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Eleanor Wachtel and Elizabeth Hay to headline Shuswap Bookfest

Sep 9, 2015 / 11:20 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s inaugural Shuswap Bookfest is bringing two internationally renowned writers to Salmon Arm - Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company, on Oct. 1, and Elizabeth Hay, winner of the Giller Prize for her novel Late Nights on Air,...

Renowned editor-turned-author Douglas Gibson to speak at free College events

Sep 8, 2015 / 11:16 am

Okanagan College Media Release Armed with a sharpened pencil and the weight of words, a discerning editor’s role must also respect the integrity of an author’s intentions. No easy feat when editing the works of Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Alice Munro and Pierre Trudeau. Douglas...

The frat house difference

Sep 7, 2015 / 7:52 pm

Given all the inequities foisted upon Canadian consumers compared to the spoiled shoppers to their south, it's safe to assume few have spent significant time dwelling on the absence of choice when it comes to wooden bum-spanking paddles. But it's true. Add tush-thumping paraphernalia...

Wilden supports Okanagan College’s new Trades Training Complex to aid and inspire future tradespeople

Sep 4, 2015 / 10:06 am

Okanagan College Media Release The development team behind one of the region’s most prominent master-planned communities has made a major donation to Okanagan College to support the creation of a new student space and help open doors for the next generation of tradespeople. Blenk...

Trades students join forces with firefighters on community project

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:36 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students and instructors in Okanagan College’s entry-level carpentry/joinery class were joined by Vernon Fire Chief Keith Green and Deputy Fire Chief Jack Blair in Kelowna to hand over a set of custom cabinets for the fire hall at Predator Ridge. The 12...

There’s an app for that: College and Accelerate Okanagan partner to offer new coding program

Aug 28, 2015 / 11:10 am

Okanagan College Media Release In an era of smartphones, tablets and mobile computing, applications – apps to most of us - are at the core of making it all happen, but the industry that produces them requires talented and trained developers to turn ideas into on-screen reality. In response...

Smoke proves to be power vampire

Aug 26, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Smoky skies caused by fires south of the border are affecting much more than visibility, breathing and our appreciation of the region’s scenery: one of the impacts many people may not think about is on solar power arrays. An example is Okanagan College’s...

Registration open for new College conference focused on connected classrooms

Aug 24, 2015 / 10:33 am

Technology and connectivity in the classroom are remarkably changing methods of teaching and learning, leading education institutions to adapt to new models in order to stay ahead of the curve. On Sept. 25 and 26 Okanagan College will host a new conference titled Tiltshift – an acronym for...

Education Assistant graduates make a difference in children's lives

Aug 6, 2015 / 4:14 pm

Christine Liefke gave birth to her fourth child two months before her eldest sister was in a serious car crash. The two events marked a turning point in her life. The stay-at-home mother of 10 years had recently divorced and was working at a home-based business. “I thought, ‘I’ve got...

Estheticians in demand at local beauty and spa businesses

Jul 23, 2015 / 10:04 am

Okanagan College Media Release She’s only 19, but Heidi Luken’s esthetics career has taken off. A month before graduating from Okanagan College’s Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate program, Luken was hired by Ten Spot Beauty Bar, a trendy Toronto franchise that recently opened...

Canadian Home Builders Association South Okanagan helps students build strong foundation for education

Jul 22, 2015 / 10:36 am

Okanagan College Media Release Cody Plante was grooming ski hills in the Fraser Valley when he decided to carve a new career path; now a bursary from the South Okanagan Chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association is helping him and two other Okanagan College students build for their...

Kelowna Kia supports Okanagan College trades training complex, sees bright future for automotive trades in the valley

Jul 9, 2015 / 10:12 am

Okanagan College Media Release With a vast network of automotive-related businesses, the region will continue to need skilled automotive service technicians says one Okanagan College donor who has come forward with major support for the College’s new Trades Training Complex. Kelowna Kia has...

Okanagan College Foundation board welcomes new directors, thanks retiring directors

Jul 7, 2015 / 4:03 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Following its annual general meeting the Okanagan College Foundation has announced five new directors have joined its board in 2015. Anne Clarke, BA, B.Ed, MA (North Okanagan) A retired English professor at Okanagan College, Clarke is an active community leader...

Mini chefs whip up treats at Camp OC

Jul 7, 2015 / 9:13 am

Okanagan College Media Release Hot dogs don’t cut it for today’s young foodies. Camp OC’s Mini Chef Academy is all about going gourmet—and having fun in the kitchen. More than 1,200 students are registered this year for Camp OC, Okanagan College’s summer camp for children and...

College trades campaign gets another boost from a local auto dealer

Jul 2, 2015 / 3:48 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Students in the Automotive Service Technician program at Okanagan College will test drive an exciting new learning environment next spring thanks to a generous donation from a local automotive dealer. Kelowna Toyota has donated $50,000 to the Bright Horizons...

Salmon Arm students recognized for their achievements

Jun 25, 2015 / 2:54 pm

Okaangan College Media Release Forty-seven students from Salmon Arm were honoured with scholarships and bursaries this month at Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm Campus awards ceremony. A number of mature students from the Salmon Arm campus credit support from the College and the community for...

Serwa family supports trades training complex at Okanagan College

Jun 24, 2015 / 4:10 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Their family’s connection to Okanagan College goes back more than 50 years, and through a generous donation to the new Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus, Cliff and Lois Serwa are helping the College build for the next 50. The Serwas have given...

Solar panels power up College’s Kelowna campus

Jun 24, 2015 / 12:43 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College has activated B.C.’s second largest solar panel system at its Kelowna campus, taking another large step towards its ambitious goal of seeking to be energy net zero by 2025. “With the longer and sunnier summer days upon us, we’re thrilled...

College’s new liberal Arts program ArtsX marks the spot for incoming students

Jun 22, 2015 / 3:20 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Like many of her peers, 18-year-old Penticton high school graduate Anika Raynolds has had a busy year researching post-secondary education options. The end goal has always been a Bachelor of Arts, but to get there she was searching for a program where she could...

Study looks at water quality

Jun 16, 2015 / 4:37 pm

Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are working with local ranchers and stakeholders to determine the best way to protect drinking water on cattle grazing lands. Engineering Professor and microbiologist Deborah Roberts is leading student research into drinking water supply intakes and...


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