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Public invited to UBC education forum on genocide and the Holocaust

The Okanagan campus of UBC will host the second annual Holocaust and Genocide Education Forum on May 6. The forum brings together those who have witnessed genocide and those who study genocide with the goal of fostering public discussion and awareness. Supported by the university's Human Rights and Equity Services office, the forum contemplates the […]

UBC's Okanagan campus will simulate emergency on May 4

If you see emergency vehicles heading to UBC's Okanagan campus in Kelowna on Tuesday, May 4, don't worry. It's a simulated emergency exercise designed to help on-campus and regional emergency responders test their plans, and get to know each other a little better. The simulation exercise will begin at about 8 a.m. and should be […]

Management students offer free consulting to community

More than 100 Bachelor of Management students from UBC's Okanagan campus have provided free consultation services to 34 small businesses and non-profit organizations in the community over the past few months. The Management Student Consulting Project (MSCP), a required fourth-year course, aims to strengthen ties between the business community and the university while providing students […]

UBC and Vineyard Networks partner on advanced networks research

A new research and development partnership between UBC and Kelowna-based Vineyard Networks will help advance the state of the art in network traffic management technology. Project engineers at Vineyard Networks, which provides network monitoring and management solutions to small- and medium-sized companies around the world, and computer science researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus will be […]

Anthropology professors win Roosevelt Global Citizenship Awards

UBC Okanagan program recognized for community action Anthropology professors Robin Dods and Hugo De Burgos in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Unit at UBC's Okanagan campus have won Public Anthropology's Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Awards. The awards recognize the professors for inspiring university students to take part in the global community and think critically, […]

UBC President applauds the transformative power of sport

Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast UBC President Stephen Toope told a Kelowna audience of 350 people on Friday morning that sport, universities and student-athletes all have the power to transform, and he cited the positive impacts of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games as a prime example of this power. "Is it just me, […]

New centre for students officially opened at UBC's Okanagan campus

The new hub of student services and campus life on UBC's Okanagan campus was officially opened Friday morning. University Centre, a $33-million, 7,300 sq. m. (79,000-sq.-ft.) building, was completed in time for the start of classes last fall and is home to a host of student- and university-delivered services for students. Friday's official opening ceremony […]

University's year-end Visual Arts graduate exhibition planned for April 17

Not satisfied with the usual wine-and-cheese type of art event, emerging artists of the Visual Arts program at UBC's Okanagan campus will present their work during a public exhibition that will feature live entertainment, refreshments and a lively, eclectic atmosphere. Among the Okanagan's premier annual art events, the UBC Okanagan BFA Graduate Exhibition -- this […]