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Staff excellence recognized at UBC's Okanagan campus

Aug 30, 2012 / 12:00 am
Four staff members awarded for exceptional contributions  The outstanding contributions of four staff members at UBC's Okanagan campus were celebrated by the university today. The annual Staff Awards of Excellence, which include $2,000 for the recipients, are given in the areas of customer...

College offers skill development opportunities for job seekers

Aug 29, 2012 / 11:37 am
Okanagan College Media Release A series of subsidized skills training opportunities for local job-seekers interested in preparing to re-enter the labour force will kick off this fall across the Okanagan College region through the Employment Skills Access program (ESA). The ESA is designed to...

College to launch new letterpress print shop

Aug 28, 2012 / 11:56 am
Okanagan College Media Release This fall marks the launch of a new endeavor at Okanagan College with the opening of “The Bunker,” a letterpress print shop with more than 20,000lbs of vintage printing presses and metal type. After three years of planning, renovations, equipment installation...

Revitalizing an intellectual hot spot

Aug 28, 2012 / 12:00 am
Library renovation complete at UBC's Okanagan campus The $1.4-million renovation to UBC's Okanagan campus library is complete and staff is eager to show off the revitalized space to both the campus community and Okanagan residents. With more seating, additional group study rooms and added quiet...

College community to benefit from Aboriginal cultural event

Aug 27, 2012 / 2:44 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Nursing students at Okanagan College will be among those learning more about the cultural significance of the pow wow as the College prepares to host the Fourth Annual Youth Exhibition Pow Wow Sept. 20 in Kelowna. “The students are so excited to be attending,...

UBC campus community welcomes new students to university

Aug 27, 2012 / 12:00 am
Fun and informative activities and events planned over the next two weeks As the academic year gets underway, students new to UBC's Okanagan campus can choose from dozens of informative, entertaining and fun activities designed to introduce them to the campus community. Tuesday, September 4...

Global business scholar appointed Dean of UBC's Faculty of Management

Aug 24, 2012 / 12:00 am
Roger Sugden’s expertise includes academic achievements in Europe, U.S. Professor Roger Sugden, a scholar with extensive international experience in business education and global economics, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Management at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan...
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Okanagan College: improved buildings, more seats

Aug 23, 2012 / 3:35 pm
NEWS RELEASEAug. 23, 2012Ministry of Advanced Education  Okanagan College: improved buildings, more seats PENTICTON – Facilities at Okanagan College are being upgraded and modernized, thanks to over $570,000 in capital funding that is part of government’s investment in public post-secondary...

UBC graduate student wins international accolade for research

Aug 23, 2012 / 12:00 am
Physiology presentation proves to be tops in North America competition A UBC graduate student has won an international award for his work in physiology. Kurt Smith, a PhD candidate in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, won first place among more than 20 master’s, PhD and post-doctoral...

Getting into UBC means more than making the grade

Aug 20, 2012 / 12:00 am
Undergraduates’ life experiences now count in addition to academic achievements UBC is expanding its undergraduate admissions policies to ensure that the best -- as well as the brightest -- students have every opportunity for a university education. A broad-based admissions process will be in...

Itty bitty particles play a big role at UBC's Okanagan campus

Aug 13, 2012 / 12:00 am
New engineering labs and equipment support research and industry collaborations When you need to create a device that's 1/100th the width of a human hair, you don't wander into the garage and grab your drill. You head to the new Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) Fabrication facilities at UBC's...

Mackie Lake House announces winners of this year’s Writer-in-Residence program

Aug 3, 2012 / 9:35 am
Okanagan College Media Release Poetry and prose are likely to pour out of Mackie Lake House this coming season with the announcement of two new writers for its Writer–in-Residence program.Fiction writer and sometimes playwright Terry Jordan and poet Gillian Wigmore have been named as recipients...

Answering the question of what makes children happy

Aug 2, 2012 / 12:00 am
UBC undergraduate student Tim Krupa travels to Zambia to find out Undergraduate student Tim Krupa wants to understand what makes children happy, so he trekked across the world to Zambia to seek answers. "I first went to Zambia in 2011 to develop school soccer clubs for youth, which was a project...

Top prize awarded to UBC undergraduate researcher

Jul 31, 2012 / 12:00 am
Young scholar tops international field at Tokyo conference presentation A UBC sciences student – admittedly a nervous speaker – dazzled judges and took top prize for his presentation at an international showcase of almost 60 undergraduate students from 23 of the world’s leading...

'Only you can prevent forest fires' … with your smartphone

Jul 30, 2012 / 12:00 am
A smartphone app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas and that was developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia is getting tested in the Okanagan this summer. Wildfires are a yearly threat in the region. The 2003 Okanagan Mountain fire destroyed 25,000 ha of...

John Lent inspires inaugural winner of Kalamalka Press poetry-prize

Jul 23, 2012 / 3:13 pm
Okanagan College Media Release A Winnipeg writer has become the inaugural winner of the Kalamalka Press John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. Ariel Gordon received the award for her manuscript How to Make a Collage. “The winning selection fearlessly wrestles the complexities of human relationships...

CMA Awards Richard Wagner Dick Lucas Memorial Scholarship

Jul 19, 2012 / 4:10 pm
 Certified Management Accountants issued the following media release, Wednesday, July 17, 2012. Okanagan College’s Richard Wagner awarded Dick Lucas Memorial Scholarship by the Certified Management Accountants Society of B.C. Okanagan College student, Richard Wagner was selected as the...

From Rockets to cooking to chemistry, Camp OC programs drawing growing numbers

Jul 16, 2012 / 3:54 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Camp OC – Okanagan College’s summer camp for children and teens – continues to grow as a destination for learning and fun. More than 800 children and teens are already registered to attend the nine weeks of camps in Kelowna this year, which provide a range of...

Collision repair shops applaud new program gearing up at Okanagan College

Jul 12, 2012 / 9:22 am
Okanagan College Media Release A new model for teaching auto collision repair at Okanagan College is getting a green light from the industry, even before classes rev up this fall. “The apprentices are going to come out better qualified right off the bat,” said Tom Watters, manager of...

Sociology Professor receives Okanagan College Teaching Excellence Award

Jul 10, 2012 / 10:02 am
Okanagan College Media Release An engaging teaching style that encourages students to take their studies beyond the classroom has earned a Salmon Arm professor Okanagan College’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Melissa Munn, who teaches in the Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies departments...

Chemistry Professor receives Okanagan College Teaching Excellence Award

Jul 10, 2012 / 9:59 am
Okanagan College Media Release An engaging teaching style, combined with a passion for embracing technology in the classroom, has earned a Vernon professor Okanagan College’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Carl Doige, who also volunteers his time as the main organizer of the popular Science in...

SIFE Okanagan founder receives Okanagan College’s President’s Award

Jul 10, 2012 / 9:57 am
Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan School of Business professor behind the establishment of the successful SIFE Okanagan program has received Okanagan College’s highest employee honour – the President’s Award. Dr. Kyleen Myrah received the award at the College’s inaugural...

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...


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