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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...

College team captures first in case competition

Apr 8, 2015 / 1:29 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Three Okanagan College business students impressed judges at the TRU Human Resources Management Case Competition last week, taking first place in a high-pressure challenge that put their business knowledge to the test. Erika Swanson, Brandi Antonucci and Kirsten...

UBC Everest research shows impacts on cardiovascular health

Apr 7, 2015 / 12:00 am

Grad student’s findings add to knowledge about blood flow and breathing As an undergraduate student in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Ryan Hoiland travelled on a scientific expedition to Nepal, working in the shadow of Mount Everest to study the effects of severe oxygen deprivation...

College, Faculty reach tentative agreement

Apr 2, 2015 / 3:22 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College and the Okanagan College Faculty Association, representing approximately 255 professors have reached a tentative local agreement. The two parties reached the agreement March 28 following an agreement in early February between the Post-Secondary...

Emil Anderson Construction helps Okanagan College students step into heavy-duty classroom

Apr 2, 2015 / 9:57 am

Okanagan College Media Release Prompted by the looming skills gap across the trades sector, a local construction company has thrown its support behind the $33-million project to expand and renovate the trades training complex at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Emil Anderson Construction...

Artwork submissions deadline for Earth Matters art competition extended

Apr 2, 2015 / 8:53 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Earth Matters event, an environmental art competition and symposium, has been rescheduled to the fall. New and experienced Okanagan artists can submit their artwork by October 20, 2015. A symposium and award event recognizing the winning art...

UBC Okanagan opens display area for controversial art work

Apr 2, 2015 / 12:00 am

Public display of art may make some uncomfortable, but may also open debate Art, controversial or not, deserves to be displayed. That’s the rationale behind UBC Okanagan’s new ‘StART the Conversation’—a space dedicated to artwork from UBC’s Public Art Collection that some may find...

College passes $95-million balanced budget

Mar 31, 2015 / 3:25 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Board of Governors has passed a $94.95 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year. “We have passed a balanced operating budget that allows us to continue to provide programs and services throughout the region, without any service...

College event focuses on local community impact on global change

Mar 31, 2015 / 3:07 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Kelowna resident Janine Roth was raised to recognize that not everyone in the world is as fortunate as most Canadians, and that time truly is the most valuable thing we can all give. The 29-year-old Okanagan College International Development diploma student has...

Small classes key at college

Mar 30, 2015 / 11:32 am

Thinking about college? Information sessions at Okanagan College in Vernon and Kelowna will tell you all you need to know. High-school students, parents, and anyone considering career training are invited to hear from college instructors and students about the learning options available to them....

Kamloops writer wins top prize in Okanagan Short Story Contest

Mar 30, 2015 / 12:00 am

More than 90 entries received in annual writers’ competition A Kamloops writer has won first prize in the Okanagan Short Story Contest. Katherin Edwards won the $500 first prize and a week’s residency at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre for her story Pellucidity. In the Canadian tradition of...

Project Management program earns international approval

Mar 29, 2015 / 1:06 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College has earned the designation of Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association. R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help...

Lovig crushes 10 K record at Okanagan College race

Mar 29, 2015 / 1:02 pm

Okanagan College Media Release More than 400 runners crossed the finish line on Sunday at Okanagan College’s 13th annual Half Marathon, 10 K and Relay Race in Kelowna. The women’s 10 K course record was shattered by Kelowna’s Christy Lovig (36:48). Salmon Arm’s Glynis Sim (38:32)...

Tech sector forecasts significant demand, nationally and locally

Mar 27, 2015 / 10:24 am

Okanagan College Media Release More than 6,500 skilled individuals are the driving force of the Okanagan’s billion-dollar tech industry but a recent national report forecasts a shortage of the homegrown talent to fill the demand for tech jobs by 2019. It is clear there are opportunities in...

Award remembers Okanagan College student and aids another in following his dream

Mar 26, 2015 / 4:40 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A young man’s dream of becoming an aircraft mechanic and pilot ended when his life was cut short by a tragic accident. Now, the award created in his memory is inspiring another student to pursue the lofty goal they shared. Brad Atkins of Vernon is the...

Trifecta finish for College’s Enactus team at regional competition

Mar 26, 2015 / 4:31 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The winning ways of Okanagan College’s business administration students continue, with podium finishes for three teams at the Enactus Western Canadian regional championships held in Calgary recently. A team comprised of five College students won first place at...

Benefit of small class-sizes and campus community draws students to College, hear more at upcoming info nights in Vernon and Kelowna

Mar 25, 2015 / 3:12 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Good things come in small packages. At Okanagan College the small class sizes at its four local campuses continue to be a differentiator for prospective students. “Class size is the key piece,” says 32-year-old Vernon student Tim Osborne who is completing...

Sentes donation continues regional auto dealers’ strong support of trades expansion at Okanagan College

Mar 25, 2015 / 12:38 pm

Okanagan College Media Release One of the valley’s most prominent automotive dealers has come forward with a major donation towards the renovation and expansion of Okanagan College’s Trades Training Complex, and the support goes far beyond dollars and cents. Sentes Automotive has pledged...

Speaker to give inspiring talk about Aboriginal youth empowering change

Mar 23, 2015 / 10:33 am

Okanagan College Media Release In British Columbia, there are 64,100 Aboriginal youth aged 10- to 24-years-old. It is believed in some Aboriginal cultures and heritages that this “eighth generation” will be the generation to impact change. Aboriginal people today are laying the foundation...

Galactic stars to beetle shells, the universe is explored in two upcoming Science in Society Speakers Series in Vernon

Mar 18, 2015 / 4:06 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Exploring Earth’s smallest yet most beautiful particles to the sparkling farthest reaches of space, the Science in Society Speakers Series concludes with two talks that span the gamut of matter in our universe. On Thursday March 26, American astrophysicist Dr....


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