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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 […]

UBC Okanagan adds master’s programs in nursing and social work

UBC Okanagan will offer two new master's degree programs in September. The UBC Okanagan Senate has approved programs for Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees. "This is the beginning of a planned expansion of programs for health professionals to be offered at UBC Okanagan," says Dr. Joan Bottorff, […]

Blogs help prospective students discover UBC Okanagan

A new student blog program has been launched to help prospective students learn what life would be like as a UBC Okanagan student. Since early February, UBC Okanagan students have been writing blogs to communicate their campus experiences. These online journals are helping people learn more about student life and providing a glimpse of what […]

Okanagan short fiction contest invites entries

Do you have a story to tell?  Once again, it’s time for local writers to get their stories down on the page: the 8th annual Okanagan Short Fiction Contest is calling for entries. Sponsored by Okanagan College, the University of British Columbia Okanagan and the Central Okanagan Foundation, the contest offers cash prizes to area […]

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, […]