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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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UBC presents Jay Ingram for a second night

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

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram is UBC Okanagan’s next distinguished speaker. He will discuss the science of Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, February 25 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

High demand in community for Alzheimer’s speaker.

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Okanagan Heat family bids farewell to long-serving basketball coach

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

Heather Semeniuk has coached UBC Okanagan’s Heat women’s basketball team for the past 21 years. Photo credit: Steve Shulhan

After two decades on the court, coach Semeniuk retires and hangs up the hightops.

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UBC nursing students volunteer at Kelowna’s Global Village

February 12, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

A medical tent, complete with a rat, shows the stark reality of medical care in many countries around the world.

Stage is set to teach elementary students how many kids are ‘too sick for school’

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Veteran Cirque du Soleil clowns ‘Marooned’ in Kelowna

February 10, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Aron De Casmaker and Jesse Buck in a scene from Marooned.

UBC artists in residence preparing to unveil surreal lineup of February shows.

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Wisdom Tettey to lead arts and sciences faculty at UBC Okanagan

February 10, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Prof. Wisdom Tettey, Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Prof. Wisdom Tettey has been appointed Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

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UBC professor chairs national committee on historical preservation

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

UBC history professor Doug Owram, FRSC, has chaired a report that examines Canada’s need to keep up with the digital revolution.

Experts look at ways for libraries and museums to digitally preserve history

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UBC students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo

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

Ronaldo is everywhere. This photo was taken by UBC’s Luis LM Aguiar at a downtown Seattle mural.

How does this globally known footballer affect society, and why should we care?

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Whitecaps president Lenarduzzi keynote speaker at annual breakfast

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

Vancouver Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi is the keynote speaker at the Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast.

Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast set for April 10.

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