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University News, Page 216

UCC Site for Skills Canada Regional Competition

  Posted on: March 18, 2004

KAMLOOPS-For the seventh year in a row, The University College of the Cariboo will host the Skills Canada Regional Competition, and annual contest in which high school students showcase their skills in a variety of trades and technology related fields. This year on March 27th in UCC’s Trades and Technology Centre, 57-plus students from 14…

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Impressive Speaker Line-Up at UCC March 26th

  Posted on: March 17, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Three prominent Canadians will deliver free public presentations at UCC on Friday, March 26th. At Noon in Room 108 of UCC’s Arts & Education Building, broadcaster Don Hill will talk about “tools for intellectual self defense against ambient stimulation transmitted in the media environment, which, when coupled with illusory techniques familiar to artists, blurs the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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