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Master of science in nursing program adds new dimension of caring

Nov 2, 2015 / 12:00 am
UBC Okanagan’s MSN option provides life-time learning opportunities Nursing is in Adam Fulton’s blood. Both of his parents (now retired) were registered nurses and when Fulton started thinking about career choices, it was easy to follow in their footsteps. Now a graduate from UBC Okanagan’s...

K-HUB at Career Fair to spark innovation

Oct 29, 2015 / 3:01 pm
Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan’s first Makerspace Business Incubator, K-HUB, is looking for the people and ideas that will spark light-bulb types into creating, innovating and manufacturing new products and services and they’ll be on hand at Okanagan College on Sunday, Nov. 1 as...

PCL helping Okanagan College build the future of trades training

Oct 29, 2015 / 10:09 am
Okanagan College Media Release The construction company overseeing the renovation and expansion of Okanagan College’s new trades training facilities has made a major donation to support the College’s efforts to elevate the learning environment for tradespeople. PCL Constructors Westcoast...

UBC supports drive to expand blood and stem cell donor registry

Oct 29, 2015 / 12:00 am
Kelowna family tells their story and encourages Okanagan residents to donate For most people, having 26 million options to choose from would seem like good odds. For Kelowna’s four-year-old Nadia Bjarnason and her family, those odds were not quite enough. Nadia was born with Dyskeratosis...

Conservationist provides rare look into the Great Bear Rainforest coastal waters

Oct 28, 2015 / 10:31 am
Okanagan College Media Release The coastal waters of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia contain more than 1,000 uninhabited islands and are one of the planet’s most ecologically rich marine environments. Stretching 21 million acres from Vancouver Island to Southeast Alaska, the area...

UBC medical student examines the use of CT scans by doctors

Oct 27, 2015 / 12:00 am
Study will help determine ways to improve utilization of a costly resource Increased public awareness of the risks associated with concussions has led to a surge in patients visiting emergency departments — and statistics Canada reports some 30,000 concussions or related head injuries are...

Carson Air donation expands Okanagan College training fleet

Oct 26, 2015 / 9:36 am
Okanagan College Media Release A local aviation company has touched down with its second major donation to Okanagan College in as many months. Carson Air has donated a Metroliner II aircraft to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) M-License program; the company estimates the value of...
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UBC prof. heading to global conference on sustainable agriculture

Oct 26, 2015 / 12:00 am
Indigenous peoples from around the world to gather in India in November For Tirso Gonzales, an associate professor at UBC Okanagan, the problems with the western world’s way of farming are clear. Current practices such as monocropping, pesticide use, and only using a select group of plant species...

Audition call for College theatre troupe’s annual stage production

Oct 19, 2015 / 10:50 am
Okanagan College Media Release Holy stage fright, Batman! Okanagan College’s Red Dot Players theatre troupe is seeking actors to perform in its sixth annual theatrical production, the comic book comedy A.K.A. Fangirl. Auditions will be held Nov. 4, 6, and 8 at the Kelowna campus lecture...

Inspiring inquisitive minds: upcoming OC Speaker Series events in Penticton

Oct 16, 2015 / 3:00 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Currently underway, the Okanagan College Speakers Series in Penticton is piquing curious minds, encouraging public dialogue and highlighting research and innovation in our midst. From now through to December the public is invited to attend six scheduled talks....

Keldon Electric gives OC Trades Complex campaign a boost, amps up new classroom

Oct 16, 2015 / 2:12 pm
Okanagan College Media Release With the demand for electricians projected to surge in Western Canada, a local electrical services contractor is helping Okanagan College power up a dynamic new classroom space. Keldon Electric and Data Ltd. has pledged $50,000 to the Bright Horizons fundraising...

Foodies take note: Infusions ends corkage fee on Okanagan wines

Oct 14, 2015 / 9:10 am
Okanagan College Media Release A new menu and a new feature are key ingredients in a revamped fine dining experience that awaits foodies eager to test the creations of the Okanagan’s next culinary stars. Okanagan College’s Infusions Restaurant – open to the public during the day Tuesday...

Debbie Robert joins Okanagan College Foundation Board

Oct 9, 2015 / 8:45 am
Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Foundation is pleased to announce that Debbie Robert has joined its board as a new director. Robert now resides in Kelowna after calling Fort McMurray home for 32 years. She and her husband Leo are retired co-owners of L. Robert Enterprises...

