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April 4, 2018

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Indigenous voices

UBC Okanagan student and faculty researchers are giving a voice to Indigenous communities. Their passion helps to preserve culture, empower future generations, and bridge traditional knowledge with contemporary societies.

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April 9: opening of UBC's Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

On April 9, UBC will mark the formal opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at the Vancouver campus.

In addition to the official opening, the April 9 ceremony will also include a statement of apology on behalf of UBC for its role in the system that supported the operation of the Indian residential schools.

Watch the ceremony in the University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200) at 10 a.m. or view the webcast at:

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Dust off your running shoes and participate in the 2018 Staff and Faculty and Sports Day on May 4

Register as a team, as an individual or a volunteer

The event is free and features lots of prizes as well as a healthy lunch for all participants and volunteers. The registration deadline is April 30.


Parking Lots G and C closed from April 23 to end of August

Parking lots G and C will be closing to allow construction of a new road – Upper Campus Way – connecting UBC Okanagan to John Hindle Drive

Beginning April 23, parking lots G and C will be closed for the summer. This will affect payroll permit holders and day pass purchasers.

During this time, lot G permit holders will be permitted to park in any of the other lots on campus, with the exception of lot K.


Library open 24/7 during exam period

The UBC Okanagan Library is getting ready to shift to a 24-hour schedule for the upcoming exam period.

The library will be open all hours from April 8 at 10 a.m. until April 24 at 10 p.m., giving students more hours and opportunities to finish their academic year successfully.


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UBC Stories
Cassie Bratton and Francesca Balletta, emcees of the 2018 Heat Athletic Awards Banquet.
Cassie Bratton and Francesca Balletta, emcees of the 2018 Heat Athletic Awards Banquet.

10th annual Heat Athletic Awards Banquet

UBC Okanagan hosted the 10th annual Heat Athletics Awards Banquet at the Coast Capri Hotel on March 27.

The 2017/18 season's standout performers were honoured as a range of academic and athletic awards were given out throughout an evening that highlighted the campus' vibrant student-athlete community.


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Wirelessly efficient power

Researchers in the School of Engineering have discovered a way to balance power transfer efficiency with power loss due to inactivity in wireless power transfer systems.


SEED program participant Gary Todd.

Inspiration grows from SEED

The Stewards in Engineering Education (SEED) Program at UBC Okanagan is putting high school students into research labs and igniting their passion for engineering.

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  • You can be an engineer
    UBC Okanagan has support available for Aboriginal students looking to become engineers, including Indigenous Summer Scholars and Leadership camps.
  • Learning about diet
    Mina Hoorfar, professor and director of the School of Engineering, and her research team assists students from Vernon Community School in a diet analysis STEM project.
  • Local students learn about applied electro-magnetics
    Students from Vernon Community School take their levitating magnet to new levels through the inaugural School of Engineering’s STEM fair initiative.

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