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One man’s junk is another man’s treasure- or research materials in Shahria Alam’s case. Shahria, assistant professor at the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is researching how industrial waste can be recycled into new-generation concrete.
“This scholarship gave me significant reassurance that I was not completely without a means of attainting my dream,” says Beaton. Thanks to Conway’s support, Beaton is achieving his academic goals and one day hopes to pursue a law degree and a career with the United Nations in international law. “Choosing to pursue a job in this area will more
When Anne Brewster left Penticton in 1955 to attend the University of British Columbia, she had no idea how her experiences would impact her career or that she would remain connected to UBC well beyond graduation. UBC is more than an institution to Anne – it represents lifelong learning and the potential to succeed.
Opening up opportunities. When North Dakota native Andrew Hughes came to study at UBC’s Okanagan campus four years ago, he didn’t consider himself to be set apart from the crowd. That all changed in his third year, when he received an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) through the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.
What defines a leader? Recent UBC graduate Shirley Hutchinson feels that “a leader is someone who is courageous, just and compassionate”. Now she has been recognized and rewarded for these same qualities, receiving the 2011 Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize.
Kelowna’s Brittni MacKenzie-Dale is the winner of this year’s Okanagan Short Story Contest. Organized and partially-sponsored by UBC Okanagan, the contest is an annual writing competition open to fiction writers in British Columbia’s Southern Interior.
Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are using advanced computer simulations to model how air flows into the deepest regions of the lungs and uncover how the early stages of emphysema can impact a patient’s ability to take in oxygen.