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Cameron Egan

UBC Okanagan student athlete heads to World University Games in Italy

Third-year UBC Okanagan biology student Cameron Egan leaves for Italy this week to compete at the World University Games in Torino. The Games are the second-largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympics. Egan is one of Canada's top-ranked cross country skiers. He has been a member of the B.C. Cross Country Ski Team […]

2007 Short Fiction Contest expanded for Southern Interior writers

The 9th-annual Okanagan Short Fiction Contest is expanding its boundaries. Formerly, only writers from the Okanagan Valley were eligible to submit entries, but the 2007 contest is now open to anyone living in B.C.'s Southern Interior, within the listening area of CBC Radio One from Kelowna. This includes all residents west of the Alberta border, […]

Original artwork for 110 Lucky 'Art On the Line' supporters

Who will be among the lucky 110 people to purchase tickets to this year's Art On the Line gala fund-raiser for UBC Okanagan's visual arts programs? Each $150 ticket to the February 3 gala evening admits up to two people and entitles the ticket holder to take home one original, juried art piece, and enjoy […]

Dramatic tenor Ben Heppner to lead master class Jan. 15

Ben Heppner – regarded as one of the world's finest dramatic tenors -- will lead a master class with the Okanagan’s up-and-coming vocal talents in a unique presentation at the Rotary Centre for the Arts at 12:30 p.m., Monday, January 15, as part of UBC Okanagan's Minds and Music series of matinee events. "The master class […]

PLAN film opens events at UBC Okanagan for International Day of Disabled Persons

A film about a spirited 28-year-old man living with multiple disabilities and fuelled by dreams of independence will be screened for students and the public at UBC Okanagan next Monday, Nov. 27. The film is presented by UBC Okanagan's Disability Resource Centre as part of its campus and community outreach activities to observe the Dec. […]

UBC Okanagan part of largest-ever North American theatre collaboration

UBC Okanagan part of largest-ever North American theatre collaboration

The UBC Okanagan performance (theatre) program has just been selected to participate in North America¹s largest-ever theatre collaboration -- the 365 DAYS/ 365 PLAYS project, a world-premiere play cycle written by Pulitzer prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks. UBC Okanagan students enrolled in the theatre studio classes taught by professors Virginie Magnat and Neil Cadger next spring will […]

Symphony's public rehearsal workshop at UBC Okanagan Oct. 26

A rare public workshop with the Okanagan Symphony rehearsing performances of Magnificent Mozart will be held at UBC Okanagan on October 26. This is the second in this year's series of Minds and Music free matinee concerts at the university. The rehearsal offers a sneak peek of what's to come from the Okanagan Symphony when […]

Disabilities Health Research Network launches at UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan’s Allied Social Research Centres will launch the Disabilities Health Research Network (DHRN) in Kelowna this Friday, October 20. DHRN Co-leaders Dr. Lawrence Berg, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Diversity and Identity at UBC Okanagan, and Dr. Bonnie Sawatzky, Assistant Professor in both the Division of Orthopaedic Engineering and Paediatric Orthopaedics at UBC […]

Poet Sharon Thesen nominated for Governor General's Literary Award

Sharon Thesen, Associate Professor of Creative Writing at UBC Okanagan, has been nominated for a 2006 Governor General's Literary Award for her latest book of poetry, The Good Bacteria, published by House of Anansi Press. In a citation issued with Monday’s announcement of this year’s shortlist, the poetry awards jury noted, "Sharon Thesen's The Good […]

OUC Alumni now eligible for UBC Degrees

The UBC Okanagan Senate voted yesterday to approve the list of candidates with OUC degrees eligible to apply to accept a UBC degree. This list includes Okanagan University College (OUC) alumni holding one or more of the following credentials granted by OUC as the sole granting institution between January 1, 1998, and June 30, 2005: […]