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Art donations welcome additions to UBC collection

Mar 23, 2012 / 12:00 am
Associate professors give works to university for all to enjoy  Briar Craig wants his art to be more than just something people can look at. He wants his art to be a participatory experience. The associate professor of visual arts at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus has...

Food mapping website a place for tasty conversations

Mar 22, 2012 / 12:00 am
Narrative map concept born on UBC’s Okanagan campus A stroll through just about any grocery store shows just how much our food supply has gone international. Human geography student Shayne Wright and Jon Corbett, assistant professor of Community, Culture and Global Studies at UBC's Okanagan...

New College Board Member has extensive ties to education

Mar 19, 2012 / 4:30 pm
Okanagan College Media Release A new face on Okanagan College’s Board of Governors is already well-known in regional and provincial circles. Connie Denesiuk has been appointed to the College’s Board by the Province for a term ending Sept. 30, 2013. She recently finished a three-year term as...

Gone viral: UBC scientist to lecture on social media’s impact on scientific discourse

Mar 16, 2012 / 12:03 pm
Okanagan College Media Release From hashtags to blogposts, social media is cracking scientific discourse wide open, and it’s about time, according to an Open Science advocate scheduled to appear in Vernon next month. Dr. Rosie Redfield, a UBC microbiologist named by the journal Nature as one of...

‘PROFIT, PEOPLE, PLANET’: PROVINCE FUNDING BUSINESS COMPETITION

Mar 16, 2012 / 9:28 am
On behalf of the BC Liberal Government CaucusKELOWNA –The Okanagan School of Business’ Western Canadian International Business Competition is receiving $9,930 in funding, announced Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson, on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education. Why this matters:· The...

World Water Week focuses on problems faced by African nations

Mar 16, 2012 / 12:00 am
UBC’s Okanagan campus activities promote sustainable water management Drawing attention to the massive problems faced by African nations in water and food security is the central theme of global World Water Day on March 22. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, there is a schedule of activities planned...

UBC students want to get rid of racial prejudice

Mar 16, 2012 / 12:00 am
Annual Rule Out Racism Week to raise awareness, discussion of the issue It is a sad fact that racism still rears its ugly head in society today. So, from March 19-23, the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus will host its annual Rule Out Racism Week to raise awareness and to generate...
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Athletic Scholarship Breakfast helps on and off the courts

Mar 15, 2012 / 12:00 am
UBC's annual Okanagan fundraiser benefits sports program, athletes Sports have always been a big part of Greg Niemantsverdriet’s life, and thanks to scholarships, the UBC Okanagan Heat volleyball player can pursue an education while continuing to compete. The Heat recently completed their first...

Belgian dance dramaturge creates new public performance

Mar 13, 2012 / 12:00 am
Artist in Residence Guy Cools collaborates with UBC faculty and students The stage is set at UBC’s Okanagan campus for the creative and critical works of Belgian dance dramaturge Guy Cools. Cools, the 2012 Artist in Residence for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), brings a...

UBC's Okanagan campus students brave winter chill to help homeless

Mar 12, 2012 / 12:00 am
Fundraiser 5days.ca has students sleeping outside to raise money, awareness A group of UBC’s Okanagan campus students have given up their warm beds for hard concrete and cold winter winds in a bid to raise money and awareness of the plight of homeless people. The students spent their first night...

Penticton English professor up for B.C. Book Prize

Mar 9, 2012 / 4:12 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Frances Greenslade, whose work Shelter has been drawing accolades from critics as far away as Britain, has now been nominated for the prestigious Ethel Wilson B.C. Book Prize. “I heard from my publisher earlier this week. Up until then I hadn’t really thought...

Philip Ainslie named UBC's Okanagan campus Researcher of the Year

Mar 9, 2012 / 12:00 am
Physiologist instituted new lab, leads Everest health research expedition Philip Ainslie, Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Function in Health and Disease and associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, has been named Researcher of the Year at UBC’s Okanagan...

English professor makes Canada Writes short list

Mar 8, 2012 / 12:06 pm
Okanagan College Media Release A professor in Okanagan College’s distinguished English faculty is now among 10 English-language finalists for the coveted CBC Canada Writes Short Story prize. Dr. Alix Hawley, who grew up in Kelowna, is up for the prize for her short story Tentcity, a satirical...

