Campus Life Sep 2017

Okanagan College sees fall student enrolment grow

Sep 22, 2017 / 11:03 am

The total number of students enrolled in programs at Okanagan College has climbed by more than four per cent compared to last year at the same time. A snapshot...

Regular exercise benefits those with spinal cord injuries

Sep 20, 2017 / 12:00 am

Conclusive evidence is supported by hundreds of studies, according to UBC researcher What’s true for the general population is doubly true for those living...

Youth Exhibition Powwow returns for ninth year

Sep 19, 2017 / 1:51 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The cultural event of the fall season is back and about to kick off at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Community members are...

Small towns need to do more to help immigrants feel they belong

Sep 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

A group of women celebrate community and connectedness through dance and music at the annual ladies party hosted in Oliver, BC. (photo contributed) UBC study...

City of Kelowna and UBC Okanagan sign cooperation agreement

Sep 18, 2017 / 12:00 am

The City of Kelowna and UBC’s Okanagan Campus have a new tool in place to help guide their continued cooperation well into the future. “The Memorandum of...

From head of the class to head of the boardroom, do grades really matter?

Sep 18, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC experts discuss relationship between academic ability and hirability As grade-schoolers concentrate on the three Rs, many university students are already...

New pilot project at Okanagan College promotes student wellness

Sep 14, 2017 / 4:03 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new wellness pilot project is underway at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus and has set out to help students thrive in...

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends award South Okanagan students

Sep 14, 2017 / 9:42 am

Okanagan College Media Release Six students will jump-start their educational dreams at Okanagan College this fall after receiving financial awards through the...

High school students get a head start on post-secondary education

Sep 13, 2017 / 2:42 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new partnership between Okanagan College and School District No. 23 will give Grade 12 students a head start in post-secondary...

Social entrepreneur workshop returns for second installment

Sep 13, 2017 / 11:03 am

Okanagan College Media Release A popular workshop for social entrepreneurs is returning to Okanagan College to equip those seeking real-world solutions to...

UBC research discovers a chemical-free way to keep apples fresher longer

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:00 am

Blue mold growth on a Spartan apple A common soil bacterium may be the answer to reduce fruit losses An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but the mold on it...

Aircraft industry expansion creates new jobs for Okanagan College grads

Sep 12, 2017 / 3:11 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A large expansion in the local aircraft industry and national un-met staffing demands has fueled Okanagan College to offer an...

The perfect play: education a game-winning tactic

Sep 12, 2017 / 11:06 am

Okanagan College Media Release With a promising hockey career on the horizon,18-year-old Myles Mattila is laying the groundwork for a bright future—combining...

Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organs

Sep 12, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC investigates gelatin-based hydrogel for regenerative medicine UBC Okanagan’s Keekyoung Kim has great hopes for the bio-ink he is researching in his lab. A...

Modelling the impact of green eggs and hens

Sep 11, 2017 / 12:00 am

Nathan Pelletier, Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management and the NSERC/Egg Farmers of Canada Industrial Research Chair in Sustainability at UBC...

College looks inward to find its next Regional Dean with appointment of Phil Ashman

Sep 7, 2017 / 4:11 pm

Okanagan College Media Release After conducting a national search, it turns out Okanagan College didn’t have to look very far to find a new Central Okanagan...

College courses offer boomers new perspectives on retirement

Sep 7, 2017 / 1:34 pm

Approaching retirement can be a stressful proposition even for those who report feeling well-prepared for their next chapter – a finding that has prompted an...

Budding course explores emerging big business

Sep 5, 2017 / 2:22 pm

Okanagan College Media Release As the federal government pursues the legalization of the recreational cannabis industry under the proposed Cannabis Act, a...