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Study examines fainting caused from using blood pressure medication

Apr 4, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC researcher finds trouble could arise when drug is used to treat other ailments An international study led by a researcher at UBC’s Okanagan campus has found that a common blood-pressure drug can cause lightheadedness and possible fainting in some patients. Nia Lewis, a Canada Heart and Stroke...

Half Marathon to raise funds for new Okanagan College student award

Mar 28, 2013 / 11:08 am

Okanagan College Media Release When runners lace up for the 11th annual Okanagan College Half Marathon Sunday April 7 they’ll be doing more than simply improving their personal fitness – they’ll be contributing to a brand new award for Okanagan College students. The Okanagan College...

UBC's Okanagan School of Nursing hosts students from India

Mar 28, 2013 / 12:00 am

First group of students to visit from the Punjab’s Royal Institute of Nursing For the first time since an agreement was signed five years ago, students from India are participating in an exchange program with the School of Nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The visitors are from the Royal...

Squid helps Okanagan College professor ink first fiction book

Mar 27, 2013 / 3:51 pm

When Okanagan College English professor Corinna Chong decided to write her first novel, she didn’t think twice about whether anyone would read it. “I just wrote, and figured if there was anything people would wonder about I’d deal with it later,” said Chong. The method clearly...

College Board passes $95.5-million budget for 2013-14

Mar 26, 2013 / 2:55 pm

Okaangan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Board of Governors has approved a $95.5-million balanced operating budget for the coming fiscal year, addressing a $1.6 million shortfall through a number of measures, including reduced expenditures, expected increases in enrolment and a two...

Pool water research results in $10,000 Pacific Century award

Mar 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

Investigating chemical reactions may improve workplace health for lifeguards It’s a well-known fact that pools are full of chemicals. And researcher Roberta Dyck says people should know about the chemical reaction that occurs when those agents mix with substances already in the water and those...

Childhood Under Siege wins 2013 George Ryga Award

Mar 25, 2013 / 8:58 am

Joel Bakan, author of Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children, is the winner of the ninth annual George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature, sponsored by Okanagan College. The award was announced at the Word Ruckus event, which took place Saturday at the Laurel...

Okanagan College provides desirable technology training to BC First Nations

Mar 22, 2013 / 3:11 pm

A high-tech certificate program designed particularly for First Nations students interested in the field of Geographic Information Systems has drawn interest from students across the province. The 20-week (500 hour) GIS Certificate program was developed in conjunction with the First Nations...

Park promotes artistic, cultural partnership that benefits UBC

Mar 22, 2013 / 12:00 am

Regional District’s acquisition of properties expands eco-art initiatives UBC’s artist in residence, Marlene Creates, has high praise for a new parcel of parkland recently acquired by the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The 3.5-hectare property at 969 Raymer Road, adjacent to the...

Enactus students working to empower women in Penticton

Mar 20, 2013 / 9:58 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students from Enactus Okanagan College are empowering women in Penticton to gain important life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship with the support of a grant received from the Walmart foundation. The Walmart Women Economic...

UBC author shortlisted for BC literary award

Mar 20, 2013 / 12:00 am

Anne Fleming among finalists for BC Books Prize in Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize UBC Creative Writing Assoc. Prof. Anne Fleming has been nominated for a prestigious Canadian literary award. Fleming is among five finalists up for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize in the 2013 BC Books Prizes. The winners...

New College Board member has significant financial expertise

Mar 18, 2013 / 3:14 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new face on Okanagan College’s Board of Governors brings extensive experience overseeing corporate finances and working on non-profit Boards. Robert McGowan has been appointed by the Province to the College’s Board for a term ending July 31, 2014. A...

Renowned astronomer sheds light on life in the larger cosmos

Mar 18, 2013 / 11:20 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Science in Society Speaker Series is turning to the stars to close out what has been a stellar season at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College. Dr. Chris Impey, who is a true star among stars in the astronomical crowd, will be presenting a free lecture on...

SAXX founder will be keynote at Business Students’ banquet

Mar 18, 2013 / 11:11 am

Okanagan College Media Release The young Okanagan entrepreneur who ignited his career with a revelation born of an underwear issue while fishing off the coast of Alaska will be the keynote speaker as the Okanagan Business Students’ Association hosts its 34th annual banquet and silent...

World Water Days draw attention to sustainability of fresh water

Mar 18, 2013 / 12:00 am

Students at UBC’s Okanagan campus plan Splashdown and other events As World Water Day draws closer, organizers at UBC’s Okanagan campus hope people get caught up with the wave of excitement for a number of water appreciation activities. World Water Day, which takes place March 22, is a United...

Okanagan College gears up for electric cars on campus

Mar 15, 2013 / 12:58 pm

Interest is growing now that Okanagan College is about to become a hub for sustainable travel throughout the valley with the installation of electric car charging stations available at each of its campuses. “I think it’s very innovative and progressive of the College to be doing this,” said...

Local College students earn national spotlight

Mar 15, 2013 / 9:00 am

Okanagan College Media Release More than a dozen Okanagan College students will have the opportunity to compete in the national Enactus Canada exposition in Toronto this May after winning first place in the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge and the Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge and third...

Okanagan College launches enhanced website

Mar 15, 2013 / 8:49 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College unveiled its new online presence this week when it launched a new website with an enhanced look, new features and improved navigation. The site, which welcomes nearly a million unique visitors each year who look at more than 6.7 million pages...

UBC's Jeannette Armstrong appointed Canada Research Chair

Mar 15, 2013 / 12:00 am

Assistant professor will explore Okanagan indigenous knowledge and philosophy Jeannette Armstrong, an assistant professor of Indigenous Studies in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been appointed a Canada Research Chair. Armstrong will be Canada...

Experiencing culturally-based Aboriginal health education

Mar 14, 2013 / 12:00 am

Health and Social Development students learn through special modules Nicola King, who is embarking on a career as a social worker, feels better prepared today to deal with a broad range of cultural and social issues than she might have before. She credits this to the Indigenous health and cultural...


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