Students from UBC’s Okanagan campus are currently participating in two important surveys: the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Canadian Universities Survey Consortium’s (CUSC) Survey of Middle Years Students.
Both surveys launched on February 12 and will close on March 31, 2014.
Power of You Ugly Sweater Day organized for Feb. 28
Wear your favorite "ugly" or "comfy cozy" sweater to work and learn about campus energy conservation
On February 28 join the Okanagan Sustainability Office for a cup of soup, warm beverage and cookies -- all while learning energy efficiency tips for staying warm while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.
Experience the difference between a ceramic and radiant heater at Facilities Management’s office simulator demo. Take the energy trivia quiz and be entered to win an Olympic sweater, toque and mitts.
A lunch-hour media information panel featuring members of the Okanagan news media and top Okanagan campus newsmakers.
Find out from those in the know what makes for a good news story, feature piece, or broadcast interview. Discover what the media looks for in a story and what makes news. Hear anecdotes and tips from colleagues experienced with reporters, producers, and videographers.
Megan Festival had an efficient 12 kills in leading the Heat to their first playoff victory in school history. (Photo by Alex Hill)
Heat win first Canada West playoff series in school history and will move on to the
The Heat women's volleyball team would shake off a closely-fought first set loss to win the final three sets Friday night against Brandon, and with the 3-1 win, the Heat earned their first Canada West playoff series in school history and will make their way to the Canada West Final Four this weekend.
Thompson Rivers University President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver (left), holding the Men's Presidents' Cup. On the right with the Women’s Cup is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard.
UBC Okanagan wins the Women's 2014 Presidents' Cup
Following the final regular season game in the Heat's 2013-2014 season, a ceremony was held in the Thompson Rivers Gymnasium handing out the Presidents' Cup for the first time in 11 years.
The Presidents' Cup was established in 1993 as a challenge between Okanagan University College (now UBC’s Okanagan campus) and the University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University). A trophy is awarded for excellence in athletic competition for each gender.
The School of Engineering's Concrete Jungle team slides down the hill at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. The engineers came home with an overall second-place finish.
Sliding to the top: UBC engineers among the best at toboggan race
Concrete toboggan team wins four trophies at engineering competition
Quick quiz: what do engineers, concrete, and a slippery slope have in common?
If they are engineering students from UBC’s Okanagan campus, the answer has to be the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. UBC’s team recently returned from Ontario where it picked up a number of awards including a second-place overall finish.
Capri Insurance’s Tim Miller, left, Heat volleyball player Jim Bell (2012 Capri Scholarship winner), Heat soccer player Devon Fleming-Frame, and Capri Insurance senior partner Robin Durrant, celebrate Capri’s continued support for UBC Heat athletes.
Capri Insurance continues tradition of supporting UBC Heat athletes
Burnaby’s Fleming-Frame recipient of this year’s Athletics Entrance Scholarship
Devon Fleming-Frame is a team player. And as a keen mid-fielder with UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team, she knows her fellow teammates have her back. But she also knows she wouldn’t be where she is today without the generosity and support from Capri Insurance.
Aboriginal Mentors Omar Mwangari, right, and Nicholas Clark get set to hit the snowshoe trails at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Snowshoeing is becoming a more popular activity with students at the annual event.
Families and friends fill bus to Silver Star Mountain Resort
Fun with family and friends highlighted the Escape to Silver Star Mountain Resort earlier this month.
The annual event, sponsored by UBC Aboriginal Programs & Services, promotes a healthy lifestyle and is one of the department’s two signature off-campus events held throughout the academic year. This year marked the highest participation of Aboriginal students.
UBC Life-cycle Management Lab looks at total impact of buildings
Terms like sustainability, environmentally friendly, green, and recyclable have been around for decades. But when it comes to construction, are those labels applicable? Is there such a thing as an environmentally friendly highway project, or even a recyclable building?
Visiting Artist Elizabeth McIntosh discusses her ideas about painting
Campus community invited to lecture on February 25
The art of Elizabeth McIntosh reveals itself through multiple visual interpretations and understandings, her bold work shying away from aesthetic resolution. McIntosh operates in an unguarded manner, her subjective process inviting the direct appreciation of the perceptual experience.