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Campus Life - Okanagan

Woody Guthrie's life and music coming to University Theatre

Jan 16, 2013 / 12:00 am

Theatre 26 presents play about the legendary Dust Bowl Troubadour What: Woody Sed: A Play About the Life and Music of Woody Guthrie Who: Written and performed by Thomas Jones When: January 25 and 26, 2013, 8 p.m. Where: University Theatre, Administration Building, UBC’s Okanagan campus Tickets:...

Haubrich joins Okanagan College to leverage research and partnership opportunities

Jan 15, 2013 / 12:19 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Peter Haubrich, one of the Okanagan’s recognized champions of high-tech, research and innovation, will be working with Okanagan College over the next several months to capitalize on partnership and research opportunities afforded by the Jim Pattison Centre of...

Leading Paleontologist to speak in Vernon

Jan 10, 2013 / 1:43 pm

Okanagan College Media Release One of the biggest names in paleontology will be in Vernon Feb. 2 to speak on his groundbreaking theory into the habits of carnivorous dinosaurs that roamed the Red Deer River badlands of Alberta. Dr. Philip Currie, who came to international acclaim for his...

Okanagan College finesses finance once again at ICBC Competition

Jan 10, 2013 / 9:55 am

Okanagan College Media Release For the second year in a row, Okanagan College has been named one of the top three Finance teams in the country following its performance at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario last weekend. Daniella...

Evening classes cancelled at Vernon campus due to severe weather

Jan 8, 2013 / 4:53 pm

Weather update (last updated at 4:46 p.m.) VERNON - Evening classes have been cancelled at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus as a result of the heavy snowfall this afternoon, and in observance of the evening forecast of continued snowfall. Concern for student and staff safety prompted...

College’s mobile app connects students to services

Jan 8, 2013 / 10:56 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students at Okanagan College are making the most of technology and taking advantage of a new method of connecting with information and services with the release of the third version of Okanagan College’s mobile app, which is now available in both the Apple Store...

Erìn Moure named 2012-13 Writer-in-Residence

Jan 3, 2013 / 12:00 am

Acclaimed poet offers free critiques to local writers What: Free critiques offered by UBC’s Writer-in- Residence Who: Poet Erìn Moure When: February 1  to 15 Where: Fine Arts Building, University of British Columbia Okanagan campus and other locations Award-winning Canadian poet and...

Student-powered entrepreneurial non-profit rebranded Enactus Okanagan College

Jan 2, 2013 / 10:46 am

Okanagan College Media Release One of the biggest and most successful student-led community non-profits in the world is rebranding itself, resulting in a new name for SIFE Okanagan. SIFE, which stands for Students in Free Enterprise, has been operating internationally for almost 40 years and...

Diamond Schmitt to lead Kelowna Trades project

Dec 21, 2012 / 9:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will be working with one of the nation’s most renowned architectural firms after selecting Diamond Schmitt Architects to lead the design of the $33-million Kelowna Trades facility expansion. Based in Toronto, Diamond Schmitt is a full-service...

New equipment for skills training in the Okanagan

Dec 20, 2012 / 3:16 pm

(The following is a news release from the province of B.C.) KELOWNA - The government of B.C. is investing more than $867,000 in new skills training equipment at Okanagan College. The funding is part of a $17-million provincewide Skills and Training Plan investment to support public...

Write on -- the Okanagan Short Story contest closes soon

Dec 20, 2012 / 12:00 am

Friday January 4 is last day for budding authors to submit their works It is last call for the 15th Annual Okanagan Short Story Contest. What better way to celebrate the Yuletide season than to write something stirring and moving – that could also win a cash prize? All writers in the Southern...

UBC volleyball player earns award for academic and athletic pursuits

Dec 19, 2012 / 12:00 am

Student Jim Bell is recipient of Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship For the second consecutive year, a student athlete in the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus is the recipient of the Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship. Jim Bell, a first-year student and...

First-year engineers use skills to help not-for-profit organizations

Dec 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

Friendly student competition determines best fundraising ideas First-year students from the School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus spent the past semester creating fundraising ideas and project proposals for local not-for-profit organizations to support their engineering and science-related...

Everest researchers are featured guests for Athletics Breakfast

Dec 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC's Okanagan teams to benefit from April 5 fundraiser event Tickets are now available for the eighth annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Scholarship Breakfast, which will feature members of UBC’s Everest 2012 international research expedition. The popular fundraiser will be held at the Capri Hotel...

Centre for Learning designated Gold by Green Building Council

Dec 6, 2012 / 12:20 pm

Okanagna College Media Release The first building in Kelowna built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standards has now been certified by the Canada Green Building Council. Okanagan College’s Centre for Learning, a five-storey, 6,852-square-metre $28-million project,...

Viticulture program at Okanagan College a growing career

Dec 5, 2012 / 11:04 am

Okanagan College Media Release A member of Blasted Church Vineyards’ official “congregation” hopes to find a few converts when he makes a presentation on the Viticulture Certificate program Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. Morton Serbon, the vineyard manager at...

A mutt called Frances helps teach students at UBC's Okanagan campus

Dec 4, 2012 / 12:00 am

Education professor incorporates therapy dog into curriculum and research A mutt named Frances from the streets of LA has found her calling as a teaching assistant. UBC education professor Ty Binfet rescued the female dog just over a year ago and put her through extensive training to become a...

Okanagan College students heading to Queen’s University for big business competition

Dec 3, 2012 / 2:48 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Two teams from Okanagan College’s School of Business have made it into the final round of the prestigious Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) to be held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario Jan. 3 – 5, 2013. The Management Information Systems...

Students from Constable Neil Bruce have a way with robots

Dec 3, 2012 / 9:41 am

Okanagan College Media Release Four teams from Constable Neil Bruce dominated the 7th Annual Western Canada RoboCup Junior Games held at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus on Friday. Two of the Constable Neil Bruce Middle School teams took first and second place in the primary category (age 13...

Rouse appointed Director of Wine, Food and Tourism at Okanagan College

Nov 29, 2012 / 4:15 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is taking a major step forward in advancing its ties to the wine, culinary, tourism and hospitality industries with the appointment of Jonathan Rouse as Director of Wine, Food and Tourism at the College. Rouse, who is currently a faculty member...


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