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Valley First establishes new UBC Okanagan scholarship

Valley First Credit Union has launched a new scholarship program to assist top Okanagan high school students planning to attend UBC Okanagan. "We were looking for a way to partner with UBC Okanagan. One way was to set up a perpetual $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to one of the top students from the Okanagan […]

Opera singer Judith Forst to perform at UBC Okanagan's celebration concert

Music lovers in the Okanagan are in for a treat with a free public concert marking the official opening of UBC Okanagan. The Celebration Concert on September 8 will feature internationally acclaimed opera singer Judith Forst, a 2004 winner of Opera Canada's prestigious Ruby Award for outstanding achievement in opera. In addition to Forst, the […]

UBC grows by more than 3,500 students

The University of British Columbia will grow by more than 3,500 students, when its new Okanagan campus opens in Kelowna next week. They will join 43,000 students at UBC's Vancouver campus, when the upcoming school year kicks off September 6. "This growth is an indication of our commitment to increase university access significantly for Okanagan […]

New book by UBC Okanagan sociologist examines Canada’s place in global economy

Is Canada a victim or victor in the emerging global economy? Viewing the issues from a Canadian perspective, author and researcher Peter Urmetzer, an Associate Professor of Sociology at UBC Okanagan, hopes to throw a little cold water over both sides in this growing, often heated debate. Western governments trumpet the virtues of globalization, Urmetzer […]

Dean of Management appointed to UBC Okanagan

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Blaize Horner Reich as Dean of the UBC Okanagan Faculty of Management, effective January 1, 2006. “We are extremely pleased that Dr. Reich is joining UBC Okanagan to lead our new Faculty of Management,” says Barry McBride, Deputy Vice Chancellor of UBC […]

Student services leader appointed at UBC Okanagan

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Ian Cull as UBC Okanagan Associate Vice President, Students, effective September 1. Mr. Cull is currently Vice President (Students) at the University of Winnipeg where he is responsible for the full range of enrolment and student services. His tenure at that university […]

Opening UBC Okanagan

Updated: August 29, 2005 Plans are progressing well for the opening of UBC Okanagan in September. With input from faculty, staff and students, the Opening Committee has established dates for a series of events signaling to the world that UBC Okanagan is here. A list of acknowledgements to those who contributed to the events is available. Many […]

Dr. Martha Piper, UBC President and Brad Bennett, Chair, UBC Board of Governors

OUC keys passed to new institutions

The keys to the future of post-secondary education in the Okanagan have been passed to Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan. Okanagan University College Public Administrator Dr. J. Peter Meekison presented the keys to OUC's five campuses at a ceremony this afternoon to UBC President Dr. Martha Piper and Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton. "This signals […]