Arts

Inspired Word Café blends creativity, inclusivity and interactive fun

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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.

Learning

UBCO library to host Queer Century Exhibition

UBC Okanagan is hosting A Queer Century, an exhibition of books and other literature currently on loan from UBC Vancouver’s rare books and special collections department.  

Health

Nursing program at OC and UBCO recognized for innovative curriculum

Marie Tarrant, Sheila Epp and Manuela Reekie from UBC Okanagan; Yvonne Moritz, Lisa Kraft, and Monique Powell from Okanagan College.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College has received long-term accreditation from the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), which regulates nurse training in the province.

Business & Politics

UBC Okanagan awarded $1.5M to develop high-performance body armour

Engineering Assoc. Prof. Kevin Golovin chats with Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr in the STAR Hub facility at UBC Okanagan. Golovin is principal investigator of the COMFORTS research network, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alberta, University of Victoria and industry partners.

The age-old technique of dressing in layers is a tried and tested way to protect from the elements. Now thanks to $1.5M in new funding for UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers are pushing the practice to new limits by creating a high-tech body armour solution with multiple layers of protection against diverse threats.