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UBC Okanagan digital deception research among 79 projects funded

UBC Okanagan psychology professor Michael Woodworth is among 79 UBC researchers sharing in $7-million worth of federal funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) annual grants competition. Woodworth received $87,055 for a three-year research project in conjunction with colleagues at Cornell University, exploring the issue of deception in computer mediated […]

UBC Okanagan health care and math researchers receive federal research funding

How priorities are set in health care, and mathematical optimization are being explored at UBC Okanagan by two new Canada Research Chairs appointed today in health studies and mathematics. Two other new and two re-appointed investigators at UBC’s Vancouver campus were also confirmed as Canada Research Chairs. The six positions are valued at $3.9 million, […]

Peter Rochfort appointed as interim head coach for the women's soccer team

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College have appointed Peter Rochfort, on an interim basis, to take over the reigns of the Women’s Soccer Team.  Rochfort will take over for Kevin Hearne who recently died tragically in a traffic accident. “Under the very sad and unfortunate circumstances, I am pleased to have Peter Rochfort re-join our staff. […]

Well-known Vernon coach to lead men's soccer team

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are pleased to announce that Wayne Aasen has been appointed head coach of the Okanagan Lakers men’s soccer team. Aasen has his Canadian Soccer Association “B” Licence and, in addition to coaching various House and Select teams in Vernon, is an instructor in the Okanagan Centre for Soccer Excellence. “I […]

Public Input Sought for Future of UBC Okanagan Athletics and Recreation

An open house will be held at UBC Okanagan on July 11, giving Okanagan residents an opportunity to help plan the future of recreational and athletic programs offered by the rapidly growing university. “Over the next five years there will be great change at UBC Okanagan,” says Rob Johnson, Director of Athletics and Recreation. “Our […]

UBC Okanagan science conference presents public lectures

Two prominent Canadian scientists will receive awards and present free public lectures at UBC Okanagan during the 52nd International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy (ICASS 2006) in Kelowna next week, June 18 to 21. “We are honoured to be hosting lectures by Dr. Vince Taguchi and Dr. Diethard Bohme, both of whom are highly […]

Middle school students get taste of university at UBC Okanagan

Several hundred students from Okanagan elementary, middle and high schools are getting an up-close look at UBC Okanagan this month through the Taste of University program. Visiting classes stay overnight in UBC Okanagan's student residences, then go on an extensive campus tour, and take part in science activities in the Irving K. Barber School of […]

Many OUC alumni may soon be eligible for UBC degrees

As the University's highest academic governing body, the UBC Council of Senates voted last week to approve in principle the granting of UBC degrees to 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: Bachelor […]

Chris Fleck wins 2006 Okanagan Short Fiction Contest

Chris Fleck of Kelowna, first-year UBC Okanagan Creative Writing student, claimed the $500 first prize at Monday night's 2006 Okanagan Short Fiction Contest awards ceremony at Doc Willoughby's in Kelowna. The evening included a brief reading by this year's contest judge, fiction writer Adam Lewis Schroeder, who also announced the top three prize winners. Schroeder […]

Eccott gift helps create UBC Okanagan Learning Exchange

Kelowna residents James and Shirley-Anne Eccott have committed $250,000 to help establish a new Learning Exchange program through UBC Okanagan. Their gift, initially earmarked for consultation and planning, will create an ongoing legacy for students and the Okanagan as the Learning Exchange grows. "We are providing the seed money to formulate a plan – to […]