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UBC international student Morio Fukunaga, left, from Japan and Aboriginal student Cody Tolmie take part in the sockeye salmon deboning session of the Okanagan Nation Alliance Salmon Feast in Okanagan Falls. (Photo: Dan Odenbach)

ONA Salmon Feast a hit with students from around the world

South Okanagan thundershowers failed to dampen spirits as international and Aboriginal students from UBC took part in the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Salmon Feast celebration, which was held in Okanagan Falls Sept. 17 to 19. The cultural tour, organized by UBC Aboriginal Programs and Services, was a hit with students from Ontario to Bangladesh. The […]

International Student Community Achievement Award winners (front row, from left) Oliver Szeleczky, Suud Nahdi and Manuel Leckel. Selection committee members (back row, from left) Teresa Flanagan, Cigdem Eskicioglu, Jeannine Kuemmerle and Abu Arif. (Missing are award winners Yolanda Moser, Sim Zijian and Adi Prabowo and selection committee members John Burton and Jessica Stites Mor.)

UBC international students recognized for community achievement

Six international students at UBC's Okanagan campus have been recognized for their contributions to the campus and community with the International Student Community Achievement Award. "The university is extremely proud of the contributions of our international students," says Teresa Flanagan, Manager of International Programs and Services. "From visual and performing arts to forestry research, from […]

Kelowna surgeon Dr. Bill Nelems on the beach near Cape Town, South Africa, after cycling 4,500 kms across southern Africa earlier this year. Dr. Nelems will be speaking about his adventure at the Oct. 1 fund-raising barbecue and social at UBC's Okanagan campus.

School of Nursing and OkaZHI host Oct. 1 fundraiser for healthcare in Africa

A barbecue dinner and social will be held at UBC's Okanagan campus on Friday, October 1, to help raise awareness for local initiatives aimed at improving healthcare in Zambia and Ghana. The afternoon and evening event is hosted by the School of Nursing, in partnership with Okanagan Zambian Health Initiative Group (OkaZHI) and the campus-based […]

UBC places 30th in THE World University Rankings

UBC places 30th in THE World University Rankings

The 2010 Times Higher Education world university rankings has been released, and the University of British Columbia is 30th among the top 200. It is second in Canada after the University of Toronto, which ranks 17th.

On Oct 19 depression is a laughing matter at UBC

On Oct 19 depression is a laughing matter at UBC

On October 19 UBC's Okanagan campus will welcome a group of standup comedians with a variety of mental health issues for a comedy show...

Richard Florida

Richard Florida tells Kelowna it has key ingredients for a successful community

Nearly 1,000 people gathered Friday night at the Delta Grand Okanagan to hear international best-selling author Richard Florida, one of the world's leading public intellectuals, talk about competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation. The presentation, which is the first in this season's UBC Distinguished Speakers Series, was held as part of the 5th […]