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UCC Board Proposes Minimal Tuition Fee Increase

  Posted on: March 15, 2004

KAMLOOPS – The Board of Governors has made a strong commitment to keeping post-secondary education affordable for students at UCC by proposing a tuition fee plan that would see no increase at all this year for some students and a minimal increase for others. A Notice of Motion on a tuition fees from the Board…

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UCC Site of 2004 CCAA All-Canadian Awards Ceremony

  Posted on: March 15, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Winners of the 2004 All-Canadian awards, as well as Coach of the Year and Player of the Year will be announced this Wednesday at UCC. Media are invited to attend the awards ceremony, which will be held March 17th, beginning at 7:30 pm in the UCC Grand Hall, as part of the annual CCAA 2004…

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Bringing out the Best

  Posted on: March 12, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Post-secondary studies can bring out things in people they never knew they had. Many post-secondary students end up taking on the world with all they’ve got, making it a better place for all of us, while in the process becoming better students, better citizens, and better leaders, says the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, which established…

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Eminent Cancer Scientist to Give Free Public Lecture at UCC

  Posted on: March 12, 2004

KAMLOOPS-An eminent cancer scientist will present a free public lecture at UCC at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 18th, in the Alumni Theatre, located in the Clocktower Building. Dr. Chris Bleackley, Full Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Alberta, has been named a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Distinguished Scientist, an…

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UCC welcomes first University Counsel

  Posted on: March 12, 2004

KAMLOOPS – With the need for sound legal opinion and advice becoming a daily reality, UCC has moved to address the need with the hiring of the institution’s first University Counsel. John Sparks, Barrister & Soliciter, joins UCC next week to take on the new role of providing senior administration with a broad range of…

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UCC School of Tourism Announces Tourism Award Nominees

  Posted on: March 11, 2004

KAMLOOPS-The UCC School of Tourism has announced the nominees for the 1st Annual Tourism Awards. A dinner and ceremony to honour these nominees, who have distinguished themselves in the tourism industry or in tourism education, will be held on Friday, March 19th in the UCC Culinary Arts Building, with colleagues of nominees urged to attend…

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Popsicle-Stick Bridge Contest Results

  Posted on: March 11, 2004

KAMLOOPS-The 1st annual Popsicle-stick Bridge Contest, held Saturday, March 6th, drew 54 entries in three categories: elementary, secondary, and open. Bridges had to conform to certain building specifications, and were judged on the weight they could sustain. Winners in the Elementary division were: 1st Della Pick, Heffley Creek Elementary: 477 lbs. 2nd Dylan Cornell, Pacific…

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High-Tech Jobs Go Unfilled

  Posted on: March 5, 2004

KAMLOOPS-High-tech jobs around the world are going unfilled, says UCC Electronics Chair Henry Reiser, who has graduates working in places like Brazil, Russia, Ireland, and Australia. “One student worked in the US for three years at about $100,000US a year, and the only credential he had besides his Grade 12 was our two-year diploma,” he…

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First Nations Awareness Week at UCC

  Posted on: March 5, 2004

KAMLOOPS- The First Nations Student Association (FNSA) on the Kamloops campus has organized a variety of events to celebrate their heritage and promote interaction around the theme Overcoming Barriers to Aboriginal Post- Secondary Education for First Nations Awareness Week at UCC, to be held March 8 to 11. The week’s activities include a powwow, film…

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Prominent speakers visit UCC March 12

  Posted on: March 2, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Two women of note will visit UCC on Friday, March 12th, to deliver free public presentations: The UCC Social Sciences and Humanities Lecture Series presents Khadija Haffajee, representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada, who will speak on current concerns. Haffajee has a distinguished record of service to refugees and non-governmental organizations in education…

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