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Campus Life - Okanagan

Strengthening primary cancer prevention programs in Northern B.C.

Nov 19, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC researcher receives close to $1 million for collaborative project With nearly $1 million in funding from the Canadian Cancer Society, a UBC researcher will target cancer prevention strategies in northern B.C., where cancer incidence rates are the highest in the province. Professor Joan...

Everest scientists discuss research findings at public forum

Nov 16, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC-led expedition examined high-altitude oxygen deprivation, blood flow UBC scientists on Thursday night told a Penticton audience about some of their early health-study findings from last spring’s international research expedition to Mount Everest. The Pyramid Laboratory seen in winter. Faculty...

UBC students create unique welcome wagon package for Kelowna's North End

Nov 16, 2012 / 12:00 am

Free public open house held for community to gather thoughts and feedback Residents and lovers of Kelowna’s unique North End neighbourhood are invited to attend a community open house to talk to university students who are creating an Eco Welcome Wagon package for the neighbourhood. The Eco...

Fighting for the survival of Northern peoples and way of life

Nov 15, 2012 / 12:00 am

Renowned arctic activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier speaks to Vernon audience World-renowned arctic activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier spoke to a Vernon audience Wednesday night about the realities of the Arctic, where Inuit today face profound challenges to their environment, their economy, their health and...

Okanagan College business students top B.C. Interior

Nov 14, 2012 / 11:27 am

Okanagan College Media Release A team of Okanagan College students proved they have a head for business, after coming in third place in the Certified Management Accountants-BC Case Competition up against 30 teams from colleges and universities around the province. Ben Ankenbauer, Cam Bailey,...

Determination pays off for Okanagan College Kelowna students

Nov 14, 2012 / 11:07 am

Okanagan College Media Release When 36-year-old Cara Magas decided to enter the demanding Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Okanagan College, she made herself a promise. “I said if I was going to further myself, I was not going to take anything away from my children.” Today...

Okanagan College Practical Nursing students offer public latest information on flu season

Nov 9, 2012 / 11:29 am

Okanagan College Media Release Anyone with questions about flu season can get the latest information direct from Practical Nursing students on site at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre in Penticton Saturday. Three students, Marie Walker, Megan Newby and Robyn Becher, will be at Cherry Lane from...
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Okanagan College celebrates exceptional students at Awards Night in Vernon

Nov 9, 2012 / 8:52 am

Okanagan College Media Release Vernon students in programs from the arts and sciences to trades, business, and health were honoured at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus Thursday night. A total of 63 scholarships and bursaries were handed out to 41 students totaling $45,750 in 2012. “Each...

Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health opens at UBC

Nov 8, 2012 / 12:00 am

Research facility is the first centre of excellence in Okanagan for health-care study A new centre for research into the causes, consequences and treatments of heart, lung and blood vessel diseases has opened at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health, which...

UBC researchers create alphabet for endangered language in Ghana

Nov 5, 2012 / 12:00 am

Written language may improve access to education, health care, and government Fourth-year UBC undergraduate student Robyn Giffen has teamed up with PhD candidate Vida Yakong to create a writing system for the language of Nabit, an oral spoken language in Northern Ghana. By first creating an...

University Theatre launches as performing arts venue

Nov 1, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC’s Okanagan campus locale to host live theatre and entertainment events It may be that all the world’s a stage, but students at UBC’s Okanagan campus finally have a playhouse to call their own. Students and staff alike are excited that there is now a permanent public performance space on...

Kelowna lawyer Paul Mitchell honoured by UBC as volunteer leader

Oct 31, 2012 / 12:00 am

UBC alumni awards also honour student physician studying in Okanagan UBC’s global alumni community includes thousands of accomplished people whose collective contributions are making the world a better place. Some stars, however, rise higher, shine brighter and earn the admiration of all around...

Water expert sounds alarm over Western Canada's diminishing snowpack

Oct 30, 2012 / 8:13 am

Okanagan College Media Release Canadians should expect the unexpected when it comes to the changing winter climate, warns the UN Water for Life Decade Chair, Bob Sandford. “We are entering a period in which water is going to do things we haven’t seen it do before,” said Sandford, who will...

Experts from RV Capital of the World land at Okanagan College

Oct 30, 2012 / 8:12 am

Okanagan College Media Release Manufacturing experts from Elkhart, Indiana – known as the RV Capital of the World – spent three days at Okanagan College providing the latest techniques to dozens of technicians from around the province. “Eighty per cent of the RVs are built in Elkhart, and...

Info night shines spotlight on aviation training and careers

Oct 30, 2012 / 8:10 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students with an interest in aviation have a new opportunity to turn their passion into a profession. Okanagan College is offering an information session on two of its upcoming programs - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Structures and Maintenance (AME-S and AME-M)...

Water expert sounds alarm over Western Canada’s diminishing snowpack

Oct 29, 2012 / 9:50 am

Okanagan College Media Release Canadians should expect the unexpected when it comes to the changing winter climate, warns the UN Water for Life Decade Chair, Bob Sandford. “We are entering a period in which water is going to do things we haven’t seen it do before,” said Sandford, who will...

UBC students pick fruit for food bank

Oct 29, 2012 / 12:00 am

The UBCO Food Rescue Club is a small group hoping to make a meaningful impact A dedicated group of UBC students are committing their free time this fall to salvage and deliver fresh, local produce to the Kelowna Community Food Bank that would otherwise be left to drop from trees and go to...

Experts from RV Capital of the World land at Okanagan College

Oct 26, 2012 / 4:27 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Manufacturing experts from Elkhart, Indiana – known as the RV Capital of the World – spent three days at Okanagan College providing the latest techniques to dozens of technicians from around the province. “Eighty per cent of the RVs are built in Elkhart, and...

UBC officially opens laboratory for trace element analysis and research

Oct 26, 2012 / 12:00 am

Donors key to collaborative imaging facility that benefits faculty, students and industry UBC’S Okanagan campus has officially opened a $3.5-million science lab that allows scientists to measure minute particles, scan them at the atomic level and determine their origin. The Fipke Laboratory for...

Venture Okanagan Investors Forum ups the ante with $5,000 cash prize

Oct 25, 2012 / 1:27 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The next round of Venture Okanagan’s Investors Forum at Okanagan College will offer a huge incentive for local entrepreneurs with big ideas – a $5,000 cash prize. The event, which takes place on Nov. 7 at the Kelowna campus of the College, offers six...
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