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Leading the charge: College students start up solar powered social enterprise

Okanagan College Media Release

A pair of Okanagan College Business Administration students have joined forces with Civil and Mechanical Engineering students to launch a new project that will help people power up their devices on the go, while also providing a conduit for giving back to the community.Project ReCharge Feb 2018

Project ReCharge, a new initiative by Enactus Okanagan College, focuses on developing products that integrate the power of solar technology into our everyday lives. The idea for it was sparked by Kelowna’s Nick Gallant and Cooper Simson, both fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students, and Josh Wiebe, a second-year Civil Engineering Technology diploma student. The team’s first product, a solar powered phone-charging table, will be unveiled to the public at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in the courtyard at the Kelowna Campus.

“We want to break down the stigmas about solar energy and brighten the community’s imaginations as to the possibilities that solar energy can provide,” explains Gallant. “Our hope is that by showing this technology is affordable, practical and durable that it will start to be utilized by schools, hospitals, restaurants and other public places and institutions to save energy while making people’s lives easier.”

Taking the project from the idea stage to the real-world opened up opportunities for other OC students to let their talents shine.

When their initial designs seemed promising, Gallant, Simson and Wiebe reached out to the College’s Mechanical Engineering program for input. Students James Van Maren, Kyle Smid and Shane Valcourt stepped forward and quickly plugged into the project, applying their knowledge to rigorously test both the principles and the technology behind the group’s prototype.

Only a few months later, the project is already off to a bright start.

After the installation of their first table at the Kelowna campus this week, the group has been given the go-ahead to have tables installed at the College’s campuses in Penticton, Vernon and Salmon Arm later this spring. But even before those tables see the light of day, the group will have another chance to share their idea with the world when they pitch it at Enactus Western Canada Regional Competition in Calgary March 1-2.

The trio from OC will go up against teams from colleges and universities across B.C. Alberta and Saskatchewan. They’ll be vying for the top spot in the Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge, which invites students to put forward their most creative socially-focused business ideas that advance sustainability in Canada.

They’ll also be competing for funding that could help them grow the project and bring their products to market sooner. Project ReCharge was announced by Enactus Canada as one of 13 finalist schools that will compete in Calgary for a $20,000 grant aimed at turning projects into viable social enterprises.

Gallant is quick to point out that the project couldn’t have powered up as rapidly as it has without the guidance of mentors along the way. Okanagan College School of Business Professors Dean Warner and Mark Ziebarth serve as the faculty advisors to the ReCharge team, and the group has also received feedback and encouragement from Dr. Kyleen Myrah.

“We couldn’t be more excited to take this project, scale it up and turn it into a social enterprise that will bring real benefit to people in the community,” notes Gallant. “We see this as a chance to model for others a business that blends sustainability and innovation, all with a focus on being a good corporate citizen.”

“This project is the embodiment of an OC education, where we bring the real world into the classroom and our students – in this case Engineering and Business students – apply their lessons learned, and take them back into the real world,” says Ziebarth.

Regardless of the outcome of the competition, the project’s founders are feeling charged up about the prospects of this technology and its application in the community.

Their experience with Project ReCharge has inspired Gallant, Simson and Wiebe to start a solar installation and distribution business in their spare time. Their business, Central City Solar, was recently accepted into the Venture Acceleration Program at Accelerate Okanagan, which the group hopes will help them carve out a niche in the region’s booming green technology sector.



Nominations open for 2018 Okanagan College Alumni Awards

Okanagan College Media Release

DAA YAA 2017The Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Award.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an Okanagan College (OC) or Okanagan University College (OUC) alumnus for their demonstration of excellence in the areas of leadership, environment, business or industry, public or community service, arts or support of the College. The Young Alumni Award celebrates the same outstanding contributions of an alumnus who is under the age of 35.

“We rely heavily on community members to nominate their OC and OUC alumni peers or colleagues that make a difference in their industry or community,” says Kara Kazimer, President of the OCAA Board of Directors. “These awards give us the opportunity to formally recognize those that are making a real difference and accomplishing some truly amazing things.”

Grace Greyeyes, who completed Practical Nursing training at the College (then B.C. Vocational School) in 1968, as well as additional Arts courses in the early 1990s, was the recipient of last year’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Award-winning country musician Ben Klick, who completed the Audio Engineering and Music Production program in 2014, was honoured with the Young Alumni Award last year.

All members of the Okanagan College Alumni Association are eligible to be nominated for the Distinguished Alumni or Young Alumni awards. Nominees must have completed a certificate, diploma, degree, apprenticeship program or have completed a minimum of 30 academic credits at OC or OUC.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 14. Nominations may be made by completing an online form at:www.okanagan.bc.ca/DAA-YAA

The 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Award will be selected by the Alumni Association Board of Directors and presented at the Association’s annual general meeting in September.

