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UCC Students Display Art Gallery Miniatures

  Posted on: May 12, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Galleries within a gallery. This Thursday, May 13th, a unique display opens at the Kamloops Art Gallery: miniature art galleries, each containing their own miniature exhibitions. Created by UCC Fine Arts students in response to a project from “Models and Maquettes,” a third-year special-topics course, the miniatures are scale models of actual galleries, along with…

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Pocket Change Helps Students

  Posted on: May 12, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Major awards are always welcome, but the pennies add up, too. UCC’s Foundation, dedicated to fundraising for scholarships and bursaries on behalf of students, knows it isn’t always possible to help out in a really big way, but, just as students really appreciate a $50 bursary to help with the costs of books and living,…

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No Sibling Rivalry Here

  Posted on: May 12, 2004

KAMLOOPS-For the first time in the 31 years the BC High School Mathematics Contest has been held, two brothers have taken top place in the junior and senior finals. Drew and Scott Hegadoren, Norkam Secondary students in Grade 10 and 12 respectively, walked off with first place in their categories in the contest last Friday….

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Exceptions to UCC Retirement Policy Approved

  Posted on: May 7, 2004

Update: Mandatory retirement was ended at TRU in 2007. KAMLOOPS – The University College of the Cariboo and the UCC Faculty Association have signed a Letter of Understanding that authorizes exceptions to the UCC mandatory retirement policy. The agreement allows eight faculty employees to continue working past age 65, until July 2006. Roger Barnsley, UCC…

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Student Stars

  Posted on: April 21, 2004

KAMLOOPS-As the winter semester winds to a close, students anxiously await the outcome of exams and final essays. Some students, however, have already received tangible proof of their success. Here is a sample of student success across the disciplines at UCC: Sciences: UCC Sciences students Eric Bottos, Stephanie Richards, and Stuart Chambers, all of Kamloops,…

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We've seen some good ones!

  Posted on: April 21, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Here’s a truly once-in-a-lifetime offer: until UCC gets a new name as BC’s newest provincial university, there’s something to help fill the gap: “Name that University” t-shirts. Right now, UCC has a call out for residents in the UCC region to suggest names for the new university. With these t-shirts, however, it doesn’t matter whether…

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Distinguished Maori Educator to Speak at UCC

  Posted on: April 20, 2004

KAMLOOPS – Dr. Graham Hingangaroa Smith, Distinguished Chair in Indigenous Education and Universitas 21 Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia, Professor of Education at The University of Auckland and International Ambassador for the indigenous university Te Wanangao Awanuiarangi, will speak about ‘Transforming Education: Re-claiming, Re-imagining, Re-creating the Education of First Nations’ at UCC…

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UCC's New Canada Research Chair

  Posted on: April 20, 2004

UCC’s new Canada Research Chair in Community and Ecosystem Ecology, Dr. Lauchlan Hugh Fraser will be in attendance at a media reception next week: Time: 1:00 pm Date: Thursday, April 15, 2004 Location: CN Boardroom, UCC Clocktower Building The federal government announced the appointment of Dr. Fraser as UCC’s newest Canada Research Chair on Monday,…

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School's not out for UCC Alumni Association

  Posted on: April 8, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Classes may be ending for most of UCC’s students, but the busy season is just beginning for the UCC Alumni Association. The organization, made up of past UCC students, plays a major role in UCC’s Convocation Ceremonies when pomp, ceremony and hard-earned degrees, diplomas and certificates transform students into alumni, but there’s a lot of…

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Year End Exhibition at UCC showcases Graduating Students' Art

  Posted on: April 8, 2004

KAMLOOPS-The public is invited to share in UCC’s Visual and Performing Arts Department’s celebration of its students’ Year End Visual Arts exhibition, entitled “Colportage,” at a gala opening on Friday, April 16, 2004 at 7:30pm in the Visual Arts Gallery. “People can meet the artists and their instructors, help honour their achievements and enjoy refreshments…

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Western Economic Diversification Funds Advanced Technology at UCC

  Posted on: April 8, 2004

KAMLOOPS-UCC received $400,000 in Western Economic Diversification Fund (WED) support for leading-edge equipment to enhance training and technology transfer. The funding represents a significant portion of the cost of more than $700,000 worth of required high-tech software and hardware to be used for esearch, development and training through its Computerized Manufacturing Technology and Computer Automated…

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International Art on Display at UCC

  Posted on: April 8, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Forty-six applied, and three have been shortlisted. The public is invited to view and comment on “the best of the best” artwork proposals for the artwork being commissioned for UCC’s new International Building. The artwork, intended as the main feature of the building’s west entrance which features a semicircular glass facade, is required to correspond…

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More to See and Do at UCC March 26th

  Posted on: March 26, 2004

KAMLOOPS-The public is invited to two further activities in addition to the three Canadian arts and letters speakers visiting UCC next Friday, March 26th. Research in Science and the Outdoors: From 2:00 to 5:00 pm, about 39 biology, chemistry, physics and freshwater science students from UCC, OUC, and UCFV will present their research findings at…

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UCC and Shuswap First Nations Host High-Level Chilean Delegation

  Posted on: March 25, 2004

KAMLOOPS – Three officials from Chile’s Corporacion Nacional de Desarrollo Indiena (CONADI), also called the National Agency for Indigenous Development, will visit Kamloops this Saturday, March 27th through April 2nd to explore possible collaboration with and/or advice from Kamloops-area First Nations communities and UCC regarding economic development, tourism, and sustainable development initiatives. The officials, Aroldo…

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Hey, PUNK!

  Posted on: March 23, 2004

KAMLOOPS-UCC Tourism students with the support of the Cariboo Student Society are proud to announce an evening of live music at the Independent Centre at UCC. This all-ages event called ‘Hey PUNK’ will be held April 1st, 2004 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Independent Centre @ UCC. Featuring a number of local bands such…

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Distinguished Local Author to Receive UCC Honorary Degree

  Posted on: March 23, 2004

KAMLOOPS-A distinguished local author and pioneer of The University College of the Cariboo (UCC) will be recognized with an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree at UCC’s Convocation Ceremony, to be held June 11th. Joan Weir, a prolific author who has contributed much to Canadian letters and to regional historical knowledge, was born in Calgary, later…

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UCC To Become B.C.'s Newest University

  Posted on: March 19, 2004

KAMLOOPS-The Government of British Columbia has taken a bold step forward in creating new educational and economic opportunities in the Interior by announcing today that The University College of the Cariboo (UCC) in Kamloops will become B.C.’s newest university. In a dramatic two-part announcement, Premier Gordon Campbell and the Hon. Shirley Bond, Minister of Advanced…

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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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