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Campus Life - Okanagan

The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby takes to stage Feb. 7

Jan 24, 2013 / 12:00 am

What: The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby Who: Written, directed, and Performed by Sophie Brech and Louis Fortier, Theatre Fools and Feathers When: 8 p.m., Thursday February 7 Where:  Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna Tickets: $10 to $25 Tubby and Nottubby are two...

Technology's rapidly bringing change and society's not ready

Jan 23, 2013 / 12:00 am

Famed scholar James Burke presents bold vision of the future to Kelowna audience A 21st century technology revolution will change the global culture from focusing on scarcity to dealing with abundance, thanks in large part to nano-technology, says world-renowned producer, director, and thinker...

Findings link polyunsaturated fat to heart health risk

Jan 23, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC research suggests fish oil could have negative impacts rather than benefits UBC researcher Sanjoy Ghosh wants to better understand how diet can cause chronic cardiovascular complications for people trying to control diabetes and obesity. Ghosh, assistant professor of biology with the Irving K....

Styffe and Denesiuk chosen as Board Chair, Vice-Chair

Jan 22, 2013 / 3:04 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Board of Governors has elected Tom Styffe and Connie Denesiuk to serve as the new Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively. Styffe, who was appointed to the Board in 2010 and served the past two years as Vice-Chair, will replace Lance Kayfish as...

College opens 2013 half marathon registration

Jan 21, 2013 / 4:35 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Registration is now open for the 2013 Okanagan College Half Marathon, 10 K and Relay Race, with this year’s running events taking place on Sunday, April 7 in Kelowna. The race has grown steadily over the past decade and has adapted to offer a variety of...

UBC leads Canadian universities in Engage Grants

Jan 18, 2013 / 12:00 am

Okanagan campus supports industry collaborations through research UBC’s Okanagan campus leads the country in an important category of sponsored research. Since the Engage Grants (EG) program was introduced by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in 2010, UBC has...

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:...
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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...
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