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Campus Life - Okanagan

University Theatre launches as performing arts venue

Nov 1, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC’s Okanagan campus locale to host live theatre and entertainment events It may be that all the world’s a stage, but students at UBC’s Okanagan campus finally have a playhouse to call their own. Students and staff alike are excited that there is now a permanent public performance space on...

Kelowna lawyer Paul Mitchell honoured by UBC as volunteer leader

Oct 31, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC alumni awards also honour student physician studying in Okanagan UBC’s global alumni community includes thousands of accomplished people whose collective contributions are making the world a better place. Some stars, however, rise higher, shine brighter and earn the admiration of all around...

Water expert sounds alarm over Western Canada's diminishing snowpack

Oct 30, 2012 / 8:13 am

Okanagan College Media Release Canadians should expect the unexpected when it comes to the changing winter climate, warns the UN Water for Life Decade Chair, Bob Sandford. “We are entering a period in which water is going to do things we haven’t seen it do before,” said Sandford, who will...

Experts from RV Capital of the World land at Okanagan College

Oct 30, 2012 / 8:12 am

Okanagan College Media Release Manufacturing experts from Elkhart, Indiana – known as the RV Capital of the World – spent three days at Okanagan College providing the latest techniques to dozens of technicians from around the province. “Eighty per cent of the RVs are built in Elkhart, and...

Info night shines spotlight on aviation training and careers

Oct 30, 2012 / 8:10 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students with an interest in aviation have a new opportunity to turn their passion into a profession. Okanagan College is offering an information session on two of its upcoming programs - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Structures and Maintenance (AME-S and AME-M)...

Water expert sounds alarm over Western Canada’s diminishing snowpack

Oct 29, 2012 / 9:50 am

Okanagan College Media Release Canadians should expect the unexpected when it comes to the changing winter climate, warns the UN Water for Life Decade Chair, Bob Sandford. “We are entering a period in which water is going to do things we haven’t seen it do before,” said Sandford, who will...

UBC students pick fruit for food bank

Oct 29, 2012 / 12:00 am

The UBCO Food Rescue Club is a small group hoping to make a meaningful impact A dedicated group of UBC students are committing their free time this fall to salvage and deliver fresh, local produce to the Kelowna Community Food Bank that would otherwise be left to drop from trees and go to...
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Experts from RV Capital of the World land at Okanagan College

Oct 26, 2012 / 4:27 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Manufacturing experts from Elkhart, Indiana – known as the RV Capital of the World – spent three days at Okanagan College providing the latest techniques to dozens of technicians from around the province. “Eighty per cent of the RVs are built in Elkhart, and...

UBC officially opens laboratory for trace element analysis and research

Oct 26, 2012 / 12:00 am

Donors key to collaborative imaging facility that benefits faculty, students and industry UBC’S Okanagan campus has officially opened a $3.5-million science lab that allows scientists to measure minute particles, scan them at the atomic level and determine their origin. The Fipke Laboratory for...

Venture Okanagan Investors Forum ups the ante with $5,000 cash prize

Oct 25, 2012 / 1:27 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The next round of Venture Okanagan’s Investors Forum at Okanagan College will offer a huge incentive for local entrepreneurs with big ideas – a $5,000 cash prize. The event, which takes place on Nov. 7 at the Kelowna campus of the College, offers six...

Okanagan College professor receives national research grant to examine innovation in rural agriculture

Oct 25, 2012 / 1:26 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The agriculture industry in the Okanagan has a far greater positive impact on the regional economy than anyone realizes, according to a professor with Okanagan College’s School of Business who has just received a national grant to conduct further...

UBC library improvements increase access to study resources

Oct 25, 2012 / 12:00 am

$1.4-million renovation enhances teaching and research UBC’s Okanagan campus library has received a $1.4-million makeover to better meet the diverse needs of an expanded campus community and the general public. Student seating has increased by 25 per cent and new amenities have enriched the...

Okanagan College professor receives national research grant to examine innovation in rural agriculture

Oct 18, 2012 / 1:55 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The agriculture industry in the Okanagan has a far greater positive impact on the regional economy than anyone realizes, according to a professor with Okanagan College’s School of Business who has just received a national grant to conduct further...

Okanagan College students benefit from 30-foot donation

Oct 18, 2012 / 1:21 pm

Okanagan College Media Release One of the biggest RV rigs cruising North America today will be helping Okanagan College students get their careers on the road, thanks to a donation from a Calgary man with a College connection. Ron Lee took in Okanagan College’s popular RV Owners Lifestyle...

Seminar presentations part of 2012 Okanagan College Career Fair

Oct 18, 2012 / 1:20 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Exhibitors are already signing up tp provide public seminars as part of this year's Career Fair taking place at Okanagan College's Kelowna campus Sunday, Nov. 4. “We’ve decided to offer exhibitors a chance to conduct their own seminars,” said coordinator...

Aircraft maintenance engineering student lands international scholarship

Oct 18, 2012 / 1:18 pm

Okanagan College Media Release An Okanagan College student has become the first student outside of the United States to receive a scholarship from the International Cessna 170 Association. Ben Peters, 19, received the $1,000 U.S. scholarship just as he completed his Aircraft Maintenance...

Sixteen Okanagan College students receive Ike Barber Scholarships

Oct 18, 2012 / 1:17 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Sixteen Okanagan College students are collectively $80,000 richer, thanks to receiving Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships. The $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students who have completed two years at a public post-secondary institution in...

Seminar presentations part of 2012 Okanagan College Career Fair

Oct 15, 2012 / 3:48 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Exhibitors are already signing up tp provide public seminars as part of this year's Career Fair taking place at Okanagan College's Kelowna campus Sunday, Nov. 4. “We’ve decided to offer exhibitors a chance to conduct their own seminars,” said coordinator...

UBC's Hallisey Atrium dedicated to engineer, business leader

Oct 12, 2012 / 12:00 am

An expansive, light-filled atrium in the University of British Columbia's new Engineering, Management and Education building in Kelowna has been dedicated to the memory of the late Richard S. Hallisey. Hallisey, who passed away in 2011, was a UBC-educated professional engineer who enjoyed a...

UBC professors examine residential schools at symposium

Oct 12, 2012 / 12:00 am

Right to truth, reconciliation among goals of Indigenous conference UBC Indigenous Studies professors Margo Tamez and Greg Younging returned recently from delivering talks at the Carlisle Symposium in Pennsylvania. The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was the first off-reservation boarding school,...






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