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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, […]

New UBC Okanagan research centre focuses on species at risk

A new centre for the study of species at risk and threatened habitats opens at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna tomorrow, March 7. With lab facilities located on the newly constructed third floor of the Sciences building, the Species at Risk and Habitat Studies (SARAHS) Centre will enable researchers to identify and examine forces crucial to […]

Lakers beat the Blues for B.C. bronze

A hard-fought 84-80 win earned the Okanagan Lakers women’s basketball team a bronze medal in the B.C. Colleges’ Athletics Association’s (BCCAA) provincial championships Saturday, hosted by Malaspina University College in Nanaimo. The Lakers were sharp in the bronze medal match against the Capilano Blues (North Vancouver), after losing 59-47 to the Langara Falcons (Vancouver) in […]

Leading heart researcher to present during UBC Okanagan's Celebrate Research Week

One of B.C.'s leading heart researchers, Dr. Bruce McManus, will deliver the keynote public presentation during UBC Okanagan's first-ever Celebrate Research Week, which runs March 4 to 11. Presented by Genome British Columbia as part of its Distinguished Speakers' Series, McManus will speak on the topic, "Me and My Transplanted Heart: From a Stormy Love […]

Reid scholarship established for UBC Okanagan students

Peachland Mayor Graham Reid and his wife Lorna Reid have committed $50,000 over the next five years to establish a new scholarship for UBC Okanagan students, and to help build a special student emergency fund. From 2006 to 2010, the Graham and Lorna Reid Scholarship will provide $5,000 a year for general scholarships, and $5,000 […]