By Patty Wellborn on November 7, 2019
UBC Okanagan nursing students are organizing a gala evening of food and entertainment as a fundraising initiative for the university’s Global Health Practicum program.
By Patty Wellborn on November 6, 2019
Maintaining a grateful perspective on life can be difficult even at the best of times. But how does one find gratitude when faced with significant adversity and personal tragedy?
By Patty Wellborn on November 5, 2019
Students, faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan with gather with members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the British Columbia Dragoons Thursday to mark Remembrance Day.
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By Patty Wellborn on October 30, 2019
Regardless of medical and lifestyle improvements, Statistics Canada reports that the average life expectancy for males (80) is still a few years shorter than women (84)—meaning that generally, wives still outlive their husbands by a number of years.
By Patty Wellborn on October 16, 2019
Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt began his celebrated expedition through the New World in 1799. During his travels, he explored the Americas widely, journeying to several countries including Venezuela, Cuba and the United States.
By Nathan Skolski on October 15, 2019
UBC Okanagan’s department of economics, philosophy and political science has organized a meet and greet for candidates and voters in the upcoming federal election.
By Patty Wellborn on September 27, 2019
Organized by UBC Okanagan’s Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services, election hopefuls will be on campus for a question and answer session on Thursday, October 3.
By Patty Wellborn on September 24, 2019
According to census data from Statistics Canada, in Kelowna alone there are some 3,000 people considered at high risk of homelessness—with another 1,900 identifying as transitionally, episodically or chronically homeless.
By Patty Wellborn on September 20, 2019
With cancer remaining the leading cause of death in BC, the first-ever Future of Health Forum will focus on research, innovation and strides to improve outcomes for all cancer patients.
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By Patty Wellborn on September 18, 2019
Officially proclaimed as Homecoming Day in Kelowna by Mayor Colin Basran, Saturday, September 28, caps several days of activities welcoming UBC alumni home to UBC Okanagan and inviting the community to get to know more about the university.
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