Arts

Kamloops writer wins UBC’s Okanagan annual short story contest

The 2017 Okanagan Short Story Contest winners, from left: Karen Hofmann, Michael Griffin, UBC Writer in Residence Renée Sarojini Saklikar and Cliff Hatcher.

UBC Writer in Residence Renée Sarojini Saklikar unveiled the winners of the 2017 Okanagan Short Story Contest Tuesday night in the Great Room at the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Learning

New economics and media course offered at UBC’s Okanagan campus

UBC Okanagan launches Economics and the Media, the first campus course of its type open to students across the university.

In today’s Information Age, media is everywhere. As the digital revolution continues to unfold and new global markets emerge, new media has become a growing economic influence.

Health

Exercising can protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease

Kathleen Martin Ginis is a professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Heath and Exercise Sciences.

The evidence is clear. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, says a panel of researchers and not-for-profit leaders, led by UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Business & Politics

Green juice captures UBC’s Live Case Challenge, and wins $5,000

Management students (from left) Jonathan Donahoe, Alan Blackwell, Kirsten Haayer and Olivia Johnson hold the Argus Cup after winning the 2017 Live Case Challenge.

Canned healthy drinks, starting with a range of quality greens you can drink on the go, was the winning idea in this year’s Live Case Challenge, held by UBC’s Faculty of Management Thursday.