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Campus-Life  

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...

Collision repair shops applaud new program gearing up at Okanagan College

Jul 12, 2012 / 9:22 am
Okanagan College Media Release A new model for teaching auto collision repair at Okanagan College is getting a green light from the industry, even before classes rev up this fall. “The apprentices are going to come out better qualified right off the bat,” said Tom Watters, manager of...
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Sociology Professor receives Okanagan College Teaching Excellence Award

Jul 10, 2012 / 10:02 am
Okanagan College Media Release An engaging teaching style that encourages students to take their studies beyond the classroom has earned a Salmon Arm professor Okanagan College’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Melissa Munn, who teaches in the Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies departments...

Chemistry Professor receives Okanagan College Teaching Excellence Award

Jul 10, 2012 / 9:59 am
Okanagan College Media Release An engaging teaching style, combined with a passion for embracing technology in the classroom, has earned a Vernon professor Okanagan College’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Carl Doige, who also volunteers his time as the main organizer of the popular Science in...

SIFE Okanagan founder receives Okanagan College’s President’s Award

Jul 10, 2012 / 9:57 am
Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan School of Business professor behind the establishment of the successful SIFE Okanagan program has received Okanagan College’s highest employee honour – the President’s Award. Dr. Kyleen Myrah received the award at the College’s inaugural...

Okanagan College awards Penticton employee for excellence

Jul 10, 2012 / 9:54 am
Okanagan College Media Release A familiar face at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus has received an award for her commitment to students and community engagement. Surandar Dasanjh, who is a Library Clerk at the College along with a friendly face for many campus students, was honoured with the...

Water offers smooth sailing for scientific minds

Jul 9, 2012 / 11:23 am
Okanagan College Media Release When Andrea Mackintosh thought about the environment as a young teen, water rarely rose to the top of her mind. The 22-year-old reveled in the sciences throughout high school, and by the time she reached Grade 12 she had already spent time volunteering at hazardous...

UBC professor's research makes global impact

Jul 3, 2012 / 12:00 am
Margo Tamez attends high-profile sessions on Indigenous rights Margo Tamez has been invited by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to present research findings on the impacts of militarization on Indigenous peoples, their lands and territories on international...

Engineering professor and student recognized nationally for research

Jul 3, 2012 / 12:00 am
Lukas Bichler, assistant professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus, has received The Brimacombe Award -- a national award given by the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) to young achievers who bring people together to collaborate on innovative research and significantly advance...

Summer Convocation 2012

Jun 29, 2012 / 1:35 pm
Okanagan College News Release June 29, 2012 Top scholars craft themselves new lives following graduation Two top scholars are moving on and moving up at lightning speed following their graduation this Thursday from two very different vocational programs at Okanagan College. Mark...

Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Awards

Jun 27, 2012 / 10:21 am
Awards keep coming for College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Okanagan College Media Release – June 26, 2012 Design awards from around the globe are stacking up for the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation...

UBC professor exhibits art around the world

Jun 27, 2012 / 12:00 am
Briar Craig's resume grows with international recognition Briar Craig, associate professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has been awarded second prize for his screen printing at the international exhibition Imprima 2012 -- Mostra Internacional de Gravura, in Sobral, Brazil. The...

English Foundation Program offered at UBC's Okanagan campus

Jun 21, 2012 / 12:00 am
Focus is on intercultural communication and academic English language skills A new English Foundation Program (EFP) will be offered this September at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The program is dedicated to providing university access and support to students who meet academic requirements necessary for...

Okanagan College student heads to France with Premier’s Scholarship

Jun 20, 2012 / 9:14 am
Okanagan College Media Release A student from Okanagan College’s School of Business is preparing to pack her bags for an educational experience in France, after receiving one of a handful of Premier’s Scholarships granted to public post-secondary students. Jennifer Andrews, of Kelowna, was...

UBC alumni honoured at annual recognition dinner

Jun 20, 2012 / 12:00 am
Community Builder and Rising Star recipients recognized Two UBC alumni were recognized this week for their extraordinary contributions to both UBC and their communities. Catherine Comben, BA’67, was presented with the Okanagan Alumni Community Builder award, which  honours an outstanding...

New Dean appointed for UBC's Faculty of Health and Social Development

Jun 18, 2012 / 12:00 am
Dr. Gordon Binsted has been appointed to a five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus. The faculty includes the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and the School of Health and Exercise Sciences -- all areas...

August 10 marks change to payment options

Jun 15, 2012 / 12:44 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Beginning August 10 Okanagan College will no longer accept credit cards for a host of fees and services including domestic tuition fees. “As funding issues persist and inflationary pressures continue to squeeze our budgets, this is one of the ways we can reduce...

UBC student heads to United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit

Jun 15, 2012 / 12:00 am
Jenna Gall advocates for the long-term sustainability of Polar Regions Jenna Gall, a third-year environmental science student at UBC's Okanagan campus, is part of an international group of youth heading to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) from June 20 to 22...

Education professor creates endowment for future students

Jun 14, 2012 / 12:00 am
Ben Louis is first student to receive Vicki Green Graduate Award Fly fishing was a source of inspiration for Vicki Green, associate professor of education, in her decision to give a $50,000 endowment to UBC's Okanagan campus. The endowment will create an annual scholarship for a Faculty of...

