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Campus Life - Okanagan

Birds of a feather photograph local species together

Oct 17, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC biologists donate talents to create picturesque calendar as a fundraiser Two like-minded biologists at UBC’s Okanagan campus spent their spare time last summer working on a photographic fundraising idea to benefit their students. And now that their 2014 Birds of the UBC Okanagan Pond calendar...

SD 67 and College sign agreement, expanding opportunities for international students

Oct 16, 2013 / 9:16 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students from around the world who choose Penticton as their destination for an international education will benefit from a new partnership between School District 67 and Okanagan College. Superintendent Wendy Hyer joined Russel Boris, the College’s Director...

Hamilton will lead Okanagan College for next four years

Oct 11, 2013 / 4:02 pm

Okanagan College Media Release One of Okanagan College’s longest-serving employees –its leader – will continue his connection to the institution for a while longer. The College’s Board of Governors recently extended President Jim Hamilton’s existing contract by an additional two...

Want to be a UBC Mini-Med student?

Oct 11, 2013 / 12:00 am

University offers public classes on latest health research starting Oct. 29 There’s no homework, no quizzes, but Mini-Med students will experience what it’s like to be a UBC student in the 21st century while learning about compelling health topics ranging from the power of exercise to how your...

Visiting Author David Chariandy gives literary reading on Oct. 21

Oct 11, 2013 / 12:00 am

Ambitious first novel lauded by critics, nominated for literary prizes Author David Chariandy makes two appearances in the Okanagan this month as this year's Cultural Studies Annual Speaker and as part of UBC’s Visiting Author series. Chariandy will give a reading of his work on Monday, October...

Okanagan College offers tuition free retail and hospitality skills training for qualified students

Oct 9, 2013 / 9:23 am

Okanagan College Media Release To help businesses staff up for the holidays, and assist those struggling to find work, Okanagan College is offering a Retail and Hospitality Customer Service training program starting in Vernon on October 21. This eight week, full-time program will provide...

Environmental awareness and attitudes subject of psychology study

Oct 9, 2013 / 12:00 am

PhD student measures ways children, adults become responsible eco-stewards Maxine Crawford is part of a team that found a novel way to assess children’s connection with nature – using a smartphone app. Screen shot of app taken from Order of Inter-Species Explorers Adventurers and...

New Director brings extensive resume to Continuing Studies and Corporate Development

Oct 8, 2013 / 2:13 pm

Okanagan College Media Release An experienced Continuing Studies leader has been chosen as Okanagan College’s new Director of Continuing Studies and Corporate Development. Dr. Dennis Silvestrone will be assuming the role beginning in March 2014. He brings with him extensive experience as...

Exploits on the final frontier fascinating, Chris Hadfield tells audience

Oct 8, 2013 / 12:00 am

Canada’s most famous astronaut recounts times in space and on earth How do you tune your guitar in space? Or sleep? Even breathe? Col. Chris Hadfield makes a point during his talk to students at École KLO Middle School. The questions came fast and furious for Chris Hadfield, “Canada’s...

Meet the Okanagan’s culinary stars of tomorrow

Oct 7, 2013 / 10:41 am

Okanagan College Media Release “These young chefs are so proud of their skills and Okanagan Wine Festival events like these provide a showcase for the culinary leaders of the future,” says Blair Baldwin, General Manager of the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, and Okanagan College School of...

Charity Gerbrandt appointed to College Board

Oct 4, 2013 / 1:39 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Board of Governors will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of its newest member, Charity Gerbrandt, Principal Creative Lead at the Disney Interactive studio in Kelowna. Gerbrandt was appointed to the College Board by the Province on...

College toasts BC Wine Information Society and new sensory lab

Oct 3, 2013 / 11:44 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is on its way to establishing a new sensory lab in the heart of wine country, thanks to a $300,000 donation from the BC Wine Information Society, which operates the BC VQA Wine Information Centre in Penticton. The new BC Wine Information Centre...

Visiting nurse researcher promotes integrated approach to patient care

Oct 2, 2013 / 12:00 am

Care practices in U.K. focus on collaboration among health-care disciplines Professor of Nursing Research Kate Gerrish knows about teamwork. When it comes to developing collaborative approaches to patient care among health-care practitioners, she has influenced the development of national policy in...

UBC students open dialogue about sexual consent and abuse

Sep 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

"Be that person" campaign encourages people to stand up against rape culture Inappropriate frosh chants. Cyber-luring and child pornography allegations on trial in Vernon. Tearful recollections of abuse at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Vancouver. Even before the backdrop of...

Okanagan College announces Campaign Team for new Trades Training Complex

Sep 25, 2013 / 2:11 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Three enthusiastic supporters of both the trades and Okanagan College have offered to head up the campaign team to raise funds for the new Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus. Ben Stewart, Dennis Gabelhouse and Mike Roberts will be front and centre as...

New program mixes English language skills with academic studies

Sep 25, 2013 / 12:00 am

Pilot program proves successful, 100 students register for intake  Nobuyoshi Torigoe embraced one goal: Attend UBC’s Okanagan campus to earn a degree in applied science. However, while Torigoe aced the entrance requirements, his proficiency in English became a roadblock to his success. It was a...

Wine Tourism Economic impact

Sep 23, 2013 / 9:29 pm

Wine festivals and wine tourism contribute $140 million in economic impact annually to the Okanagan as more consumers are purchasing British Columbia premium wines and attending an array of unique events focused on gourmet wine and food, arts and education. Read the full study

Quench your thirst for knowledge at College Wine Studies information session

Sep 20, 2013 / 9:41 am

Okanagan College Media Release The bustling wine making and grape growing industries are opening career opportunities in a wide range of occupations throughout the Okanagan region. Join viticulture and wine studies instructors and former viticulture program students on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7...

Construction industry builds up mechanical trades with new student award

Sep 20, 2013 / 9:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College students enrolled in the Mechanical Building Trades got some heavy industry backing this week, with the announcement of a new award from the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA). SICA is contributing $17,500 over the next five years...

UBC contingent deeply moved by Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Sep 20, 2013 / 12:00 am

Okanagan students, staff, and faculty witness historic national event in Vancouver When Anthony Isaac boarded the bus taking him to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) national event in Vancouver, he knew it would be educational and inspiring. But he wasn’t quite prepared for the...


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