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Okanagan College awards Penticton employee for excellence

Jul 10, 2012 / 9:54 am

Okanagan College Media Release A familiar face at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus has received an award for her commitment to students and community engagement. Surandar Dasanjh, who is a Library Clerk at the College along with a friendly face for many campus students, was honoured with the...

Water offers smooth sailing for scientific minds

Jul 9, 2012 / 11:23 am

Okanagan College Media Release When Andrea Mackintosh thought about the environment as a young teen, water rarely rose to the top of her mind. The 22-year-old reveled in the sciences throughout high school, and by the time she reached Grade 12 she had already spent time volunteering at hazardous...

UBC professor's research makes global impact

Jul 3, 2012 / 12:00 am

Margo Tamez attends high-profile sessions on Indigenous rights Margo Tamez has been invited by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to present research findings on the impacts of militarization on Indigenous peoples, their lands and territories on international...

Engineering professor and student recognized nationally for research

Jul 3, 2012 / 12:00 am

Lukas Bichler, assistant professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus, has received The Brimacombe Award -- a national award given by the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) to young achievers who bring people together to collaborate on innovative research and significantly advance...

Summer Convocation 2012

Jun 29, 2012 / 1:35 pm

Okanagan College News Release June 29, 2012 Top scholars craft themselves new lives following graduation Two top scholars are moving on and moving up at lightning speed following their graduation this Thursday from two very different vocational programs at Okanagan College. Mark...

Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Awards

Jun 27, 2012 / 10:21 am

Awards keep coming for College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Okanagan College Media Release – June 26, 2012 Design awards from around the globe are stacking up for the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation...

UBC professor exhibits art around the world

Jun 27, 2012 / 12:00 am

Briar Craig's resume grows with international recognition Briar Craig, associate professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has been awarded second prize for his screen printing at the international exhibition Imprima 2012 -- Mostra Internacional de Gravura, in Sobral, Brazil. The...

English Foundation Program offered at UBC's Okanagan campus

Jun 21, 2012 / 12:00 am

Focus is on intercultural communication and academic English language skills A new English Foundation Program (EFP) will be offered this September at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The program is dedicated to providing university access and support to students who meet academic requirements necessary for...

Okanagan College student heads to France with Premier’s Scholarship

Jun 20, 2012 / 9:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release A student from Okanagan College’s School of Business is preparing to pack her bags for an educational experience in France, after receiving one of a handful of Premier’s Scholarships granted to public post-secondary students. Jennifer Andrews, of Kelowna, was...

UBC alumni honoured at annual recognition dinner

Jun 20, 2012 / 12:00 am

Community Builder and Rising Star recipients recognized Two UBC alumni were recognized this week for their extraordinary contributions to both UBC and their communities. Catherine Comben, BA’67, was presented with the Okanagan Alumni Community Builder award, which  honours an outstanding...

New Dean appointed for UBC's Faculty of Health and Social Development

Jun 18, 2012 / 12:00 am

Dr. Gordon Binsted has been appointed to a five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus. The faculty includes the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and the School of Health and Exercise Sciences -- all areas...

August 10 marks change to payment options

Jun 15, 2012 / 12:44 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Beginning August 10 Okanagan College will no longer accept credit cards for a host of fees and services including domestic tuition fees. “As funding issues persist and inflationary pressures continue to squeeze our budgets, this is one of the ways we can reduce...

UBC student heads to United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit

Jun 15, 2012 / 12:00 am

Jenna Gall advocates for the long-term sustainability of Polar Regions Jenna Gall, a third-year environmental science student at UBC's Okanagan campus, is part of an international group of youth heading to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) from June 20 to 22...

Education professor creates endowment for future students

Jun 14, 2012 / 12:00 am

Ben Louis is first student to receive Vicki Green Graduate Award Fly fishing was a source of inspiration for Vicki Green, associate professor of education, in her decision to give a $50,000 endowment to UBC's Okanagan campus. The endowment will create an annual scholarship for a Faculty of...

UBC researchers discover new compounds in wine and grape seeds

Jun 12, 2012 / 12:00 am

Potential benefits for global wine industry Two UBC wine chemists have discovered 14 compounds in wine and grape seeds that have never been previously identified – a finding with potential benefits for the global wine industry. Cédric Saucier, associate professor and head of the Chemistry...

Salmon Arm sisters earn top academic awards at Convocation

Jun 8, 2012 / 11:38 am

Okanagan College Media Release It’s all in the family for two Salmon Arm sisters who graduated from Okanagan College this past weekend with top honours for their outstanding academic achievements. Erica Fairley and Andrea Pickard attended the Salmon Arm campus where they racked up award-winning...

RV industry looking for a few good technicians

Jun 7, 2012 / 11:42 am

Okanagan College Media Release Anyone considering getting into the recreational vehicle service industry might want to hit the books sooner rather than later. Following a few slow years, the industry is gearing up for larger sales and with that comes a greater need for people trained in servicing...

More than 1,300 degrees conferred at UBC's Okanagan campus

Jun 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

Highest total in campus history as ceremonies held for seven faculties Inspired by a hometown entrepreneur who made a global impact, the largest graduating class ever in Okanagan campus history received UBC degrees over four Convocation ceremonies on Thursday. There were record numbers of graduates...

Father and son graduate from UBC's Okanagan campus on same day

Jun 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

Local family of four all achieve alumni status With a combined total of five bachelor's degrees, three master's degrees and a PhD, there's no question that education is a big deal to Kelowna couple Paul and Jennifer Stephenson, and their two children, Brian, 21, and Sarah, 25. And although each...

Inspirational student awarded $10,000 prize

Jun 7, 2012 / 12:00 am

He is a talented athlete, a gifted musician, an exceptional student, an inspiring mentor, and now Liam Randhawa is the winner of the Pushor Mitchell LLP Gold Medal Leadership Prize. Established by the Kelowna law firm in 2009, the $10,000 award is given annually to a top graduating student in the...

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