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University and community join to celebrate World Water Day

UBC Okanagan is commemorating World Water Day, recognized each year on March 22, with a number of events aimed at promoting the importance of water as a valuable resource and basic human right. "This is a great opportunity for the university and Kelowna community to increase awareness about water quality both here in the Okanagan […]

UBC Okanagan Heat Women's Volleyball Golden Again

KELOWNA, B.C. -- The UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team, led by Championship MVP Alex Basso, is the 2010 CCAA National Champion after winning the final against the Collège François-Xavier Garneau Élans in three sets Sunday evening in Gateneau, Quebec. The Quebec City team put up a good fight, but the attacks came from everywhere […]

Summerhill Winery funds sustainable agriculture research at UBC Okanagan

Donation of $30,000 will assist in the development of drought-resistant rootstock and other strategies to reduce water use in vineyards KELOWNA, B.C. -- Summerhill Pyramid Winery is supporting research at UBC Okanagan that will address a critically important issue in vineyards - water use. A $30,000 donation from Summerhill will fund a project led by […]

Left to right: Andrew Herrington, Tania Vig, Nikki Karn, Dan Draht and Laurens Breugem are taking part in 5 Days for the Homeless, a nationwide charitable campaign that aims to raise awareness about homelessness while raising funds for a local charity.

UBC Okanagan students are homeless on campus for one week

Five UBC Okanagan students and one faculty member are spending the week on campus, relying entirely on the kindness of others to meet their basic needs. The initiative, 5 Days for the Homeless, is a nationwide charitable campaign started five years ago by the School of Business at the University of Alberta. The campaign begins […]

2010 a banner year for UBC Okanagan athletics

April 9 fundraiser key to building on varsity athletics achievement Support for Canadian athletes helped propel Canada to a record-breaking 14 gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Growing resources that support student athletes are also helping UBC Okanagan Heat teams generate remarkable success in regular season action, B.C. provincial championships, and -- starting this […]

North Okanagan writer wins 2010 Short Fiction Contest

Chris McMahen of the Spallumcheen Valley has won the 2010 Okanagan Short Fiction Contest. McMahen, a teacher-librarian in an elementary school in Armstrong, is well-acquainted with the contest, as he has placed in the short list for the contest more than once in past years. McMahen won $500 for his story The Post. Gord Grisenthwaite […]

Week of UBC Okanagan events aimed at eliminating racism

Week of UBC Okanagan events aimed at eliminating racism The campus community at UBC Okanagan will mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21) with five days of events from March 15 to 19. This year, activities will focus on eliminating racial discrimination, not just recognizing that it's here, says Greg Younging, […]