Campus Life

Budding cannabis industry brings unique education opportunities to Okanagan College

Aug 29, 2018 / 10:49 am

As the emerging cannabis industry continues to spark growing interest and dialogue, Okanagan College has partnered with experts across the region and beyond to...

UBC researcher wonders where the women are

Aug 29, 2018 / 12:00 am

Study shows females under-represented in top research journals After an in-depth study, a UBC Okanagan researcher says almost every aspect of two top science...

$1.3M grant to help those with developmental disabilities find work

Aug 28, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan researcher working with community groups to develop online education Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have received over $1.3M in federal...

Penticton Campus Orientation Day rolls out red carpet

Aug 27, 2018 / 12:22 pm

Way’. Bienvenue. Willkommen. Welcome. No matter how you say it, Okanagan College wants students to walk away from Orientation Day at the Penticton campus on...

Kick Off college studies with carnival

Aug 27, 2018 / 11:23 am

There’s no better way to shake off those first-day jitters than a carnival. Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus will welcome everyone Tuesday, Sept. 4 with...

UBC study raises the standard for measuring nerve cell death

Aug 27, 2018 / 12:00 am

Postdoctoral fellow Aaron Johnstone. Research improves screening of experimental therapies for neurodegenerative disease Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus...

Black Hills Estate grows new support for viticulture students

Aug 24, 2018 / 3:32 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Viticulture students at Okanagan College have something new to cheer about. Black Hills Estate Winery is creating a new...

College and film industry collaborate on new course offerings

Aug 23, 2018 / 10:37 am

Okanagan College Media Release Lights! Camera! Action! Those looking to break into careers in B.C.’s booming film industry can explore new courses coming to...

UBC Okanagan linguist creates language for Hollywood film Alpha

Aug 23, 2018 / 12:00 am

Actor Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson plays Tau, father to the main character in Alpha. He describes the language Schreyer created as “something built with...

UBC Okanagan researchers shine a light on 150-year old mystery

Aug 21, 2018 / 12:00 am

Kenneth Chau, associate professor of engineering at UBC Okanagan. Discovery by international research team advances understanding of light momentum The idea...

College powers up new welding building in Penticton

Aug 20, 2018 / 11:56 am

Okanagan College Media Release Welders training in the South Okanagan now have a state-of-the-art new shop in which to spark their torches and test their metal....

Valley First invests in early learning

Aug 17, 2018 / 11:16 am

Lunch and snack time at the Little Learners Academy will be a little bit easier, thanks to a donation from Valley First. Valley First, a division of First West...

Indigenous Wood Carving returns to Kelowna campus this fall

Aug 15, 2018 / 11:54 am

Master carver and artist Darren McKenzie is once again setting up shop at Okanagan College with the goal of ingraining in students his passion for carving while...

CHBA invests in the Okanagan’s greenest child care centre

Aug 14, 2018 / 10:24 am

A group of construction industry leaders are the latest to step up to support the Okanagan’s greenest child care centre. The Canadian Home Builders'...

Partnership fuels new training for trades and technology teachers

Aug 13, 2018 / 3:51 pm

A new collaboration between Okanagan College and Brock University is opening doors for those looking to teach trades and technology. The Trades and Technology...

Reducing the fear of being too happy

Aug 13, 2018 / 12:00 am

Study proves people are able to control their own happiness A UBC researcher has helped establish that, even for people who have a fear of happiness, brief...

Local recycling renewed with applied research

Aug 10, 2018 / 3:39 pm

How do you count crushed cans crammed into a cube? An applied research project by Okanagan College could crack open a solution to the tongue-twisting challenge...

Researchers examine success of quit smoking app

Aug 9, 2018 / 12:00 am

Study concludes Crush the Crave has potential, but needs tweaking With the trend of an app for just about everything these days, a team of researchers from...

College opens new Trades Training Centre in Vernon

Aug 7, 2018 / 4:08 pm

A class of Plumbing and Piping Foundation trades students were the first to step through the doors of the newly completed Trades Training Centre at Okanagan...

New study discovers gene that makes lavender smell sweet

Aug 7, 2018 / 12:00 am

Lavender is known for its purple colour and pleasant aroma. UBC Okanagan researchers say discovery could lead to better smelling lavender For many, summer...