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Short list announced for Okanagan Short Fiction contest

February 26, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

More than 90 entries for 17th annual story contest.

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Popular three-minute thesis contest returns to UBC campus

February 26, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases, Spotlight | Tags:

UBC Okanagan graduate Jennifer Forsythe, shown with parents Tracy and Irwin, was the winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition at Celebrate Research week 2014.

Precision and clarity are keys to rapid-fire research presentations.

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UBC celebrates the research, and those who are making a difference

February 25, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases, Spotlight | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Celebrate Research 2015

Full week of activities highlights students, professors, and projects that matter

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UBC Okanagan animal therapy program launches BARK2GO

February 17, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Students Charlie Drummond and Christy Hui have organized BARK2GO and will station volunteers and therapy dogs in three different locations across UBC’s Okanagan campus every Wednesday.

Building Academic Retention through K9s expands across campus.

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UBC honours contributions to science of dinosaurs and distant planets

February 17, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases, Spotlight

Philip Currie helped found the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta (photo courtesy of The Alberta Order of Excellence).

Paleontologist and astrophysicist to receive honorary degrees in June.

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Interior Savings, UBC team up to go places never thought possible

February 13, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , ,

Interior Saving’s Gene Creelman (left) poses with CRIS staff, Eric Rampone, Troy Becker, and Dawn Widdifield, along with UBC Okanagan’s Rebecca Frechette and Sally Willis-Stewart in front of a newly-delivered Parks Explorer.

Adaptive outdoor cycling equipment turns disabled riders into Explorers.

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UBC presents Jay Ingram for a second night

February 13, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram is UBC Okanagan’s next distinguished speaker. He will discuss the science of Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, February 25 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

High demand in community for Alzheimer’s speaker.

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Okanagan Heat family bids farewell to long-serving basketball coach

February 13, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Heather Semeniuk has coached UBC Okanagan’s Heat women’s basketball team for the past 21 years. Photo credit: Steve Shulhan

After two decades on the court, coach Semeniuk retires and hangs up the hightops.

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UBC nursing students volunteer at Kelowna’s Global Village

February 12, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

A medical tent, complete with a rat, shows the stark reality of medical care in many countries around the world.

Stage is set to teach elementary students how many kids are ‘too sick for school’

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Veteran Cirque du Soleil clowns ‘Marooned’ in Kelowna

February 10, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Aron De Casmaker and Jesse Buck in a scene from Marooned.

UBC artists in residence preparing to unveil surreal lineup of February shows.

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