Faculty and staff recognized at this year's Long Service Awards included (from left): Dixon Sookraj, Rose Cresswell, Robert Lalonde, Blythe Nilson, Mike Gesi and Robert Campbell.
Faculty and staff recognized for their contributions at 2018 Long Service Awards
Each year UBC Okanagan celebrates the many years of dedicated service from faculty and staff. This year, 12 people reached milestones of working at UBC or Okanagan University College for 25, 30 and 40 years.
New staff members join International Programs and Services
International Programs and Services is excited to welcome two new team members
Danai Bélanger joined UBC’s Okanagan campus in the role of International Student Advisor and Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant on April 16. And Saher Ahmed now has a permanent role as an International Student Advisor.
Finalists in the 2018 Okanagan Short Story Contest, from left: Assoc. Prof. Michael V. Smith, MFA student Victoria Alvarez (second place), MA IGS student Brittni MacKenzie-Dale (first place), Bethany Pardoe (winner, high-school category), Samantha Macpherson (third place) and contest judge Karen Hofmann.
Kelowna writer wins UBC Okanagan's annual short story contest
It was four times the charm for a local writer.
UBC Okanagan master's student Brittni MacKenzie-Dale is the winner of this year’s Okanagan Short Story Contest. Organized and partially-sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the contest is an annual writing competition open to fiction writers in British Columbia’s Southern Interior.
Let's get physical: Breast cancer survivors on the move
faculty of health and social development research shows community and cash motivates
Physical activity is an effective way to help improve the many mental and physical side effects of breast cancer treatment. Yet, studies show up to 70 per cent of breast cancer survivors are not getting enough activity.
Every child is an author
Learn more about the Writers Workshop, a learning technique that positions children as authors that build a practice within a community of other writers.
Curious about cannabis
Curious about Cannabis was a community event held at UBC Okanagan in February that shared a variety of perspectives on the upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.
The athlete mindset
A Conversation with Mike Shaw during the 2018 Athletics Scholarship Breakfast.