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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...

Christian family donation drives new student space at Okanagan College

Feb 10, 2015 / 1:34 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Students at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus will soon have a bright new gathering space thanks to a donation by a local family. In memory of Frank Christian, his wife Barbara Christian along with her children Randy, Lorinda, and Liana have pledged $75,000 to...

Veteran Cirque du Soleil clowns ‘Marooned’ in Kelowna

Feb 10, 2015 / 12:00 am

UBC artists in residence preparing to unveil surreal lineup of February shows A new stage show presented by UBC Okanagan and Theatre26 explores the madness and isolation, joy and elation experienced by professional clowns on the road. Marooned debuts Feb. 19, bringing a slice of surreal life from...

Wisdom Tettey to lead arts and sciences faculty at UBC Okanagan

Feb 10, 2015 / 12:00 am

An extensive international search led UBC to one of its own to serve as the next Dean of UBC Okanagan’s largest faculty. Prof. Wisdom Tettey, an internationally acclaimed scholar with extensive academic leadership experience, has been appointed Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and...

Ronaldo in UBCO classroom

Feb 8, 2015 / 1:00 pm

A fourth year sociology course is grabbing international attention. The course, taught by Dr. Luis Aguiar, is unique in its focus on football (soccer) star Christiano Ronaldo and the cultural phenomenon he represents. "What makes him [Ronaldo] special is that he has visibility beyond the...

UBC professor chairs national committee on historical preservation

Feb 6, 2015 / 12:00 am

Experts look at ways for libraries and museums to digitally preserve history A national committee chaired by UBC history professor Doug Owram is calling on Canadian memory institutions such as libraries, museums, archival storage organizations and galleries, to make a concentrated effort to keep...

Gold Medal Plates helps student chefs shine

Feb 5, 2015 / 4:30 pm

Last year’s Gold Medal Plates finale could have turned out differently had it not been for one savvy student assistant. Okanagan College apprentice chef Stephanie Huff was assisting Toronto Chef Lorenzo Loseto as he was creating his gold medal winning plate, which featured gently fried...

Kelowna College students received more than $169,000 in scholarships

Feb 5, 2015 / 1:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release In recognition of educational merit and community contributions, the Okanagan College Foundation has awarded 136 Okanagan College Kelowna campus students with a total of 173 scholarships and bursaries valued at $169,697 during the 2013-2014 academic year....

Vernon College students received more than $41,000 in scholarships

Feb 5, 2015 / 1:55 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Hard work, determination, and commitment for 38 Vernon students translated into a boost to their education fund. The Okanagan College Foundation distributed 54 awards totaling $41,036 to students studying at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus during the 2013-2014...

UBC students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo

Feb 5, 2015 / 12:00 am

How does this globally known footballer affect society, and why should we care? With more than 100 million Facebook fans, a museum dedicated to just him, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there is no doubt that Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is...

College student chefs at the heart of event to support local charity on Valentine’s Day

Feb 4, 2015 / 4:33 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College pastry arts students will create 800 high-end desserts for a Valentine’s Day event in support of the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society. Winter Indulgence, which runs from 7-10 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus, will...

Nominations open for OCAA annual Alumni Awards

Feb 3, 2015 / 2:17 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni of Okanagan College and Okanagan University College for their...

Whitecaps president Lenarduzzi keynote speaker at annual breakfast

Feb 3, 2015 / 12:00 am

Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast set for April 10 A British Columbia-born soccer legend will be the special guest speaker at this year’s Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast. Vancouver Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi will be in Kelowna and the...

College student grateful to Rick and Yasmin Thorpe for scholarship

Feb 2, 2015 / 2:20 pm

Okanagan College Media Release For Penticton resident Sloane More, the pursuit of post-secondary education was a way of opening doors and creating opportunities for her future. That is until she faced the challenge of funding. Thankfully, her ambition for higher education was made possible this...

Pushor Mitchell supports trades expansion at Okanagan College

Feb 2, 2015 / 10:17 am

Okanagan College Media Release A local law firm is recognizing the importance of trades to the entire community and is putting its support behind a $33-million project to renovate and expand the trades training complex at the Kelowna Campus. Pushor Mitchell LLP has pledged $30,000 to the...


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