Students at UBC's Okanagan campus joined with faculty, staff, UBC Students' Union Okanagan and the wider community over the past several weeks to raise funds to assist the Japan earthquake relief effort. Through bake sales, a Festival of a Thousand Cranes, and other events on campus and in the community, the students have raised $7,160. The money will be given to the Japanese Consulate-General for use in Japan.
Student performance of Dream Migrations raises $870
Through three public performances of a piece called "Dream Migrations" earlier this month, 29 Theatre 280/480 Devised Public Performance students raised $869.50 for the Save Japan UBCO project. This original performance on the theme of community was co-directed by Professor Virginie Magnat and Artist-in-Residence Ker Wells, in collaboration with graduate students Ozgul Akinci, Claire Leger and Tanja Woloshen. It was performed on April 8 at the Kelowna Art Gallery and on April 9 and 10 in the University Centre Ballroom on campus.
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