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Campus Life

Collaborative program opens doors for Indigenous trades students

Dec 20, 2017 / 11:19 am

Okanagan College Media Release Cameron Jack was just 17 when he first stepped into the carpentry shop at Okanagan College. Two years and two levels of...

Plot twists, new high-school category for annual fiction competition

Dec 20, 2017 / 12:00 am

Submission deadline fast approaching for UBC Okanagan's Short Story Contest To celebrate the 20th year of its public debut in the Okanagan, UBC’s creative...

UBC prof points to a potential aid in combating the opioid crisis

Dec 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh. Kratom may be valuable tool in addressing epidemic As the opioid crisis in Canada reaches alarming new heights, claiming the lives of...

People with Type 2 diabetes need more support, say researchers

Dec 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

Heather Gainsforth is an assistant professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences International review determines ‘teaching how to eat...

BC’s Interior universities join forces to take research to a new level

Dec 15, 2017 / 12:00 am

Students at British Columbia’s three Interior universities will benefit from enhanced research opportunities and increased mobility, thanks to a newly signed...

UBC professor tests software to help cancer patients have the 'tough conversations'

Dec 12, 2017 / 12:00 am

Program may help those reluctant to engage in advance care planning A UBC study investigating how cancer patients might use an advance care planning software...

Vernon Trades campaign kicks off with big boost

Dec 11, 2017 / 12:52 pm

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Credit Union invests in next generation

Dec 7, 2017 / 3:24 pm

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}span.s1 {font-kerning: none} A local financial institution has stepped forward with an inspiring gift...

Forests are the key to fresh water

Dec 7, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC research shows both forest vegetation and climate change have an impact on water supply Freshwater resources are critical to both human civilization and...

Kelowna Secondary School student wins tuition at Okanagan College

Dec 6, 2017 / 11:28 am

Okanagan College Media Release A Grade 12 student attended Okanagan College’s 36th annual Career Fair to learn more about post-secondary education and got...

New year brings new part-time viticulture courses to OC

Nov 29, 2017 / 10:51 am

Okanagan College Media Release While wine lovers will have to wait months – if not years – to sip and savour 2018 Okanagan vintages, 2018 is poised to be a...

UBC Okanagan researchers discover neurotoxin in Lake Winnipeg

Nov 29, 2017 / 12:00 am

Stephanie Bishop, a graduate student in chemistry at UBC Okanagan, holds a sample from Lake Winnipeg. Toxin found in Cyanobacteria during periods of bloom A new...

Penticton couple helps feed the minds of young learners

Nov 27, 2017 / 10:17 am

Okanagan College Media Release A pair of former educators are supporting the next generation of students as they take their first steps into a formal learning...

UBC announces $100-million fundraising campaign to help students

Nov 27, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students in its 12-year history. The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students aims to raise $100...

Jazz Aviation helps Okanagan College students’ careers take flight

Nov 24, 2017 / 9:46 am

Okanagan College Media Release Two Okanagan College students are getting a remarkable opportunity to jump start their careers as commercial pilots with major...

UBC study finds family-friendly overpasses are needed to help grizzly bears

Nov 24, 2017 / 12:00 am

A screenshot from Banff’s Temple overpass shows a female grizzly escorting her cubs across the Trans-Canada Highway. Design of wildlife road crossings is...

Sheet metal career paths on display at open house

Nov 22, 2017 / 3:22 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The need for skilled Sheet Metal Workers locally and across B.C. has prompted Okanagan College to open the doors to one of its...

Send the kids outside but let them take their devices with them

Nov 22, 2017 / 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Agents of Discovery UBC research determines technology and outdoor play can go hand-in-hand It may seem counter-intuitive to many parents, but...

Memorial Award helps fuel Okanagan College student’s education

Nov 20, 2017 / 3:26 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Losing her husband and son to a tragic plane crash two years ago led Michaela Chapman to contemplate how she could honour their...

Furry friends help kids build confidence in UBC Okanagan’s pilot program

Nov 20, 2017 / 12:00 am

BARK program welcomes Okanagan Boys and Girls Club to campus Furry, four-legged teacher aids have moved into the classroom to help a group of kids develop...

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