Media Releases

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.

Use the humanities to bridge cultural divisions, say UBC profs

Researchers bring reasoning into scientific, often polarizing, issues

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.

UBC hosts Faith, Community and Culture conference

On the verge of having an international conference on religion cancelled due to political turmoil, UBC Professor Francisco Peña stepped in and is bringing the event to Kelowna.

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.

Convocation is a time of celebration at UBCO

This week UBC Okanagan celebrates its students as it hosts six separate graduation ceremonies over two days. More than 1,725 students will cross the stage, earning their undergraduate degrees while 215 students will receive their master's degree and 40 their doctorates.