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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 […]

Former Okanagan Laker star chosen for Canada's first-ever female coach mentor program

Jackie Wong, a former four-year starter for the Okanagan Lakers Women’s Volleyball team, is one of 10 students selected for the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association’s (CCAA) first-ever Female Coach Mentor Program. Steve Manuel, coach of the Okanagan Lakers, has been selected to mentor Wong. The CCAA Female Coach Mentor Program was launched in October to […]

Election results for UBC Okanagan Senate

A total of 32 students, alumni and faculty from UBC Okanagan have been elected to serve on the first-ever UBC Okanagan Senate. Three more positions will be filled from the Faculty of Management Representatives (two Faculty and one Student) at a later date. The Senate is the academic governing body of UBC’s Okanagan campus. Its […]

Novelist Karen Connelly reading at UBC Okanagan

Karen Connelly, one of Canada’s best-known young writers and the youngest-ever Governor General’s Award recipient, will be speaking and reading from her new novel at UBC Okanagan on November 23. Hosted by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Connelly will read from The Lizard Cage (Random House 2005), and talk about her work. Students […]

UBC Okanagan dean elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship

Dr. Joan Bottorff, Dean of Health and Social Development at UBC Okanagan, has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The Academy, which represents all Canadian medical and allied health sciences -- from fundamental science to social science and population health -- was established to provide advice on and […]