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Campus News, Page 205

International Figure to Receive UCC Honorary Degree

  Posted on: June 8, 2004

KAMLOOPS-At its Convocation Ceremony this Friday, The University College of the Cariboo (UCC) will honour Dato’ Nellie Tan Wong, an internationally renowned leader from Malaysia who has distinguished herself as an inspiring and dedicated supporter of women’s advancement and has worked for the past thirty years to create better conditions for women around the world….

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UCC Electronics Student Wins National Skills Competition

  Posted on: June 3, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Next stop: Finland. After winning the annual Skills BC competition provincial finals in April, UCC Electronics student Greg Hibbert went on to compete with provincial gold-medal winners across the country at the National Skills Canada competition held in Winnipeg last week. The 19-year-old Kamloops student, who has just completed the first year of his two-year…

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UCC Board Considers Four Names For New University

  Posted on: June 3, 2004

KAMLOOPS – The UCC Board of Governors, after receiving two presentationsfrom an ad hoc Naming Committee during the past month, has announced todaythey have reduced their list of potential names for the new university downto four. Following extensive discussions on the merits of each name, orvariations of them, the Board will forward their recommendation forgovernment…

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Dramatic Times at UCC

  Posted on: May 26, 2004

KAMLOOPS-The play’s the thing at UCC this summer, for people of all ages. First-ever Summer Production at UCC Live theatre in UCC’s Actors Workshop Theatre is on the card for June 16th to 19th, when 18 students involved in a play production course currently in session will present University by US director and playwright Jon…

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Accolades for Accolades

  Posted on: May 26, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Accolades, UCC’s Culinary Arts dining room, is one of 123 restaurants across Canada to have been awarded a “star of excellence” in the new 2004 edition of the national restaurant guide, Where to Eat in Canada. A 400-page guide that sells about 200,000 copies each year, Where to Eat in Canada is a compendium of…

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BC's Newest University Hosts New Universities Conference

  Posted on: May 26, 2004

KAMLOOPS-It’s great timing. The University College of the Cariboo (UCC) has just been proclaimed BC’s newest university, and so is in a unique position to host a meeting of Presidents, Vice Chancellors and Rectors from other “new generation universities” worldwide that have achieved university status within the past 30 years. Delegates from about 50 universities…

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Teens Learn the Chemistry of Consumer Research

  Posted on: May 18, 2004

KAMLOOPS-After writing the 2004 UCC Chemistry Contest test on campus May 19, 40 Grade 11 students from area schools will get a chance to work in the university chemistry lab, doing a little consumer research. The students will be in two labs (S237 and S269) from 2:30 until 3:45 p.m. analyzing various types of sunscreen….

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UCC Features, Fetes, Honorary Degree Recipient

  Posted on: May 13, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Kamloops author Joan Weir, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from UCC at its Convocation Ceremonies this June, will be featured along with two other writers at a free public reading Wednesday, May 26th, from 8:30 to 10:00 am in Room 108 of UCC’s Arts and Education Building. The author of 17…

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High School Students Access Summer Courses at University

  Posted on: May 13, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Secondary students in the UCC region have a unique opportunity to catch up or get ahead this summer. For the first time, UCC has created a special summer session geared to the secondary school year: the courses will run for two or three hours a day for six weeks from July 5th to August 13….

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UCC Summer Session Heats Up

  Posted on: May 13, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Summer session enrolments are up at UCC this year, and so are course offerings. In fact, some programs, like Nursing, Computer Systems Operations & Management, and Social Work, are now offering courses on a tri-semester basis. “This is definitely the beginning of a trend toward using our facilities more fully in summer,” said Summer Session…

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