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Campus Life - Okanagan

Okanagan College professor lands on CBC awards podium

Mar 27, 2012 / 12:19 pm

Okanagan College Media Release English professor Dr. Alix Hawley has been named one of the four runners-up for the CBC Literary Prizes in the short story category. “I had just about given up hope when I got the message from CBC. It was a happy way to start the day,” said Hawley, who will...

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...


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...

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 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...


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