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Building on trades training at Okanagan College

Oct 1, 2012 / 1:50 pm
Government of British Columbia Media Release KELOWNA - The B.C. government is providing $28 million under B.C.'s Skills and Training Plan to expand and renovate trades training facilities at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College, ensuring future welders, heavy-duty mechanics, electricians,...

Drumbeat moves Okanagan College

Oct 1, 2012 / 1:49 pm
Okanagan College Media Release The rhythmic drums from drum groups Iron Mountain and Little Hawk combined with the swirl and ceremony of the sacred pow wow captured hearts and minds Thursday at the Kelowna campus. Emcee Richard Jackson Jr. invited everyone to take part in the event, that...

Charlotte Kushner to lead College as Vice President, Students

Oct 1, 2012 / 1:48 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Charlotte Kushner is adding a new role to her 26-year relationship with Okanagan College – Vice President of Students. She has been appointed to the College’s Executive Team after a nation-wide recruitment search resulted in her successful candidacy as Vice...

Focus on men's health a rising global phenomenon

Oct 1, 2012 / 12:00 am
International experts discuss beneficial lifestyle changes at free panel lecture  With the emergence of men’s health policy and programs in places like Australia, Ireland and Brazil, men’s health is fast becoming the next big thing in smart preventive care. "It's quite fashionable to focus on...

Okanagan Nation Alliance renews agreement with UBC

Sep 28, 2012 / 12:00 am
The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) and its member communities have renewed a memorandum of understanding with UBC’s Okanagan campus. Since welcoming UBC to its territorial lands when the campus was created in 2005, the Okanagan Nation has established a long-term relationship with the university....

UBC scholars given awards to support women’s health research

Sep 25, 2012 / 12:00 am
Jennifer Leason and Tamil Kendall receive funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recognized Jennifer Leason and Tamil Kendall of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC's Okanagan campus for research initiatives...

Rare Ice Age artifacts among attractions at UBC Community Day

Sep 24, 2012 / 12:00 am
UBC's Okanagan campus prepares for day of talks, tours and ideas Sept. 29 As Associate Professor Rob Young carefully reveals his newly-arrived Ice Age artifacts -- a horse skull, mammoth bone and bison skull -- he reminisces about a time when super predators and giant beasts ruled the unforgiving...
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Drumbeat moves Okanagan College

Sep 21, 2012 / 9:02 am
Okanagan College Media Release The rhythmic drums from drum groups Iron Mountain and Little Hawk combined with the swirl and ceremony of the sacred pow wow captured hearts and minds Thursday at the Kelowna campus. Emcee Richard Jackson Jr. invited everyone to take part in the event, that...

Okanagan College Alumni Association grants social media innovator 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award

Sep 11, 2012 / 9:57 am
Okanagan College Alumni Association Media Release One of the biggest names in social media today – Ryan Holmes, CEO and founder of HootSuite – is this year’s recipient of the Okanagan College Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Holmes is known worldwide as the brains behind...

Okanagan College Alumni Association grants world-class chef 2012 Young Alumni Award

Sep 11, 2012 / 9:56 am
Okanagan College Alumni Association Media Release A former Ontario boy who has developed a true taste for the Okanagan is being awarded the 2012 Young Alumni Award by the Okanagan College Alumni Association. “I am so thrilled I was chosen – I still can’t believe it,” said Chef Jonathan...

Community plants food forest at Okanagan College

Sep 10, 2012 / 9:19 am
Okanagan College Media Release Kalamalka Demonstration Garden kicks off its first planting project Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 with the creation of a demonstration food forest area at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College. More than 150 trees, bushes, shrubs, herbs, vines, flowers...

UBC researcher appointed chair in water resources

Sep 7, 2012 / 12:00 am
Ecosystem sustainability is focus of $2.5-million endowment UBC resource economics Prof. John Janmaat has been appointed the Leading Edge Endowment Fund (LEEF) BC Regional Innovation Chair in Water Resources and Ecosystem Management. The chair is supported by a $2.5-million endowment fund...

Okanagan College Alumni Association grants world-class chef 2012 Young Alumni Award

Sep 6, 2012 / 11:07 am
Okanagan College Alumni Association Media Release A former Ontario boy who has developed a true taste for the Okanagan is being awarded the 2012 Young Alumni Award by the Okanagan College Alumni Association. “I am so thrilled I was chosen – I still can’t believe it,” said Chef Jonathan...

