Archive for March, 2012

Athletics Scholarship Breakfast raises funds for student athletes

March 29, 2012 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Pat Kennedy, managing director of the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of fame, left, interviews David Cox, a clinical psychologist and a professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, during the seventh annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast Thursday.

Community benefits from numerous volunteer activities by UBC team members

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Canadian doctor encourages people to get involved in global events

March 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

James Maskalyk told a Kelowna audience they can make a difference in global events. The best-selling author was at the Kelowna Community Theatre Tuesday as part of UBC's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Best-selling author part of UBC Distinguished Speaker Series

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UBC professor co-authors social work document for UN

March 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Dixon Sookraj, associate professor of Social Work

Call to action promotes social, economic, cultural and political rights

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UBC experts ready to comment on March 29 federal budget

March 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory

UBC is here to help with a team of experts who can offer informed comment and opinion about the federal government’s 2012 budget

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Art donations welcome additions to UBC collection

March 23, 2012 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Briar Craig, associate professor of visual arts, has donated six screen prints to the institution’s public art collection.  Byron Johnston also donated his work, A Decomposition, to the university. The sculpture was erected between the Arts and Science buildings in 2010 and features a variety of materials in stages of decomposition.

Associate professors give works to university for all to enjoy

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Food mapping website a place for tasty conversations

March 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Human geography student Shayne Wright, left, and Jon Corbett, assistant professor of Community, Culture and Global Studies, check out some of the comments at a food mapping website they developed.

Narrative map concept born on UBC’s Okanagan campus

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World Water Week focuses on problems faced by African nations

March 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

World Water Week focuses on problems faced by African nations

UBC’s Okanagan campus activities promote sustainable water management

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UBC students want to get rid of racial prejudice

March 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Rule Out Racism

Annual Rule Out Racism Week to raise awareness, discussion of the issue

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Athletic Scholarship Breakfast helps on and off the courts

March 15, 2012 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Men’s Heat volleyball player Greg Niemantsverdriet says scholarships played a vital role in being able to play sports and get an education.

UBC's annual Okanagan fundraiser benefits sports program, athletes

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Students raise money for cancer research with Cut for a Cure

March 14, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags:

Chris Kraft

Head shaves, silent auction and pie-in-the face activities at UBC

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