Michele Cannon, Steve Manuel, Deanna Simmons, Vania Chan and Stephanie McKeown are congratulated by UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Okanagan campus Deborah Buszard (third from right) for their exemplary work at UBC.
UBC acknowledges dedicated staff with excellence awards
While September is all about students as classes get underway at UBC Okanagan, faculty and staff took a few minutes on September 2 to recognize and acknowledge the hard work of fellow employees.
The Volunteer Program is a new centralized volunteer and experiential learning program that provides current students with practical experience by enhancing their learning, civic engagement, and skill development while addressing campus needs.
A coalition of community and university partners, supported by the Institute for Community Engaged Research, deliver a two-day Immigration Symposium at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan on September 25 and 26. Free registration for any session.
The BC Government has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the Okanagan Region. Our campus currently has several measures in place to reduce water consumption, including irrigating only as necessary to sustain plant life, and shutting off water to the courtyard pond and other water features to reduce water loss through evaporation.
Our campus is also auditing the campus irrigation system for improved efficiencies (two-thirds now complete), switching to drip irrigation in plant beds and precision spray heads in grass areas, and supporting water-efficient landscaping (xeriscaping) when there are opportunities to replant.
Volunteer with this year's UBC Okanagan United Way Campaign
In addition to making a pledge, there are lots of ways to get involved with the UBC Okanagan United Way Campaign, which begins in October. Become a volunteer or plan an event benefiting United Way. Students, staff and faculty help at events, behind the scenes with communications and planning, and in the community with Days of Caring.
Faculty members have a great opportunity to bring distinguished minds to UBC Okanagan this fall and winter.
The Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund provides opportunities for international experts to visit Kelowna, engage with the campus community, and share their research. Applications for this fund are being accepted until October 1.
Members of the UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team were among dozens of Heat student-athletes on hand Sunday to help 1,200 fellow students move in to residences on campus during the annual "move-in" day.
Back to class: UBC Okanagan welcomes 8,400 students
More than 2,250 new undergraduate students are among the 8,400 students beginning classes this year at UBC Okanagan.
Eat Your Heart Out, UBCO: Massive University Replica Cake Unveiled
Getting the cake into the building was an adventure in itself, but after tiresome nights and early mornings, the team behind the giant cake replica of campus delivered the nearly 200-pound masterpiece on time.
Participants at the last Bee Central event of the summer will create homes for mason bees. Unlike honey bees, they are prolific pollinators that often live solitary lives. Photo credit: Bob Lalonde.
UBC's "Culture Days" activity will help create homes for bees
Mason Bee Homes is the final Bee Central event planned for this year
Throughout the day artist Lori Mairs will lead a series of fun, family projects to create homes for mason bees for people's backyards this upcoming spring and children will be invited to create bee finger puppets.
Blenk Development Corp. Director Karin Eger-Blenk says a partnership with UBC and Okanagan College will help her company further improve their sustainable building practices.
Industry teams up with UBC and Okanagan College on energy efficiency research
Two homes to be built as part of a three-year sustainability research project
A local developer, a homebuilder, the University of British Columbia and Okanagan College are collaborating to see how sustainable building technologies can be used to reduce the energy used in new homes in the Interior.
Fourth-year Human Kinetics student Rebecca Hayman accepted an opportunity of a lifetime.
Rebecca Hayman was accepted to the University of Copenhagen's intensive three-week Summer School in International Health targeting students and professionals with health-related backgrounds. She has been blogging her experiences since early August.