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Campus Life - Okanagan

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...

Mackie Lake House announces winners of this year’s Writer-in-Residence program

Aug 3, 2012 / 9:35 am

Okanagan College Media Release Poetry and prose are likely to pour out of Mackie Lake House this coming season with the announcement of two new writers for its Writer–in-Residence program.Fiction writer and sometimes playwright Terry Jordan and poet Gillian Wigmore have been named as recipients...

Answering the question of what makes children happy

Aug 2, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC undergraduate student Tim Krupa travels to Zambia to find out Undergraduate student Tim Krupa wants to understand what makes children happy, so he trekked across the world to Zambia to seek answers. "I first went to Zambia in 2011 to develop school soccer clubs for youth, which was a project...

Top prize awarded to UBC undergraduate researcher

Jul 31, 2012 / 12:00 am

Young scholar tops international field at Tokyo conference presentation A UBC sciences student – admittedly a nervous speaker – dazzled judges and took top prize for his presentation at an international showcase of almost 60 undergraduate students from 23 of the world’s leading...

'Only you can prevent forest fires' … with your smartphone

Jul 30, 2012 / 12:00 am

A smartphone app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas and that was developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia is getting tested in the Okanagan this summer. Wildfires are a yearly threat in the region. The 2003 Okanagan Mountain fire destroyed 25,000 ha of...

John Lent inspires inaugural winner of Kalamalka Press poetry-prize

Jul 23, 2012 / 3:13 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A Winnipeg writer has become the inaugural winner of the Kalamalka Press John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. Ariel Gordon received the award for her manuscript How to Make a Collage. “The winning selection fearlessly wrestles the complexities of human relationships...

CMA Awards Richard Wagner Dick Lucas Memorial Scholarship

Jul 19, 2012 / 4:10 pm

 Certified Management Accountants issued the following media release, Wednesday, July 17, 2012. Okanagan College’s Richard Wagner awarded Dick Lucas Memorial Scholarship by the Certified Management Accountants Society of B.C. Okanagan College student, Richard Wagner was selected as the...

From Rockets to cooking to chemistry, Camp OC programs drawing growing numbers

Jul 16, 2012 / 3:54 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Camp OC – Okanagan College’s summer camp for children and teens – continues to grow as a destination for learning and fun. More than 800 children and teens are already registered to attend the nine weeks of camps in Kelowna this year, which provide a range of...

Collision repair shops applaud new program gearing up at Okanagan College

Jul 12, 2012 / 9:22 am

Okanagan College Media Release A new model for teaching auto collision repair at Okanagan College is getting a green light from the industry, even before classes rev up this fall. “The apprentices are going to come out better qualified right off the bat,” said Tom Watters, manager of...

Sociology Professor receives Okanagan College Teaching Excellence Award

Jul 10, 2012 / 10:02 am

Okanagan College Media Release An engaging teaching style that encourages students to take their studies beyond the classroom has earned a Salmon Arm professor Okanagan College’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Melissa Munn, who teaches in the Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies departments...

Chemistry Professor receives Okanagan College Teaching Excellence Award

Jul 10, 2012 / 9:59 am

Okanagan College Media Release An engaging teaching style, combined with a passion for embracing technology in the classroom, has earned a Vernon professor Okanagan College’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Carl Doige, who also volunteers his time as the main organizer of the popular Science in...


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