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 […]
Faculty and staff at UBC's Okanagan campus didn't have to travel to serve as subject-matter experts for the Thompson-Okanagan region's Provincial Climate Action Workshop this week. The two-day event on Wednesday and Thursday was hosted by UBC's Okanagan campus Sustainability Office, drawing participants from government, business, academia, the public and non-profit sectors. Small Steps and […]
Now in its fourth academic year, the Human Kinetics program at UBC's Okanagan campus is expanding with four new faculty members to meet the needs of its rapidly growing student population. Student numbers have increased steadily since the program's inception in 2007. The first class, which will graduate June 2011, began with 65 students. This […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Faculty and students at UBC now have a brand-new space to pursue the latest research in the field of forensic psychology. The Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law (CAPSL) has just opened in the new Arts and Sciences Phase II building at UBC's Okanagan campus. Designed to emerge as a nationally and […]
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 […]