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University Relations publishes The Exchange as an email newsletter distributed to faculty and staff on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Current edition: October 2, 2019

Current edition: October 2, 2019

Current Edition:
October 2, 2019


More Exchange news

Campus tours update

Prospective students and families gather in the new starting location of UBC’s Okanagan campus tours, The Commons’ Engagement Theatre.

UBC’s Okanagan campus tours have a new starting location and tour route! Tours are now starting from The Commons' Engagement Theatre (room COM 104).

Student Learning Hub provides new one-stop-shop for UBCO learning services

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Starting in mid-September, undergraduate learning supports and resources at UBC Okanagan will be united into a single entity: the Student Learning Hub.

Fire safety reminder

Another photo of the Kelowna Fire Department dealing with a small grassfire above H lot on April 30. (Photo credit: Dan Odenbach)

Summer is still with us in the Okanagan and with long-range weather forecasts predicting little precipitation, the fire danger rating is currently sitting at high.

Kevin Hanna co-chairs national advisory committee on science and knowledge

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Kevin Hanna, associate professor of geography, has been appointed to the Government of Canada’s Technical Advisory Committee on Science and Knowledge.

Michael Burgess named Associate Provost, Strategy

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I am delighted to announce that Professor Michael Burgess, Chair in Biomedical Ethics at UBC’s W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics is joining us as Associate Provost, Strategy from September 1, 2019.

Lael Parrott and John Klironomos named associate deans of the Barber School

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I am pleased to announce that Professors Lael Parrott and John Klironomos will be joining the executive team as associate deans of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. Lael Parrott has been named associate dean, strategic personnel planning and development, and John Klironomos has been named associate dean, research, graduate and postdoctoral studies