Campus Life

Scholarship smooths road ahead for Okanagan College transfer student

Dec 13, 2018 / 3:08 pm

Okanagan College Media Release After being out of school for years, Blake Lewis is now well on his way to a career in the classroom, thanks to a spark of...

UBC, Okanagan College open time capsule

Dec 13, 2018 / 12:00 am

Items tucked away 25 years ago unveiled at ceremony Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton and UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard remove...

Submissions welcome for UBC Okanagan’s annual fiction competition

Dec 12, 2018 / 12:00 am

Authors encouraged to put pen to paper and get creative Budding writers are urged to submit their entries for the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest. Now...

Giant tortoise provides insights into longevity and age-related disease

Dec 11, 2018 / 12:00 am

Even after death, Lonesome George's genome provides clues to longer life Lonesome George was the famed last representative of a giant tortoise species once...

Okanagan College students win big with accessible tourism pitch

Dec 4, 2018 / 1:56 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A junior team of four Okanagan College School of Business students have captured the regional title at The Winning Pitch...

OC profs’ approach to texts ease student costs

Dec 3, 2018 / 8:42 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College professors are helping to turn a new page in the rising costs of post-secondary education, giving students free...

Researchers develop tool for speedy diagnosis of bacterial infections

Nov 29, 2018 / 12:00 am

Mohammad Zarifi, an assistant professor at UBC Okanagan, shows his small biosensor that can be used to provides health care practitioners with a real-time...

Health-care training in Vernon can kick-start new careers

Nov 28, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Health-care careers are calling, and Vernon residents considering change in the new year can dial in their options in early 2019....

UBC Okanagan alumna clinches national research prize

Nov 28, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan alumna Emily Giroux was awarded the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation on November 27 in Ottawa Award presented for outstanding innovation for...

UBC study reveals how political leanings shape support for homeless

Nov 28, 2018 / 12:00 am

Stories, rather than statistics, unite Canadians on homelessness action A new study by researchers at UBC and the University of Toronto has determined that...

Dean of Business creates award for global education

Nov 27, 2018 / 10:50 am

Okanagan College Media Release Business students at Okanagan College will have the opportunity to take their education to new heights thanks to an award...

Researchers investigate cannabis-infused beverages

Nov 26, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC, BCIT partner with private cannabis company to brew beverage ideas A unique partnership between UBC Okanagan, the British Columbia Institute of Technology...

New agreement links Chinese school district, School District 23 and Okanagan College

Nov 23, 2018 / 9:38 am

Okanagan College Media Release A new partnership that spans the Pacific connects School District 23 and Okanagan College with one of the largest educational...

OC Floral Design students help deck the halls

Nov 16, 2018 / 3:07 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Eleven students from Okanagan College’s Floral Design program are adding a dash of holiday cheer to their studies, creating...

Three UBC Okanagan students awarded women in tech scholarships

Nov 16, 2018 / 12:00 am

Computer science and math students hope the award will inspire others In BC, women make up 20 per cent of the high-tech workforce, far less than the national...

Awards a ‘tremendous relief’ for aspiring nurse

Nov 14, 2018 / 3:23 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Jenna Kellerman recently wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and B.C. Premier John Horgan to highlight the challenges for...

UBC Okanagan offers its expertise to struggling parents

Nov 14, 2018 / 12:00 am

Pilot walk-in clinic open to the public UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work Mental Health Clinic is a key partner in the new on-campus walk-in well-being...

Reconciliation-themed conference coming to Okanagan College

Nov 8, 2018 / 2:15 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Past truths are inspiring future approaches to early year education. Pathway to Truth and Reconciliation is a two-day conference...

Trades students put their skills to work building locker rooms for OC Coyotes

Nov 8, 2018 / 10:55 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will tip off their sophomore season later this month and they’ll do...

Penny Lane supports students with investment in child care

Nov 6, 2018 / 3:52 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A Summerland charity’s gift to the new child care centre at Okanagan College is helping give South Okanagan families peace of...