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College trades campaign gets another boost from a local auto dealer

Jul 2, 2015 / 3:48 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Students in the Automotive Service Technician program at Okanagan College will test drive an exciting new learning environment next spring thanks to a generous donation from a local automotive dealer. Kelowna Toyota has donated $50,000 to the Bright Horizons...

Salmon Arm students recognized for their achievements

Jun 25, 2015 / 2:54 pm

Okaangan College Media Release Forty-seven students from Salmon Arm were honoured with scholarships and bursaries this month at Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm Campus awards ceremony. A number of mature students from the Salmon Arm campus credit support from the College and the community for...

Serwa family supports trades training complex at Okanagan College

Jun 24, 2015 / 4:10 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Their family’s connection to Okanagan College goes back more than 50 years, and through a generous donation to the new Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus, Cliff and Lois Serwa are helping the College build for the next 50. The Serwas have given...

Solar panels power up College’s Kelowna campus

Jun 24, 2015 / 12:43 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College has activated B.C.’s second largest solar panel system at its Kelowna campus, taking another large step towards its ambitious goal of seeking to be energy net zero by 2025. “With the longer and sunnier summer days upon us, we’re thrilled...

College’s new liberal Arts program ArtsX marks the spot for incoming students

Jun 22, 2015 / 3:20 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Like many of her peers, 18-year-old Penticton high school graduate Anika Raynolds has had a busy year researching post-secondary education options. The end goal has always been a Bachelor of Arts, but to get there she was searching for a program where she could...

Study looks at water quality

Jun 16, 2015 / 4:37 pm

Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are working with local ranchers and stakeholders to determine the best way to protect drinking water on cattle grazing lands. Engineering Professor and microbiologist Deborah Roberts is leading student research into drinking water supply intakes and...

Ben Klick sets his sight on country stardom

Jun 16, 2015 / 4:15 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A 19-year-old audio engineering graduate from Okanagan College is poised to play alongside Canadian greats at Country Music Week in Halifax if he wins a province-wide competition. West Kelowna resident Ben Klick is among the top three finalists of the British...

Recognition keeps coming for one of world’s most sustainable buildings

Jun 11, 2015 / 12:29 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Add another chapter to the sustainability story of Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation. The College received LEED Platinum certification recently for the Penticton building...

Okanagan College graduates top of their game at Skills Canada

Jun 10, 2015 / 1:05 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Graduating Okanagan College students demonstrated their expertise once again at the 2015 Skills Canada National Competition held in Saskatoon in late May. Josh Wams won gold in Electronics and bronze medals went to Ethan Delichte in Automotive Service Tech and...

Dr. Dennis Silvestrone is PRAISEworthy

Jun 10, 2015 / 9:25 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Director of Continuing Studies and Corporate Development, Dr. Dennis Silvestrone, was honoured by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) on June 5 for his commitment to the Winnipeg Branch of the organization. Silvestrone worked at the...

Northside donation keeps Okanagan College trades campaign on upward arc

Jun 10, 2015 / 9:21 am

Okanagan College Media Release Training the next wave of welders will be crucial for the local manufacturing industry, says one Okanagan College donor who has stepped up to support the College’s new trades training complex. Northside Industries, a steel manufacturing company based in West...

College program inspires mature Aboriginal learner to chart a new course

Jun 9, 2015 / 11:34 am

Okanagan College Media Release Forty years is a long time to be away from a classroom. For Splatsin Nation Spiritual Helper and Elder Edna Felix it proved to be the opportunity to change her life’s course. After her husband passed away, Felix found herself struggling to balance working odd...

College looking for host families for short-term international tours

Jun 4, 2015 / 3:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is hoping that some Kelowna-area families may want to spend a part of the summer or early fall entertaining some international students. Okanagan College’s International Education Department Homestay Program is looking for hosts for its...

New world of opportunities await College graduates

Jun 4, 2015 / 11:21 am

Okaangan College Media Release With a will to learn and to become well-versed in Canada’s health care system, Gurdeep Dhanoa, graduating from the College’s Practical Nursing diploma program this weekend, knew that the pursuit of education was imperative when she immigrated to Kelowna from...

Community support pushes Okanagan College trades training complex campaign over the $4 million mark

Jun 1, 2015 / 4:21 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The fundraising campaign for Okanagan College’s new trades training complex has officially raised more than $4 million toward its $7-million goal, with support coming from every corner of the Okanagan. Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton says the...

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Awards inspire incoming Okanagan College students

May 28, 2015 / 2:03 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Entrance scholarships provided by two Okanagan College donors have inspired a group of graduating Grade 12 students to think about how they can translate education into community impact. Shad Collins, Matt Finlayson, Jack Holman, Courtney Korabek, Breanne Pitts,...

Team Construction Management Ltd. gift helps Okanagan College build for skills

May 25, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A prominent local construction firm has made a major donation to the fundraising campaign for Okanagan College’s new Trades Training Complex, and the company hopes its donation will inspire others to follow their lead in supporting apprentices. Team...

Kelowna author receives national award, second novel already underway

May 22, 2015 / 1:37 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Even before the honour of winning a prestigious Canadian first novel award has set in, Okanagan College Professor and novelist Dr. Alix Hawley is already hard at work on her second novel. In a crowded Toronto ballroom, the Kelowna based author was named the...

Partnership proves successful in giving new Okanagan nurses a step-up

May 20, 2015 / 3:37 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Optimal patient care relies on nurses being able to make quick, effective, and educated health care decisions. For Courtney Miller, a young Kelowna nurse completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) this year, her decision-making confidence was put to...

Building a strong foundation: Greyback Construction project gives students a chance to put their skills to work

May 19, 2015 / 1:38 pm

Okaangan College Media Release A unique job-shadow project is providing a group of students from Okanagan College’s Residential Construction program the chance to gain hands-on training as they build a high-end home in the South Okanagan. The class of 11 students, under the guidance of...


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