UBC president coming to Kelowna

Santa Ono will speak at two upcoming events next week, one hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the other by UBC Alumni.

UBC President Santa Ono will be speaking at two events in Kelowna next week.

UBC president Santa Ono will share his vision of the priorities and interests of the university for the future at a Kelowna event next week.

Ono will be the keynote speaker at UBC Alumni event on Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., at the Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave.

Ono is UBC’s 15th president and vice-chancellor, having taken office in August.

Ono said he hopes to gather input from UBC alumni and community members on how to continue to strengthen the university on both campuses.

Ono is an accomplished researcher and educator, and a firm believer that dialogue is crucial for sharing ideas and bringing about transformation.

This event is open to the public, but registration is required. For more details, contact alumni.events@ubc.ca or call 1-855-427-5767.

Ono will also be the guest speaker at th Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, Oct. 28—beginning at 11:45 a.m.

The theme of his presentation to the Chamber audience will be UBC’s contribution to economy innovation.

Just Posted

Lake Country human rights leader honoured at Vernon school

Alaina Podmorow, 22, was inducted into Mission Hill Elementary’s Hall of Fame

Warriors looking for Teddy, hoping for win

West Kelowna hosts their annual Teddy Bear Toss fundraiser Saturday night

WATCH: ‘Stubborn’ fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

The building, which lit up in flames around 2 a.m., was an infamous spot to Big White locals

Rockets drop second straight, conclude 6-game road trip Saturday in Moose Jaw

Kelowna fell short against the Regina Pats 4-3 Friday night

Warriors look to snap 4 game losing streak in Trail

West Kelowna takes on the Smoke Eaters Friday night

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Old Christmas card has ties to Summerland agriculture

Card was sent by former director of Summerland Research Station

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

Frosty will have to pay rent to stay on Okanagan sidewalk next Christmas

Vernon Teach and Learn allowed to keep Frosty up, but will need a permit come January 1

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Conservation officers on the hunt for North Okanagan moose poachers

Officers execute search warrant Friday morning, investigation continues

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after vehicle incident near Boston Bar

Initial reports of a jack-knifed semi truck had closed both directions of the highway

Kootnekoff: Accommodating religious celebrations

Employers must be mindful that not everyone celebrates holidays which are days off

Most Read