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Vernon apple box label makes cover of international journal

Vernon apple box label makes cover of international journal

An apple box label from the early years of fruit-growing in the Vernon area is the cover art for the 12th volume of the Journal of Ecological Anthropology. Now available to the public online, the edition featured the label of the Penoka Brand of Canadian apples. The label was used with permission from the Kelowna […]

Sydney White, middle, with fellow undergraduate researchers, clockwise from bottom, Whitney Rotzien, Zosia Kossowski, Natashia Bose-Roberts, Andrew Hughes and Rylie Moore.

UBC undergrads pursue love of research

"We felt that many students, namely undergrads, were both unaware and intimidated by the available research opportunities," says Sydney White, a fourth-year biochemistry student. "The students who started the society felt we were uniquely positioned to be student ambassadors, and we wanted to share our appreciation of research with other students." Zosia Kossowski, a fourth-year […]

Members of the UBC Varsity Outdoors Club Okanagan "earn their turns" in the high country near Revelstoke. The club is on a no-footprint ski trip to the Rogers Pass area this weekend.

No-footprint ski trip for UBC Okanagan students

A group of UBC Okanagan students are taking a back-country ski trip one step further this weekend -- they're erasing the ecological footprint they create, so their trip has virtually zero environmental impact. The "Earn Your Turns" Zero-Footprint Ski Trip was conceived by students in the UBC Varsity Outdoor Club - Okanagan (VOCO) who are […]

Short Fiction Contest brings together region's writing community

Annual competition going strong despite challenging economic times In a time when the world's attention is pulled to the West Coast and the Winter Olympics, the Okanagan Short Fiction contest -- which is now officially open -- is an opportunity to showcase the talents of Southern Interior writers, says Summerland writer Kyle Cornett-Ching. "The short […]

African Gala raises funds for health promotion

A long list of health promotion projects in northern African communities will benefit from this year's African Gala, the annual fund-raising evening organized by UBC Okanagan's Nursing students and faculty who will travel to Africa in the New Year. "Proceeds are going towards such things as community projects directed towards economic independence for women, buying […]

Local management success stories featured at UBC Okanagan mentoring luncheon Friday

Prominent UBC alumni living and working in the Okanagan will share their career stories and insights with university and high school students this Friday at the first event in this season's Interior Savings-UBC Okanagan Mentoring Luncheon Series. The Mentoring Luncheon Series, now in its third year, brings together students and young alumni, career-established UBC alumni, […]

UBC Okanagan connects students and grads with potential employers

This Thursday, Nov. 5, recruiters representing over 30 local, provincial and national companies and organizations will gather at UBC Okanagan in search of the best and brightest students and young alumni. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium, Career Fair 2009 offers students the opportunity to connect with people […]