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Campus Life - Okanagan

CATCH BC targets local residents who may have 'at risk' health issues

Feb 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC's Okanagan medical and nursing students focus on community health Students from the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus are working collaboratively to provide health action teams for the local community. The newly-established Community Action Teams for...

Leading national researcher joins the UBC Faculty of Medicine

Feb 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

Program to raise awareness of chronic disease already underway A physician well known for her community-based health campaigns and research is the newest associate professor of medicine at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Dr. Charlotte Jones, an endocrinologist and leading researcher in the field of...

A fungal affair: UBC student presents award-winning research in India

Feb 25, 2013 / 12:00 am

Field of study examines complex relationships between plants and soils Jennifer Forsythe laughs when she has to explain, once again, how to pronounce her field of study. “I’m used to it,” she says with a smile. “My dad jokes because I’ve been studying mycorrhiza for three years and he...

New marquee lights the way to University Theatre

Feb 21, 2013 / 12:00 am

Can’t-miss sign draws attention to increasingly active UBC performance venue A bright new installation at UBC’s University Theatre is a sign of the times for the burgeoning live-performance culture on campus, and for the growing theatre and music crowd in the Okanagan. Launched last November,...

UBC students participate in Model United Nations events

Feb 19, 2013 / 12:00 am

Student delegations attend three different model UN conferences  While they are students today, they may well be the leaders of tomorrow. A group of students from UBC’s Okanagan campus has just returned from the Harvard National Model United Nations conference in Boston, Mass. Model United...

UBC student wins 15th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest

Feb 18, 2013 / 12:00 am

Feather in his cap for UBC creative writing student Joe Dermo Stringing words together to create a powerful story is what Joe Dermo likes to do. He also hopes to make it a career one day. So the third-year UBC Okanagan campus student, who majors in creative writing, is thrilled to be named winner...

Science in Society Series draws high profile scientist to talk on role of DNA in disease transmission

Feb 15, 2013 / 1:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release One of B.C.’s top experts in DNA sequencing and its relationship with disease outbreaks will be at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College on Tuesday, Mar. 5 to present a lecture as part of the ongoing Science in Society speaker series. Dr. Jennifer Gardy, who...
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Students invite Aboriginal spirituality into Okanagan College

Feb 14, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Okanagan College Media Release When a stressed-out student walked in the doors of the Aboriginal Student Services Centre at Okanagan College in Kelowna, Dale Shackelly knew just what the young woman needed. “I asked if they had smudge here,” said Shackelly, herself a student and member of...

Women now engaged in high-demand metal fabrication trade

Feb 13, 2013 / 10:54 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Women in Trades Training program at Okanagan College is breaking barriers with a foundation metal fabrication program designed to help women build both skills and confidence in this expanding field. Metal fabricators work on the design side of the industry,...

Shuswap literacy society receives national award

Feb 8, 2013 / 9:00 am

Okanagan College and Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society Media Release A community literacy society with an Okanagan College instructor as president has been given a national award for its work in the Shuswap. The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society was presented with the Council of...

Students prep for top chefs' visit and the Gold Medal Plates

Feb 6, 2013 / 10:57 am

Okanagan College Media Release Ten of the country’s best chefs arrive at Okanagan College Thursday to tour the Culinary Arts Department in preparation for this year’s Canadian Culinary Championships – the finale of the Gold Medal Plates regional events. “This will give them some...

Robots hit the mats this weekend at Kelowna Campus

Feb 6, 2013 / 10:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release When the Vex Robotics Competition gets underway at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus on Feb. 9, it will be the first time the Pacific Youth Robotics Society (PYRS, pronounced “peers”) will have held a tournament for high school level robotics enthusiasts in...

New tool helps towns assess resources need for bioenergy plant

Feb 6, 2013 / 12:00 am

For B.C. communities considering investing in a bioenergy heating system, it can be expensive and time-consuming to weigh the pros and cons. Researchers at UBC have partnered with the Community Energy Association and the Wood Waste to Rural Heat project to create a tool that evaluates if local...

College opens signature Spaghetti Bridge Contest to the public in recognition of its 30th anniversary

Feb 5, 2013 / 12:56 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Engineers, construction enthusiasts or anyone interested in battling their wits to build a spaghetti bridge can take part in a one-time only contest being held to celebrate 30 years of the Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest. “Over the decades...

Four faculties share quarters in green, high-tech home at UBC

Jan 31, 2013 / 12:00 am

Official opening for Engineering, Management and Education (EME) building An impressive high-tech building designed to inspire students and produce extraordinary research collaboration was officially opened today at UBC's Okanagan campus. At 186,000 square feet, and completed with a budget of $68...

Blending mainstream healthcare with traditional Aboriginal methods

Jan 30, 2013 / 12:00 am

Community initiative aims to improve mental health and substance use treatment Increased treatment options could soon be on the way for Aboriginal people suffering from combined mental health and substance-abuse disorders in Kelowna and West Kelowna, thanks to a collaborative community project. The...

Okanagan Short Story Contest short list announced

Jan 29, 2013 / 12:00 am

Winners to be announced at public reading on February 12 The short list of finalists has been announced for the 15th annual Okanagan Short Story contest. The quest for literary excellence attracted 163 story submissions by writers from throughout BC’s Southern Interior. Three winners will be...

Looking for the silver lining in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Jan 29, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC researcher explores how disasters may spark positive social change Disasters are tragic occurrences that bring difficult challenges for the people involved, often entrenching social inequalities and further marginalizing vulnerable groups of people. But can a disaster or crisis create...

Valley-wide College Business Expo & Employment Fair brings career opportunities

Jan 24, 2013 / 10:54 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s School of Business and its Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment Centre are presenting the 6th Annual Business Expo and Employment Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. The event will feature 60 businesses from the Okanagan Valley and beyond - many...

The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby takes to stage Feb. 7

Jan 24, 2013 / 12:00 am

What: The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby Who: Written, directed, and Performed by Sophie Brech and Louis Fortier, Theatre Fools and Feathers When: 8 p.m., Thursday February 7 Where:  Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna Tickets: $10 to $25 Tubby and Nottubby are two...
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