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Campus Life - Okanagan

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...


Half Marathon to raise funds for new Okanagan College student award

Mar 28, 2013 / 11:08 am

Okanagan College Media Release When runners lace up for the 11th annual Okanagan College Half Marathon Sunday April 7 they’ll be doing more than simply improving their personal fitness – they’ll be contributing to a brand new award for Okanagan College students. The Okanagan College...

UBC's Okanagan School of Nursing hosts students from India

Mar 28, 2013 / 12:00 am

First group of students to visit from the Punjab’s Royal Institute of Nursing For the first time since an agreement was signed five years ago, students from India are participating in an exchange program with the School of Nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The visitors are from the Royal...

Squid helps Okanagan College professor ink first fiction book

Mar 27, 2013 / 3:51 pm

When Okanagan College English professor Corinna Chong decided to write her first novel, she didn’t think twice about whether anyone would read it. “I just wrote, and figured if there was anything people would wonder about I’d deal with it later,” said Chong. The method clearly...

College Board passes $95.5-million budget for 2013-14

Mar 26, 2013 / 2:55 pm

Okaangan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Board of Governors has approved a $95.5-million balanced operating budget for the coming fiscal year, addressing a $1.6 million shortfall through a number of measures, including reduced expenditures, expected increases in enrolment and a two...

Pool water research results in $10,000 Pacific Century award

Mar 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

Investigating chemical reactions may improve workplace health for lifeguards It’s a well-known fact that pools are full of chemicals. And researcher Roberta Dyck says people should know about the chemical reaction that occurs when those agents mix with substances already in the water and those...

Childhood Under Siege wins 2013 George Ryga Award

Mar 25, 2013 / 8:58 am

Joel Bakan, author of Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children, is the winner of the ninth annual George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature, sponsored by Okanagan College. The award was announced at the Word Ruckus event, which took place Saturday at the Laurel...

Okanagan College provides desirable technology training to BC First Nations

Mar 22, 2013 / 3:11 pm

A high-tech certificate program designed particularly for First Nations students interested in the field of Geographic Information Systems has drawn interest from students across the province. The 20-week (500 hour) GIS Certificate program was developed in conjunction with the First Nations...

Park promotes artistic, cultural partnership that benefits UBC

Mar 22, 2013 / 12:00 am

Regional District’s acquisition of properties expands eco-art initiatives UBC’s artist in residence, Marlene Creates, has high praise for a new parcel of parkland recently acquired by the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The 3.5-hectare property at 969 Raymer Road, adjacent to the...

Enactus students working to empower women in Penticton

Mar 20, 2013 / 9:58 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students from Enactus Okanagan College are empowering women in Penticton to gain important life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship with the support of a grant received from the Walmart foundation. The Walmart Women Economic...

UBC author shortlisted for BC literary award

Mar 20, 2013 / 12:00 am

Anne Fleming among finalists for BC Books Prize in Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize UBC Creative Writing Assoc. Prof. Anne Fleming has been nominated for a prestigious Canadian literary award. Fleming is among five finalists up for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize in the 2013 BC Books Prizes. The winners...

New College Board member has significant financial expertise

Mar 18, 2013 / 3:14 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new face on Okanagan College’s Board of Governors brings extensive experience overseeing corporate finances and working on non-profit Boards. Robert McGowan has been appointed by the Province to the College’s Board for a term ending July 31, 2014. A...

Renowned astronomer sheds light on life in the larger cosmos

Mar 18, 2013 / 11:20 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Science in Society Speaker Series is turning to the stars to close out what has been a stellar season at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College. Dr. Chris Impey, who is a true star among stars in the astronomical crowd, will be presenting a free lecture on...

SAXX founder will be keynote at Business Students’ banquet

Mar 18, 2013 / 11:11 am

Okanagan College Media Release The young Okanagan entrepreneur who ignited his career with a revelation born of an underwear issue while fishing off the coast of Alaska will be the keynote speaker as the Okanagan Business Students’ Association hosts its 34th annual banquet and silent...
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