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Campus Life - Okanagan

A lifetime of tools donated to Okanagan College

Mar 11, 2015 / 8:55 am

Okanagan College Media Release A local tradesperson’s generous donation of thousands of dollars of highly sought-after precision measurement tools will give Okanagan College students some heavy-duty hands-on learning opportunities. Bill Schoof, a retired journeyman, has donated his...

Dads in Gear program kicks off in Kelowna, Abbotsford and Nanaimo

Mar 10, 2015 / 12:00 am

UBC project enables dads to reduce and quit smoking Becoming a father is a significant transition period in a man’s life. And for many men, it is the ideal time to quit smoking. Prof. Joan Bottorff of UBC’s School of Nursing and her team have received an Innovation Grant from the Canadian...

Collaborating friends earn top-three spots in heavyweight Spaghetti Bridge contest

Mar 6, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Okaangan College Media Release It came down to a battle between three friends from Lumby at Okanagan College’s 32nd annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest held at the Kelowna campus today. Grade 7 student Adrian Schartner from Lumby placed first with his bridge weighing 982.6 grams and supporting...

Engineering professor is UBC Okanagan Researcher of the Year

Mar 6, 2015 / 12:00 am

Trio of student researchers also recognized at Celebrate Research Week Awards and Reception An engineering professor with a penchant for designing lighter and stronger aerospace materials has been named UBC Okanagan’s Researcher of the Year. Associate Professor Abbas Milani of the School of...

BC Wine Information Society Award helps viticulture student grow her education

Mar 5, 2015 / 10:33 am

Okanagan College Media Release The pursuit of a career in the wine industry just got a little sweeter for an Okanagan College student thanks to a bursary from the BC Wine Information Society, in recognition of her early achievements in the field. Kathleen McCaffrey, who is currently...

UBC welcomes Writer-in-Residence Marie Clements

Mar 5, 2015 / 12:00 am

Okanagan writers have opportunity for one-on-one critiques Playwright, screenwriter, performer, director, and producer Marie Clements is UBC Okanagan’s eighth annual writer-in-residence for 2015.  Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies,...

Last call for high schools to register for 25th annual math competition

Mar 4, 2015 / 11:13 am

Okanagan College Media Release Leave your calculators at home: a sharp pencil, an eraser, and your thinking cap is all Grade 8 to 12 students need to participate in the annual British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest (BCSSMC) for the Okanagan Region. Many local high schools have...

New Wilden Creativity Award will recognize an emerging UBC artist

Mar 4, 2015 / 12:00 am

Funding rewards UBC Okanagan’s talented visual artists for courage and insight Expressing one’s creativity may be its own reward, but one fortunate visual arts student at UBC Okanagan will now receive added encouragement thanks to the support of the Blenk family, the local developers of...

Rotary Club of Kelowna supports Okanagan College efforts to elevate trades training in the region

Mar 3, 2015 / 10:58 am

Okanagan College Media Release Tradespeople do more than just build houses, they help build communities. This is one of the key messages that a local Rotary club hopes the community will take away from its decision to support the new trades training complex at Okanagan College. The Rotary...

Explore College education options at upcoming information session in Penticton

Mar 3, 2015 / 9:59 am

Okanagan College Media Release Making a choice of career and credential can be daunting for many people looking at their post-secondary path. Quality, cost, and location are all factors that enter the picture. Okanagan College instructors and staff will be on hand to shine a light on all...

Significant impact on water resources by land use change: UBC study

Mar 3, 2015 / 12:00 am

Climate change ruled out as most dominant factor for watersheds A UBC-Chinese Academy of Sciences joint study shows that land cover plays as significant a role as climate change on the hydrology of watersheds. Scientists Adam Wei and David F. Scott of UBC Okanagan’s Earth and Environmental...

Let’s raise a glass (of water) to our water engineering technologists

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:15 am

Okanagan College Media Release Turning on the tap this morning to brush your teeth, you probably didn’t think twice about the process of how that clean, fresh water made its way into the comfort of your home. Who are those that we trust so immensely with the job of ensuring our water is...

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...


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