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Artist Pudy Tong applied many washes of colour to form an always-incomplete image of a boy in his "Moonsburg" paintings. The images are Tong’s attempt to put a face to the voice of a boy heard over the public address system one morning at the Mundsburg, Germany, train station. Tong is a fourth-year fine arts student at UBC.

Art Students Go Global

Art student Pudy Tong stood on the train station platform in Mundsburg, Germany – in the same place he stood each morning on his way to the university – and realized something had changed. The familiar female voice of the station announcer was gone. In its place, a young boy’s voice heralded the next arriving […]

Poetry Creates a Buzz on Buses

Poetry Creates a Buzz on Buses

The Poetry Bus project is using poetry to promote work, transit, higher education, sustainable commuting, and local community in the Okanagan. Supported by UBC Okanagan, B.C. Transit, the Hamber Foundation and Off Centre Magazine, the project involved a contest where workers from across the Okanagan were invited to write poems about their jobs. More than […]

Dr. Bonnie Sawatzky and Dr. Lawrence Berg, co-leaders  of the new Disabilities Health Research Network (DHRN),  and Sawatzky’s service dog Phoenix, were on hand for  Friday's official launch of the DHRN at UBC Okanagan.

Network at UBC Okanagan Bringing Together Disabilities Health Researchers

The new Disabilities Health Research Network (DHRN) at UBC Okanagan is already doing what its creators hoped it would: it’s bringing researchers together. The DHRN’s co-leaders, Dr. Bonnie Sawatzky and Dr. Lawrence Berg, represent very different areas of disability research. Sawatzky is a wheelchair propulsion researcher and Assistant Professor at UBC’s Division of Orthopaedic Engineering […]

Earlier this month, glacial environment students  from UBC Okanagan studied Palouse Falls in  Washington State. Spectacular as they are today,  the falls are only half as high as the torrent that  flowed through this area during an Ice Age megaflood.

Students Visit Catastrophic Landscape

Learning in the field for UBC Okanagan Earth and Environmental Sciences class A group of UBC Okanagan students delved into the Earth’s long-held geological secrets earlier this month, traveling to a spectacular landscape known to scientists as the Scablands, near the small town of Washtucna, Washington. There, the Palouse River cascades over stark rock cliffs […]

Career Services Manager Shawn  Swallow welcomes Okanagan businesses to attend  a special career fair on campus this fall

University Students Make Ready, Motivated Employees

Scholars offer a great solution in a help wanted business world UBC Okanagan’s Career Services team says help is on the way for the many Central Okanagan businesses posting help wanted signs these days. A career fair is being planned for early November to help businesses tap in to student employment, but employers don’t have […]

UBC grad Heather Cook

Nursing Calls

To be sure, Heather Cook has packed a lot of experiences into her four years as a nursing student in Kelowna. After a couple of years living on campus in student residences, she became a senior residence adviser. She was a founder of the nursing course union, and served as the Student Union’s vice president of student life, then as external coordinator – an oft-quoted student advocate and spokesperson.