SIFE Okanagan sweeps Western Canada competition

Mar 8, 2012 / 11:46 am
Okanagan College Media Release No team in Western Canada’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) history has won all three regional competitions, until now. Okanagan College’s SIFE team delivered a one-two-three punch at last week’s regional competition in Vancouver, finishing first in each...

College and University call for participants in Okanagan math competition

Mar 7, 2012 / 1:58 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Mathematically inclined students in Grades 8 - 12 across the Okanagan are eligible to register to compete in the Preliminary Round of the 2012 British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest (BCSSMC) for the Okanagan region, which takes place on Wednesday,...

Research tool examines aging municipal infrastructure

Mar 7, 2012 / 12:00 am
UBC engineering team hopes to cut risk of water system failures A research project by the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus could some day provide municipalities with a useful tool for managing water-supply networks and reduce risk of system failures. The project, led by engineering...

Hungarian reclaims Spaghetti Bridge title

Mar 5, 2012 / 4:26 pm
Okanagan College Media Release It was a third try that proved to be lucky for Peter Sandor – or was it purely strategic pasta domination? Either way, the engineering student from Hungary’s College of Nyiregyhaza smiled from ear to ear as he hoisted the $1,500 cheque over his head. Sandor was...

UBC research aims to make for a healthier, happier society

Mar 5, 2012 / 12:00 am
Faculty of Health and Social Development conducts multiple research projects Universities are places of learning and discovery, and that drive for knowledge has produced countless breakthroughs. Numerous health research projects underway at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus...

OC SIFE Students Win Grant

Mar 2, 2012 / 7:55 am
OKANAGAN COLLEGE STUDENTS AWARDED BDC GRANT TO ENCOURAGE YOUNGENTREPRENEURSOkanagan Valley youth gaining valuable entrepreneurial skills throughannual business competitionKelowna, British Columbia (Thursday, March 1, 2012) - Okanagan College'sStudents In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has been...

Benefits from academic research touch lives everywhere

Mar 2, 2012 / 12:00 am
UBC's Okanagan campus has $10 million worth of funded projects Without research, knowledge about our world would stagnate, but dedicated professors and students are delving into the unknown in a quest to expand understanding of the universe around us. And many of those researchers can be found...

UBC's Okanagan campus engineering students host variety of events

Mar 2, 2012 / 12:00 am
Engineering Week runs from March 3 to 9 Engineering Week is March 3 to 9 and UBC’s Okanagan campus School of Engineering has a variety of activities planned. On Monday, March 5, the budding engineers will cook up a pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. in the common lounge of the Engineering,...

Word Ruckus sharpens its edge

Mar 1, 2012 / 4:04 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Word Ruckus shakes up expectations once again this Saturday with its fourth annual shindig featuring a host of wacky word events for literary lovers of all ages. “This is a pay-what-you-can writerly free-fer-all, a poetic hoe-down and a magical linguistical...

OCAA opens nominations for annual Alumni Awards

Mar 1, 2012 / 4:02 pm
On behalf of the Okanagan College Alumni Association Nominations are now open for the Okanagan College Alumni Association’s (OCAA) 2012 Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Awards. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni of Okanagan College and Okanagan University College for their...

Great-West Life donates $100,000 to Penticton campus

Feb 29, 2012 / 2:56 pm
Okanagan College Media Release One of Canada’s leading insurers, Great-West Life – together with its subsidiaries, London Life and Canada Life – is contributing $100,000 to Okanagan College to encourage sustainability training. “Okanagan College has built one of the most innovative and...

The Red Dot Players Conjure Up a Blithe Spirit at Okanagan College

Feb 28, 2012 / 3:06 pm
Okanagan College Media Relelase Playwright Noël Coward tackles marriage, mortality, and much more in Blithe Spirit, the hilarious supernatural comedy being presented by the Red Dot Players on March 16, 17, and 18 at Okanagan College. As the curtain rises on Blithe Spirit, Charles and Ruth...

Okanagan campus sends delegation to World Model UN conference

Feb 24, 2012 / 12:00 am
Participants to learn about diplomacy and current events For the first time, a student delegation from UBC’s Okanagan campus will take part in the World Model United Nations Conference. The international academic simulation of the United Nations, sponsored by Harvard University and UBC, as host...

Okanagan College’s School of Business Takes Third Place in National Competition

Feb 20, 2012 / 9:38 am
Okanagan College Media Release Students from the Okanagan School of Business placed third among 30 colleges and institutes in the seventh annual Vanier BDC Marketing Case Competition held in Montreal earlier this month. The team consisted of third-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree...