College to launch new letterpress print shop

Sep 4, 2012 / 2:55 pm
Okanagan College Media Release This fall marks the launch of a new endeavor at Okanagan College with the opening of “The Bunker,” a letterpress print shop with more than 20,000lbs of vintage printing presses and metal type. After three years of planning, renovations, equipment installation...

UBC classes start with largest enrolment ever at Okanagan campus

Sep 4, 2012 / 12:00 am
Focus is on building faculty expertise, ensuring student access to scholarships It is a full house at UBC this fall. The evidence is apparent, as thousands of students arrive on the Okanagan campus today to participate in Create, the student orientation program that kicks off the new school...

College students selected for Deloitte's national leadership conference

Aug 30, 2012 / 12:27 pm
Okanagan College Media Release With less than two weeks left before heading back to school, two Okanagan College students shrugged off their business suits to rub shoulders with top-level employees at the 2012 Deloitte National Leadership Conference. Okanagan School of Business students Amanda...

Water conservation project first feature of College's Demonstration Garden

Aug 30, 2012 / 12:25 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Two new water pathways designed to showcase water conservation have become the first completed projects at Okanagan College’s Kalamalka Demonstration Garden at the Vernon campus. “The two vegetated swale pathways are one of several water conservation features...

College community to benefit from Aboriginal cultural event

Aug 30, 2012 / 12:24 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Nursing students at Okanagan College will be among those learning more about the cultural significance of the pow wow as the College prepares to host the Fourth Annual Youth Exhibition Pow Wow Sept. 20 in Kelowna. “The students are so excited to be attending,...

New Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Okanagan School of Business

Aug 30, 2012 / 12:22 pm
Okanagan College Media Release A dedicated entrepreneur with expertise in the dynamic world of software has accepted the role of Entrepreneur-in-Residence this year at Okanagan College’s School of Business. Raghwa Gopal is the fifth renowned Okanagan business professional to bring his...

Canada's ski cross champion proud to be Okanagan College student

Aug 30, 2012 / 12:21 pm
Okanagan College Media Release With Olympic fever still lingering, one of Canada’s future Olympic hopefuls is giving high marks to Okanagan College. Kelsey Serwa, a member of Canada’s National Ski Cross team and reigning champion of the Ski Cross World Championships, is wrapping up her...

Okanagan College appoints new Director, Learning and Teaching

Aug 30, 2012 / 12:20 pm
Okanagan College Media Release The first Dean of the Okanagan School of Business and one of Okanagan College’s longest-serving employees is now taking on the newly created role of Director, Learning and Teaching. Dr. Jayne Brooks has spent the last year in an interim role developing the...

Staff excellence recognized at UBC's Okanagan campus

Aug 30, 2012 / 12:00 am
Four staff members awarded for exceptional contributions  The outstanding contributions of four staff members at UBC's Okanagan campus were celebrated by the university today. The annual Staff Awards of Excellence, which include $2,000 for the recipients, are given in the areas of customer...

College offers skill development opportunities for job seekers

Aug 29, 2012 / 11:37 am
Okanagan College Media Release A series of subsidized skills training opportunities for local job-seekers interested in preparing to re-enter the labour force will kick off this fall across the Okanagan College region through the Employment Skills Access program (ESA). The ESA is designed to...

College to launch new letterpress print shop

Aug 28, 2012 / 11:56 am
Okanagan College Media Release This fall marks the launch of a new endeavor at Okanagan College with the opening of “The Bunker,” a letterpress print shop with more than 20,000lbs of vintage printing presses and metal type. After three years of planning, renovations, equipment installation...

Revitalizing an intellectual hot spot

Aug 28, 2012 / 12:00 am
Library renovation complete at UBC's Okanagan campus The $1.4-million renovation to UBC's Okanagan campus library is complete and staff is eager to show off the revitalized space to both the campus community and Okanagan residents. With more seating, additional group study rooms and added quiet...

College community to benefit from Aboriginal cultural event

Aug 27, 2012 / 2:44 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Nursing students at Okanagan College will be among those learning more about the cultural significance of the pow wow as the College prepares to host the Fourth Annual Youth Exhibition Pow Wow Sept. 20 in Kelowna. “The students are so excited to be attending,...

