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Campus Life Jul 2017

Rapid Access Clinic reduces patient wait times, improves diagnosis

Jul 26, 2017 / 12:00 am

New clinic leads to earlier diagnosis of GI cancers and reduces costs Dr. Jacqueline Reid is now a first-year UBC internal medicine resident in Vancouver. A...

Markin twins challenge College alumni to support next generation of learners

Jul 21, 2017 / 1:38 pm

Allison and Quentin Markin have launched a donation-matching challenge to alumni of Okanagan College to help raise $20,000 towards the College’s new child...

Exploring the identity of BC wine territory

Jul 21, 2017 / 12:00 am

Appreciating the British Columbia wine territory, an “exhibit trail” experience at several wineries, kicked off this month and will run until the end of...

Sulphites and the great wine debate

Jul 20, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC research shows different sulphite amounts affect yeast strain and final product Adding different levels of sulphites to grape juice can significantly alter...

UBC researchers test 3D-printed water quality sensor

Jul 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan professor Mina Hoorfar at work in her Advanced Thermo-Fluidic lab. Inexpensive and tiny devices inspect water quality in the distribution...

UBC Library enhances access to Okanagan Valley historical resources

Jul 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC students Emma Smith, left, and Eamon Riordan-Short scan historical material at Peachland’s museum as part of the Okanagan Region Historical Digitization...

New apocalyptic lit course comes to College’s Penticton campus

Jul 18, 2017 / 12:08 pm

A new English course is sure to bring much-wanted doom and gloom to students at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus this Fall. When English Professor Jeremy...

A better way to build: College grad constructs net-zero family home

Jul 13, 2017 / 9:06 am

In search of an innovative building solution, David Sawatzky discovered much more than a new perspective when he enrolled in Okanagan College’s Sustainable...

New biofuel technology cuts production time significantly

Jul 12, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan researcher helps develop cheaper and faster bioreactors New research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key...

Accommodation available to BC wildfire evacuees at UBC Okanagan

Jul 11, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC’s Okanagan campus advised today that summer accommodation in their student residences remain available to those that have been affected by BC wildfires....

College appoints new Regional Dean for South Okanagan-Similkameen

Jul 10, 2017 / 11:32 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will welcome a new Regional Dean for the South Okanagan-Similkameen later this summer. Eric Corneau, a college...

Applied research project investigates injuries in tree planters

Jul 6, 2017 / 12:23 pm

A chance meeting with a physiotherapist in Northern B.C. has led an Okanagan College instructor to a collaborative research project that examines common...

Support from College and community helping Salmon Arm students chase their dreams

Jul 6, 2017 / 12:14 pm

A year and a half ago, Syrian-born Mustafa Zakreet was in a refugee camp in Lebanon waiting to come to Canada. While there, he learned a valuable lesson about...

Converting parking spaces into people places

Jul 6, 2017 / 12:00 am

Cultural Studies students Tessa Baatz and Emma Mcleod (centre) present their project in class. Student research project proposes the city create parklets...

Ancient fungi could help Canada's future northern forests

Jul 5, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC research provides new clues to how trees adapt to a changing climate Jason Pither is an associate professor of biology at UBC’s Okanagan campus. As...

UBC’s Summer Indigenous Art Intensive has full agenda of events

Jul 4, 2017 / 12:00 am

One of Canada’s most iconic Aboriginal artists Alex Janvier will visit UBC from July 13 to 28. Public talks, art exhibits, credit courses all part of the...

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