the Buffalo Zoo. The world's captive Amur tiger population may be an important reservoir of gene variants that have been lost in the wild population. (Photo by Dave Pape)

Wild Amur tigers in genetic trouble, new study finds

UBC Okanagan researchers trace genes of critically endangered species They're big cats with a very small population. Although about 500 Amur (Siberian) tigers live in the wild, the dwindling genetic diversity of this critically endangered species -- the largest of all cats -- means genetically the population behaves as if it were just 27 to […]