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Created by UBC Okanagan student Michele Jackson, this model of the Fairbridge Farm School on Vancouver Island will soon be on display in the Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives.

UBC Okanagan students bring history into the present

YouTube videos, scale models and interviews help tomorrow's teachers learn What started as a simple assignment has taken on a life of its own for UBC Okanagan student Michele Jackson. This term Jackson and her Elementary Teacher Education Program (ETEP) classmates are exploring and preserving moments in history through a variety of innovative teaching tools […]

Sean Kelman, left, won a recent fund-raising chess tournament in Vernon, defeating Greg Bishop in a blitz playoff game. The UBC Okanagan Chess Club is hosting a tournament at UBC Okanagan January 23.

UBC student wins chess tournament

Sean Kelman, a first-year UBC Okanagan Engineering student, won a fund-raiser chess tournament in Vernon on Nov. 21. Kelman, Greg Bishop and Kaelan Chartrand each scored 5 of 6 points in the regular section of the tourney, with Kelman prevailing in the blitz playoff. Funds generated from the tournament went to the People Place and […]

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 […]