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Campus Life - Okanagan

UBC professor receives grant to improve cancer survivors' health

Oct 22, 2014 / 12:00 am

Canadian Cancer Society contributes $199,780 for Canada-wide research There are few Canadians who don’t know a friend, sister, mother, or daughter affected by breast cancer. Many of Canada’s 150,000 survivors of breast cancer require post-treatment care for the debilitating effects that can...

Registration opens for popular 3-Hour Short Story Contest

Oct 21, 2014 / 8:54 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is calling all budding writers to exercise their creativity and participate in the 3-Hour Short Story Contest taking place on all four College campuses on Nov. 1. The recent accolades lauded on short story authors are a testament to the...

Award-winning photographer reveals rarely seen spectacular and threatened B.C. landscape

Oct 21, 2014 / 8:47 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia is globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity. Encompassing 21 million acres from Vancouver Island to Southeast Alaska, the area is the largest coastal temperate rainforest on earth. Comprised of a complex...

Mini-Med lecture series has focus on technology, health innovation

Oct 21, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan offers opportunities to learn about medical discoveries UBC’s popular health-education series is back starting Oct. 28 – with a special focus on new technologies and cutting-edge innovation in health. Mini-Med is one of the ways UBC Okanagan is sharing expertise with the...

Do you think of ink?

Oct 15, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Okanagan College Media Release For as many books, magazines, and newspapers that you have read, you may never have asked yourself about the social life of ink. And that’s where Ted Bishop, an internationally recognized author and academic, is different from the rest of us. In his role as...

UBC Biology’s Birds calendar takes off again

Oct 7, 2014 / 12:00 am

Fundraising photo project covers campus, now on sale A colourful collection of photos showing the diversity of UBC Okanagan’s campus wildlife is back by popular demand—and now on sale. The limited-edition Birds of the UBC Okanagan Campus 2015 wall calendar was created by a trio of...

Residential Construction students use skills to support local family

Oct 6, 2014 / 2:58 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A team of 15 Okanagan College trades students put their skills to good use for a worthy cause this summer. The students, who took the Residential Construction Foundation program in Armstrong, which ran from February to August, were working digging holes and...

Alex Janvier is UBC artist-in-residence from Oct. 4 to 17

Oct 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

Celebrated artist to create new works, includes exhibition at Kelowna Art Gallery Alex Janvier, one of Canada’s most iconic Aboriginal artists, arrives at UBC Okanagan for two weeks as artist-in-residence. During his residency at UBC from October 4 to 17, Janvier will convert the Fine Arts (FINA)...

Front row seating encourages cultural diversity by ‘accident’

Oct 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

Management professor notes side benefits when classroom seating plan changes As a university student, John Burton always found a seat at the back of the lecture theatre. Shy and afraid of speaking in front of people, he liked the anonymity. Now, as an assistant professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus,...

Auto sector support vital to successful $2.5 million launch of campaign to revamp Okanagan College’s Trades Training Complex

Oct 2, 2014 / 11:52 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Foundation campaign to raise funds for a new Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus has kicked off with donations from 43 donors totaling $2.5 million – a significant portion of that coming from Kelowna area car dealerships. Local...

Dr. Heather Banham receives the CGA Association’s highest honour

Oct 2, 2014 / 11:03 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Dean of Okanagan College’s School of Business, Dr. Heather Banham, has been awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed on a member of the Certified General Accountants (CGA) Association. On Sept. 20, CGA-BC honoured eight of its members with a CGA...

Bubble tea: creating cultural diversity at UBC one cup at a time

Oct 2, 2014 / 12:00 am

Student club brings Taiwanese tea to campus to cross cultural barriers A group of UBC students is using a novel ethnic beverage to bring people together. Grace Mak, a third-year human kinetics student who moved to Canada from Hong Kong six years ago, can often be seen on campus with a cup of bubble...

College to host, compete in Young Chefs challenge

Sep 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The Young Chefs competition will return to Okanagan College next month as part of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival’s series of culinary events and will showcase the talents of several Okanagan College apprentice chefs and alumni. Ten up-and-coming Okanagan...

B.C. Wine Information Society Sensory Centre to be new home for judging Okanagan Wine Festivals’ B.C. Wine Awards

Sep 25, 2014 / 8:20 am

Okanagan College Media Release As Okanagan College and friends were celebrating the opening of the new B.C. Wine Information Society Sensory Centre at the Penticton campus, a new agreement was being finalized that speaks to the value of the Centre for the wine and tourism industry. Jonathan...

B.C. Wine Information Society Sensory Centre a College success even as it is officially opened

Sep 25, 2014 / 8:18 am

Okanagan College Media Release As Okanagan College celebrates the official opening of the B.C. Wine Information Society Sensory Centre at its Penticton campus, there’s already enough evidence to call the project a success. The College and officials from the B.C. Wine Information Society and...

UBC hosts international Get to Know Unconference

Sep 25, 2014 / 12:00 am

Youth finalists present statements about eco-art projects The lineup of youth presenters at the Get to Know Unconference in the Okanagan promises to impress. Rachel Layne, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter who has performed at NHL and WHL games, will sing Earth Song.  First-year UBC student Frances...

Joint survey seeks daycare input

Sep 23, 2014 / 2:17 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The Penticton and District Community Resources Society and Okanagan College are looking for community input to help determine the feasibility of establishing an on-campus daycare centre. An online survey has been set up – – to...

Photographer Edward Burtynsky presents Landscape of Human Systems

Sep 23, 2014 / 12:00 am

Award-winning artist is UBC Okanagan’s next distinguished speaker World-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky is returning to UBC Okanagan. Burtynsky, who was presented with an honorary doctoral degree from UBC Okanagan in June 2013, is the first guest of this year’s Distinguished Speaker...

UBC professor introduces Maker Days to African educators

Sep 22, 2014 / 12:00 am

Participants inspired to integrate ‘making’ into the classroom UBC Okanagan’s Maker Days has gone global. Maker Days debuted at the university’s Innovative Learning Centre last November, when educators from across the Okanagan explored how 'making' (designing hands-on problem solving) could...

UBC signs cooperation agreement with top university in Brazil

Sep 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

School of Nursing partners with University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College Enhancements in research and student learning initiatives are at the core of the new memorandum of understanding signed by UBC’s School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development, and the...


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