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College professor’s novel finalist for national literary award

May 11, 2015 / 11:59 am

Okanagan College Media Release Continuing to the capture the attention of the literary world, Okanagan College English Professor Dr. Alix Hawley’s debut novel All True Not a Lie in It has received a nod from one of the country’s most reputable literary competitions, the First Novel...

New award celebrates the legacy of renowned local author; encourages students to promote social justice

May 11, 2015 / 10:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release A local author who achieved national recognition as a social justice playwright is being commemorated through a new award that encourages students to promote social justice in the Okanagan. Two annual awards valued at $1,000 each have been established in memory...

Health Care Assistant student awarded W. Brett Wilson Prize for creative care project

May 7, 2015 / 11:59 am

Okanagan College Media Release For her embodiment of the true spirit of philanthropy in our community, an Okanagan College student has been named the recipient of the W. Brett Wilson Prize. Catherine Links, a student in the Health Care Assistant program at the Penticton campus, was awarded...

Culinary Arts open house demonstrates ripe opportunities for Okanagan chefs

May 7, 2015 / 11:29 am

Okanagan College Media Release Imagine landing your dream job at the age of 25. Chef Jenna Pillon has done just that and was able to do it without leaving the Okanagan Valley. Pillon is settling into her second year at the helm of one of the South Okanagan’s most esteemed winery...

New College liberal Arts program ideal for the curious learner with a broad perspective

May 6, 2015 / 10:22 am

Okanagan College Media Release This fall, Okanagan College will offer a combined multi-disciplinary approach to studying liberal arts that is geared to students who have an intrinsic desire to explore connections and understand the causal relationships between the key subject areas of our...

Business course paints a picture of co-operation between students and service agencies

May 5, 2015 / 3:13 pm

Okanagan College Media Release For Kaitlyn Kendall and the Downtown Vernon Association, Okanagan College’s Social Entrepreneurship course turned out to be a marvelous coupling of learning and real-world needs. For the Downtown Vernon Association (DVA), the efforts of student Kendall as part...

Graduating student’s invention hits the ground running

May 5, 2015 / 11:08 am

Okanagan College Media Release An Okanagan College student’s ingenuity has the potential to provide running parents with a better experience as they push their children’s strollers or wheelchairs while jogging. Melissa Lang undertook a capstone graduating project as part of her Therapist...

Public history and art: can sculptures shape public perspective?

May 1, 2015 / 12:00 am

Discussion series looks at sculptures of Father Pandosy and Chief S?knc?ut What: AlterKnowledge discussion on public history and art with the Pandosy and S?knc?ut sculptures Who: UBC students and faculty, members of the public When: Friday, May 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Alternator Centre for...

College apprentices shine at Skills BC competition

Apr 30, 2015 / 3:08 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College claimed half a dozen medals at the annual Skills BC provincial competition held in Abbotsford in April, including gold in two categories, earning berths into the national competition in Saskatoon next month. The College’s Nathan Schulte took...

UBC student thankful for opportunity to combine sport with school

Apr 30, 2015 / 12:00 am

Basketball player receives Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship Buster Truss, a first-year bachelor of science student at UBC's Okanagan campus, is the sixth recipient of the annual Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is funded by an endowment...

25th year of math contest marks College Professor’s retirement

Apr 29, 2015 / 12:31 pm

Okanagan College Media Release In a game of numbers, 25 holds particular significance for Okanagan College Math Professor Dr. Clint Lee. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest (BCSSMC), founded and chaired by Lee since its inception in...

UBC Okanagan honours professors and staff for years of service

Apr 29, 2015 / 12:00 am

Decades of employment to post-secondary sector celebrated at annual event The year was 1980 and while 83 million television viewers wondered ‘who shot J.R.?’, Mount St. Helens, Terry Fox, and John Lennon’s death grabbed the headlines. That same year, Diana French, associate professor of...

Medical student creates art classes for people living with brain injuries

Apr 28, 2015 / 12:00 am

New idea tackles depression and social isolation while creating useable art work Second-year medical student Maksim Parfyonov has always had a keen interest in neuroscience. And art. When he was offered the chance to work with CONNECT as part of his Southern Medical Program studies at UBC’s...

Distinguished biomedical innovator to lead research at UBC Okanagan

Apr 28, 2015 / 12:00 am

Molecular biologist Philip Barker from McGill University appointed Vice-Principal Research Molecular biologist and biochemist Philip Barker has been appointed Vice-Principal Research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. A professor in the Departments of Neurology and...

UBC’s Southern Medical Program graduates first class of students

Apr 27, 2015 / 12:00 am

First group of medical doctors trained in the B.C. Interior begin residency training The first medical students to be fully educated and trained in the B.C. Interior are set to graduate from the University of British Columbia this spring. UBC Okanagan welcomed the inaugural class of the Southern...

One year of ‘likes’ in sharing Kelowna’s storied past through photos

Apr 22, 2015 / 9:16 am

Okanagan College Media Release Modern technology is giving Kelowna’s rich history a collective voice. With 8,400 likes garnered since its launch, the Old Kelowna Facebook page is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Friday, April 24. It all started when Okanagan College English professor...

UBC study finds nurse 'navigators' play vital role in senior care

Apr 21, 2015 / 12:00 am

Retired baby boomers may provide volunteer workforce to help in rural settings Retired baby boomers—professionals looking for something meaningful to do during retirement—might be the answer to helping seniors  with chronic illness live independent lives. A three-year study conducted by...

College Alumnus helps trades students plug into cutting edge classroom and financial skills training

Apr 20, 2015 / 3:01 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The current generation of students needs to feel that the community is behind them and invested in their futures, says an Okanagan College alumnus whose donation is helping build a new learning environment at the College’s Kelowna campus. Dale Lamb, President...

UBC Management students win high praise from Totalamber CEO

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:00 am

Argus Cup Live Case Challenge impresses visiting international entrepreneur After three days of challenging competition, six UBC students in the Bachelor of Management program have won high praise from competition partner Totalamber. Over 48 hours, working in 34 teams, every third-year Management...


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