Olympians featured at 2009 Athletics Scholarship Breakfast fund-raiser

Three Olympic medalists will be flashing their Olympic “bling” and sharing their story at the 2009 Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast in April. Drawing on the excitement that’s building in advance of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, the UBC Okanagan annual Athletics Scholarship Breakfast will feature interactive talks with gold-medalists Ben Rutledge […]

UBC Okanagan students hope to fulfill Christmas wish for homeless

Eight social work students at UBC Okanagan are striving to fulfill the Christmas wishes of homeless people in Kelowna this holiday season. Fourth-year social work student Ana Frias first discovered the Homeless Partners Christmas Wish List initiative while surfing the Internet. She thought it sounded like a great program, and with the support of her […]

What's Going On / Was ist los

New German cultural events webpage launched by UBC Okanagan’s Germanic Studies UBC Okanagan Germanic Studies, in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has launched a German Events webpage to promote campus-driven German events and celebrations to students, staff and the greater Okanagan community, which boasts a sizeable German population. According to the Central Okanagan […]

First-year student Sara Embury fills her water bottle between classes at the recently installed water kiosk in the Science Building at UBC Okanagan.

New device puts better water on tap at UBC Okanagan

Students partner with university on low-energy water purifying system A new water dispensing system that converts ordinary tap water into cleaner, cold, mineral-rich water at the pull of a lever has been installed at UBC Okanagan. The innovative water kiosk -- the first of its type to be installed anywhere – has been acquired through […]

UBC Okanagan deans featured in lunchtime lecture series

This October and November, four of UBC Okanagan’s deans will participate in a special series of public lectures at the Okanagan Regional Library -- Kelowna downtown location. The Deans’ Lecture Series is a brown-bag lunch event that offers the public a chance to learn about the latest developments in research and teaching at UBC Okanagan, […]

Artificial turf field under construction at UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan is replacing the natural grass sports field on campus with artificial turf, which will result in a much longer playing season for UBC Okanagan students and community athletes, while conserving water. “In the spring of 2007 the UBC Okanagan Athletics department completed a comprehensive business plan that determined the biggest need for outdoor […]

New golf team a natural fit for UBC Okanagan

Post-secondary students who want to pursue competitive golf now have the opportunity to do so at UBC Okanagan with the newly established UBC Okanagan Heat Golf Team. “One of the University’s goals is to provide opportunities for student athletes to compete in their sport of choice at high levels while remaining in the Valley and […]

Noted social activist Sherene Razack speaks at UBC Okanagan

One of the most influential and respected Canadian thinkers on race and gender issues in the law, Sherene Razack will appear at UBC Okanagan on Oct. 22 to present her talk Violence Against First Nations: An Ongoing Colonialism. “In this presentation, I explore the nature of the contemporary encounter between First Nations bodies and settler society, […]