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Campus Life - Okanagan

UBC Health and Exercise Sciences student researchers win awards

Mar 13, 2013 / 12:00 am

All are trainees with newly-opened Centre for Heart, Lung, and Vascular Health While the Centre for Heart, Lung, and Vascular Health at UBC’s Okanagan campus is still fairly new, a group of graduate students are helping to put it on the map. The Centre for Heart, Lung, and Vascular Health opened...

Okanagan College professors make a ruckus with words and Ryga

Mar 12, 2013 / 10:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release Word artists of all ages and genres get a chance to experience the randomness of the literary world on Saturday, March 23 when they collide at Word Ruckus 2013: a Festival of Words & Community. “Word Ruckus is an all-ages literary shin-dig, a pay what you...

Bucatini pasta aficionados take Spaghetti Bridge

Mar 12, 2013 / 8:45 am

The winners of the 30th anniversary Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Contest turned to Rome and its famous bucatini pasta to build the winning heavyweight structure at the 30th anniversary Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge competition. “Bucatini has four times the strength of regular...

UBC nursing student seeks insight at mental health summit

Mar 12, 2013 / 12:00 am

Unleash the Noise is organized by students for students There is a certain stigma about mental health. And when it come mental health illness in children and adolescents, it often becomes a ‘behind-closed-doors’ conversation. That’s all about to change, however, if a group of university...

UBC honours two outstanding faculty members with top award

Mar 11, 2013 / 12:00 am

Nurse Joan Bottorff, psychologist Stephen Porter named 2013 Researchers of Year Since UBC’s Okanagan campus has grown faculty expertise in so many areas, there was no easy winner this year for the annual Award for Excellence in Research. So the honour is being shared in 2013 by nursing Prof....

First students gearing up for all-female Metal Fabrication program

Mar 8, 2013 / 3:54 pm

A Penticton student is anxious to soak up some new knowledge and skills in a groundbreaking trades program at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Sarah Brayshaw, a 26-year-old student, has enrolled in the all-female Metal Fabrication program, which is being offered through the Women in Trades...

Okanagan College hosts 2013 SkillsBC Regional competition

Mar 6, 2013 / 1:56 pm

More than 110 high school students from Revelstoke to Osoyoos will be testing their trades and technology skills at the Annual SkillsBC Regional Competitions this Friday at Okanagan College, Kelowna campus. This marks the 17th year Okanagan College has held the event, which takes...
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Les Belles-Soeurs are coming to Okanagan College

Mar 6, 2013 / 1:53 pm

Sixteen women in a tenement, pasting one million stamps into books so they can be redeemed for prizes – what could possibly go wrong? That’s the premise for Michel Tremblay’s classic tragicomedy, Les Belles-Soeurs (“The Sisters-in-Law”) being produced by Okanagan College’s Red Dot...

Spotlight on Business event broadens career prospects

Mar 6, 2013 / 1:49 pm

If you have a head for business, it’s time to consider getting your head into Okanagan College. On Thursday, March 14, Okanagan College is hosting Spotlight on Business, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Vernon campus. This educational showcase will provide attendees with information on degree,...

The Plant Intelligence Project

Mar 6, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC creative writing students link literature, art and science in collaborative study Call it sowing the seeds of a new idea. Budding writers in UBC's Okanagan campus Dept. of Creative Studies are blending plant metaphors with plant science to discover their emerging literary voice. It takes...

UBC hosts national student leadership conference

Mar 6, 2013 / 12:00 am

Speakers include hockey’s Trevor Linden and War Child founder Samantha Nutt When you host your peers for the first time, you work hard to impress. That is certainly the case at UBC’s Okanagan campus where students are hosting the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership in Kelowna this week,...

College and University call for participants in Okanagan math competition

Mar 1, 2013 / 3:18 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Do the math and you’ll realize the deadline is looming for the Okanagan’s mathematically-inclined Grade 8 to 12 students (including those being homeschooled) to register for the Preliminary Round of the 2013 edition of the British Columbia Secondary School...

Spaghetti Bridge Inspires Rose Valley Teacher and Class

Mar 1, 2013 / 11:53 am

Opportunity to compete an incentive for students Every year for 12 years, a few Grade 6 students at Rose Valley Elementary tussle with history. They want to build a better spaghetti bridge than their predecessors in the Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge competition. “They always want to beat...

Arts and Sciences Centre officially opens at UBC's Okanagan campus

Mar 1, 2013 / 12:00 am

New academic and research facility benefits students and community Students and their professors have a strikingly beautiful, highly functional and energy-efficient new building in which to study and conduct research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Officially opened...

International Women’s Day Event celebrates Diversity

Feb 28, 2013 / 9:29 am

Okanagan College Media Release One of the biggest honours for women in the Central Okanagan will be presented Friday, March 8 when the latest recipient of the Gert Beadle Award is announced as part of an evening celebration of International Women’s Day. Organized by the Okanagan College...

UBC's Okanagan campus shares research endeavors with the world

Feb 28, 2013 / 12:00 am

Full week of activities highlights students, faculties and projects that matter Ever wonder what researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus do? It’s more than the stereotypical image of someone wearing a white lab coat and peering into a microscope looking at slides. And now is the time to find out....

Prolific poet and storyteller to read at UBC’s Okanagan campus

Feb 27, 2013 / 12:00 am

Nicole Brossard will give readings in French and English in Visiting Author series An iconic figure in Quebecois culture, internationally acclaimed writer Nicole Brossard will give readings in both of Canada’s official languages when she visits UBC’s Okanagan campus this month. Brossard, who...

Ecological artist Marlene Creates connects community, art, nature

Feb 27, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC Artist in Residence invites Okanagan public to Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Internationally renowned ecological artist and poet Marlene Creates will be in Kelowna throughout March to present a series of talks and workshops about the links between art making and the natural world. Creates will...

CATCH BC targets local residents who may have 'at risk' health issues

Feb 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC's Okanagan medical and nursing students focus on community health Students from the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus are working collaboratively to provide health action teams for the local community. The newly-established Community Action Teams for...

Leading national researcher joins the UBC Faculty of Medicine

Feb 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

Program to raise awareness of chronic disease already underway A physician well known for her community-based health campaigns and research is the newest associate professor of medicine at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Dr. Charlotte Jones, an endocrinologist and leading researcher in the field of...
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