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Campus Life - Okanagan

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...
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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...
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