Profiles of previous years’ recipients can be found at www.alumni.okanagan.bc.ca/alumni-awards


OC research project unites outdoor play experts overseas

Led by Okanagan College, a troop of educators and policy-shapers from across Canada are headed to Scotland this month to learn how to better plan and incorporate outdoor play into children’s early educational experiences.Beverlie Dietze - web

Dr. Beverlie Dietze, the College’s Director of Learning and Applied Research and a recognized expert in outdoor play curriculum for children, is co-organizing the six-day event that will connect Canadian researchers, early childhood education professionals and policy leaders with experts in outdoor play in Scotland. Dietze and group will spend February 18-23 in Glasgow and surrounding areas, sharing their experiences in advancing outdoor play in Canada and soaking up key learnings from their counterparts in Scotland. 

“There is a growing interest in the topic of how to design, develop and incorporate outdoor play into early childhood educational curriculum, and Scotland has a reputation for having done it well,” explains Dietze. “We’ll be meeting with 25 professionals over the six days – learning from their research and experience, and sharing what we have learned as well.”

There is an established and growing base of research demonstrating that outdoor play carries a host of cognitive, emotional, social and other benefits for youth, Dietze points out. 

Over the past several years, with support from the Lawson Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and a mounting number of private sector partners and community organizations, she has advanced outdoor play research in the Okanagan, along the way introducing many families to the concept of unstructured outdoor play – and its benefits. In October, Dietze hosted a series of workshops that allowed children to discover the creative joys of playing with loose parts. The sessions were also a chance to collect feedback on a unique outdoor play space proposed within the New Monaco master planned community currently being developed in Peachland. 

The enthusiastic responses from families and educators have inspired Dietze to continue to explore new and innovative ways to grow this line of research in Canada. This month, that means journeying across the Atlantic.

Why Scotland?

“From a policy perspective, Scotland is further ahead than Canada in this area,” notes Dietze. “We are still working to integrate outdoor play into curriculums in a substantial and well-thought out way here in Canada.

“I expect this dialogue will generate some helpful insights into how we can continue to advance research and make informed recommendations to policy-makers about the benefits of outdoor play and the role that it could – and should – have in and out of the classroom here.”

Dietze also expects it will have some immediate and practical benefits for the educators in attendance.

“For the Canadians attending, it will be an invaluable opportunity to take the lessons learned and incorporate them into their programs, their practice, right away, if they choose.”

She also sees it as a platform for spreading national awareness and inspiring others to lend their experiences and brainpower.

“We want to help build a more connected community of educators and policy-makers in Canada, and opportunities like this for dialogue on an international level are an important way to do that.”

The six-day session will be co-hosted by Inspiring Scotland, a group that brings together individuals, communities, organizations and government to drive social change in Scotland.

A ketone drink could help diabetics by lowering blood sugar

Jonathan Little, assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

Jonathan Little, assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

First of its kind research looks at easier methods to control sugar spikes

New research published today in the Journal of Physiology demonstrates that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels and might be a new tool to help diabetics control spikes in blood sugar.

Assoc. Prof Jonathan Little, who teaches at UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, and researchers at the University of Oxford have demonstrated that a single drink of ketone ester—a common new class of nutritional supplement—enables better control of blood sugar in healthy individuals.

With Type 2 diabetes and obesity reaching epidemic proportions, Little says that identifying effective methods of controlling blood sugar levels is becoming all the more important. Both diabetes and obesity are associated with high blood sugar, which can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs and can also increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

“Type 2 diabetes is becoming ever more prevalent and people are increasingly looking to nutrition as an alternative to insulin or other pharmaceutical interventions,” says Little. “The problem is that the effectiveness of nutritional supplements, particularly relatively new products like ketone esters, haven’t been properly investigated. We’re now starting to fill in the gaps.”

Although previous studies have shown that infusing ketones into the bloodstream can reduce blood sugar levels, this study is the first to show that a ketone ester supplement can also lower blood sugar levels.

For the study, 20 people consumed a ketone monoester supplement or a placebo after a 10-hour fast on two different days. Thirty minutes later, participants consumed a drink containing 75 grams of sugar (which is a standard oral glucose tolerance test). Blood samples were collected every 15-30 minutes throughout the entire 2.5 hours process for analyses of glucose, lipids and hormones.

