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Campus Life - Okanagan

College honours Butters, Embree, Pushor and Sharkey

Apr 21, 2015 / 12:38 pm

Okaangan College Media Release Okanagan College will recognize four esteemed community builders as Honorary Fellows during its 2015 Convocation ceremonies in June, including renowned Chef Rod Butters, entrepreneur Norm Embree, lawyer Rick Pushor and social planner Annette Sharkey. “I am...

UBC study finds nurse 'navigators' play vital role in senior care

Apr 21, 2015 / 12:00 am

Retired baby boomers may provide volunteer workforce to help in rural settings Retired baby boomers—professionals looking for something meaningful to do during retirement—might be the answer to helping seniors  with chronic illness live independent lives. A three-year study conducted by...

College Alumnus helps trades students plug into cutting edge classroom and financial skills training

Apr 20, 2015 / 3:01 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The current generation of students needs to feel that the community is behind them and invested in their futures, says an Okanagan College alumnus whose donation is helping build a new learning environment at the College’s Kelowna campus. Dale Lamb, President...

UBC Management students win high praise from Totalamber CEO

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:00 am

Argus Cup Live Case Challenge impresses visiting international entrepreneur After three days of challenging competition, six UBC students in the Bachelor of Management program have won high praise from competition partner Totalamber. Over 48 hours, working in 34 teams, every third-year Management...

Nickoli and Perrott earn College’s Alumni Association top honours

Apr 17, 2015 / 10:38 am

Okanagan College Media Release Embodying true ambassadorship for our region, two outstanding Okanagan College alumni are being recognized by the Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA) for their exceptional contributions to the communities in which they live. Vernon’s Sareena Sharma...

Inland donation drives home local industry support for Okanagan College’s trades campaign

Apr 15, 2015 / 9:24 am

Okanagan College Media Release Engines were revving and the crowd was cheering as a big cheque was presented to Okanagan College at Inland Kenworth’s open house on Saturday. Inland has pledged $50,000 to the Bright Horizon’s Building for Skills Campaign. “The Smoking Gun”, a 1968...

Trio of Okanagan College business students seek votes in the Economist’s competition

Apr 14, 2015 / 3:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Find a company that you think has the potential to fail. Wait, let’s make it a little harder: find a company that is currently valued at billions of dollars that you think has the potential to fail within five years. Explain why you think it may...
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A recipe for success, College alumnus wins big at investors’ forum

Apr 14, 2015 / 10:00 am

Okanagan College Media Release Hungry for business, Okanagan College alumnus Donnie Ungaro credits making calculated business decisions, following his passion, and serendipitous timing as a few of the keys to his recent success at Venture Okanagan. Ungaro took top spot at the local investors...

Management student becomes UBC Okanagan’s Ch’nook Scholar

Apr 13, 2015 / 12:00 am

Candice Loring had many reasons to give up on education but never did Overcoming obstacles has been a way of life for Candice Loring -- UBC Okanagan’s newest Ch’nook Scholar. The mother of two boys and third-year Management student is also president of UBC Okanagan’s Indigenous Student...

Support from regional media helps Okanagan College spread the word about trades training complex campaign

Apr 10, 2015 / 9:32 am

Okanagan College Media Release Media outlets across the valley are helping Okanagan College to spread the word about the fundraising campaign behind the renovation and expansion of the $33-million Trades Training Complex at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus—and the added awareness has helped...

Whitecaps soccer legend encourages player support and development

Apr 10, 2015 / 12:00 am

Bob Lenarduzzi speaks at Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship breakfast Bob Lenarduzzi, former player and now president of the Vancouver Whitecaps, told a sold-out crowd gathered to support student athletes that investing in young student athletes is an investment in Canada’s...

Themed living communities help UBC students feel at home

Apr 9, 2015 / 12:00 am

Students living on campus are connected by more than their street addresses Nearly 1,700 students live in residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus. With many of these students in their first year of university, Integrated Living Communities (ILCs) have been created to help new students feel at...

College team captures first in case competition

Apr 8, 2015 / 1:29 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Three Okanagan College business students impressed judges at the TRU Human Resources Management Case Competition last week, taking first place in a high-pressure challenge that put their business knowledge to the test. Erika Swanson, Brandi Antonucci and Kirsten...

UBC Everest research shows impacts on cardiovascular health

Apr 7, 2015 / 12:00 am

Grad student’s findings add to knowledge about blood flow and breathing As an undergraduate student in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Ryan Hoiland travelled on a scientific expedition to Nepal, working in the shadow of Mount Everest to study the effects of severe oxygen deprivation...

College, Faculty reach tentative agreement

Apr 2, 2015 / 3:22 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College and the Okanagan College Faculty Association, representing approximately 255 professors have reached a tentative local agreement. The two parties reached the agreement March 28 following an agreement in early February between the Post-Secondary...

Emil Anderson Construction helps Okanagan College students step into heavy-duty classroom

Apr 2, 2015 / 9:57 am

Okanagan College Media Release Prompted by the looming skills gap across the trades sector, a local construction company has thrown its support behind the $33-million project to expand and renovate the trades training complex at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Emil Anderson Construction...

Artwork submissions deadline for Earth Matters art competition extended

Apr 2, 2015 / 8:53 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Earth Matters event, an environmental art competition and symposium, has been rescheduled to the fall. New and experienced Okanagan artists can submit their artwork by October 20, 2015. A symposium and award event recognizing the winning art...

UBC Okanagan opens display area for controversial art work

Apr 2, 2015 / 12:00 am

Public display of art may make some uncomfortable, but may also open debate Art, controversial or not, deserves to be displayed. That’s the rationale behind UBC Okanagan’s new ‘StART the Conversation’—a space dedicated to artwork from UBC’s Public Art Collection that some may find...

College passes $95-million balanced budget

Mar 31, 2015 / 3:25 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Board of Governors has passed a $94.95 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year. “We have passed a balanced operating budget that allows us to continue to provide programs and services throughout the region, without any service...

College event focuses on local community impact on global change

Mar 31, 2015 / 3:07 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Kelowna resident Janine Roth was raised to recognize that not everyone in the world is as fortunate as most Canadians, and that time truly is the most valuable thing we can all give. The 29-year-old Okanagan College International Development diploma student has...
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