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Debbie Robert joins Okanagan College Foundation Board

Oct 9, 2015 / 8:45 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Foundation is pleased to announce that Debbie Robert has joined its board as a new director. Robert now resides in Kelowna after calling Fort McMurray home for 32 years. She and her husband Leo are retired co-owners of L. Robert Enterprises...

Harding Award for Engineering motivates local student to reach for robotics career

Oct 8, 2015 / 12:37 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Matthew McCann was teaching English in Brazil when an unforgettable moment in the classroom inspired him to re-engineer his career path and trade the role of teacher for student. “Many of my students were engineers who were looking to improve their English,”...

Single largest equipment donation in College’s history lands in Vernon

Oct 6, 2015 / 2:51 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A world-class aircraft donated to Okanagan College for training purposes was unveiled today during a ceremony at the Vernon Aerospace campus. The donation marks the most valuable gift of equipment the College has received in its 50-plus-year history. The British...

Ben Klick’s new EP hits a high note: College to host public CD release party

Sep 30, 2015 / 1:25 pm

Okanagan College Media Release When rising country music star Ben Klick’s second extended play (EP) Today dropped on Sept. 15 it only took two days to climb the iTunes country album download chart, landing at #37. “To be up there with Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, the big names who are...

Fall Enrolments up at Okanagan College, 11th year of exceeding targets in sight

Sep 30, 2015 / 9:18 am

Okanagan College Media Release Fall enrolment numbers are showing that Okanagan College is headed for an 11th straight year of exceeding government targets for student enrolment. Information from mid-September—when the deadline has passed for students to register for most academic programs...

$25,000 in scholarships to celebrate 10 years of giving

Sep 29, 2015 / 10:37 am

Okanagan College Media Release Ten South Okanagan students will receive a boost to their college fund next spring thanks to the generosity of two local donors whose award fund has provided more than $125,000 in scholarships at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan over the past 10 years. “Given...

Science in Society Speaker Series returns to ask the big questions about adapting to climate change

Sep 29, 2015 / 9:22 am

Okanagan College Media Release Environmental changes such as rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, melting Arctic sea ice, unusual extreme weather patterns, and out-of-the-norm jet stream behaviour have scientists questioning the relationship between these observations. Have we reached an...

Protocol describes commitment to Indigenous Education

Sep 28, 2015 / 2:58 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College and several First Nations and Metis partners have signed a commitment that recognizes the school’s responsibility and commitment to indigenous education and collaboration with Aboriginal communities. The Indigenous Education Protocol was...

Then and now: Therapist Assistant alumni gather to celebrate 25 years

Sep 25, 2015 / 9:23 am

Okanagan College Media Release At 71 years old, there’s no stopping Patricia Harris’s continued momentum in providing excellence in rehabilitation care to those in need. Boasting a health care career that spans a half-century fuelled by passion and compassion, Harris is a Recreation...

Praxair donation helps Okanagan College keep welding students on the cutting edge

Sep 24, 2015 / 9:43 am

Okanagan College Media Release Welding students at Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus recently sparked their torches for the first time in a newly retrofitted shop, and a donation from Praxair’s Global Giving Program is helping the College outfit state-of-the-art workspaces for...

College to host free info session about safety regulations of drone flying

Sep 22, 2015 / 8:57 am

Okanagan College Media Release The popularity of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), otherwise known as drones, has grown abuzz in the last few years. As a result, awareness about the safe use of the modern technology – be it as a toy or tool – is of the utmost importance. Helping to...

Donation helps build new home for carpentry students at Okanagan College

Sep 21, 2015 / 3:04 pm

Okanagan College Media Release What began as an opportunity for the next generation of carpenters to hone their skills has yielded a gift that keeps on giving for carpentry students at Okanagan College. Village of Kettle Valley has donated $62,412 to the Okanagan College Foundation’s Bright...

Donor support powers up new flight simulator at Okanagan College

Sep 21, 2015 / 9:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release Support from two local companies will soon place future aviators behind the controls of a cutting-edge flight simulator at Okanagan College. Carson Air has pledged $125,000 to support the purchase and installation of a Redbird FMX flight simulator at the...

Commercial aviation partners mark quarter-century of giving wing to pilots’ dreams

Sep 15, 2015 / 8:37 am

Okanagan College Media Release As Okanagan College and Southern Interior Flight Centre – with a host of alumni – celebrate 25 years of a successful partnership teaching commercial pilots, the program is starting the new semester with a new facility in Carson Air’s new hangar at the Kelowna...

Alpine lakes poisoned

Sep 14, 2015 / 4:52 pm

A researcher at UBC Okanagan says analysis of hundreds of alpine lakes around the world shows an alarming increase in phosphorus pollution. What’s concerning, says Janice Brahney, is that the phosphorus is getting into the pristine and remote lakes by atmospheric deposition —...

Fender’s supports College in carrying on rich history of trades training in the Valley

Sep 14, 2015 / 9:37 am

Okanagan College Media Release A local automotive business owner has made a major donation to Okanagan College to ensure that one of the Valley’s economic engines doesn’t stall out as veteran tradespeople retire in the coming years. Fender’s Automotive Center in West Kelowna has pledged...

Okanagan College and Justice Institute of British Columbia open degree path in law enforcement

Sep 11, 2015 / 3:44 pm

Okanagan College and the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) are opening the doors for students to complete JIBC’s Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies degree program at the College’s Penticton campus. Beginning in September of 2016, Okanagan College graduates of the Criminal and...

New program answers needs for practicing nurses, health authorities

Sep 10, 2015 / 2:55 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new online program focused on gastroenterological care, developed by Okanagan College with support and input from the health care community, is unique and addresses a national need among practicing nurses. The 302-hour online Gastroenterology Nursing...

Industry teams up with UBC and Okanagan College on energy efficiency research

Sep 10, 2015 / 2:39 pm

Two homes will be built as part of a three-year sustainability research project A local developer, a homebuilder, the University of British Columbia and Okanagan College are collaborating to see how sustainable building technologies can be used to reduce the energy used in new homes in the...

Bloom and Martyr takes 2015 John Lent Poetry-Prose Award

Sep 10, 2015 / 10:10 am

Okanagan College Media Release Kalamalka Press merrily announces that the fourth annual John Lent Poetry-Prose Award goes to Montreal-based writer Helen Hajnoczky. The winner of the Lent Her chapbook, Bloom and Martyr, was selected from nearly 40 manuscripts. “The quality of...


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