UBC campus community welcomes new students to university

Aug 27, 2012 / 12:00 am
Fun and informative activities and events planned over the next two weeks As the academic year gets underway, students new to UBC's Okanagan campus can choose from dozens of informative, entertaining and fun activities designed to introduce them to the campus community. Tuesday, September 4...

Global business scholar appointed Dean of UBC's Faculty of Management

Aug 24, 2012 / 12:00 am
Roger Sugden’s expertise includes academic achievements in Europe, U.S. Professor Roger Sugden, a scholar with extensive international experience in business education and global economics, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Management at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan...

Okanagan College: improved buildings, more seats

Aug 23, 2012 / 3:35 pm
NEWS RELEASEAug. 23, 2012Ministry of Advanced Education  Okanagan College: improved buildings, more seats PENTICTON – Facilities at Okanagan College are being upgraded and modernized, thanks to over $570,000 in capital funding that is part of government’s investment in public post-secondary...

UBC graduate student wins international accolade for research

Aug 23, 2012 / 12:00 am
Physiology presentation proves to be tops in North America competition A UBC graduate student has won an international award for his work in physiology. Kurt Smith, a PhD candidate in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, won first place among more than 20 master’s, PhD and post-doctoral...

Getting into UBC means more than making the grade

Aug 20, 2012 / 12:00 am
Undergraduates’ life experiences now count in addition to academic achievements UBC is expanding its undergraduate admissions policies to ensure that the best -- as well as the brightest -- students have every opportunity for a university education. A broad-based admissions process will be in...

Itty bitty particles play a big role at UBC's Okanagan campus

Aug 13, 2012 / 12:00 am
New engineering labs and equipment support research and industry collaborations When you need to create a device that's 1/100th the width of a human hair, you don't wander into the garage and grab your drill. You head to the new Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) Fabrication facilities at UBC's...

Mackie Lake House announces winners of this year’s Writer-in-Residence program

Aug 3, 2012 / 9:35 am
Okanagan College Media Release Poetry and prose are likely to pour out of Mackie Lake House this coming season with the announcement of two new writers for its Writer–in-Residence program.Fiction writer and sometimes playwright Terry Jordan and poet Gillian Wigmore have been named as recipients...

Answering the question of what makes children happy

Aug 2, 2012 / 12:00 am
UBC undergraduate student Tim Krupa travels to Zambia to find out Undergraduate student Tim Krupa wants to understand what makes children happy, so he trekked across the world to Zambia to seek answers. "I first went to Zambia in 2011 to develop school soccer clubs for youth, which was a project...

Top prize awarded to UBC undergraduate researcher

Jul 31, 2012 / 12:00 am
Young scholar tops international field at Tokyo conference presentation A UBC sciences student – admittedly a nervous speaker – dazzled judges and took top prize for his presentation at an international showcase of almost 60 undergraduate students from 23 of the world’s leading...

'Only you can prevent forest fires' … with your smartphone

Jul 30, 2012 / 12:00 am
A smartphone app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas and that was developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia is getting tested in the Okanagan this summer. Wildfires are a yearly threat in the region. The 2003 Okanagan Mountain fire destroyed 25,000 ha of...

John Lent inspires inaugural winner of Kalamalka Press poetry-prize

Jul 23, 2012 / 3:13 pm
Okanagan College Media Release A Winnipeg writer has become the inaugural winner of the Kalamalka Press John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. Ariel Gordon received the award for her manuscript How to Make a Collage. “The winning selection fearlessly wrestles the complexities of human relationships...

CMA Awards Richard Wagner Dick Lucas Memorial Scholarship

Jul 19, 2012 / 4:10 pm
 Certified Management Accountants issued the following media release, Wednesday, July 17, 2012. Okanagan College’s Richard Wagner awarded Dick Lucas Memorial Scholarship by the Certified Management Accountants Society of B.C. Okanagan College student, Richard Wagner was selected as the...

From Rockets to cooking to chemistry, Camp OC programs drawing growing numbers

Jul 16, 2012 / 3:54 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Camp OC – Okanagan College’s summer camp for children and teens – continues to grow as a destination for learning and fun. More than 800 children and teens are already registered to attend the nine weeks of camps in Kelowna this year, which provide a range of...
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