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Cellist presents pro series recital
Brandon University | November 9, 2006
As in previous years, Brandon is one of the stops on the Eckhardt-Gramatté (E-gré) National Music Competition first place winner’s tour....[continue]

Malaspina University-College Culinary Art student earns $1000 scholarship
Malaspina University College | September 8, 2006
Endless enthusiasm, effort and work ethic earned Malaspina University-College Culinary Arts student Jennifer Cline a $1000 scholarship from the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association....[continue]

TRU, City, celebrate BCNET high-speed global connection
Thompson Rivers University | September 5, 2006
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and community leaders in education, research and business kicked off the fall semester today with the launch of accelerated, super high-performance connectivity for research and higher education communications through BCNET's Kamloops transit exchange....[continue]

University of Saskatchewan graduate student working with BUs Dr. David Greenwood to reconstruct ancient B.C. ecosystem
Brandon University | August 30, 2006
On August 27, University of Saskatchewan graduate student in Environmental Science Robin Smith visited Brandon University to meet with one of her advisors, BU's Dr. David Greenwood....[continue]

Report Calls for More Child-Friendly Court System
University of Victoria | August 30, 2006
Children need better support and should be consulted more about the legal decisions affecting them....[continue]

Demand for a UBC Education Increases: 12,100 Fresh Faces Expected at UBC this Fall
University of British Columbia | August 28, 2006
A substantial increase in applications for a University of British Columbia education means 12,100 new students will begin classes on Sept. 5, including a doubling of new student enrollment at UBC Okanagan....[continue]

Life-long interest in meteorites pays off for B.C. woman
University of Calgary | July 31, 2006
The first new meteorite identified in Canada this year is also one of the smallest ever found in the country and is the highlight of a British Columbia woman’s life-long interest in space rocks, after she discovered the specimen in 1968....[continue]

Diethard Bohme wins prestigious prize
York University | July 31, 2006
York's Canada Research Chair in Chemical Mass Spectrometry, Diethard Bohme, has received the Gerhard Herzberg Award this year for outstanding achievement in the science of spectroscopy....[continue]

Where's the beef (cutter)?
Thompson Rivers University | July 26, 2006
"Meat-cutters tend to go back to the communities they came from to work or start their own businesses," said Thompson Rivers University (TRU) meat-cutting program coordinator Ken Jakes, who has been involved in the program, the only one of its kind in the province, for many of its 30-plus years....[continue]

Scotiabank supports BCIT's new Aerospace Technology Campus and students with gift of $125,000
British Columbia Institute of Technology | June 27, 2006
BCIT students will benefit from the opening of the new Aerospace Technology Campus, an elite facility currently under construction on 12.2 acres at the gateway to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), thanks in part to a $125,000 donation from Scotiabank....[continue]

Gift from HSBC Bank Canada to support students in BCIT’s aerospace programs
British Columbia Institute of Technology | June 19, 2006
HSBC Bank Canada is stepping up to provide funding for BCIT’s innovative new Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) through a new fund for students....[continue]

Trades ceremonies are largest ever held
Okanagan University College | June 14, 2006
More than 130 Okanagan College trades students are registered to attend two ceremonies Thursday in Kelowna to mark the completion of their courses....[continue]

Grads participate in first Spring Convocation for Okanagan College
Okanagan University College | June 1, 2006
Okanagan College will confer more than 300 degrees and diplomas on graduates from a variety of programs at two ceremonies on Saturday....[continue]

UVic to Present Academic Medals at Convocation
University of Victoria | May 30, 2006
The University of Victoria will recognize its highest achieving students among the Class of 2006—in subjects from genetics to intellectual property law—during Spring Convocation ceremonies June 6-9....[continue]

SMU Librarian Receives Big Award
St. Mary's University | May 29, 2006
The Atlantic Provinces Library Association is pleased to announce that Madeleine Lefebvre, Saint Mary's University Librarian, is the 2006 recipient of the APLA Merit Award....[continue]

College to recognize three community builders with new honour
Okanagan University College | May 29, 2006
Three well-known Okanagan citizens will be honoured by Okanagan College at its first convocations in June....[continue]

Convocation 2006
Augustana University College | May 28, 2006
Neither the weather nor overzealous hockey celebrations kept the convocation crowd away from the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in Camrose on Sunday afternoon....[continue]

UBC Okanagan’s Next Leader "An Academic’s Academic"
University of British Columbia | April 20, 2006
Dr. Doug Owram, a former Vice President (Academic) and Provost at the University of Alberta, has been named UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC). He will take up his new duties on July 1, 2006....[continue]

Sweet taste of success for Mal-U students
Malaspina University College | April 20, 2006
Students in Malaspina University-College’s world renowned Culinary Arts and Professional Baking programs are enjoying the sweet taste of success after winning seven gold medals at a sugar sculpture competition in Kelowna....[continue]

