Mina Hoorfar named UBC Okanagan Researcher of the Year
The mark of a good professor is one who is up to their elbows in research projects, has a strong group of post-grad students working with them, resonates with students, and is popular with their peers.
Professor Mina Hoorfar -- UBC Okanagan's Researcher of the Year -- fits the bill exactly.
Over the past 30 years, student work acquired from graduating exhibitions has formed the foundation of the Public Art Collection on UBC's Okanagan campus.
In conjunction with the Lake Country Art Gallery, UBC Okanagan will showcase the work of a selection of those emerging artists in an exhibition opening on April 13 at 6 p.m., as well as a panel discussion on April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Okanagan Rail Trail organizers are preparing a planning and design process to create a continuous corridor on the recently acquired rail route.
Residents of the Okanagan region are invited to review the concept and give their feedback at open house sessions. The next session is tonight (Mar. 16) from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Rd. in Lake Country.
JOHN GREYSON ALSO TO RECOUNT IMPRISONMENT IN EGYPT
FCCS Visiting Scholar John Greyson is talented, outspoken, openly gay, and has spent months in a brutal Egyptian prison, held without charges.
The human-rights activist, educator and filmmaker is spending March 21 to 25 on campus working with students and faculty, and to present a documentary screening of Fig Trees and public lecture, “Narcissus in Cairo.”
Okanagan short fiction contest short list announced
Anne Fleming has just completed a pretty a tough job.
Fleming, who is the creative writing program coordinator, has been working on the committee to short list the winners of the annual short story contest. The 18th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest attracted 85 story submissions by writers from throughout BC's Southern Interior.