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Convocation: record 1,650 degrees

This Thursday and Friday. a record 1,650 students will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees during UBC Okanagan’s 10th Spring Convocation ceremonies.

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Submit your pin

UBC is developing a Global Impact Map to visually capture its footprint in British Columbia, Canada, and the rest of the world.

Anyone connected to UBC is invited to add a pin to the map to represent themselves and their UBC connections and activities.

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Faculty of Applied Science unveils ENGAGE 2020

ENGAGE 2020 is a five-year strategic plan to create positive change in the world.

ENGAGE 2020 shares the Faculty of Applied Science's vision of providing an unparalleled research and learning environment in which creative minds work together to address today's challenges.

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September software requests

To properly schedule the computer lab updates for September, IT, Media & Classroom Services is implementing cut-off dates for lab software requests.

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SPSS license renewal completed

IT, Media and Classroom Services has renewed the concurrent licenses for SPSS v22. SPSS v23 is also now available.

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SAS v9.3 license renewal completed

IT, Media and Classroom Services now has the latest license codes for SAS. These codes will remain valid until March 31, 2016.

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Jacqueline Holder
Jacqueline Holder, BMgt 2015.

BMgt graduate reflects on her
UBC Okanagan experiences

Four years ago, Jacqueline Holder decided she wanted to study in a place that felt like home. She fell in love with the sense of community she experienced at UBC Okanagan.

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Nursing students celebrate the time-honoured tradition of the Ceremony of the Rose, an event separate from the general convocation events that take place on campus.
Nursing students celebrate the time-honoured tradition of the Ceremony of the Rose, an event separate from the general convocation events that take place on campus.

Rose ceremony continues long standing tradition at graduation

UBC School of Nursing students presented with a rose and an academic degree

Crossing the stage at convocation is normally the last, official event for graduating students. School of Nursing graduates, however, have two important events to mark their success.

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A concept drawing of what the UBC Innovation Library may look like inside the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. The space should be open and ready for public use by early September.
A concept drawing of what the UBC Innovation Library may look like inside the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. The space should be open and ready for public use by early September.

UBC opening public research space in Kelowna's downtown library

Innovation Library opens access to UBC's vast digital resources

UBC Okanagan's library is branching out -- literally.

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Heat partner with Kelowna United Football Club

To further expand its programs within the community, the UBC Okanagan Heat are partnering with Kelowna United Football Club to create the Junior Heat Soccer program.

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Asst. Prof. Cristina Caperchione, left, and research assistant Marianne Clark
Asst. Prof. Cristina Caperchione, left, and research assistant Marianne Clark.

UBC looking for breast cancer survivors who like to be active

Small grants available for participants who get friends into an exercise program

Researchers at UBC Okanagan are looking for female breast cancer survivors who are ready to adopt a regular exercise program -- and include their friends -- for post-cancer rehabilitation.

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Southern Medical Program students Jackie Reid and Vincent Wong.
Southern Medical Program students Jackie Reid and Vincent Wong.

Southern Medical Program Reichwald award recipients

Southern Medical Program students Jackie Reid and Vincent Wong are this year's recipients of the Reichwald Family Foundation Southern Medical Program award.

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From left: Associate Professor of Mathematics Wayne Broughton and Putnam Mathematical Competition participants Byoungsung Lee and and Joel Therrien.
From left: Associate Professor of Mathematics Wayne Broughton and Putnam Mathematical Competition participants Byoungsung Lee and and Joel Therrien.

Undergrad students place well in Putnam Mathematical Competition

UBC Okanagan students had their best showing yet at the latest Putnam Mathematical Competition, the most prestigious undergraduate mathematics competition in North America.

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