Little says the blood sugar spike was reduced for the individuals who consumed the ketone drink compared to those who drank the placebo. It is important to note, he says, that the study was completed with non-diabetics to reduce the confounding influence of insulin resistance, beta-cell dysfunction and medications.

“Our study was done in healthy young participants but if the same responses were seen in people with, or at risk for, Type 2 diabetes then it is possible that a ketone monoester supplement could be used to lower glucose levels and improve metabolic health. We are currently working on these studies.”

He also notes the physiological mechanisms that underpin the improved blood sugar control also need to be understood.

On the lighter side of the research, Little says making a placebo drink with a taste that matched the unpleasant ketone supplement added a bit of variety to the work.

“The ketone supplements do not taste very good and in order to blind the participants we had to make a control drink that also tasted distinctly bad,” he adds. “It made for interesting mornings seeing how the participants would respond to the taste of their drinks.”

This research was published in Journal of Physiology and was funded by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant. Little is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar.

About UBC's Okanagan campus

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.

UBC Okanagan Library leads project to bring local history to life

UBC Okanagan students Eamon Riordan-Short and Sharon Hanna scan in materials at the Peachland Museum in spring 2017.

UBC Okanagan students Eamon Riordan-Short and Sharon Hanna scan in materials at the Peachland Museum in spring 2017.

Digital portal provides access to photographs and documents from the past

A new online resource has brought the faces and names of the Okanagan’s colourful and vibrant history into the 21st century.

Coordinated by UBC and featuring rich, local content from project partners, this new website brings the people and places from the Okanagan region onto the screens of valley residents. Recently launched, Digitized Okanagan History (DOH) currently includes almost 4,000 photos and documents dating back to the turn of the last century. And that is just the beginning.

“While we have some 3,800 items available on the site, we have scanned or collected more than 30,000 digital objects since this project began last summer,” explains UBC Okanagan Chief Librarian Heather Berringer. “It’s a developing collection that is changing and growing weekly as we are able to add more and more images to the portal each day. The collection will only get larger and more comprehensive as we go along.”

Last year a team of UBC students and archivists visited 11 repositories, stretching from Keremeos and Osoyoos to sites in Sicamous. Their goal was to digitize two-dimensional documents and photos tucked away in a variety of collections using portable scanners. Since then, they have been uploading the images to the DOH portal, the online resource created by the Okanagan Region Historical Digitization Project, which was generously funded by a private British Columbia based foundation, says Berringer.

The goal is to provide a centralized portal to support research and generally improve access to local resources. Prior to the launch, anyone interested in accessing a photo or document dating back to the past century would have to visit the local museum or historical society—many of which are run by volunteers and have restricted hours. DOH links people to all 11 repositories and many of the hidden historical treasures on a 24/7 basis.

“The Okanagan Valley has a long and interesting history, and the local repositories have done an excellent job preserving the photos and documents that tell its story,” says Paige Hohmann, UBC Okanagan archivist and special collections librarian. “Now, they are at the fingertips of anyone who might be doing research, or is simply curious about people and events of the past.”

Though the portal is clearly beneficial for people interested in regional history, whether working on research or curious about their family’s past, UBC’s university archivist Chris Hives says it goes deeper than that.

“Through this project, we’ve been able to ensure that multiple digital copies of these photos exist in different places. There is in the historical community, concern about possible damage to these irreplaceable resources through fire or flood,” says Hives. “I see this as a definite contribution to the long-term stewardship efforts and preservation of history. Now, we can ensure ongoing access to those images that document the history of these unique communities.”

Explore the project’s digital collections: doh.arcabc.ca.

About UBC's Okanagan campus

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.

UBC researchers study the impact of urbanization on rainwater flooding

Heavy rainfall may cause flooding as cities lose greenspaces due to development 

Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus suggest municipalities should put a greater emphasis on green initiatives to reduce heavy rainfall flooding urban areas.

The recently published study looks at population growth and the effect urbanization has on infrastructure, especially when it comes to pluvial flooding.

UBC Okanagan Engineering student Yekenalem Abebe.

UBC Okanagan Engineering student Yekenalem Abebe.

Pluvial flooding occurs when an urban drainage system has trouble funnelling intense amounts of rainfall, says Yekenalem Abebe a PhD student in the School of Engineering and study lead author. The study reports that urbanization changes a city’s land cover; more buildings, roads and other development means fewer porous areas made up of trees, grass and natural greenspaces. Instead of being absorbed by these natural areas, rainfall ends up in a city’s drainage system. When there is a heavy rainfall, the infrastructure can’t keep up.

The costs of flooding from extreme rainfall events have been pegged at more than $13-billion in Canada.

