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UBC nursing student wins three prestigious scholarship awards

Apr 29, 2014 / 12:00 am

Katrina Plamondon receives $105,000 in research funding UBC’s School of Nursing PhD student Katrina Plamondon has won three prestigious scholarships. She has been named a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Scholar by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). She was also...

CanFlip conference: conversations on teaching and learning

Apr 28, 2014 / 1:35 pm

The idea is uncomfortably simple. Take the normal classroom-homework equation and flip it on its head. Invite students to use recorded lectures when and if they need to, courtesy of technology. They can watch a second time if they want. They can rewind, review, fast-forward. When the students...

Cheesiest Sweet and Savoury Competition

Apr 25, 2014 / 4:20 pm

Apprentices put talent to tasty test with cheese challenge Have a soft spot for aspiring chefs? Join the Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Culinary Arts Centre at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus for the Cheesiest Sweet and Savoury Competition on May 7 at 7 p.m. Apprentice...

Student athletes provide return on investment

Apr 25, 2014 / 12:00 am

Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Breakfast raises $50,000 in scholarships Jill Festival, a fifth-year graduating member of UBC’s Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team, knows about success, leadership, teamwork, and failure. She experienced them all during her varsity years and told the...

Shelley Wood wins Okanagan Short Story Contest

Apr 24, 2014 / 12:00 am

Glenna Turnbull and Brittni Mackenzie-Dale take runners-up honours A story that weaves in and out of the lives of three people over many years has won Shelley Wood of Kelowna first prize in the Okanagan Short Story Contest for her original piece of writing, Leave-taking. There is a woman, quietly...

Close race for College’s 12th annual Half Marathon

Apr 23, 2014 / 1:54 pm

Okanagan College Half Marathon In the end just 12 seconds separated the winner and second place finisher in the 12th annual Okanagan College Half Marathon. Cache Creek’s Ryan Day won the 21.1 km event in a time of 1:11:16 edging out the 2013 winner, Hans Aabye, who finished second....

Sustainability expert to lead new College diploma program

Apr 23, 2014 / 1:43 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Amy Vaillancourt, an expert in sustainability assessment, has joined Okanagan College as the lead instructor and program Chair for the College’s new Sustainable Construction Management Technology (SCMT) program. Vaillancourt brings a unique blend of...
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College students’ research leads to national exposure

Apr 23, 2014 / 1:34 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Groundbreaking research often results from an unpredictable combination of circumstances. For Okanagan College students Julia Thielmann and Arianna Lapham, answering a call for student assistance in a research project had the unexpected results of participating in...

College returns from Skills BC with eleven medals

Apr 23, 2014 / 1:26 pm

Okanagan College Media Release If the future of our region is dependent on a skilled workforce, the Okanagan is in good shape. Nearly a dozen Okanagan College trades and technology students have returned home after podium finishes at the BC Skills Canada competition, held earlier this month in...

Graduate students open academic conference to public and media

Apr 22, 2014 / 12:00 am

Fifth annual IGS Conference features free presentations focusing on rethinking sustainability What: 2014 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons, open to media and public Who: Interdisciplinary graduate students across...

Okanagan College drives trades career exploration to Revelstoke

Apr 21, 2014 / 11:27 am

Okanagan College Media Release For the very first time, Okanagan College’s Trades Discovery Trailer will stop in Revelstoke. On April 24, Okanagan College instructors and industry representatives will be at the Revelstoke Forum to show secondary school students, their parents, and members...

UBC researchers part of Peachland partnership for large development

Apr 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

Developer joins forces with engineering students, Okanagan Sustainability Institute Taking the lab out of the classroom is becoming commonplace at UBC as academics strive to apply what they know to the world around us. For researchers with UBC’s Okanagan Sustainability Institute (OSI) and the...

Okanagan Heat volleyball star, CIS boss highlight UBC event

Apr 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

Tickets remain available for UBC’s ninth annual Athletics Scholarship Breakfast  Fifth-year volleyball player Jill Festival has enjoyed team and individual success throughout her varsity days at UBC’s Okanagan campus. To cap off her career with UBC’s Okanagan Heat, Festival will speak at...

Kelowna’s Alix Hawley closes out Visiting Author series

Apr 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

Final UBC literary event of season features festive evening Looking for a cool way to celebrate World Book Night? Join UBC for the final Visiting Author event of the season as celebrated Kelowna author Alix Hawley reads from her works. The reading is among a trio of literary tributes celebrating...

New program empowers Aboriginal students to reach their full potential

Apr 10, 2014 / 11:43 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Aboriginal student population has grown by more than 208 per cent over the last seven years – the fastest rate of any post-secondary institution in the province. To respond to this exploding growth, Okanagan College developed the Academy...

Faculty of Management acts on student concerns about course access

Apr 10, 2014 / 12:00 am

The Faculty of Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus is taking action on student concerns about changes to three accounting elective courses. On Monday, Bachelor of Management students were told that, starting in September, the Faculty will not deliver in-house three of the eight fourth-year...

Primatologist tells of the heart, soul, and struggle of the orangutan

Apr 10, 2014 / 12:00 am

Scientist Birut? Galdikas inspired by four decades spent in the jungle Primatologist, conservationist, and ethologist Birut? Galdikas shared her story Monday night about the wild yet gentle orangutan and her life-long mission to protect the endangered primates and their habitat. Her talk, Curious...

'Dig Your Neighbourhood' project digs into Rutland’s history, future

Apr 8, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC's creative writing students capture the character of historic Kelowna district Imagine John Rutland, founder of the historic community bearing his name, in a Monty-Pythonesque soliloquy about his escapades. Or how about a dating guide that highlights all the local places to take a great date or...

Name change reflects institute’s research themes

Apr 4, 2014 / 12:00 am

BRAES a leader in eco research and environmental policy at UBC Okanagan The Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) has risen from the former Institute for Species at Risk and Habitat Studies (SARAHS) at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “The name change not only...

Local mom chooses College’s Practical Nursing program to launch a new career

Apr 2, 2014 / 2:44 pm

Okanagan College Media Release For one mom, Okanagan College’s Practical Nursing program was the best way to get back into the workforce after raising her kids. “I always wanted to be a nurse and I chose to go to Okanagan College because it has an amazing reputation for nursing,” said...
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