Accounting students calculate first-place finish

Feb 20, 2012 / 12:00 am
UBC’s Faculty of Management team wins GAAPS Perhaps the competition did not take into account the skill of the Faculty of Management team. By the time the Gathering of Accounting Associates, Professionals and Students (GAAPS) was over, a team of Management students from the University of British...

School of Engineering student wins OPTO Startup Challenge

Feb 17, 2012 / 12:00 am
Creation of mini microscope a team effort at UBC’s Okanagan campus Samuel Schaefer, a fourth-year School of Engineering student at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, won first place at the OPTO Startup Challenge for his presentation of his research group’s product, a...

International Women’s Day Celebration honours Sharon Shepherd

Feb 16, 2012 / 8:44 am
On behalf of the Okanagan College Women's Resource Centre Former Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd will be one of many women honoured at the International Women’s Day celebration, March 9, 5:30-9:30 p.m., at the Laurel Packinghouse in downtown Kelowna. Shepherd will receive the Gert Beadle Award at...

Awards make reality of living a dream at UBC

Feb 16, 2012 / 12:00 am
Scholarships provide students with best shot at opportunity for a quality education For James Beaton it was a chance to change his life, to pursue a dream, to achieve something he once thought impossible. The Bachelor of Arts student at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus...

Great sled performance from UBC's Okanagan campus engineers

Feb 15, 2012 / 12:00 am
Student team one of the best at Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race They won best new team, second-best performing toboggan and placed fifth overall out of 19 entries. Those results are even more impressive considering it is the first time UBC’s Okanagan campus has entered a team of engineering...

Ross Fitzpatrick and Deepa Mehta to receive UBC honorary degrees

Feb 14, 2012 / 12:00 am
Convocation ceremonies to be held on Okanagan campus June 7 Senator Ross Fitzpatrick and filmmaker Deepa Mehta will receive honorary doctoral degrees during June 7 Convocation ceremonies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. D. Ross Fitzpatrick, a retired member of the Canadian Senate, was born to a...

Acclaimed genetic researcher Dr. Michael Hayden receives prestigious health research prize in Kelowna

Feb 13, 2012 / 12:00 am
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) today honoured renowned British Columbia scientist Dr. Michael Hayden for his outstanding contributions to genetic research at a special presentation hosted by UBC’s Okanagan campus. Hayden was presented with MSFHR’s Aubrey J. Tingle...

College students hungry for Gold Medal Plate Competition

Feb 10, 2012 / 12:02 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Eighteen students enrolled in Okanagan College’s Culinary Arts program are gearing up for what is expected to be a round-the-clock effort assisting the best chefs in the country when they arrive in Kelowna for the Gold Medal Plate Competition...

Dalhousie University delegates impressed with Aboriginal Programs and Services

Feb 10, 2012 / 12:00 am
Representatives spend day learning about Aboriginal Access Studies, call it a model for their campus They came. They saw. They were impressed. A Nova Scotia delegation from Dalhousie University toured the Aboriginal Centre at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus on Wednesday and...

Study: majority of graduates leave area, but plan to return

Feb 9, 2012 / 12:00 am
Lack of work in chosen field, expensive place to live cited as reasons The data is in and the research has confirmed the Okanagan is losing many of its young people. A variety of factors are converging and driving youth from the area, a UBC study has found. Emma Talbott says a survey conducted as...

UBC to study brain blood flow during concussion recovery

Feb 8, 2012 / 12:00 am
Volunteer subjects sought for leading research into athletic head injuries Researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus are launching a ground-breaking study examining how blood flow to the brain is altered in athletes recovering from sports concussions. The Integrative...

Vernon Speaker Series tackles greening the information age

Feb 3, 2012 / 9:26 am
Okanagan College Media Release The information and communication technology (ICT) industry needs to go green if it is to continue in a world facing global warming, warns a leading expert in the field. Bill St. Arnaud, former chief research officer for 15 years at CANARIE (Canada’s Advanced...

Vernon Speaker Series tackles greening the information age

Feb 3, 2012 / 9:26 am
Okanagan College Media Release The information and communication technology (ICT) industry needs to go green if it is to continue in a world facing global warming, warns a leading expert in the field. Bill St. Arnaud, former chief research officer for 15 years at CANARIE (Canada’s Advanced...
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