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Campus Life - Okanagan

Salmon Arm man upgrades to a new career

Aug 29, 2014 / 3:34 pm

Okanagan College offered Mike Pogson an opportunity to retrain for a rewarding career in health care at a price he couldn’t refuse. Pogson, who lives in Salmon Arm, completed nine upgrading courses to qualify for entry into the practical nursing diploma program in 2011. The upgrading courses...

OC’s Computer Information Systems degree answers employer and graduate needs

Aug 29, 2014 / 2:06 pm

Choosing the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree program at Okanagan College was a no-brainer for Chris Kluka – and it has been a decision that paid off in spades with career opportunities. Kluka had taken post-secondary studies at other Canadian institutions, but the credential and...

Coyotes ready to hit it out of the park

Aug 29, 2014 / 10:34 am

Expectations are high this year for the Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team as players report for the team’s seventh season on Sept. 1. Last season, the Coyotes made it all the way to the Canadian College Baseball Conference Championships but fell to Lethbridge’s Prairie Baseball Academy...

Indigenous learning flourishes at UBC’s Okanagan campus

Aug 29, 2014 / 12:00 am

Students learn, engage, and grow through Aboriginal perspectives and worldviews Opening this semester, the new Indigenous Integrated Learning Community (ILC) at UBC’s Okanagan campus provides a place for students in residence to learn, connect with each other, and grow as a community through...

Orientations welcome students to UBC’s Okanagan campus

Aug 26, 2014 / 12:00 am

Fun, informative activities for students on tap throughout September  The first days of September are busy ones on UBC’s Okanagan campus with many events designed to ensure students feel welcome, comfortable and at home. New international students have an opportunity to participate in Jumpstart,...

Talented, experienced professors bring amazing array of arts courses to Vernon campus

Aug 22, 2014 / 1:13 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Award-winning instructors, published poets, experienced editors and publishers, as well as archeologists, geographers, sociologists and political scientists are among those instructors who are bringing an array of interesting and applied university arts courses to...

College professor’s research unlocks key to Okanagan’s future prosperity

Aug 21, 2014 / 9:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release Extensive research conducted by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, the British Columbia Wine Institute and Okanagan College’s School of Business has uncovered what motivates wine visitors to come to this region and the secret to ensuring they return. This is...
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Spies, double agents and fugitives take over Okanagan College

Aug 21, 2014 / 9:09 am

Okanagan College Media Release Dive right into the world of espionage and intrigue at Okanagan College this fall. English professor Dr. Matt Kavanagh will take students on a journey through some of the most riveting 20th century British spy novels ever written in ENGL 213 (Studies in British...

International team collaborating on a better helmet for contact sports

Aug 21, 2014 / 12:00 am

Imperial College London researchers visit partners at UBC Okanagan A partnership between UBC Okanagan and  Imperial College London (UK) is focused on development of a new helmet that could one day reduce sports-related concussions. Professors Peter Childs and Dan Plant, visiting from Imperial...

Research looks at policy and politics of BC’s most treasured resource: H2O

Aug 20, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC professor receives funding to examine the conversation on water in BC and how it may impact the Sustainable Water Act  Grace H. Fan, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship with UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Management, has received $73,800 in funding over two years from the Social...

Hands-on learning part of practical placements for UBC students

Aug 18, 2014 / 12:00 am

School of Health and Exercise Sciences is looking for more community partners After years of classroom study and lab research, Kurt Whitney couldn’t wait to test out what he had learned. With a career goal of becoming a chiropractor, Whitney is studying human kinetics with the School of Health...

Central Okanagan Foundation grant aids UBC’s performance students

Aug 8, 2014 / 12:00 am

Theatre productions at Rotary Centre for the Arts enabled by $15,000 donation UBC performance students will again offer a series of public performances in downtown Kelowna and at the University Theatre on campus, thanks in large part to a $15,000 grant from the Central Okanagan...

UBC-Interior Health team wins grant for cardiology research

Aug 8, 2014 / 12:00 am

Nurses, psychologists and health-care practitioners join in rural care project For the estimated 350,000 people living with atrial fibrillation (AF) – a common heart arrhythmia – residing in a rural community can mean limited access to the network of healthcare support which is pivotal to...

Okanagan College contributes more than half a billion to regional economy

Aug 7, 2014 / 3:04 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Clint Bannister knows it’s hard to put an exact price on the value of a post-secondary education, but he is confident there is a very real return on the investment. The 31-year-old Okanagan College graduate and civil engineering design technologist at Urban...

Krysko named Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Aug 5, 2014 / 11:33 am

Club Penguin co-founder brings expertise to Okanagan College’s School of Business One of the region’s entrepreneurial success stories is going to be adding to his curricula vitae with a new and challenging assignment for the coming year: Dave Krysko has just accepted the role of...

Provincial investment means quicker start to electrical future

Aug 1, 2014 / 10:13 am

Okanagan College Media Release Andrew Broadbent is one of the Okanagan’s would-be tradespeople who is benefitting from the Province’s decision to fund an additional 203 trades-focused seats at Okanagan College this year. The 17-year-old Summerland resident is scheduled to start his...

Provincial investment means quicker start to electrical future

Aug 1, 2014 / 10:12 am

Okanagan College Media Release Andrew Broadbent is one of the Okanagan’s would-be tradespeople who is benefitting from the Province’s decision to fund an additional 203 trades-focused seats at Okanagan College this year. The 17-year-old Summerland resident is scheduled to start his...

Making wine a greener enterprise

Jul 31, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC grad student examines potential of sustainability from vineyard to market From Bogota, Colombia, to Mexico City, to the wineries of the Okanagan, PhD student Camilo Peña has been on a round-the-world research journey aimed at better understanding and documenting the relationship between...

UBC prof, students help Tanzanian school with no working bathrooms

Jul 30, 2014 / 12:00 am

Condemned washrooms need rebuilding or school will close It’s a basic, biological need. When you need to go to the bathroom, you need to go. But a group of children in Tanzania are about to lose the opportunity to get an education because the washrooms at the school are in such bad shape, the...

From brownies and Bundt cakes to running water in India

Jul 28, 2014 / 12:00 am

Students organize fund-raiser dessert buffet to build a well in Andhra Pradesh It was the case of two opposites: the decadence of dessert and a village in India with no clean water. For a group of students from UBC’s Okanagan campus, the idea of desserts — all rich and creamy and gooey — was...
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