Thanks for supporting the 2015 United Way campaign
More than 150 not-for-profit organizations in the Okanagan will benefit from $35,797.19 raised through donations to the 2015 UBC Okanagan United Way campaign.
The 2015 campaign came to an exciting close in December with the announcement of the Holiday Prize Draw winners: Gail Donhauser ($750 Orchard Park Gift Card); Susan Wells ($250 Orchard Park Gift Card); and Michelle Tinling (Canucks Tickets).
Indigenous research focus of UBC workshop Feb. 22 to 24
UBC is hostsing a workshop in Vancouver Feb. 22 to 24 that brings together a critical mass of researchers and community leaders to build meaningful relationships between indigenous communities and research institutions.
Four themes will be discussed over the three days: Health, curatorial and artistic practices, natural resources, and a capstone session on ethics and pragmatism.
Don't forget to register for the Opportunities Fair
Feb. 25 | 1 to 4 PM | Fipke Centre foyer
The Opportunities Fair provides faculty and staff with a chance to showcase their employment and volunteer opportunities to students. Connect with students and provide them with information on how and when to apply so they are there when you need them.
The number one ranked Heat close out their final road game in style sweeping MacEwan University in three sets.
Heat claim best record in Canada West with weekend sweep of Griffins
The UBC Okanagan Heat completed a weekend sweep of the MacEwan Griffins with a win in straight sets on Saturday night. With the win, the Heat women's volleyball team now owns the best record in Canada West.
Barb Pesut, Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity.
Canada Research Chair renewed for nursing professor
Barb Pesut's tenure as Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics, and Diversity has been renewed for a further five years.
Pesut, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, has spent her career working on ways to improve the quality of end-of-life healthcare, specifically for people who are at risk for health disparities due to geographic, cultural, or social differences.
Carey Doberstein, assistant professor of political science
UBC professor's book rethinks how to address homelessness
In his new book, Exploring Effective System Responses to Homelessness, Barber School political scientist Carey Doberstein says the solution to homelessness requires an integrated system response from multiple players. The book was co-edited with Naomi Nichols from McGill University.
UBC to confer three honorary degrees at Okanagan graduation
Pioneering astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, global economist Dambisa Moyo and water scientist David Schindler will be recognized with UBC Centennial honorary degrees during UBC Okanagan's graduation ceremonies June 9 and 10.