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Federal Liberal candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola to be acclaimed

Dr. Mary Ann Murphy is set to be acclaimed as the federal Liberal Party's candidate in the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola.
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June 20, 2019 - 3:15 PM

WEST KELOWNA - The federal Liberal Party is set to acclaim Dr. Mary Ann Murphy as the candidate for the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola at a nomination meeting tomorrow.

Dr. Murphy will be challenging incumbent Conservative MP Dan Albas. Penticton Indian Band councillor Joan Phillip was acclaimed last month as the NDP candidate.

Dr. Murphy has studied and practiced in various North American institutes, such as the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta and Brandies University in Boston, according to a party media release.

As a doctoral student, Dr. Murphy lived in Vienna, working for the United Nations. She helped in preparing for the first UN International Year of Older Persons. She was one of three recipients of a $150,000 health and welfare Canada doctoral fellowship, a submitted biography states.

Dr. Murphy is an associate professor at UBC on the Okanagan Campus. She is the UBC expert on the study of families, seniors, aging, demographics, and global and comparative public policy. During her time at UBC, Dr. Murphy has been been recognized and rewarded for teaching, innovation, and community service multiple times.

Dr. Murphy is involved in a variety of not-for-profit organizations, providing research support, strategic planning, and program facilitation, and more. She has worked with local organizations such as the Alzheimer Society of B.C., the Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health, Kelowna Community Resources, the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, Peachland Seniors’ Housing Committee, the Society for Learning in Retirement and many others in Kelowna, Vernon, Peachland and Penticton.

The Liberal nomination meeting will take place at the Westbank Lions Hall, 4266 Main St., West Kelowna tomorrow, June 20, at 6 p.m.

Federal election day is Monday, Oct. 21.

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