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Sixth year of Okanagan campus growth increases opportunities for UBC degree

UBC's Okanagan campus welcomes 7,004 students for September Strong demand for a University of British Columbia degree has resulted in the sixth straight year of enrolment growth at UBC’s Okanagan campus, which will welcome 1,832 first-year students, up by 22 per cent. UBC’s Vancouver campus has met its enrolment target and will have 5,666 new […]

Henderson family creates award to recognize UBC students studying international health and community development

An annual award of $1,000 has being created for undergraduate or graduate students at UBC's Okanagan campus who are involved in international health or international community development initiatives. The award is being established by the Henderson family of Salmon Arm through the Shuswap Community Foundation, and will go to UBC's Okanagan Senate for consideration this […]

UBC's Okanagan campus to host B.C. water science strategy talks

Public and community groups invited to participate in province-wide B.C. Water Symposium Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 Experts from a wide range of fields will join with the public and community groups at UBC's Okanagan campus at the end of August to help create a new water science strategy for B.C. The B.C. Water Symposium, […]

New study finds similarities between personality types of male and female domestic violence perpetrators

A new study published in the August edition of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Abnormal Psychology, is providing a better picture of the roles played by gender, personality and mental illness in domestic violence. "Intimate partner violence is a major public health concern," says the study's lead author Zach Walsh, assistant professor of psychology […]

Want to study Klingon? Take new UBC language course

This fall students at UBC’s Okanagan campus can explore the made-up languages of Star Trek’s Klingon and Avatar’s Na’vi as part of a new anthropology class titled Pidgins, Creoles and Created Languages. “Pidgin is a form of speech that is a mixture of languages,” explains Christine Schreyer, assistant professor of anthropology. “Often they are created […]

Attending Thursday afternoon's Kelowna Community Heritage Commission meeting were, from left, Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd, student researcher Ross Huyskamp, Tun Wong who lived in Kelowna's Chinatown as a child, student researcher Lindsay Amantea, North End Residents Association director Heather Rice, City of Kelowna heritage planner Maria Stanborough, and UBC history professor James Hull.

UBC students partner with City of Kelowna to recognize heritage sites

Lindsay Amantea and Ross Huyskamp, undergraduate history students at UBC's Okanagan campus, are working with the City of Kelowna's Community Heritage Commission on research projects to recognize and raise the profile of two important historical sites in downtown Kelowna. Huyskamp's research focuses on Kelowna’s historic Chinatown site -- located in the block bordered by Abbott […]