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First UBC Okanagan breakfast event nets $50,000 for athletic scholarships

The first-ever UBC Okanagan Athletic Scholarship Breakfast, held April 21 at Kelowna’s Coast Capri Hotel, raised $25,000 for a brand-new UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Endowment. During the breakfast, it was announced that UBC will match that amount – doubling the initial endowment total to $50,000. It was also announced that Valley First Financial Group has […]

UBC Okanagan's next leader "an academic's academic"

KELOWNA -- Dr. Doug Owram, a former Vice President (Academic) and Provost at the University of Alberta, has been named UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC). He will take up his new duties on July 1, 2006. "I was drawn to UBC Okanagan in part by the fact that, though it builds on strong foundations, […]

"The Voice of Mozart" in season's final concert at UBC Okanagan

The closing event of this year's Minds and Music concert series offered by UBC Okanagan will feature works for violin, voice and piano by W. A. Mozart, with expert commentary by Pierre Simard, resident conductor of the Calgary Symphony. "It will be an exceptional event of our series' first season," says concert series organizer Dr. Manuela Ungureanu, […]

Public Invited to Exhibition of Art by Fine Arts Graduates

This year's UBC Okanagan Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates present their work in a public exhibition starting next Thursday, April 20, at UBC Okanagan. The public is invited to attend Ab initio, an extensive exhibition of student works including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video and installation work. "This artwork indicates solid, inventive investigation of […]

Interior Savings funds student laptop loaner program at UBC Okanagan

Students will soon be able to borrow laptop computers from the UBC Okanagan Library, thanks to a $15,000 gift from Interior Savings Credit Union to create a new student laptop loaner program. "We are very proud to support this new program, expanding student access to up-to-date, flexible and portable technology that has become such an […]

En’owkin director and former OUC president to receive UBC honorary degrees

North America’s first Aboriginal woman novelist and a former president of Okanagan University College will receive UBC honorary degrees at the first ever Spring Congregation June 9 at UBC Okanagan. The degrees are awarded for distinguished career achievements, as well as service to UBC and to Canada. Dr. William Bowering, UBC alumnus and a former […]

UBC Okanagan conservation biologist selected as 2006 Aldo Leopold Fellow

Dr. Karen Hodges, a UBC Okanagan professor and researcher with the new Species at Risk and Habitat Studies (SARAHS) Centre, has received the prestigious Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship. She is one of just 18 Leopold Fellows this year. The Leopold Fellowship provides recipients with intensive communication and leadership training to help them deliver scientific information […]

Vancouver Opera Ensemble in next "Minds and Music" concert, 12:30 p.m. April 4

A group of rising young Canadian opera singers and a nimble-fingered pianist take to the stage at UBC Okanagan for a free public concert April 4. The Vancouver Opera Touring Ensemble will play music spanning three centuries in "The World of Opera (in 45 Minutes)." It’s the third performance in this season’s Minds and Music […]

UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor to leave early

UBC President Dr. Martha Piper has announced that, owing to illness, Dr. Barry C. McBride, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of UBC Okanagan, will not be resuming his duties at the university. Dr. McBride initially went on medical leave in January, six months before his scheduled retirement date in June. "Dr. McBride played a major role in […]

Food Bank to net donations from UBC Alumni hockey game

UBC alumni from the Okanagan region and UBC Okanagan students will be putting the puck in the net and food in the Kelowna Food Bank, through a charity hockey game at the Rutland Arena next week. Sponsored by UBC Alumni Affairs and MBNA Canada, the first-annual UBC Okanagan alumni hockey night in Kelowna on Saturday, […]