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UBCO fall 2020 writer in residence seeks community writing submissions

UBCO fall 2020 writer in residence seeks community writing submissions

Kim Senklip Harvey, a director, playwright and actor, is this fall’s writer in residence with the creative writing program at UBC Okanagan.

UBCO urban-art project add colour and vibrancy to city spaces

UBCO urban-art project add colour and vibrancy to city spaces

A UBC Okanagan visual arts instructor used a large concrete wall as a canvas, piles of scaffolding and gallons of paint to turn a summer art course into an urban beautification project.

UBCO urban-art project add colour and vibrancy to city spaces

UBCO urban-art project add colour and vibrancy to city spaces

A UBC Okanagan visual arts instructor used a large concrete wall as a canvas, piles of scaffolding and gallons of paint to turn a summer art course into an urban beautification project.

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan’s Convocation of 2020 will go down in history as a unique event. Instead of students, parents and faculty joining together on campus, the celebrations will be held virtually.

UBC professor offers poetry in troubled times

UBC professor offers poetry in troubled times

In this unprecedented time of fear, bewilderment and isolation, poetry is a beacon.

Okanagan icon John Lent is UBCO’s writer-in-residence

Okanagan icon John Lent is UBCO’s writer-in-residence

John Lent, a Vernon-based professional author, editor, singer and songwriter is this spring’s writer-in-residence at UBC Okanagan. He will be on campus from March 9 to 26 working with students, faculty and the community in various writing and literary projects.

Visiting Authors Marie-Andrée Gill, Samuel Archibald and Ian Ferrier

Visiting Authors Marie-Andrée Gill, Samuel Archibald and Ian Ferrier

Public talks with bilingual authors presented as part of the FCCS Visiting Author series in partnership with the Inspired Word  Café.

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

UBCO stories you may have missed in 2019 UBCO Okanagan has grown to a student population of more than 10,000. With this growth, has come new research opportunities—currently there are more than 1,600 active projects. UBCO researchers are challenging established assumptions, innovating solutions and creating new knowledge that will have broad impacts on our society. […]

Authors encouraged to put pen to paper and get creative

Authors encouraged to put pen to paper and get creative

Budding writers are urged to submit their entries for the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest. Now running for 22 years, the short story contest has a long tradition of introducing new and emerging writers to the Okanagan community. Past winners have gone on to publish with Penguin Random House, Arsenal Pulp Press, and NeWest Press, […]

Use the humanities to bridge cultural divisions, say UBC profs

In an era when divisions in society seem more prevalent than ever, two UBC humanities professors are using the power of arts, history and philosophy to build bridges and address the world’s most pressing issues.