Update on Presidential Task Force in response to US executive order
On Sunday, UBC President Santa Ono announced the establishment of a task force to determine what assistance the university can offer those affected by the US Executive Order preventing individuals from seven countries from entering the US for 90 days.
The task force has already begun its work and is assigning resources and people to assist those members of our community who are affected.
FCCS launches new annual event: Reading the Valley
Reading the Valley is a new idea that puts the focus on great writers and artists from the Okanagan and beyond.
From February 7 to 10, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies will host a series of on- and off-campus gatherings, panels and workshops. There are author readings every night and a closing Writers Cabaret featuring the Lent Fraser Wall jazz trio.
Grad student competitors present research to advance to the final
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heats are currently being organized within all faculties and schools. Grad students will present their research in the first stage of the 3MT competition in the next few weeks.
The Community Service Learning Program and the United Way of the Central & South Okanagan Similkameen have organized a series of half-day volunteer opportunities for interested students from Feb. 13 to 17. Spots are limited, deadline for signing up is today.
The official ribbon for the Home of Tomorrow was cut by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard; Stephen Fuhr, MP Kelowna - Lake Country; Danielle Wensink, FortisBC; Russ Foster, CEO Blenk Development; Scott Tyerman, AuthenTech Homes; Colin Basran, Mayor City of Kelowna; Jim Hamilton, President, Okanagan College.
Wilden Living Lab show homes ready for new families
As laboratories go, the comfy, newly-built Wilden Living Lab is already a winner.
Faculty of Management students (from left) Tyler Hesketh, Kirstin Townsend and Alan Blackwell celebrate their first place win for the marketing category of JDC West, Western Canada's largest business competition.
Faculty of Management students honoured in business competition
Faculty of Management students earned a podium finish in January at JDC West, one of Western Canada's largest business competitions.