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Campus Life - Okanagan

Research grants awarded to UBC faculty members

Oct 11, 2012 / 12:00 am

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funds projects Nine faculty members at UBC’s Okanagan campus are among more than 800 researchers across Canada sharing in $101 million in Insight Grants recently announced by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada...

Nursing workshop designed to build better approach to palliative care

Oct 5, 2012 / 12:00 am

Nurses in rural areas often feel inadequately prepared to assist patients Rural nurses face vast challenges in delivering palliative care in remote areas. So UBC’s Okanagan campus and Selkirk College are combining forces to provide specialized education for nurses in remote areas of the...

What does it mean to be human and alive?

Oct 4, 2012 / 12:00 am

Explorer Wade Davis shares his experiences at Distinguished Speaker Series event Wade Davis – ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker – shared his vivid photography and captivating stories of global exploration with a capacity crowd Wednesday night, challenging the audience to...

Time to harvest info on wine industry education

Oct 2, 2012 / 4:23 pm

Okanagan College Media Release People whose appetite for a career in the wine and grape growing industries have been whetted by the Okanagan’s Fall Wine Festival or the growth in the industry may want to add another date to their calendars: Oct. 11. Okanagan College is holding an information...

UBC neurobiologist probes brain function and recovery in public talk

Oct 2, 2012 / 1:47 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The popular Science in Society lecture series kicks off its sixth season Thursday, Oct. 18 at Okanagan College with an expert look at the aging, and changing, brain – and what can be done to keep it sharp. Canada Research Chair Dr. Lara Boyd, an associate...

UBC students collaborate on healthy campus research

Oct 2, 2012 / 12:00 am

Year-long project will identify issues, strengths and struggles What makes a healthy university community? A major research project at UBC's Okanagan campus is asking that question starting this month and continuing through the next year. Focused on the UBC campus in Kelowna, the VOICE 2012 project...

New public discussion series focuses on culture, power, and identity

Oct 2, 2012 / 12:00 am

Expert panelists facilitate free community talks throughout academic year The Cultural Studies program at UBC's Okanagan campus is bringing together UBC faculty, students and members of the greater community to discuss locally relevant topics related to culture, power, and identity. Titled the...
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College continues to grow

Oct 1, 2012 / 1:51 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s overall fall enrolments have grown again, setting the stage for the institution to exceed provincial targets for another year. A snapshot of fall enrolment, taken in mid-September, shows overall enrolment has increased by about 1.6 per cent...

Building on trades training at Okanagan College

Oct 1, 2012 / 1:50 pm

Government of British Columbia Media Release KELOWNA - The B.C. government is providing $28 million under B.C.'s Skills and Training Plan to expand and renovate trades training facilities at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College, ensuring future welders, heavy-duty mechanics, electricians,...

Drumbeat moves Okanagan College

Oct 1, 2012 / 1:49 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The rhythmic drums from drum groups Iron Mountain and Little Hawk combined with the swirl and ceremony of the sacred pow wow captured hearts and minds Thursday at the Kelowna campus. Emcee Richard Jackson Jr. invited everyone to take part in the event, that...

Charlotte Kushner to lead College as Vice President, Students

Oct 1, 2012 / 1:48 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Charlotte Kushner is adding a new role to her 26-year relationship with Okanagan College – Vice President of Students. She has been appointed to the College’s Executive Team after a nation-wide recruitment search resulted in her successful candidacy as Vice...

Focus on men's health a rising global phenomenon

Oct 1, 2012 / 12:00 am

International experts discuss beneficial lifestyle changes at free panel lecture  With the emergence of men’s health policy and programs in places like Australia, Ireland and Brazil, men’s health is fast becoming the next big thing in smart preventive care. "It's quite fashionable to focus on...

Okanagan Nation Alliance renews agreement with UBC

Sep 28, 2012 / 12:00 am

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) and its member communities have renewed a memorandum of understanding with UBC’s Okanagan campus. Since welcoming UBC to its territorial lands when the campus was created in 2005, the Okanagan Nation has established a long-term relationship with the university....

UBC scholars given awards to support women’s health research

Sep 25, 2012 / 12:00 am

Jennifer Leason and Tamil Kendall receive funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recognized Jennifer Leason and Tamil Kendall of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC's Okanagan campus for research initiatives...

Rare Ice Age artifacts among attractions at UBC Community Day

Sep 24, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC's Okanagan campus prepares for day of talks, tours and ideas Sept. 29 As Associate Professor Rob Young carefully reveals his newly-arrived Ice Age artifacts -- a horse skull, mammoth bone and bison skull -- he reminisces about a time when super predators and giant beasts ruled the unforgiving...

Drumbeat moves Okanagan College

Sep 21, 2012 / 9:02 am

Okanagan College Media Release The rhythmic drums from drum groups Iron Mountain and Little Hawk combined with the swirl and ceremony of the sacred pow wow captured hearts and minds Thursday at the Kelowna campus. Emcee Richard Jackson Jr. invited everyone to take part in the event, that...

Okanagan College Alumni Association grants social media innovator 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award

Sep 11, 2012 / 9:57 am

Okanagan College Alumni Association Media Release One of the biggest names in social media today – Ryan Holmes, CEO and founder of HootSuite – is this year’s recipient of the Okanagan College Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Holmes is known worldwide as the brains behind...

Okanagan College Alumni Association grants world-class chef 2012 Young Alumni Award

Sep 11, 2012 / 9:56 am

Okanagan College Alumni Association Media Release A former Ontario boy who has developed a true taste for the Okanagan is being awarded the 2012 Young Alumni Award by the Okanagan College Alumni Association. “I am so thrilled I was chosen – I still can’t believe it,” said Chef Jonathan...

Community plants food forest at Okanagan College

Sep 10, 2012 / 9:19 am

Okanagan College Media Release Kalamalka Demonstration Garden kicks off its first planting project Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 with the creation of a demonstration food forest area at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College. More than 150 trees, bushes, shrubs, herbs, vines, flowers...

UBC researcher appointed chair in water resources

Sep 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

Ecosystem sustainability is focus of $2.5-million endowment UBC resource economics Prof. John Janmaat has been appointed the Leading Edge Endowment Fund (LEEF) BC Regional Innovation Chair in Water Resources and Ecosystem Management. The chair is supported by a $2.5-million endowment fund...
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