Drainage infrastructure capacity, type and condition are factors that influence the occurrence of pluvial floods, explains Abebe. Infrastructure has to be in good condition and perform according to its design requirements to prevent pluvial flooding. Therefore, not only does design capacity have to be considered in flood vulnerability assessment, but so does the current condition and performance of storm drains.

Currently, more than 80 per cent of Canada’s population lives in cities and that number is expected to increase sustainably in the next 50 years. That growth requires new infrastructure development and Abebe is recommending that builders limit flood risk by considering materials and approaches that mirror or aid natural defences.

“By promoting green development like green roof constructions and encouraging the use of porous pavement materials, urban planners can reduce the vulnerability of neighbourhoods currently at risk,” says Abebe.

Abebe used data collected by the City of Toronto and was able to diagnose the main factors that influence basement flooding and predict the Flood Vulnerability Index of an area. Abebe says the Toronto case study clearly illustrates that risk mitigation and adaptation planning is essential in urban areas.

The research goes on to provide a detailed methodology that will assist municipalities in identifying the areas at risk and help identify unknowns in the decision-making process

While the research uses data from Ontario, Abebe says the Flood Vulnerability Index can be used in any municipality regardless of size or location.

“Flood risk mitigation requires a coordinated effort between multiple stakeholders,” explains Abebe. “We are currently collaborating with municipalities in the Okanagan region to develop a holistic approach looking into climate change, infrastructure management and urban planning.”

The research, recently published in Journal of Cleaner Production, was supervised by School of Engineering Professor Solomon Tesfamariam and received financial support through MITACS and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Non-profit sees big economic benefits in green child care centre

Okanagan College Media Release

Penticton’s newest child care centre is beginning the new year on a bright note with another influential community organization backing the project.

The Southern Interior Development Corporation (SIDCO), an arm of Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen, announced a gift of $5,000 to Little Learners Academy on Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. SIDCO donation Feb 2018

“A child care centre right on campus is a wonderful expansion of the College’s offerings for students,” says Clee Roy, General Manager of Community Futures. “We are excited about the big picture of what this project means for the students and parents in the local workforce that will benefit from it.”

According to Roy, SIDCO supports projects that create long-term economic and social development in the region and the new centre does just that. 

“Providing access to child care gives parents opportunities to pursue education for skills training or continue to participate and gain valuable experience in the work force,” he explains. “Not only will this centre give youth a high-quality education, it will help provide skilled labour and fuel businesses in our local economy.”

SIDCO was also attracted to the project for its cutting-edge sustainable construction techniques.

“Green technology is part of our mandate,” adds Roy. “Having this innovative building right in our backyard continues to elevate our region as a leader in sustainability.”

Roy is referring to the recent accreditation of the facility as a Passive House child care centre, the first of its kind in Canada. In addition to meeting the rigorous Passive House energy-efficiency standard, the centre is built to LEED Platinum standards with the goal of meeting net zero energy, making it one of the most energy efficient daycares in the country.

It is not the first time SIDCO has come to the table to support an environmental initiative at the College. In 2011, they contributed a major gift of $25,000 to the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence, another campus building that has received top nods for its sustainable building technologies and use of renewable energy.

“Our goal in building Little Learners is to provide flexibility and peace of mind for parents to pursue educational or career opportunities,” says campaign chair Mary Ellen Heidt, who also sits on the College’s Regional Advisory Committee. “It’s very encouraging to have support from an organization that sees the project as an asset in shaping the future of our community, and we are very grateful to SIDCO for their contribution.”

Okanagan College and the Okanagan College Foundation continue to fundraise for the project. To learn more or make a contribution to the campaign, visit okanagan.bc.ca/give


Freestyle skier to speak at UBC Okanagan athletics breakfast

Mike Shaw will talk about his devastating injury and his incredible comeback

As inspirational speakers go, it doesn't get much better than this.

Homegrown hero Mike Shaw will be the special guest speaker at this year's Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast.

Homegrown hero Mike Shaw will be the special guest speaker at this year's Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast.

For the 13th annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast, homegrown hero Mike Shaw will be the special guest speaker. Shaw, who grew up in Vernon and is a UBC Okanagan alumnus, has come back from a devastating ski injury that left him paralyzed and has learned how to walk again. He began skiing at an early age; at 16 he joined the Silver Star Freestyle Club and shortly began competing at the national level. Back-to-back injuries led him into the world of coaching, and it was while he was on a hill with his young athletes in 2013 when he crashed and suffered an accident—dislocating and breaking his neck, paralyzing himself from the neck down.

