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Campus Life - Okanagan

Electrical students take learning to new heights

Nov 23, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A group of first-year Electrical students from Okanagan College had the opportunity to go where few outside of BC Hydro ever get to venture – inside the walls of the Revelstoke Generating Station. The students were invited by BC Hydro to get a first-hand look at...

National engineering organization recognizes Jim Pattison Centre with two awards

Nov 22, 2012 / 2:53 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s new building at its Penticton campus continues to make its name known at awards ceremonies nation-wide – this time with two awards presented at the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala. The Association of Consulting Engineering...

Local entrepreneurs get green light for business venture

Nov 22, 2012 / 1:59 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Two young entrepreneurs with a plan to make taxi service safer in foreign countries are now firmly on route, thanks to a $5,000 vote of confidence at the fifth Venture Okanagan Investors Forum held Nov. 7 at Okanagan College. Alejandro Jervis and Ivan Balconi...

College to offer new Bar, Wine and Service Industry training program

Nov 22, 2012 / 1:58 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus is offering a new seven-week Bar, Wine and Service Industry Training Program beginning January 7, 2013. “Tourism and hospitality is the largest primary resource industry in B.C.,” said Lorrie Forde, Program Administrator for...

Gratitude continues to shape Okanagan College Pay It Forward campaign

Nov 22, 2012 / 1:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Eight years ago, while she was a student at Okanagan College, Sarah Comba found herself distributing socks, mitts and gloves she had collected to homeless people behind Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. When a 60-year-old man only wanted to accept one of the two pairs...

Determination pays off for Okanagan College Kelowna students

Nov 22, 2012 / 1:56 pm

Okanagan College Media Release When 36-year-old Cara Magas decided to enter the demanding Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Okanagan College, she made herself a promise. “I said if I was going to further myself, I was not going to take anything away from my children.” Today...

Okanagan College celebrates exceptional students at Awards Night in Vernon

Nov 22, 2012 / 1:55 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Vernon students in programs from the arts and sciences to trades, business, and health were honoured at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus Thursday night. A total of 63 scholarships and bursaries were handed out to 41 students totaling $45,750 in 2012. “Each...
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Clinic to study mental illness opens at UBC's Okanagan campus

Nov 22, 2012 / 12:00 am

Research into behaviour treatment and medication use a first in Canada A teaching and research clinic for treating mental illness, focused on individual and family mental health and wellbeing, has opened at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Interprofessional Clinic is a collaborative venture between the...

Master of Social Work program benefits from Senate decision

Nov 21, 2012 / 12:00 am

School of Social Work restructuring meets growing need for higher skills UBC’s Okanagan Senate has approved a recommendation to significantly enhance master’s level education in social work. “The decision to discontinue admissions to the Bachelor of Social Work program in order to focus on...

The 15th Annual Okanagan Short Story Contest officially opens

Nov 21, 2012 / 12:00 am

All writers in B.C.'s Southern Interior invited to submit their works Join the region’s literary community in a competition for cash prizes during the 15th Annual Okanagan Short Story Contest, now officially open and accepting submissions. All writers in the Southern Interior of British Columbia...

College to offer new Bar, Wine and Service Industry training program

Nov 20, 2012 / 3:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus is offering a new seven-week Bar, Wine and Service Industry Training Program beginning January 7, 2013. “Tourism and hospitality is the largest primary resource industry in B.C.,” said Lorrie Forde, Program Administrator for...

Strengthening primary cancer prevention programs in Northern B.C.

Nov 19, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC researcher receives close to $1 million for collaborative project With nearly $1 million in funding from the Canadian Cancer Society, a UBC researcher will target cancer prevention strategies in northern B.C., where cancer incidence rates are the highest in the province. Professor Joan...

Everest scientists discuss research findings at public forum

Nov 16, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC-led expedition examined high-altitude oxygen deprivation, blood flow UBC scientists on Thursday night told a Penticton audience about some of their early health-study findings from last spring’s international research expedition to Mount Everest. The Pyramid Laboratory seen in winter. Faculty...

UBC students create unique welcome wagon package for Kelowna's North End

Nov 16, 2012 / 12:00 am

Free public open house held for community to gather thoughts and feedback Residents and lovers of Kelowna’s unique North End neighbourhood are invited to attend a community open house to talk to university students who are creating an Eco Welcome Wagon package for the neighbourhood. The Eco...

Fighting for the survival of Northern peoples and way of life

Nov 15, 2012 / 12:00 am

Renowned arctic activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier speaks to Vernon audience World-renowned arctic activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier spoke to a Vernon audience Wednesday night about the realities of the Arctic, where Inuit today face profound challenges to their environment, their economy, their health and...

Okanagan College business students top B.C. Interior

Nov 14, 2012 / 11:27 am

Okanagan College Media Release A team of Okanagan College students proved they have a head for business, after coming in third place in the Certified Management Accountants-BC Case Competition up against 30 teams from colleges and universities around the province. Ben Ankenbauer, Cam Bailey,...

Determination pays off for Okanagan College Kelowna students

Nov 14, 2012 / 11:07 am

Okanagan College Media Release When 36-year-old Cara Magas decided to enter the demanding Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Okanagan College, she made herself a promise. “I said if I was going to further myself, I was not going to take anything away from my children.” Today...

Okanagan College Practical Nursing students offer public latest information on flu season

Nov 9, 2012 / 11:29 am

Okanagan College Media Release Anyone with questions about flu season can get the latest information direct from Practical Nursing students on site at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre in Penticton Saturday. Three students, Marie Walker, Megan Newby and Robyn Becher, will be at Cherry Lane from...

Okanagan College celebrates exceptional students at Awards Night in Vernon

Nov 9, 2012 / 8:52 am

Okanagan College Media Release Vernon students in programs from the arts and sciences to trades, business, and health were honoured at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus Thursday night. A total of 63 scholarships and bursaries were handed out to 41 students totaling $45,750 in 2012. “Each...

Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health opens at UBC

Nov 8, 2012 / 12:00 am

Research facility is the first centre of excellence in Okanagan for health-care study A new centre for research into the causes, consequences and treatments of heart, lung and blood vessel diseases has opened at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health, which...
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