From the Toronto Blue Jays winning their first World Series, to Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space, to the world first SMS/text message — 1992 was a year of firsts.
1992 was also the first year that 11 individuals — who were recognized last week at the university’s annual Long Service Recognition Reception — started as employees at what was known as Okanagan University College.
“This region has a great history in post-secondary education. We can trace the history of both UBC Okanagan and today’s Okanagan College to the creation of Okanagan Regional College more than 50 years ago, said Pauline Brandes, director of Human Resources.
“This year’s honourees have been part of building a remarkable college and university system for this province — and one that serves the Okanagan in extraordinary ways.”
Those honoured at this year’s reception included:
- Linda Allan, associate professor of psychology
- Robert Belton, associate professor of art history
- Joan Bottorff, professor of nursing
- Carol Boyd, facility coordinator for Athletics and Recreation
- Kim Filice, program assistant for the Southern Medical Program
- Donovan Hare, associate professor of mathematics
- Nina Langton, associate professor of Japanese
- Mary Ann Murphy, associate professor with a cross-appointment in sociology and social work
- Jim Robinson, associate professor of philosophy
- Fred Vogt, deputy registrar
- Greg Wetterstrand, associate professor of education
Deborah Buszard, deputy vice-chancellor and principal of UBC Okanagan, and Lisa Castle, vice-president of Human Resources, were also at the event to celebrate the honourees.
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