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With the new plaque dedicating the Aboriginal Centre are, from left, students Tamina de Montezuma, Irene Gonneau, Tanya Gregoire, and Nick Therrien.

UBC Okanagan a welcoming community for Aboriginal students

Aboriginal Centre Official Opening The Aboriginal Centre at UBC Okanagan was officially opened on January 22, 2010. The 256-sq.m. (2,756 sq. ft.) centre, made possible by $600,000 in funding from B.C.'s Ministry of Advanced Education, has been designed as a special space that reflects the cultural characteristics of the Aboriginal students who use it, says […]

UBC Okanagan professor climbs mountain to raise money for prostate cancer research

Edmond Rivère, a professor of French at UBC Okanagan, recently returned from a 13-man mountaineering expedition to the highest mountain in the Americas, Cerro Aconcagua (6,962m or 23,000 feet), to raise funds for researchers working to defeat prostate cancer and to raise public awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of the disease. […]

Expert to speak on disability and the right to exist: UBC Okanagan Jan. 29

Pre-natal testing and termination of fetuses thought to carry disability-related traits are among the topics to be discussed at UBC Okanagan on Jan. 29 when Dr. Tim Stainton, Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship and Professor of Social Work at UBC in Vancouver, speaks on Disability, Biotechnology, and the Right to Exist. Visiting […]

SustainAbility Film Fest at UBC Okanagan Jan. 29 and 30

Child exploitation, climate change, education reform, sustainable architecture and a host of other topics will be addressed at the second annual Fresh Outlook Foundation's REEL Change SustainAbility Film Fest set for Jan. 29 and 30 at UBC Okanagan. "REEL Change is a must-attend event for anyone interested in sustainability and the impact arts and culture […]

Award-winning journalist Kevin Sites

Putting a human face on global conflict

War correspondent Kevin Sites addresses Kelowna audience as UBC Okanagan distinguished speaker Award-winning journalist Kevin Sites spoke in very personal terms Thursday evening (Jan. 14, 2010) as he told a sold-out audience at the Kelowna Community Theatre about his experience covering every major conflict in the world during a single year. "My idea was to […]

Nine captive tortoises found to be descendants of 'extinct' species

Breeding could see species returned to Galápagos island home New genetic research has identified nine captive giant tortoises as descendants of an "extinct" species formerly endemic to Floreana Island in the Pacific's Galápagos Islands. "Based upon our findings, we now have an opportunity to breed the species and maintain the integrity of this distinct lineage," […]

Visiting artists (from left): Daniel Jolliffe, Heather Passmore, Roja Aslani, Isabelle Pauwels and Pierre Hebert.

Visiting Artists Series opens at UBC Okanagan Jan. 21

Six acclaimed Canadian artists will visit UBC Okanagan this spring for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) Visiting Artists Series. Artists and art lovers in the community are invited to attend the exciting guest lectures, starting later this month with Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, a young painter from Winnipeg. On Thursday, January 21, at 6 […]

Visit authors: top row, from left -- Matt Rader, Laisha Rosnau, Lee Henderson; bottom row, from left -- Gillian Wigmore, Michael MacLennan, Richard Wagamese.

Seven novelists, poets, playwrights to read in 2010 Visiting Author Series

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) at UBC Okanagan brings an exciting array of Canadian writers to Kelowna for the 2010 Visiting Author Series of author readings, starting next Thursday. From January to April, seven Canadian writers will read and talk about writing and the writing life. With poets, fiction writers, experimental language […]