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College apprentices shine at Skills BC competition

Apr 30, 2015 / 3:08 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College claimed half a dozen medals at the annual Skills BC provincial competition held in Abbotsford in April, including gold in two categories, earning berths into the national competition in Saskatoon next month. The College’s Nathan Schulte took...

UBC student thankful for opportunity to combine sport with school

Apr 30, 2015 / 12:00 am

Basketball player receives Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship Buster Truss, a first-year bachelor of science student at UBC's Okanagan campus, is the sixth recipient of the annual Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is funded by an endowment...

25th year of math contest marks College Professor’s retirement

Apr 29, 2015 / 12:31 pm

Okanagan College Media Release In a game of numbers, 25 holds particular significance for Okanagan College Math Professor Dr. Clint Lee. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest (BCSSMC), founded and chaired by Lee since its inception in...

UBC Okanagan honours professors and staff for years of service

Apr 29, 2015 / 12:00 am

Decades of employment to post-secondary sector celebrated at annual event The year was 1980 and while 83 million television viewers wondered ‘who shot J.R.?’, Mount St. Helens, Terry Fox, and John Lennon’s death grabbed the headlines. That same year, Diana French, associate professor of...

Medical student creates art classes for people living with brain injuries

Apr 28, 2015 / 12:00 am

New idea tackles depression and social isolation while creating useable art work Second-year medical student Maksim Parfyonov has always had a keen interest in neuroscience. And art. When he was offered the chance to work with CONNECT as part of his Southern Medical Program studies at UBC’s...

Distinguished biomedical innovator to lead research at UBC Okanagan

Apr 28, 2015 / 12:00 am

Molecular biologist Philip Barker from McGill University appointed Vice-Principal Research Molecular biologist and biochemist Philip Barker has been appointed Vice-Principal Research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. A professor in the Departments of Neurology and...

UBC’s Southern Medical Program graduates first class of students

Apr 27, 2015 / 12:00 am

First group of medical doctors trained in the B.C. Interior begin residency training The first medical students to be fully educated and trained in the B.C. Interior are set to graduate from the University of British Columbia this spring. UBC Okanagan welcomed the inaugural class of the Southern...

One year of ‘likes’ in sharing Kelowna’s storied past through photos

Apr 22, 2015 / 9:16 am

Okanagan College Media Release Modern technology is giving Kelowna’s rich history a collective voice. With 8,400 likes garnered since its launch, the Old Kelowna Facebook page is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Friday, April 24. It all started when Okanagan College English professor...

UBC study finds nurse 'navigators' play vital role in senior care

Apr 21, 2015 / 12:00 am

Retired baby boomers may provide volunteer workforce to help in rural settings Retired baby boomers—professionals looking for something meaningful to do during retirement—might be the answer to helping seniors  with chronic illness live independent lives. A three-year study conducted by...

College Alumnus helps trades students plug into cutting edge classroom and financial skills training

Apr 20, 2015 / 3:01 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The current generation of students needs to feel that the community is behind them and invested in their futures, says an Okanagan College alumnus whose donation is helping build a new learning environment at the College’s Kelowna campus. Dale Lamb, President...

UBC Management students win high praise from Totalamber CEO

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:00 am

Argus Cup Live Case Challenge impresses visiting international entrepreneur After three days of challenging competition, six UBC students in the Bachelor of Management program have won high praise from competition partner Totalamber. Over 48 hours, working in 34 teams, every third-year Management...

Nickoli and Perrott earn College’s Alumni Association top honours

Apr 17, 2015 / 10:38 am

Okanagan College Media Release Embodying true ambassadorship for our region, two outstanding Okanagan College alumni are being recognized by the Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA) for their exceptional contributions to the communities in which they live. Vernon’s Sareena Sharma...

Inland donation drives home local industry support for Okanagan College’s trades campaign

Apr 15, 2015 / 9:24 am

Okanagan College Media Release Engines were revving and the crowd was cheering as a big cheque was presented to Okanagan College at Inland Kenworth’s open house on Saturday. Inland has pledged $50,000 to the Bright Horizon’s Building for Skills Campaign. “The Smoking Gun”, a 1968...

Trio of Okanagan College business students seek votes in the Economist’s competition

Apr 14, 2015 / 3:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Find a company that you think has the potential to fail. Wait, let’s make it a little harder: find a company that is currently valued at billions of dollars that you think has the potential to fail within five years. Explain why you think it may...

A recipe for success, College alumnus wins big at investors’ forum

Apr 14, 2015 / 10:00 am

Okanagan College Media Release Hungry for business, Okanagan College alumnus Donnie Ungaro credits making calculated business decisions, following his passion, and serendipitous timing as a few of the keys to his recent success at Venture Okanagan. Ungaro took top spot at the local investors...

Management student becomes UBC Okanagan’s Ch’nook Scholar

Apr 13, 2015 / 12:00 am

Candice Loring had many reasons to give up on education but never did Overcoming obstacles has been a way of life for Candice Loring -- UBC Okanagan’s newest Ch’nook Scholar. The mother of two boys and third-year Management student is also president of UBC Okanagan’s Indigenous Student...

Support from regional media helps Okanagan College spread the word about trades training complex campaign

Apr 10, 2015 / 9:32 am

Okanagan College Media Release Media outlets across the valley are helping Okanagan College to spread the word about the fundraising campaign behind the renovation and expansion of the $33-million Trades Training Complex at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus—and the added awareness has helped...

Whitecaps soccer legend encourages player support and development

Apr 10, 2015 / 12:00 am

Bob Lenarduzzi speaks at Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship breakfast Bob Lenarduzzi, former player and now president of the Vancouver Whitecaps, told a sold-out crowd gathered to support student athletes that investing in young student athletes is an investment in Canada’s...

Themed living communities help UBC students feel at home

Apr 9, 2015 / 12:00 am

Students living on campus are connected by more than their street addresses Nearly 1,700 students live in residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus. With many of these students in their first year of university, Integrated Living Communities (ILCs) have been created to help new students feel at...


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