Harding Award for Engineering motivates local student to reach for robotics career

Oct 8, 2015 / 12:37 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Matthew McCann was teaching English in Brazil when an unforgettable moment in the classroom inspired him to re-engineer his career path and trade the role of teacher for student. “Many of my students were engineers who were looking to improve their English,”...

Single largest equipment donation in College’s history lands in Vernon

Oct 6, 2015 / 2:51 pm
Okanagan College Media Release A world-class aircraft donated to Okanagan College for training purposes was unveiled today during a ceremony at the Vernon Aerospace campus. The donation marks the most valuable gift of equipment the College has received in its 50-plus-year history. The British...

Ben Klick’s new EP hits a high note: College to host public CD release party

Sep 30, 2015 / 1:25 pm
Okanagan College Media Release When rising country music star Ben Klick’s second extended play (EP) Today dropped on Sept. 15 it only took two days to climb the iTunes country album download chart, landing at #37. “To be up there with Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, the big names who are...

Fall Enrolments up at Okanagan College, 11th year of exceeding targets in sight

Sep 30, 2015 / 9:18 am
Okanagan College Media Release Fall enrolment numbers are showing that Okanagan College is headed for an 11th straight year of exceeding government targets for student enrolment. Information from mid-September—when the deadline has passed for students to register for most academic programs...

$25,000 in scholarships to celebrate 10 years of giving

Sep 29, 2015 / 10:37 am
Okanagan College Media Release Ten South Okanagan students will receive a boost to their college fund next spring thanks to the generosity of two local donors whose award fund has provided more than $125,000 in scholarships at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan over the past 10 years. “Given...

Science in Society Speaker Series returns to ask the big questions about adapting to climate change

Sep 29, 2015 / 9:22 am
Okanagan College Media Release Environmental changes such as rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, melting Arctic sea ice, unusual extreme weather patterns, and out-of-the-norm jet stream behaviour have scientists questioning the relationship between these observations. Have we reached an...

Protocol describes commitment to Indigenous Education

Sep 28, 2015 / 2:58 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College and several First Nations and Metis partners have signed a commitment that recognizes the school’s responsibility and commitment to indigenous education and collaboration with Aboriginal communities. The Indigenous Education Protocol was...

Then and now: Therapist Assistant alumni gather to celebrate 25 years

Sep 25, 2015 / 9:23 am
Okanagan College Media Release At 71 years old, there’s no stopping Patricia Harris’s continued momentum in providing excellence in rehabilitation care to those in need. Boasting a health care career that spans a half-century fuelled by passion and compassion, Harris is a Recreation...

Praxair donation helps Okanagan College keep welding students on the cutting edge

Sep 24, 2015 / 9:43 am
Okanagan College Media Release Welding students at Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus recently sparked their torches for the first time in a newly retrofitted shop, and a donation from Praxair’s Global Giving Program is helping the College outfit state-of-the-art workspaces for...

College to host free info session about safety regulations of drone flying

Sep 22, 2015 / 8:57 am
Okanagan College Media Release The popularity of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), otherwise known as drones, has grown abuzz in the last few years. As a result, awareness about the safe use of the modern technology – be it as a toy or tool – is of the utmost importance. Helping to...

Donation helps build new home for carpentry students at Okanagan College

Sep 21, 2015 / 3:04 pm
Okanagan College Media Release What began as an opportunity for the next generation of carpenters to hone their skills has yielded a gift that keeps on giving for carpentry students at Okanagan College. Village of Kettle Valley has donated $62,412 to the Okanagan College Foundation’s Bright...

Donor support powers up new flight simulator at Okanagan College

Sep 21, 2015 / 9:14 am
Okanagan College Media Release Support from two local companies will soon place future aviators behind the controls of a cutting-edge flight simulator at Okanagan College. Carson Air has pledged $125,000 to support the purchase and installation of a Redbird FMX flight simulator at the...

Commercial aviation partners mark quarter-century of giving wing to pilots’ dreams

Sep 15, 2015 / 8:37 am
Okanagan College Media Release As Okanagan College and Southern Interior Flight Centre – with a host of alumni – celebrate 25 years of a successful partnership teaching commercial pilots, the program is starting the new semester with a new facility in Carson Air’s new hangar at the Kelowna...

Alpine lakes poisoned

Sep 14, 2015 / 4:52 pm
A researcher at UBC Okanagan says analysis of hundreds of alpine lakes around the world shows an alarming increase in phosphorus pollution. What’s concerning, says Janice Brahney, is that the phosphorus is getting into the pristine and remote lakes by atmospheric deposition —...

