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Funds secure future for robotics and welding at Okanagan College

May 2, 2013 / 2:44 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A generous, and anonymous, donation has helped put new equipment into the hands of students in both Mechanical Engineering Technology and Welding. The $149,500 donation made to the Okanagan College Foundation was targeted specifically for the two departments,...

Expanded piping trades program now offered in Salmon Arm

May 2, 2013 / 12:43 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College has enhanced its pre-apprenticeship program for plumbing to expand employment options and meet the rising demand for pipefitters in northern B.C. and Alberta. The new 24-week Plumbing and Piping Trades Certificate program starts August 6, and...

Poet Sonnet L'Abbé takes Canada's pulse leading to 150th birthday

May 2, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC teacher calls out to Canadians to build a national 'crowdsourced poem' Given thought to Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday? Our sesquicentennial is just around the corner – how should we celebrate? What do we love about being Canadian and how can we show it in local and nationwide events in...

UBC's Okanagan campus honours long-time employees

Apr 30, 2013 / 12:00 am

Five recognized for more than 25 years' dedicated service Michael Gesi was noted for more than long-term loyalty at the recent long service recognition luncheon for UBC’s Okanagan campus employees. Sure, he had put in the time, more than 25 years, mostly with campus security. Gesi was honoured...

College offers insight into program, careers in Sustainable Construction Management Technology

Apr 26, 2013 / 3:24 pm

Okanagan College Media Release As home builders, home buyers and community developers lean more deeply into realizing the possibilities of sustainable construction practices, those tasked with turning ideas into reality are in need of a new skill set to help meet the expectations of building...

Top photographer and much-loved poet to receive honorary degrees

Apr 24, 2013 / 12:00 am

Edward Burtynsky and Patrick Lane to be honoured at UBC’s Okanagan campus World-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and internationally-acclaimed poet Patrick Lane will receive honorary doctoral degrees during convocation ceremonies at UBC’s Okanagan campus this June. Lane, who grew up in...

Okanagan College students get gold in Skills BC competition

Apr 23, 2013 / 12:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Two Okanagan College students are on their way to the Skills Canada National Competition following their gold medal wins at the provincial competition held in Abbotsford April 17. Brandon Scott, who has completed his Level 3 Motor Vehicle Body Repairer...


UBC medical anthropologist honoured with Paul Farmer award

Apr 23, 2013 / 12:00 am

Global Citizenship Award presented for engaging students beyond the classroom It is another feather in the academic cap of UBC’s Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology Hugo De Burgos. Dr. De Burgos, who teaches medical and visual anthropology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was recently awarded...

Okanagan College partners to build construction skills in Salmon Arm

Apr 18, 2013 / 10:08 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students enrolled in Okanagan College’s Residential Construction program are receiving hands-on training in carpentry with a new Home for Learning project getting underway in Salmon Arm. The 12 students – including four women and five secondary school...

POOCHES initiative helps exam-weary students stay positive

Apr 17, 2013 / 3:13 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new initiative aimed at tackling exam stress among students at Okanagan College could be just the paws that refreshes. The College has launched POOCHES (Pawsitive Options at OC Helping Exam Stress) at its Kelowna and Penticton campuses, which welcomes volunteer...

Pilot project opens door to Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Penticton campus

Apr 17, 2013 / 11:47 am

Okanagan College Media Release An eager class of second year Business Administration students at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus is now going to be able to take the third year of their Bachelor’s degree in town. Okanagan School of Business Dean Dr. Heather Banham was visiting the...

New Okanagan College cycle event connects all four campuses

Apr 17, 2013 / 9:05 am

Okanagan College Media Release An ambitious and dedicated group of Okanagan College cyclists with a geographic bent have decided to connect the dots between all four campuses with a three-day open ride June 21 – 23. “This is unlike any other event in the region,” said OC4 Cyclosportif...

Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences names UBC's Tettey a Fellow

Apr 17, 2013 / 12:00 am

Mark of excellence for the Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies It's one of the highest honours for an academic from West Africa. Wisdom Tettey, Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC's Okanagan campus, has been elected as a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts...

New diploma program will prepare construction professionals for 21st century opportunities

Apr 15, 2013 / 3:05 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new three-year diploma program designed to educate and train students for the challenges and opportunities of construction management in the 21st century will launch this September at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. The Sustainable Construction...

Venture Okanagan invests in keeping kids safe online

Apr 9, 2013 / 9:52 am

Okanagan College Media Release A Kelowna entrepreneur with a stellar track record for helping keep kids safe online is positioning himself to do it once more, this time with some additional support from Venture Okanagan. Chris Priebe, who helped his brother make Club Penguin the safe and...

Student athletes gain from 8th annual Athletics Scholarship Breakfast

Apr 5, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC Heat team members active as community volunteers, campus ambassadors Student athletes at UBC’s Okanagan campus are grateful for the community support they get – and really could not get by without it. Roslyn Huber, a member UBC’s Okanagan Heat Women’s Basketball team, told a sold-out...

UBC's Nancy Holmes shortlisted for national poetry award

Apr 5, 2013 / 12:00 am

Collection of verse about Okanagan gains nomination for poet and author Nancy Holmes, associate professor of creative writing and poetry in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC's Okanagan campus, has been named a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award, a prestigious national poetry...

UBC sociologist Christopher Schneider named one of BC's best

Apr 5, 2013 / 12:00 am

Assistant professor honoured for using research for community outreach Christopher Schneider, an associate professor of sociology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been named one of BC’s top university professors by the Confederation of...

Re-print of historic text lands award for Okanagan College professor

Apr 4, 2013 / 12:01 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new printing of a classic essay on typography has resulted in a prestigious book design award for an Okanagan College English professor. Jason Dewinetz, who specializes in typography and teaches letterpress printing in “The Bunker” at the Vernon campus,...

Study examines fainting caused from using blood pressure medication

Apr 4, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC researcher finds trouble could arise when drug is used to treat other ailments An international study led by a researcher at UBC’s Okanagan campus has found that a common blood-pressure drug can cause lightheadedness and possible fainting in some patients. Nia Lewis, a Canada Heart and Stroke...






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