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Downtown Education Project opens doors for Aboriginal learners

January 19, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Shane Stonechild, left, chats with Kelowna Friendship Society (KFS) Executive Director Edna Terbasket, middle, and KFS Education Coordinator Veronica Roesler about UBC Okanagan’s Writing 009 course which begins in downtown Kelowna next week.

The Downtown Education Project opens doors for Aboriginal learners.

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UBC seeks public input on Okanagan Campus Master Plan

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

Anthony Haddad, Director of Campus Planning and Development, is looking for community input regarding the Okanagan Campus Master Plan.

UBC is updating the long-term development plan that will guide the next phase of life for the university’s 516-acre (209-hectare) Okanagan campus in Kelowna.

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Hundreds of concrete tobogganers set to slide into Kelowna

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

UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering plays host to more than 400 students from across Canada and the U.S. at the 2015 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race from January 21 to 25. In action, concrete toboggans have been clocked at 80 km/h.

Prestigious competition brings some 400 engineering students to UBC, Big White

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First-year UBC Nursing students seek patient volunteers

January 7, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing is looking for volunteers who could spend three hours with first-year Nursing students next week.

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“People on the Pipeline” winning videos featured at Pipeline Art Jan. 9

January 2, 2015 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

UBC Okanagan research initiative presents film screenings and talks about pipeline issues

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UBC prof. heads back to school to study workplace well-being

December 22, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Faculty of Education professor Sabre Cherkowski received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant for more than $185,000 to determine how organizational well-being in public classrooms affects students and staff.

New funding helps research on organizational well-being in school settings.

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Engineering students a smash with men’s UBC Heat volleyball

December 19, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

UBC Heat volleyball teammates Jim Bell, Josh Harvey, and Kristof Schlagintweit, far left, pull out the books during a lunch break at the gym.

Close-knit team has strong ties that keep them together on and off the court.

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UBC Okanagan faculties adopt mindfulness to improve learning

December 18, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , ,

With mindfulness in mind, smartUBC is developing new programs and services for educators and community, industry, and academic partners.

Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques become part of curriculum.

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UBC campus transformed by Jack Shadbolt art sculptures

December 17, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Jack Shadbolt’s Primavera now graces the south wall at UBC’s University Centre Ballroom.

Two enormous, colourful butterflies now enhance University Ballroom

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UBC Okanagan exec promises icy plunge to support United Way

December 15, 2014 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Michael Shakespeare, associate vice-president of finance and pperations at UBC Okanagan, will jump into Lake Okanagan on January 19, 2015, if the campus reaches its $57,000 United Way campaign goal before campaign end on December 31, 2014.

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