Okanagan icon John Lent is UBCO’s writer-in-residence

John Lent, a Vernon-based professional author, editor, singer and songwriter is this spring’s writer-in-residence at UBC Okanagan. He will be on campus from March 9 to 26 working with students, faculty and the community in various writing and literary projects.

Lottery-styled art gala evening coming to UBCO

As a special fundraising event, UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) organizes a gala evening where good luck plays a part in who takes home which piece of art.

Creative Days opens studio doors for potential artists

Artists interested in UBC Okanagan’s visual arts program are invited to attend a special class with a professor to learn about the program and find out how to put a portfolio together.

Authors encouraged to put pen to paper and get creative

Budding writers are urged to submit their entries for the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest. Now running for 22 years, the short story contest has a long tradition of introducing new and emerging writers to the Okanagan community. Past winners have gone on to publish with Penguin Random House, Arsenal Pulp Press, and NeWest Press, […]

UBCO hosts a gala evening of art and entertainment

Each year UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, in association with the Visual Arts Course Union, hosts a fundraiser and gala event that celebrates the work of local artists.

UBCO professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

Planets, poverty, peace and powerful batteries. The science and activism behind all of these are tied together this year by the lasting legacy of Alfred Nobel’s annual recognition for game-changes.

Inspired Word Café blends creativity, inclusivity and interactive fun

The Inspired Word Café is a community-based arts organization that plans training, workshops and poetic and literary readings. Organizers are now teaming up with UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the City of Kelowna to host a series of public readings and open mic sessions.

Opera Under the Stars returns to UBCO’s courtyard

UBC Okanagan’s courtyard will once again be filled with the sounds of music as Opera Kelowna presents its annual Opera Under the Stars concert on July 31.

Historic home creates unique opportunity for fine art students

A new partnership between UBC Okanagan and Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre will help make artistic dreams come true for two student-artists.

UBCO hosts Indigenous art-making immersive programs

Hosted by UBCO’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Summer Indigenous Art Intensive features a series of world-renowned speakers, undergraduate and graduate credit courses, and a group of resident artists who will be working to create new works.