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Writers, artists and performers at UBC Okanagan

Writers John Lent and Roch Carrier, and painter Chris Cran are among the nationally renowned speakers at UBC Okanagan over the next two weeks. On March 20 and 30, respectively, acclaimed writers Adam Lewis Schroeder and Sharon Thesen round out the schedule of featured speakers. All events in the Writers, Artists and Performers series, organized […]

Top Central Okanagan grads eligible for UBC Okanagan entrance scholarships

Students in B.C.’s high school graduating classes of 2006 who have an 80 per cent average or higher are eligible to receive a President’s Entrance Scholarship of between $1,000 and $4,000 to attend UBC Okanagan in Kelowna next September. Last year, students needed an 86 per cent average to qualify for this scholarship. “By establishing […]

Okanagan Symphony Featured in UBC Okanagan's Free Minds and Music Concert series

A special performance of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's Shakespeare in Love is the next event in UBC Okanagan's Minds and Music free concert series this Friday afternoon, February 10 (please note: this concert date has been changed from Thursday, February 9). The Valentine's celebration performance will be the second in UBC Okanagan's matinee concert series, […]

Okanagan Lakers in Top 10, new scholarship for varsity athletics

With three of the four Okanagan Lakers teams holding top-10 positions in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) rankings, the Okanagan’s varsity athletics program is looking to the next level of competition. To help propel the program to even greater heights, UBC Okanagan is setting up a major new scholarship endowment for student athletes. The […]

“One-time” Community Builder Scholarship renewed for high schools in Okanagan region

The Community Builder Scholarship program created in 2005 to help the Okanagan’s top student leaders attend UBC Okanagan in its inaugural year has been renewed for another year. A total of 33 students graduating from high schools throughout the Okanagan region will each receive a one-time award of $3,500 to attend UBC Okanagan in September. […]

First scholarship for UBC Okanagan management program will honour Kelowna’s Hoffman family

A successful career in New York’s financial industry has given Kelowna-born Jacki Hoffman-Zehner the opportunity to honour her family with new scholarships -- including a four-year award of up to $20,000 -- that will help future business leaders achieve their educational goals at UBC Okanagan. Hoffman-Zehner, a member of the UBC Board of Governors, an […]

La Pieta leads UBC Okanagan’s free concert series

A powerful debut concert featuring La Pieta kicks off a new series of free lunch-hour concerts at UBC Okanagan this Friday afternoon. The Minds and Music series of matinee concerts are open to the public, and will see a variety of performers on campus over the next two months. La Pieta, an all-female string ensemble […]

‘Art On The Line’ gala to raise funds for visual arts programs

A gala fundraiser on February 4 continues a tradition of putting “Art On the Line” in Kelowna to raise funds for visual arts programs. Organized by UBC Okanagan's Visual Arts Course Union and the Department of Creative Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, proceeds from this year’s fourth-annual Art On the Line […]

University's United Way campaign surpasses target

UBC Okanagan’s United Way Campaign has exceeded its 2005 goal of raising $25,000. “We have gone beyond our original goal -- the fund-raising total is now well over $26,000,” said UBC Okanagan Campaign Chair Dr. Louise Nelson. “We have been very fortunate to have such strong and generous support from UBC Okanagan staff, faculty and […]