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Engineering professor is UBC Okanagan Researcher of the Year

March 6, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , ,

UBC Okanagan faculty Researcher of the Year Abbas Milani, right, discusses his work with student Andrew Olson.

Trio of student researchers also recognized at Celebrate Research Week gala.

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UBC welcomes Writer-in-Residence Marie Clements

March 5, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Marie Clements is UBC’s 2015 Writer in Residence.

Okanagan writers have opportunity for one-on-one critiques.

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New Wilden Creativity Award will recognize an emerging UBC artist

March 4, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, along with Wilden graphic designer Michael Eger and director Karin Eger-Blenk, celebrate the announcement of the new Wilden award at the FCCS Art on the Line event, along with Dr. Michelle Periera, and UBC President Arvind Gupta.

Funding rewards UBC Okanagan’s talented visual artists for courage and insight.

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Significant impact on water resources by land use change: UBC study

March 3, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , ,

UBC scientists David F. Scott and Adam Wei are co-authors with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a study that shows that changes in land cover play as significant a role as climate change on the hydrology of watersheds.

Climate change ruled out as most dominant factor for watersheds.

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Short list announced for Okanagan Short Fiction contest

February 26, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

More than 90 entries for 17th annual story contest.

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Popular three-minute thesis contest returns to UBC campus

February 26, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

UBC Okanagan graduate Jennifer Forsythe, shown with parents Tracy and Irwin, was the winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition at Celebrate Research week 2014.

Precision and clarity are keys to rapid-fire research presentations.

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UBC celebrates the research, and those who are making a difference

February 25, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Celebrate Research 2015

Full week of activities highlights students, professors, and projects that matter

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UBC Okanagan animal therapy program launches BARK2GO

February 17, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Students Charlie Drummond and Christy Hui have organized BARK2GO and will station volunteers and therapy dogs in three different locations across UBC’s Okanagan campus every Wednesday.

Building Academic Retention through K9s expands across campus.

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UBC honours contributions to science of dinosaurs and distant planets

February 17, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases

Philip Currie helped found the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta (photo courtesy of The Alberta Order of Excellence).

Paleontologist and astrophysicist to receive honorary degrees in June.

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Interior Savings, UBC team up to go places never thought possible

February 13, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , ,

Interior Saving’s Gene Creelman (left) poses with CRIS staff, Eric Rampone, Troy Becker, and Dawn Widdifield, along with UBC Okanagan’s Rebecca Frechette and Sally Willis-Stewart in front of a newly-delivered Parks Explorer.

Adaptive outdoor cycling equipment turns disabled riders into Explorers.

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