That accident took place slightly more than four years ago and now Shaw is walking, swimming and back on skis. During his unique journey to a new career, he’s developed strategies that use positive psychology to help people achieve their full potential. He will talk about his struggle and his triumph over injury at this year’s annual athletics scholarship breakfast on April 6.

The event raises funds for the Athletics Scholarship Endowment that helps UBC Okanagan recruit high-level students to the varsity teams.

“The students who make up the outstanding varsity athletics teams at UBC Okanagan come from near and far to be part of our community,” says Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard. “Supporting the athletics breakfast endowment fund enables the university to provide the financial assistance necessary to attract and support the calibre of students who make the Heat competitive at the national level.”

Pat Kennedy, managing director of the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, will host an interview-style conversation with Shaw. The program also features remarks by student-athlete and national cross-country champion Veronika Fagan. The third-year nursing student, who grew up in West Kelowna, was the individual gold medalist and national champion at November’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s national championship, while her team brought home the national bronze medal. Last year, Fagan finished fourth overall but led her team to a gold medal at the national championship. In 2015, she led the team to a national silver medal.

UBC matches the proceeds of the Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Breakfast and to date more than $880,000 has been raised for the Athletics Scholarship Endowment. As a result, $23,400 in awards is available to student-athletes this year.

“We appreciate the support from our communities when it comes to helping UBC Okanagan student-athletes realize their dreams,” adds Buszard.

The 13th Annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast takes place on Friday, April 6 at the Coast Capri Hotel. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. and the program starts at 7:15.

People can purchase individual tickets, a partial table, or book an entire table for 10 guests. Tickets are on sale and available at: goheat.ca/breakfast

About UBC's Okanagan campus

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.

New Chair, Vice Chair for OC Board

Okanagan College Media Release

Okanagan College has a new Chair and Vice Chair for its Board of Governors.

Christopher Derickson Sept 2014Chris Derickson, a councillor with the Westbank First Nation and a four-year veteran of the Board, was elected Tuesday as chair. Gloria Morgan, a former chief of the Splatsin Indian Band and an Enderby resident, was acclaimed as vice chair at the Board’s November meeting.

Derickson replaces Summerland’s Connie Denesiuk, whose six-year term with the Board ends in July.

Morgan steps into the role vacated by Derickson.

“Education has been and will be a key determinant for our region’s social and economic health, and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to contribute in this role,” says Derickson. “Okanagan College is a vital part of the economic and cultural landscape and I’m focused on ensuring it continues to develop its reputation and contributions.”
Gloria Morgan Aug 2016
Derickson is a partner in Alderhill Planning Inc., which works with government and First Nations communities developing community plans, community engagement strategies, strategic plans and legal research services. He has served on the Westbank First Nation Council since 2012.

was a Chief of the Splatsin Indian Band from 2001 to 2005 and has been an RCMP officer, a general practice lawyer as well as a Crown Prosecutor. She was the President of the Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce, and member of the RCMP's E Division Aboriginal Advisory Committee, and served on the board of the Provincial Community Co-ordination for Women's Safety.

“Okanagan College has much to offer in terms of providing the educational opportunities that can serve all people, employers, marginalized groups, and all our communities. I’ve seen its strengths and capacity in the short time I have been on the Board and I want to see that grow further.”

Morgan has been on the Board of Governors since 2016.

She was recently appointed to the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council and served on the BC Patient Care and Quality Review Board. She was the recipient of the Community Leader Awards - Community Builder award 2016, North Okanagan.


Renowned human rights activist to give free public talk at Okanagan College

Okanagan College Media Release

For more than 30 years, Rick Sauvé has dedicated his life to improving the recognition of prisoners as rights-bearing citizens – a life’s mission he stumbled upon while serving 17 years in prison for murder.Rick Sauve Jan 2018

Sauvé is a former inmate turned internationally recognized human rights activist and will be coming to Okanagan College campuses in Kelowna and Vernon to share his compelling story in a series of upcoming free presentations.

During his time in prison, Sauvé quickly found out that as an inmate he was unable to vote. He turned to academics in hopes of becoming more knowledgeable on human rights and prisoner issues and went on to achieve a high school standing and two degrees in criminology and psychology.

While imprisoned, Sauvé successfully challenged the Supreme Court of Canada on an inmate’s right to vote, arguing that prisoners still remain citizens in a democratic society and thereby have the right to vote.

Sauvé’s ground-breaking activist work over the past decades led him to receive the 2017 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award in Ottawa last December. He is the ninth person to receive the award.

Sauvé will present at the Kelowna campus on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre and again at the Vernon campus on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre. The public is invited to attend this free event and parking is complimentary. 


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