UBC researchers discover new compounds in wine and grape seeds

Jun 12, 2012 / 12:00 am
Potential benefits for global wine industry Two UBC wine chemists have discovered 14 compounds in wine and grape seeds that have never been previously identified – a finding with potential benefits for the global wine industry. Cédric Saucier, associate professor and head of the Chemistry...

Salmon Arm sisters earn top academic awards at Convocation

Jun 8, 2012 / 11:38 am
Okanagan College Media Release It’s all in the family for two Salmon Arm sisters who graduated from Okanagan College this past weekend with top honours for their outstanding academic achievements. Erica Fairley and Andrea Pickard attended the Salmon Arm campus where they racked up award-winning...

RV industry looking for a few good technicians

Jun 7, 2012 / 11:42 am
Okanagan College Media Release Anyone considering getting into the recreational vehicle service industry might want to hit the books sooner rather than later. Following a few slow years, the industry is gearing up for larger sales and with that comes a greater need for people trained in servicing...

More than 1,300 degrees conferred at UBC's Okanagan campus

Jun 7, 2012 / 12:00 am
Highest total in campus history as ceremonies held for seven faculties Inspired by a hometown entrepreneur who made a global impact, the largest graduating class ever in Okanagan campus history received UBC degrees over four Convocation ceremonies on Thursday. There were record numbers of graduates...

Father and son graduate from UBC's Okanagan campus on same day

Jun 7, 2012 / 12:00 am
Local family of four all achieve alumni status With a combined total of five bachelor's degrees, three master's degrees and a PhD, there's no question that education is a big deal to Kelowna couple Paul and Jennifer Stephenson, and their two children, Brian, 21, and Sarah, 25. And although each...

Inspirational student awarded $10,000 prize

Jun 7, 2012 / 12:00 am
He is a talented athlete, a gifted musician, an exceptional student, an inspiring mentor, and now Liam Randhawa is the winner of the Pushor Mitchell LLP Gold Medal Leadership Prize. Established by the Kelowna law firm in 2009, the $10,000 award is given annually to a top graduating student in the...

Math graduate wins prestigious Governor General's Award

Jun 7, 2012 / 12:00 am
One of UBC’s most accomplished student mathematicians has won the prestigious 2012 Governor General’s Gold Academic Medal. Julie Nutini began her master’s degree in mathematics in September 2010. The awards and accolades began when she was awarded a Graduate Entrance Scholarship. This was...

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society partners to support viticulture students

Jun 6, 2012 / 3:23 pm
Okanagan College Media Release The wine tourism industry is ensuring Okanagan College’s Viticulture students receive some extra fruit for their educational labour. The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has collaborated with TricorBraun WinePak to provide an annual $1,000 award to a student...

Patient simulation centre opens at UBC Clinical Academic Campus

Jun 6, 2012 / 12:00 am
Medical students and health professionals get realistic, hands-on training A new state-of-the-art patient simulation centre opens today at the Clinical Academic Campus of UBC's Southern Medical Program at Kelowna General Hospital. The facility is supported by a $500,000 donation from The Colin...

UBC responds to Supreme Court ruling on Curtis Road easement

Jun 5, 2012 / 12:00 am
Following consultation with counsel, the University of British Columbia has issued a response to the May 31 decision by the Supreme Court of BC regarding status of an easement along the southwest boundary of the Okanagan campus. The owners of four out of 12 properties along Curtis Road had...

Library renovations will enhance study, teaching and research

Jun 1, 2012 / 12:00 am
Improvements to UBC facility improves student, public access to resources The library at UBC’s Okanagan campus is currently being transformed to better meet the diverse needs of both the expanded campus community and the general public. "The library was originally built to accommodate...

UBC's Okanagan campus signs exchange pact with U.K. university

Jun 1, 2012 / 12:00 am
Exclusive student mobility agreement highlights agreement with York Student exchanges form the basis of an exclusive new student mobility agreement (SMA) signed between UBC’s Okanagan campus and the University of York, U.K. The first step in the partnership involves student exchanges between the...

College marks largest Spring Convocation in series of weekend ceremonies

May 31, 2012 / 10:05 am
Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is honouring more than 1,600 students who will earn credentials from a variety of academic, vocational and trades programs when graduands from all four campuses come together in a series of Convocation ceremonies in Kelowna.“This weekend we will...

UBC hosts trio of public events for artists and Knox Mountain users

May 31, 2012 / 12:00 am
Eco-art installations, artist talk and soiree highlight celebration of nature The public is invited to a free artist talk on the current state of environmentally concerned art by renowned eco art theorist and curator Beth Carruthers, on Thursday, June 7. The artist talk is at 7 p.m. at the Kelowna...

Prominent Indigenous educator recognized

May 30, 2012 / 12:00 am
Okanagan Band member Edna Terbasket wins 2012 ABCDE award Okanagan Band Member and Indigenous educator Edna Terbasket has been awarded the Association of BC Deans of Education (ABCDE) Education Advocate of the Year Award for 2012. “I have a passion for education and teaching and believe...

UBC professor receives $200,000 grant from SSHRC

May 29, 2012 / 12:00 am
Study explores human rights issues and Canada’s free trade with Colombia James Rochlin is getting a first-hand look at how human rights are affected by the free-trade pact signed by Canada and Colombia in 2011. The agreement was established despite opposition from many non-governmental...
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