Fender’s supports College in carrying on rich history of trades training in the Valley

Sep 14, 2015 / 9:37 am
Okanagan College Media Release A local automotive business owner has made a major donation to Okanagan College to ensure that one of the Valley’s economic engines doesn’t stall out as veteran tradespeople retire in the coming years. Fender’s Automotive Center in West Kelowna has pledged...

Okanagan College and Justice Institute of British Columbia open degree path in law enforcement

Sep 11, 2015 / 3:44 pm
Okanagan College and the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) are opening the doors for students to complete JIBC’s Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies degree program at the College’s Penticton campus. Beginning in September of 2016, Okanagan College graduates of the Criminal and...

New program answers needs for practicing nurses, health authorities

Sep 10, 2015 / 2:55 pm
Okanagan College Media Release A new online program focused on gastroenterological care, developed by Okanagan College with support and input from the health care community, is unique and addresses a national need among practicing nurses. The 302-hour online Gastroenterology Nursing...

Industry teams up with UBC and Okanagan College on energy efficiency research

Sep 10, 2015 / 2:39 pm
Two homes will be built as part of a three-year sustainability research project A local developer, a homebuilder, the University of British Columbia and Okanagan College are collaborating to see how sustainable building technologies can be used to reduce the energy used in new homes in the...

Bloom and Martyr takes 2015 John Lent Poetry-Prose Award

Sep 10, 2015 / 10:10 am
Okanagan College Media Release Kalamalka Press merrily announces that the fourth annual John Lent Poetry-Prose Award goes to Montreal-based writer Helen Hajnoczky. The winner of the Lent Her chapbook, Bloom and Martyr, was selected from nearly 40 manuscripts. “The quality of...

Eleanor Wachtel and Elizabeth Hay to headline Shuswap Bookfest

Sep 9, 2015 / 11:20 am
Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s inaugural Shuswap Bookfest is bringing two internationally renowned writers to Salmon Arm - Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company, on Oct. 1, and Elizabeth Hay, winner of the Giller Prize for her novel Late Nights on Air,...

Renowned editor-turned-author Douglas Gibson to speak at free College events

Sep 8, 2015 / 11:16 am
Okanagan College Media Release Armed with a sharpened pencil and the weight of words, a discerning editor’s role must also respect the integrity of an author’s intentions. No easy feat when editing the works of Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Alice Munro and Pierre Trudeau. Douglas...

The frat house difference

Sep 7, 2015 / 7:52 pm
Given all the inequities foisted upon Canadian consumers compared to the spoiled shoppers to their south, it's safe to assume few have spent significant time dwelling on the absence of choice when it comes to wooden bum-spanking paddles. But it's true. Add tush-thumping paraphernalia...

Wilden supports Okanagan College’s new Trades Training Complex to aid and inspire future tradespeople

Sep 4, 2015 / 10:06 am
Okanagan College Media Release The development team behind one of the region’s most prominent master-planned communities has made a major donation to Okanagan College to support the creation of a new student space and help open doors for the next generation of tradespeople. Blenk...

Trades students join forces with firefighters on community project

Sep 1, 2015 / 9:36 am
Okanagan College Media Release Students and instructors in Okanagan College’s entry-level carpentry/joinery class were joined by Vernon Fire Chief Keith Green and Deputy Fire Chief Jack Blair in Kelowna to hand over a set of custom cabinets for the fire hall at Predator Ridge. The 12...

There’s an app for that: College and Accelerate Okanagan partner to offer new coding program

Aug 28, 2015 / 11:10 am
Okanagan College Media Release In an era of smartphones, tablets and mobile computing, applications – apps to most of us - are at the core of making it all happen, but the industry that produces them requires talented and trained developers to turn ideas into on-screen reality. In response...

Smoke proves to be power vampire

Aug 26, 2015 / 4:00 pm
Okanagan College Media Release Smoky skies caused by fires south of the border are affecting much more than visibility, breathing and our appreciation of the region’s scenery: one of the impacts many people may not think about is on solar power arrays. An example is Okanagan College’s...

Registration open for new College conference focused on connected classrooms

Aug 24, 2015 / 10:33 am
Technology and connectivity in the classroom are remarkably changing methods of teaching and learning, leading education institutions to adapt to new models in order to stay ahead of the curve. On Sept. 25 and 26 Okanagan College will host a new conference titled Tiltshift – an acronym for...
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