Archive for October, 2010

UBC's Okanagan campus makes its first bottles of wine

October 27, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases

Fourth-year biochemistry student Mariana Galata and Associate Professor of Chemistry Cedric Saucier are in the process of making the first bottles of wine to come from UBC’s Okanagan campus.

A UBC 2010 Pinot Noir is the first wine made at UBC's Okanagan campus.

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UBC Human Kinetics professor Phil Ainslie receives national award

October 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Human kinetics researcher Phil Ainslie in the lab.

Phil Ainslie, Associate Professor of Human Kinetics at UBC's Okanagan campus, has received the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

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Nov. 27 African Gala targets funds for Ghana and Zambia

October 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Members of the African Gala organizing team are, from left, Daniela Fast, Louise VanderHoek, Hannah Viejou, and Jessica Witzaney.

Nursing students from UBC's Okanagan campus are heading to Africa to deliver medical supplies and work with rural health clinics in Ghana and Zambia next February

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Business community and UBC students to hear from leaders in business and finance

October 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Robert Sartor

The Faculty of Management at UBC is bringing to Kelowna two influential speakers from the Canadian business and finance world for two special dinner events in November designed for the business community and Bachelor of Management students. Robert Sartor, chief executive officer of the Forzani Group, will speak on Nov. 17, and Jean Boivin, deputy [...]

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Heat women's golf team back-to-back national silver medalists

October 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

UBC golfer Jen Woods at the Dunes at Kamloops

The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s golf team finished second after the three-day Ping/CCAA (Canadian Colleges Athletics Association) Golf National championship held at The Dunes at Kamloops Oct. 12 to 15.

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Woodhaven Nature Conservancy under border patrol

October 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Two Master of Fine Arts students from UBC's Okanagan campus are taking over the Woodhaven Nature Conservancy from October 22 to 25 for an interactive, site-specific performance art piece. Lara Haworth and Nicole Cormaci, co-creators of the project, say visitors to Woodhaven can expect to encounter and interact with a fully functional border patrol unit, [...]

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Pianist Robert Silverman performs free public concert at UBC

October 19, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Robert Silverman

One of Canada's premiere pianists, Robert Silverman will be at UBC's Okanagan campus on October 27 to perform three of Beethoven's sonatas.

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Media Centre at UBC's Okanagan campus sparks bold new humanities and digital media courses

October 18, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Jeff Myers and Rosemary Thompson from the Media Centre sits down to capabilities of the newly opened space with Gwen Zilm, AVP Learning Services

YouTube's slogan boasts "Broadcast Yourself." The slogan at UBC's Okanagan campus could soon become "Broadcast your Learning."

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Hiring university students draws businesses to UBC campus Career Fair

October 15, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

A sold-out Nov. 2 Career Fair on UBC's Okanagan campus is a good sign for students and employers. "We're seeing rising demand from employers seeking university students who will be looking for work next spring, or after graduating with their UBC degrees," says Shawn Swallow, Associate Director of Career Services and Co-op Programs. "It seems [...]

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UBC pilot program helps new and expectant dads quit smoking

October 13, 2010 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

DIG: Dads in Gear

UBC is about to launch a free eight-week pilot program that brings together new and expectant fathers for a variety of activities specifically for men, aimed at fathering, exercise and tobacco reduction. Dads in Gear (DIG), which starts in late October, is a program about communicating with men in a way they relate to -- [...]

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