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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 […]

UBC Okanagan holds historic first graduation

History was made in Kelowna on Friday as 470 members of UBC Okanagan’s very first graduating class crossed the stage to receive their degrees in two ceremonies.

UBC Okanagan health studies researcher receives scholar award

In a first for UBC Okanagan, Health Studies professor and researcher Dr. Craig Mitton has received a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). Dr. Mitton's research examines priority setting and resource allocation in health authorities, including the Interior Health Authority, Vancouver Island Health Authority, and Calgary Health Region. He has […]

Okanagan short fiction contest shortlist revealed

The Okanagan Short Fiction Contest has once again revealed a wealth of creative talent from the Okanagan region. Sponsored by UBC Okanagan, Okanagan College and the Central Okanagan Foundation, the annual contest received 95 entries this year and the field has now been narrowed down to 10 authors. Their work has been sent on to […]