UBC Dialogues: How can we make Kelowna a more culturally inclusive community?
Cultural inclusivity is not easy to achieve. Join alumni UBC on March 15 for a panel discussion that looks at the steps we need to take to make Kelowna more inclusive for a growing multicultural community.
Tonight: Indigenous Canada speaker series featuring Aaron Derickson
Greater Than the Past: From Colonial History to Reconciliation in the Okanagan
Join the UBC Okanagan Library tonight at the Okanagan Regional Library to hear UBC Okanagan PhD student Aaron Derickson explore Canada’s colonial practices in the Okanagan, to help everyone understand reconciliation in their own space.
New Frequencies podcast episodes from the library for International Women's Day
For International Women's Day, UBC Okanagan Library's podcast Frequencies features faculty members talking about their research on sex and gender. In the first episode -- Dressing resistance: Gender, fashion and culture -- Ilya Parkins, associate professor in Gender and Women's Studies, will discuss issues of gender and resistance expressed through fashion.
More episodes will be released throughout the month. Watch for new episodes or explore previous seasons on the Frequencies web page.
March 8: Remembering the suffragette and the work of suffrage fiction
Who was the suffragette after the vote was won?
Find out from University of Notre Dame professor Barbara Green on March 8. Green has been invited by the Gender and Women’s Studies program to give a talk in celebration of this year's International Women's Day.
Running a marathon under two hours still eludes today's professional athletes.
The scientific basis of running a marathon in under two hours
UBC hosts a world expert on human performance and exercise physiology on March 14
The Faculty of Health and Social Development hosts Dr. Michael J. Joyner, a physician and researcher from the Mayo Clinic who is a world-leading expert on human performance and exercise physiology. Joyner will talk about the science behind running a marathon in under two hours and present his views on what might be possible.
Discovery Channel’s Jay Ingram will talk about Alzheimer’s disease at a special presentation March 20, at the Kelowna Community Theatre as part of Embrace Aging Month.
UBC provides the secrets on how to tap into the fountain of youth
March is Embrace Aging Month in the Okanagan
The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention has teamed up with Interior Savings Credit Union and the Interior Health Authority to present dozens of free events and activities to mark Embrace Aging Month.
The issue of fake news
On February 13, award-winning Canadian journalist Chantal Hébert took to the stage at Kelowna’s Community Theatre before a sold-out audience to discuss politics and democracy in the era of fake news.