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Engineering technologists plug in to the business of IT

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:12 am

Okanagan College Media Release Information Technology (IT) managers increasingly have the ear of senior management and have a seat at the table when it comes to making strategic decisions to advance a company’s objectives. In today’s world, businesses operate on a need-for-speed model...

Popular three-minute thesis contest returns to UBC campus

Feb 26, 2015 / 12:00 am

Precision and clarity are keys to rapid-fire research presentations Imagine having three minutes to explain what you’re passionate about. And there’s money on the line if you do a good job. That’s the challenge facing a group of competitive grad students at UBC’s Okanagan campus,  going...

Short list announced for Okanagan Short Fiction contest

Feb 26, 2015 / 12:00 am

More than 90 entries for 17th annual story contest It will be a tough call. A total of 93 entries were received for the 17th annual Okanagan Short Fiction contest, sponsored by UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), the Central Okanagan Foundation, and the Kelowna...

Take it outside! Conference focuses on outdoor play

Feb 25, 2015 / 3:02 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Child’s play is serious work for a group of academics, professionals, and planners who will be gathering March 6 at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus to consider the how and why of developing outdoor play spaces and why they are essential for children’s...

New awards honour aviation pioneers and help college students take flight

Feb 25, 2015 / 9:57 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students enrolled in the Commercial Aviation diploma program at Okanagan College will soon get a lift from new awards that recognize the achievements of two distinguished B.C. aviators. The Roy Clemens Memorial Award in Aviation and Margaret Fane Rutledge Award...

UBC celebrates the research, and those who are making a difference

Feb 25, 2015 / 12:00 am

Full week of activities highlights students, professors, and projects that matter Research matters. Whether it’s a new chip on cell phones to monitor health, helmets that prevent concussions, or new methods to provide safe drinking water, research underway at UBC’s Okanagan campus continues to...

A comedic curling match with the devil takes the stage in upcoming Red Dot Players production

Feb 23, 2015 / 12:16 pm

Okanagan College Media Release What could be more Canadian than W.O. Mitchell, a curling competition with the devil set in the Prairies and curling stones that can be used in any season? This is what you can expect on the stage March 5 to 8 as the Okanagan College Red Dot Players present...

Okanagan College Students’ Union supports the future of trades

Feb 20, 2015 / 12:08 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The profile of Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus along KLO Road will change significantly over the next year and the Okanagan College Students’ Union is showing support for the new complex that will elevate the region as a hub for trades training. The OCSU...

UBC Okanagan animal therapy program launches BARK2GO

Feb 17, 2015 / 12:00 am

Building Academic Retention through K9s expands across campus Students are lining up at UBC Okanagan’s campus—and it’s not for Tim Hortons. Each semester more than 1,000 students attend Building Academic Retention through K9s (BARK) to spend time with registered therapy dogs. Due to...

UBC honours contributions to science of dinosaurs and distant planets

Feb 17, 2015 / 12:00 am

Paleontologist and astrophysicist to receive honorary degrees in June Sara Seager’s research focuses on theory, computation, and data analysis of exoplanets. Two accomplished Canadian scientists--a discoverer of dinosaurs, and a discoverer of atmosphere on planets orbiting distant stars--will...

Okanagan College’s Dr. Barry McGillivray has decided to reinvest in the economy of the region that has treated him well

Feb 16, 2015 / 3:22 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Dr. Barry McGillivray, Associate Dean of the College’s School of Business, is donating $100,000 to develop a research centre at the College that will be focused on small business and entrepreneurship in the Southern Interior. “I’m giving back to a region...

New Construction Craft Worker program coming to the College

Feb 16, 2015 / 9:05 am

Okanagan College Media Release The people who do the work of a Construction Craft Worker are a vital part of every construction site and team. They install utility piping, place concrete, construct roads, assist skilled tradespersons such as carpenters and bricklayers, and they set-up and break...

Concussions, their effect, and return to play, topic of Science in Society Series talk

Feb 13, 2015 / 11:21 am

Okanagan College Media Release When is it safe for an athlete to return to play following a concussion? In recent years, concussions resulting from sports activity have gained the attention of sports enthusiasts and scientists alike. On Wednesday Feb. 18 clinical neuroscientist Dr. Paul van...

Carter family donation to enhance study space for trades students at Okanagan College

Feb 13, 2015 / 9:24 am

Okanagan College Media Release A generous gift by a local family will help support the creation of two new study spaces at Okanagan College, as part of the $33-million project to renovate and expand the institution’s trades training complex. Al Carter, a well-known auto industry pioneer in...

Interior Savings, UBC team up to go places never thought possible

Feb 13, 2015 / 12:00 am

Adaptive outdoor cycling equipment turns disabled riders into Explorers Unique cycling machines that can help people with disabilities get outdoors onto hiking and skiing trails will also help UBC Okanagan students to better understand physical limitations. Interior Savings recently contributed...

UBC presents Jay Ingram for a second night

Feb 13, 2015 / 12:00 am

High demand in community for Alzheimer’s speaker UBC Okanagan has added a second evening to its Distinguished Speaker Series presentation by Jay Ingram. The iconic Canadian writer and broadcaster will speak about his new book The End of Memory: A Natural history of Alzheimer’s disease on...

Okanagan Heat family bids farewell to long-serving basketball coach

Feb 13, 2015 / 12:00 am

After two decades on the court, coach Semeniuk retires and hangs up the hightops “Family comes first” is the motto of UBC Okanagan’s Heather Semeniuk, who is retiring after spending the past 21 years as coach of the Heat women’s basketball team. The game has always been a passion for...

Oline Smith Awards help college students pursue their dream careers in trades

Feb 12, 2015 / 3:54 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Knowing that the annual awards created in her name are bettering the lives of local college students would have been the highlight of Penticton resident Oline Smith’s life, say her friends. Bill and Grace Sawarin, Smith’s long-time friends and neighbours,...

UBC nursing students volunteer at Kelowna’s Global Village

Feb 12, 2015 / 12:00 am

Stage is set to teach elementary students how many kids are ‘too sick for school’ Nursing students from UBC’s Okanagan campus are spending their reading week at the Global School House, an annual event that helps local Grade 6 students experience a day in a poor international...

Daniel Boone’s character awakens in College professor’s debut novel

Feb 11, 2015 / 10:51 am

Okanagan College Media Release In her debut novel All True Not A Lie In It, released today, Kelowna-based author Dr. Alix Hawley recounts the poignant adventures of American pioneer Daniel Boone who attempted to settle Kentucky and was famously held captive – yet adopted – by a Shawnee...


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