Okanagan College answers call for more trades people with new facility; expanded training opportunities
Okanagan University College | April 18, 2006
The quandary for Okanagan College of late has been how to address the burgeoning demand for skilled trades people in the region when its Kelowna Campus, which houses the Trades and Apprenticeship programs, is bursting at the seams....[continue]

Slam Poet returns home
Okanagan University College | March 7, 2006
Shane Koyczan, an internationally acclaimed slam poet, will perform at Okanagan College this month as part of his Coming Home tour....[continue]

23rd Annual Spaghetti Bridge results
Okanagan University College | March 3, 2006
You could have cut the tension with knife at the HMA Architects World Heavy Weight competition at Okanagan College’s 23rd Annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest. That is until the lights went out....[continue]

BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus capital campaign soars with gift from BMO Financial Group
British Columbia Institute of Technology | March 3, 2006
BCIT Students will benefit from the opening of the new Aerospace Technology Campus, an elite facility currently under construction on 12.2 acres at the gateway to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), thanks in part to a $250,000 donation from BMO Financial Group....[continue]

BCIT welcomes investments by key financial institutions in elite Aerospace Technology Campus
British Columbia Institute of Technology | March 3, 2006
The financial sector in Canada is stepping up to provide funding for BCIT’s innovative new aerospace campus, an elite facility currently under construction in Richmond....[continue]

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society establishes award for Culinary Arts students
Okanagan University College | March 1, 2006
Students in Okanagan College’s Advanced Culinary Arts program will benefit from a newly established award by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society....[continue]

Schneider chosen as new Dean for Central Okanagan Region
Okanagan University College | January 23, 2006
Okanagan College has a new Dean, responsible for the Central Okanagan region....[continue]

Hughes joins College Board of Governors
Okanagan University College | January 23, 2006
Okanagan College has a new Board of Governors member – Brian Hughes, a well-known investment advisor in the South Okanagan, has had extensive volunteer experience in support of education....[continue]

BCIT celebrates Okanagan-based aerospace partnership
British Columbia Institute of Technology | January 6, 2006
The aerospace industry has seen increased demand for job-ready technicians to work on new aircraft and new technologies, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in partnership with Kelowna Flightcraft and Rutland High School in Kelowna, will be able to deliver first-class aerospace training in the Okanagan to help fill these jobs....[continue]

UBC Okanagan Expansion Adds Six Board of Governors Seats
University of British Columbia | December 15, 2005
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors chair Brad Bennett welcomes six new members to the university board....[continue]

CBU Grad Represents First Nations Youth
University College of Cape Breton | December 2, 2005
The Assembly of First Nations chose Cape Breton University graduate and current instructor Jaime Battiste to represent Canadian First Nations Youth at the First Ministers Conference on Aboriginal Affairs in Kelowna last week....[continue]

CBU Instructor To Represent Canadian Aboriginal Youth
University College of Cape Breton | November 22, 2005
The Assembly of First Nations has chosen Cape Breton University Instructor Jaime Battiste to represent Canadian Aboriginal Youth at the up-coming First Ministers Conference on Aboriginal Affairs in Kelowna later this week....[continue]

$2 Million Commitment to Create Meekison Student Centre at UBC Okanagan
University of British Columbia | November 3, 2005
UBC Okanagan is creating a student centre in honor of UBC alumnus Dr. J. Peter Meekison, made possible by a $2 million commitment from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous....[continue]

Public Consultation on Northern BC Cancer Care to Involve UNBC President
University of Northern British Columbia | November 2, 2005
In an announcement made in Prince George on April 14, 2005, Premier Campbell commissioned Dr. Charles Jago, President of the University of Northern BC, and Jeff Burghardt, Chair of Northern Health, "to lead a comprehensive consultation process on access to cancer care in the north"....[continue]

Soprano Layla Claire to perform at Mount A, Oct. 31
Mount Allison University | October 25, 2005
On Monday, October 31, Mount Allison University’s music department will host a guest recital by soprano Layla Claire, winner of the 2005 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition....[continue]

Noted death penalty opponent to give major public lecture
Queen's University | September 16, 2005
Sister Helen Prejean, noted death penalty opponent and author of the best-selling Dead Man Walking, will give this year’s prestigious Dunning Trust Lecture at Queen’s University....[continue]

Students and Faculty Make History at Opening of UBC Okanagan in Kelowna
University of British Columbia | September 8, 2005
After months of intense preparation, 3,500 students will join more than 400 faculty and staff along with Okanagan residents and distinguished international guests to turn a page in British Columbia post-secondary history today by officially opening UBC Okanagan....[continue]

Tufts nets Alumni teaching award
Queen's University | September 7, 2005
Bruce Tufts has a gift for bringing learning to life....[continue]

Objects of Bright Pride: auction to feature Northwest Coast Art
Simon Fraser University | September 6, 2005
The Bill Reid Foundation and Simon Fraser University will present Objects of Bright Pride....[continue]



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