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IELTS testing Nov. 1 at College

Sep 15, 2014 / 9:23 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will be hosting IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) testing Nov. 1, and a course to prepare students for the exam will start Sept. 16. There are two versions of the IELTS, academic and general. The academic version is used...

Celebrate the colourful pageantry of Aboriginal culture at Okanagan College

Sep 11, 2014 / 11:31 am

Okanagan College Media Release Always a highlight of the fall season, the sixth annual Youth Exhibition Powwow at Okanagan College boasts some new features this year, making it the most culturally rich event to date. In addition to the First Nation’s singing, drumming, dancing and colourful...

Three area residents join College’s Board of Governors

Sep 11, 2014 / 9:52 am

Okanagan College Media Release Three new members of Okanagan College’s Board of Governors will be bringing business and community perspectives to the table as they begin their yearlong appointments. Christopher Derickson, Susan Johal and Joe Maciel will serve on the Board of Governors for a...

JIBC and Okanagan College pledge greater cooperation

Sep 10, 2014 / 1:20 pm

The following press release was issued by Justice Institute of British Colombia in conjunction with Okanagan College. Memorandum of Understanding aims to expand opportunities to meet student, industry, business and community needs. Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and Okanagan...

Okanagan College students cross the country to pitch entrepreneurship

Sep 9, 2014 / 2:06 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A delegation of students from Okanagan College’s Enactus team traveled to Montreal recently to meet with top business executives, entrepreneurs and students from Quebec after making a lasting impression with one of the lead judges at Canada’s national Enactus...

UBC professor named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Sep 9, 2014 / 12:00 am

John Klironomos’ contributions to science leads to national recognition It is the highest honour to be bestowed upon a Canadian academic. UBC Okanagan’s John Klironomos, an expert in plant and soil ecology, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The RSC made its...

UBC students explore small water system issues in rural BC

Sep 8, 2014 / 12:00 am

Research helps identify opportunities and challenges to watershed management Three undergraduate students from UBC’s Okanagan campus have been visiting small West Kootenay communities, interviewing residents to better understand the challenges and issues of watershed management. “Small...

UBC honours its own with staff achievement awards

Sep 5, 2014 / 12:00 am

They toil in the background of the university campus. Working diligently behind the scenes, they make sure labs function, faculty programs run efficiently, information technology systems operate seamlessly and that UBC’s Okanagan campus delivers a top-tier education to its thousands of students....

Coyotes ready to hit it out of the park

Sep 4, 2014 / 3:41 pm

Expectations are high this year for the Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team as players report for the team’s seventh season on Sept. 1. Last season, the Coyotes made it all the way to the Canadian College Baseball Conference Championships but fell to Lethbridge’s Prairie Baseball Academy...

Nursing regulator approves collaborative UBC – Okanagan College program

Sep 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC, Okanagan College common curriculum example of institutional cooperation The UBC Okanagan School of Nursing collaborative bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program with Okanagan College has received the longest possible length of approval without terms or conditions from the profession’s...

UBC poet long-listed for annual CBC poetry prize

Sep 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

Graduate student hopes to win residency at Banff Centre Emily Nilsen is in good company. Nilsen, a master of fine arts student at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been long-listed for CBC’s annual poetry prize. Nilsen, from Nelson, BC, is listed with 37 other poets as the best of the bards in this...

Salmon Arm man upgrades to a new career

Aug 29, 2014 / 3:34 pm

Okanagan College offered Mike Pogson an opportunity to retrain for a rewarding career in health care at a price he couldn’t refuse. Pogson, who lives in Salmon Arm, completed nine upgrading courses to qualify for entry into the practical nursing diploma program in 2011. The upgrading courses...

OC’s Computer Information Systems degree answers employer and graduate needs

Aug 29, 2014 / 2:06 pm

Choosing the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree program at Okanagan College was a no-brainer for Chris Kluka – and it has been a decision that paid off in spades with career opportunities. Kluka had taken post-secondary studies at other Canadian institutions, but the credential and...

Indigenous learning flourishes at UBC’s Okanagan campus

Aug 29, 2014 / 12:00 am

Students learn, engage, and grow through Aboriginal perspectives and worldviews Opening this semester, the new Indigenous Integrated Learning Community (ILC) at UBC’s Okanagan campus provides a place for students in residence to learn, connect with each other, and grow as a community through...

Orientations welcome students to UBC’s Okanagan campus

Aug 26, 2014 / 12:00 am

Fun, informative activities for students on tap throughout September  The first days of September are busy ones on UBC’s Okanagan campus with many events designed to ensure students feel welcome, comfortable and at home. New international students have an opportunity to participate in Jumpstart,...

Talented, experienced professors bring amazing array of arts courses to Vernon campus

Aug 22, 2014 / 1:13 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Award-winning instructors, published poets, experienced editors and publishers, as well as archeologists, geographers, sociologists and political scientists are among those instructors who are bringing an array of interesting and applied university arts courses to...

College professor’s research unlocks key to Okanagan’s future prosperity

Aug 21, 2014 / 9:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release Extensive research conducted by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, the British Columbia Wine Institute and Okanagan College’s School of Business has uncovered what motivates wine visitors to come to this region and the secret to ensuring they return. This is...

Spies, double agents and fugitives take over Okanagan College

Aug 21, 2014 / 9:09 am

Okanagan College Media Release Dive right into the world of espionage and intrigue at Okanagan College this fall. English professor Dr. Matt Kavanagh will take students on a journey through some of the most riveting 20th century British spy novels ever written in ENGL 213 (Studies in British...

International team collaborating on a better helmet for contact sports

Aug 21, 2014 / 12:00 am

Imperial College London researchers visit partners at UBC Okanagan A partnership between UBC Okanagan and  Imperial College London (UK) is focused on development of a new helmet that could one day reduce sports-related concussions. Professors Peter Childs and Dan Plant, visiting from Imperial...

Research looks at policy and politics of BC’s most treasured resource: H2O

Aug 20, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC professor receives funding to examine the conversation on water in BC and how it may impact the Sustainable Water Act  Grace H. Fan, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship with UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Management, has received $73,800 in funding over two years from the Social...


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