Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard accepted UBC Okanagan's Canadian Forces Liaison Council Provincial Award of Excellence in recognition of UBC's support of reservists, such as Lt. Col. Mike McGinty.
UBC recognized for its support of employee reservists
On March 25, UBC Okanagan was among a small group of organizations recognized by the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, with a Canadian Forces Liaison Council Provincial Award of Excellence for the university's support of military reservists who are also employees.
Raised in the Okanagan, Philip Barker joined UBC in 2015 to serve a dual role focused on research and innovation.
As Associate Vice-President Research, he has responsibility for innovation across the UBC system, while as Vice-Principal Research, he is responsible for providing leadership and direction on all research matters on the Okanagan campus.
University Killam Professor Lecture Series to feature Dr. Julio Montaner on Apr. 20
Over the past 30 years, HIV/AIDS has been transformed from a certain death sentence into a manageable disease through sustained, lifelong treatment – thanks in large part to the work of Dr. Julio Montaner and his team at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
Behavioural ecologist to deliver 13th Annual Learning Conference keynote
On May 3, Sarah L. Eddy -- assistant professor of biology at Florida International University's STEM Transformation Institute -- will share her research and recommendations on how instructors can create environments where every student can participate and learn.
Make sure to participate in this year's conference backchannel: #everylearner17
IT staff takes on UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team
The UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team competed in the Final Four of the Canada West championships earlier this month, closing out a season during which they were consistently among the top 10 best teams in the country.
Tomorrow afternoon they'll face a challenge playing against "Spike IT" -- a team formed by the IT, Media and Classroom Services department -- in a fun charity match to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation.
George Galbraith, a life-time resident of the Okanagan, has stepped forward to kick off the spring community campaign for the Okanagan Rail Trail. From now through June 30, donations up to a total of $150,000 will be matched. Let's finish the Rail Trail!
Enactus introduces Project Roots in courtyard today
Enactus UBC Okanagan -- a group of students passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of the community -- will be hosting a soft launch for their latest initiative, Project Roots, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 5) in the central courtyard.
Team UBC Okanagan is seeking six more faculty and staff members to compete in the United Way Bus Pull on May 27 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prospera Place). The team will compete against more than a dozen other groups for the Community Cup.
Contact Bud Mortenson to sign up or to pledge a few dollars to sponsor a team-member from your department. The team's goal is to raise $1,500 for the United Way.
The Aboriginal Programs & Services Drum Making event took place outside the University Centre from March 17 to 19.
UBC drum making workshop celebrates Aboriginal culture while strengthening global connections
First Nation traditional teachings promote the practice of giving away the first drum you make. They also define wealth not as personal possessions, but rather what you can contribute to the health and well-being of your community.
Prof. Claudio García Turza examines a medieval manuscript.
Visiting Scholar gifts valuable manuscripts to the Okanagan Special Collections
Professor Claudio García Turza, one of the most renowned scholars in the study of the origins of Romance languages, spent three weeks in March working with faculty and students as one of this year's Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Visiting Scholars.
During his visit, Turza donated a facsimile of three medieval manuscripts that belong to the Royal Academy of History in Spain.
Dela Hini selected as Engineers Without Borders Junior Fellow
Dela Hini will be off on her next adventure in May. The second-year School of Engineering student has been chosen as 2017's Engineers Without Borders Junior Fellow, and will be spending nearly four months in Ghana.
The Assembly, a participatory installation by and 2015 FCCS artist-in-resident Jeroen Witvliet
Studio 111 is an experimental arts laboratory and exhibition space that is located in the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. This studio space gives the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and its students a more active role in the community.
The Research Studio for Spaces and Things
Visual Arts Assistant Professor Samuel Roy-Bois has created the Research Studio for Spaces and Things to provide an opportunity for students develop core artistic qualities such as patience, creative thinking, and dedication.