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Campus Life - Okanagan

New federal-provincial grant program opens doors for employers with training needs

Nov 21, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Area businesses should take note of the new Canada Job Grant program, if they have employees with training requirements or need to train prospective employees, suggests Dennis Silvestrone, Okanagan College’s Director of Continuing Studies and Corporate...

Winners announced for Okanagan College’s Three-Hour Short Story Contest

Nov 17, 2014 / 1:48 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A high-speed story of loss by Penticton campus Associate of Arts student Jesse Frechette took the top prize at Okanagan College’s Three-Hour Short Story Contest. “The judges loved ‘Lost Control’ for its confident and original narrative voice, which kept...

College business student receives $10,000 Irving K. Barber Scholarship

Nov 14, 2014 / 11:58 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College Bachelor of Business Administration student Lauren McKay has received the Premier’s International Scholarship for Study Abroad from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. The Winfield resident is one of only 16 students in...

Roy Daykin joins Okanagan College as Vice President Finance and Administration 

Nov 14, 2014 / 11:20 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will welcome one of the sector’s leaders to its executive team when Roy Daykin joins the institution as its new Vice President Finance and Administration on Dec. 15. Daykin brings nearly three decades of leadership experience in...

Take a walk in space with Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald

Nov 13, 2014 / 4:55 pm

Okanagan College Media Release There are astronauts and there are spacewalkers. Astronauts leave the earth’s atmosphere in a spaceship. Spacewalkers don pressure suits and step outside into the universe—a physically demanding, mentally rigorous endeavour. It’s so difficult, in fact, only...

Southern Medical Program student named Vanier Canada Scholar

Nov 12, 2014 / 12:00 am

Sandy Wright’s concussion research results in prestigious recognition Southern Medical Program student Alexander (Sandy) Wright has received the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS). “The recognition is both humbling and motivating at the same time,” says Wright. “It...
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Students test their entrepreneurial skills to make the Okanagan a better place

Nov 10, 2014 / 10:39 am

Post-secondary students from Okanagan College, the Centre of Arts andTechnology, and UBC Okanagan will have the opportunity to participatein a unique case competition designed to find innovative solutions topressing social problems. The event, Unleash Okanagan, is taking placeNov. 21 from 4 to 6...

Students test their entrepreneurial skills to make the Okanagan a better place

Nov 10, 2014 / 10:37 am

Post-secondary students from Okanagan College, the Centre of Arts and Technology, and UBC Okanagan will have the opportunity to participate in a unique case competition designed to find innovative solutions to pressing social problems. The event, Unleash Okanagan, is taking place Nov. 21 from 4 to...

Students test their entrepreneurial skills to make the Okanagan a better place

Nov 10, 2014 / 10:36 am

Post-secondary students from Okanagan College, the Centre of Arts and Technology, and UBC Okanagan will have the opportunity to participate in a unique case competition designed to find innovative solutions to pressing social problems. The event, Unleash Okanagan, is taking place Nov. 21 from 4 to...

Youth mental health, eating disorders targeted by UBC students

Nov 7, 2014 / 12:00 am

Parent support group, PEACE in Mind gets helping hand from nursing students Eating disorders stem from serious conditions that can have profound psychological and medical complications on a person, including death. A group of fourth-year nursing students at UBC’s Okanagan campus aims to help a...

UBC Alterknowledge talk focuses on culture of Indigenous art

Nov 6, 2014 / 12:00 am

What: Alternowledge discussion series When: Friday, November 14, 7 p.m. Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna Cost: Free  The new gateway to the redesigned Bernard Avenue in Kelowna provides an important addition to Kelowna's public history, including banners...

Research benefits could aid sub-Saharan forest restoration

Nov 4, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC student’s award-winning thesis presented at global congress Tolulope Daramola thinks big. An international student earning his science PhD at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Daramola wants to explore various options to restore degraded lands in sub-Saharan Africa, modelling some of the practices in...

UBC Okanagan students say yes to much larger, enhanced library

Oct 31, 2014 / 12:00 am

Students at UBC’s Okanagan campus have voted to partner with their university to create a major new space on campus for study, collaboration and services to meet their needs. In a referendum this week, 85 per cent of voting students said yes to a project that will add 45,000 square feet of...

Open house on Nov. 4 offers prospective students sneak peak at College life

Oct 30, 2014 / 11:29 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is throwing open the doors of its Penticton campus and offering an information session and open house to prospective students on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. Secondary students and their parents, along with adult learners, are invited to attend...

Students boast benefits of College at open house events

Oct 30, 2014 / 11:25 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is throwing open the doors of its Vernon campus and offering an information session and open house to prospective students on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Secondary students and their parents are invited to attend the event to find...

Salmon Arm campus throws open its doors Nov. 4 and 6

Oct 30, 2014 / 11:19 am

Okanagan College Media Release Everything you need to know about starting College, you can find at the information session and open house events taking place at Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus on Nov. 4 and 6. Secondary students and their parents, along with adult learners, are invited...

Info session on Nov. 2 shines spotlight on education and careers

Oct 29, 2014 / 9:43 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is throwing open the doors of its Kelowna campus and offering an information session and open house for prospective students on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Secondary students and their parents, along with adult learners, are invited...

UBC’s Faculty of Management hosts Career Days Nov. 2 to 5

Oct 29, 2014 / 12:00 am

Four-day event provides opportunities to enhance job hunting skills A major goal of attending university is to land a great career. With this in mind, UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Management is organizing Career Days from November 2 to 5, to give students job hunting skills, ideas, and tips needed...

Okanagan College research project to revolutionize outdoor play environments for children

Oct 28, 2014 / 10:28 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is looking into ways to make children’s activity healthier. The College’s Director of Learning and Teaching Dr. Beverlie Dietze and North Okanagan Regional Dean Jane Lister have received a $23,530 grant from the Natural Sciences and...
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