Campus Life Feb 2017

OC students get hands-on experience in community for in-demand trades

Feb 17, 2017 / 11:48 am

Okanagan College Media Release With a 44 per cent increase in new housing starts in the Shuswap over the last year, an Okanagan College program is training...

College marketing team earns silver in Montreal case competition

Feb 16, 2017 / 4:15 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A trio of third-year marketing students from Okanagan College’s School of Business are back on B.C. soil after placing second...

Okanagan College students tackle food security with Refreshing idea

Feb 16, 2017 / 9:49 am

Okanagan College Media Release Three Okanagan College business students battled their way to first place at UBC Okanagan’s inaugural Inventathon last weekend...

Time running out for living languages in BC

Feb 15, 2017 / 12:00 am

All of British Columbia’s 34 living First Nations languages are critically endangered and many face the loss of their last generation of fluent speakers...

Nominations open for 2017 OCAA Alumni Awards

Feb 10, 2017 / 12:08 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award and Young...

OC’s Abbey Jones wins BC Social Innovation Youth Award

Feb 9, 2017 / 9:09 am

Okanagan College Media Release p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Arial}span.s1 {font-kerning: none} An Okanagan College business student...

Digital photography could be a key factor in rural health care

Feb 9, 2017 / 12:00 am

Assoc. Prof. of Nursing Kathy Rush Photographs may lead to better treatment and care for patients in rural communities, a UBC Okanagan study shows. Prof. Kathy...

Barely-educated humans impact bear behaviour

Feb 6, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Professor Lael Parrott. The American black bear can rest easier thanks to conservation research conducted at UBC’s Okanagan campus. A recent study...

It’s the End of the World As We Know It – playing at the Salmar

Feb 3, 2017 / 2:43 pm

A recurring and increasingly prevalent theme in film is “the end of the world as we know it,” and Okanagan College’s Dr. Tim Walters has built a season of...

New courses explore resistance and revolution

Feb 3, 2017 / 8:47 am

From millions of women marching globally out of concern for their human rights, to protests over pipelines, to rebels in Syria, there seems to be increasing...

UBC professors conduct research in local community school

Feb 3, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC researchers are collaborating with educators to re-imagine the future of education at Vernon Community School (VCS), an alternative school that’s...

UBC researchers conclude root systems and fungi do more than feed trees

Feb 2, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC researchers have determined how fungi found in the roots of trees regulate forest diversity through their effects on seedlings. A large-scale, multi-year...

College’s green buildings earn gold

Feb 1, 2017 / 4:40 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Green technology took top nods at the 25th Tommie awards, with two Okanagan College projects recognized for their environmental...

Hand-grip test can indicate decline in physical function of Parkinson’s patients

Feb 1, 2017 / 12:00 am

A basic hand-grip test has proven to be a reliable tool to monitor the decline of patients with Parkinson’s diseases. UBC researchers Jenn Jakobi and Gareth...