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College’s new aircraft maintenance program spreads its wings

Apr 3, 2012 / 9:59 am

Okanagan College Media Release Bruce Fossen, a 46-year-old cattle rancher from Rock Creek, is one of 16 students taking part in Okanagan College’s inaugural class of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Structures (AME S) program. Fossen said a passion for aviation and the convenience of training in...

Rain and cool temperatures prove to be no match for runners

Apr 2, 2012 / 3:54 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The tenth annual Okanagan College Half Marathon, 10 K and Relay Race went off without a hitch, despite cooler than normal temperatures at the start line. In the women’s division, Mary Edgar of Vernon won the half marathon with a time of 1:29:33. Edgar was...

Senior Business Team wins WCIBC

Mar 30, 2012 / 3:09 pm

Senior Business students dominate at business competition Okanagan College’s senior team not only took top honours in its division of the Western Canadian International Business Competition, its members corralled three gold medals and one bronze for individual performances. The competition,...

Athletics Scholarship Breakfast raises funds for student athletes

Mar 29, 2012 / 12:00 am

Community benefits from numerous volunteer activities by UBC team members Student athletes are not only scholars and competitors – but their participation as volunteers results in community betterment and benefits for many organizations throughout the Okanagan. More than 300 business and...

Okanagan College revs-up its Collision Repair program

Mar 28, 2012 / 12:56 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Training in Collision Repair is about to get an overhaul at Okanagan College. The College is in the final approval process with the province’s Industry Training Authority to offer a much more complex program for students, right from the start. The new Collision...

Canadian doctor encourages people to get involved in global events

Mar 28, 2012 / 12:00 am

Best-selling author part of UBC Distinguished Speaker Series James Maskalyk has witnessed first-hand the inhumanity war brings to innocent people. And he brought those stories to Kelowna Tuesday as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by UBC's Irving K. Barber School of Arts and...

UBC professor co-authors social work document for UN

Mar 28, 2012 / 12:00 am

Call to action promotes social, economic, cultural and political rights Dixon Sookraj, an associate professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus School of Social Work, is among a group of experts representing social workers around the globe who contributed to an action document for the United Nations. The...

Okanagan College professor lands on CBC awards podium

Mar 27, 2012 / 12:19 pm

Okanagan College Media Release English professor Dr. Alix Hawley has been named one of the four runners-up for the CBC Literary Prizes in the short story category. “I had just about given up hope when I got the message from CBC. It was a happy way to start the day,” said Hawley, who will...

Art donations welcome additions to UBC collection

Mar 23, 2012 / 12:00 am

Associate professors give works to university for all to enjoy  Briar Craig wants his art to be more than just something people can look at. He wants his art to be a participatory experience. The associate professor of visual arts at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus has...

Food mapping website a place for tasty conversations

Mar 22, 2012 / 12:00 am

Narrative map concept born on UBC’s Okanagan campus A stroll through just about any grocery store shows just how much our food supply has gone international. Human geography student Shayne Wright and Jon Corbett, assistant professor of Community, Culture and Global Studies at UBC's Okanagan...

New College Board Member has extensive ties to education

Mar 19, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new face on Okanagan College’s Board of Governors is already well-known in regional and provincial circles. Connie Denesiuk has been appointed to the College’s Board by the Province for a term ending Sept. 30, 2013. She recently finished a three-year term as...

Gone viral: UBC scientist to lecture on social media’s impact on scientific discourse

Mar 16, 2012 / 12:03 pm

Okanagan College Media Release From hashtags to blogposts, social media is cracking scientific discourse wide open, and it’s about time, according to an Open Science advocate scheduled to appear in Vernon next month. Dr. Rosie Redfield, a UBC microbiologist named by the journal Nature as one of...


Mar 16, 2012 / 9:28 am

On behalf of the BC Liberal Government CaucusKELOWNA –The Okanagan School of Business’ Western Canadian International Business Competition is receiving $9,930 in funding, announced Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson, on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education. Why this matters:· The...

World Water Week focuses on problems faced by African nations

Mar 16, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC’s Okanagan campus activities promote sustainable water management Drawing attention to the massive problems faced by African nations in water and food security is the central theme of global World Water Day on March 22. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, there is a schedule of activities planned...

UBC students want to get rid of racial prejudice

Mar 16, 2012 / 12:00 am

Annual Rule Out Racism Week to raise awareness, discussion of the issue It is a sad fact that racism still rears its ugly head in society today. So, from March 19-23, the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus will host its annual Rule Out Racism Week to raise awareness and to generate...

Athletic Scholarship Breakfast helps on and off the courts

Mar 15, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC's annual Okanagan fundraiser benefits sports program, athletes Sports have always been a big part of Greg Niemantsverdriet’s life, and thanks to scholarships, the UBC Okanagan Heat volleyball player can pursue an education while continuing to compete. The Heat recently completed their first...

Belgian dance dramaturge creates new public performance

Mar 13, 2012 / 12:00 am

Artist in Residence Guy Cools collaborates with UBC faculty and students The stage is set at UBC’s Okanagan campus for the creative and critical works of Belgian dance dramaturge Guy Cools. Cools, the 2012 Artist in Residence for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), brings a...

UBC's Okanagan campus students brave winter chill to help homeless

Mar 12, 2012 / 12:00 am

Fundraiser has students sleeping outside to raise money, awareness A group of UBC’s Okanagan campus students have given up their warm beds for hard concrete and cold winter winds in a bid to raise money and awareness of the plight of homeless people. The students spent their first night...

Penticton English professor up for B.C. Book Prize

Mar 9, 2012 / 4:12 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Frances Greenslade, whose work Shelter has been drawing accolades from critics as far away as Britain, has now been nominated for the prestigious Ethel Wilson B.C. Book Prize. “I heard from my publisher earlier this week. Up until then I hadn’t really thought...

Philip Ainslie named UBC's Okanagan campus Researcher of the Year

Mar 9, 2012 / 12:00 am

Physiologist instituted new lab, leads Everest health research expedition Philip Ainslie, Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Function in Health and Disease and associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, has been named Researcher of the Year at UBC’s Okanagan...


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