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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: […]

Charles Fipke has given $6 million to establish a new centre of research at UBC Okanagan. (Photo by Margo Yacheshyn)

Charles E. Fipke Foundation gives $6 Million to establish new research centre at UBC Okanagan

Kelowna resident Charles Fipke – a UBC alumnus, geologist and the discoverer of diamonds in Canada’s Far North -- has donated $6 million, through his foundation, to UBC Okanagan for a new centre for innovative research. The gift announced this morning at UBC Okanagan includes $5 million to establish the Charles Fipke Centre for Innovative […]

UBC Okanagan welcomes new academic and research leader

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, a leading Canadian chemistry scholar and former Vice President of Research, International and External Affairs as well as Acting Vice President (Academic) at the University of Winnipeg, has joined UBC Okanagan as the institution’s first Associate Vice President, Academic and Research. “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Abd-El-Aziz to UBC Okanagan,” […]

UBC Okanagan doubles its new students

A substantial increase in applications means the number of new students at UBC Okanagan will double this year. UBC’s Kelowna campus, entering its second year of operations, will welcome 1,172 new first-year students and 407 transfer students this fall, a 123 per cent increase in total new enrollment over last year.  This will bring the […]

Survey to gather info about housing needs of Peachland seniors

Researchers from UBC Okanagan are surveying Peachland residents next week as part of a larger study to assess seniors’ housing and service needs in their community now and in the future. A multi-page questionnaire will soon be distributed to 360 randomly selected addresses in the District of Peachland, says Dr. Dixon Sookraj, Associate Professor of […]

UBC Okanagan cancer research award created in memory of Kelowna's Bill Tymchuk

Kelowna resident Leida Tymchuk has established a new endowment to support cancer prevention research at UBC Okanagan, in memory of her late husband Bill Tymchuk. Consisting of a $20,000 initial gift and an annual contribution of $5,000, the Bill Tymchuk Cancer Research Award will be used to fund research by faculty and students at UBC […]