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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

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.

Alumni Exhibition

Alumni Exhibition

BFA alumna showing recent work during Homecoming 2019 at UBC Okanagan

UBC hosts Faith, Community and Culture conference

UBC hosts Faith, Community and Culture conference

On the verge of having an international conference on religion cancelled due to political turmoil, UBC Professor Francisco Peña stepped in and is bringing the event to Kelowna.

Historic home creates unique opportunity for fine art students

Historic home creates unique opportunity for fine art students

A new partnership between UBC Okanagan and Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre will help make artistic dreams come true for two student-artists.

Pony Cabaret returns

Now in its fourth year, the Pony Cabaret returns with a stellar line-up of local and west coast talent. Hosted by Miss Cookie LaWhore, Pony showcases performers across a variety of disciplines.

Community invited to build a mason bee house

Members of the community are invited to attend a workshop where they will learn how to build a mason bee house for their garden.