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Campus Life - Okanagan

Competing students rock their robots at 8th annual RoboCup Junior

Nov 29, 2013 / 4:11 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Reigning champions Nelson and Hudson Schier successfully defended their title in the dance competition at the 8th annual Western Canada RoboCup Junior today at Okanagan College. In addition, they also won an award for Best Innovative Design. The Vernon brothers...

College provides critical support to parents of individuals with autism

Nov 29, 2013 / 10:36 am

Okanagan College Media Release An Autism Spectrum diagnosis can be paralyzing for parents, but the Autism Spectrum Certificate at Okanagan College can help them fill the knowledge gap and move forward. “After her diagnosis, I was overwhelmed with what to do first. I knew what she needed,...

College sees significant growth in trades, while overall fall enrolment remains steady

Nov 28, 2013 / 9:09 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is reporting a 21 per cent increase in enrolment in trades and apprenticeship programs this fall. Overall the number of students taking classes at the College remains steady. Numbers drawn from the fall enrolment report show 5,853 students...

Social news site explodes with praise for first-year UBC student

Nov 27, 2013 / 12:00 am

“Every person who is studying computer science is now writing down your username for future reference” – Reddit user Eric Huang woke up one morning and was amazed to find more than 100 messages on his cell phone. The 18-year-old UBC Okanagan campus student turned into an overnight sensation...

TELUS dials in to Western Canada’s RoboCup Junior event with big donation to Okanagan College Foundation

Nov 26, 2013 / 9:19 am

Okanagan College Media Release About 200 elementary and secondary students across the Okanagan will be putting their robots through the paces this year in more RoboCup challenges than ever, thanks to a generous donation from TELUS. TELUS has donated $8,000 to the Okanagan College Foundation,...

First Nation Elders share language skills with UBC students

Nov 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

American Sign Language makes learning an interactive event In a fun learning exchange, elders from the Splatsin First Nation taught words from their language to UBC students, while the students shared a fun interactive learning game with the elders. The Splatsin elders recently came to UBC’s...

Celebration of Coyote Reads after-school literacy program partnership at Okanagan College

Nov 25, 2013 / 11:39 am

Okanagan College Media Release On Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Okanagan College Salmon Arm campus will celebrate the Coyote Reads after-school literacy program for Aboriginal elementary and middle-school students with a treasure hunt, presentations, and bannock and tea. Generously funded by the...
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8th annual Okanagan College Pay it Forward drive now accepting donations

Nov 22, 2013 / 8:55 am

Okanagan College Media Release A warm coat, winter boots and a toothbrush are everyday items for most people, completely unremarkable in every way. But for many in the Okanagan, they are things that poverty, homelessness and other life circumstances render out of the ordinary. Nine years...

Nursing researchers seeks family caregivers for end-of-life study

Nov 22, 2013 / 12:00 am

A School of Nursing research team is seeking to recruit families involved in caring for family members dying of cancer. The study aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the experiences of bereaved family members caring for terminally-ill relatives with advanced cancer who lived in the home...

Jobs a focus of new Okanagan College and Kal Tire partnership

Nov 21, 2013 / 9:23 am

Okanagan College Media Release Imagine enrolling in a training program and becoming an Automotive Service Technician with Canada’s largest independent tire dealer. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But a new partnership between Okanagan College and Kal Tire promises qualified graduates...

UBC’s School of Engineering remembers Montreal Massacre

Nov 21, 2013 / 12:00 am

Iconic red ‘E’ to be painted white to mark the National Day of Remembrance It was 24 years ago when an armed man entered l’Ecole Polytechnique in Montréal, separated the female engineering students from the men, and opened fire. On that solemn December day, Marc Lépine murdered 14...

Open audition call for Okanagan College Red Dot Players annual production

Nov 20, 2013 / 3:38 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The Okanagan College Red Dot Players invite members of the community to an open audition for their 2014 production of Nikolai Gogol’s hilarious satire, The Government Inspector. The play requires the thespian talents of 13 male and female actors between the ages...

Okanagan College Foundation hands out thousands of dollars to Kelowna students

Nov 20, 2013 / 8:35 am

Okanagan College Media Release More than 100 Okanagan College students attending the Kelowna campus will have smiles on their faces and more money in their pockets this week when awards totaling $162,766 are handed out from the Okanagan College Foundation. One hundred and thirty-four students...

Science of plant intelligence draws serious scrutiny

Nov 19, 2013 / 12:00 am

Study of botanic sentience gains notice from top science writers Once considered an obscure corner of botanic science defended by a small clutch of world experts, the study of plant intelligence is reaping some serious attention. UBC Prof. Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products...

UBC nursing students take on role as victims in mock disaster

Nov 18, 2013 / 12:00 am

'Code orange' emergency exercise teaches quick life-and-death decision skills For Bobbi Bennett and eight of her fellow fourth-year UBC Okanagan School of Nursing students, the shoe was definitely on the other foot. Instead of caring for patients, they were the patients – volunteers in a...

Community engagement focus of UBC and Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts

Nov 15, 2013 / 12:00 am

Central Okanagan residents can expect to spend more time at the Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA), now that UBC has signed on as a partner providing expanded community programming. This new arrangement will see more public speakers, stage performances, exhibits, and community dialogues organized by...

Okanagan College students collect 5,000lbs of non-perishables for food banks

Nov 14, 2013 / 1:47 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Enactus Okanagan College students weren’t scared to face hunger head on this Halloween. The students collected more than 5,000lbs of non-perishables for local food banks by hosting collection events on Oct. 31 at Save-on-Foods in Vernon, Kelowna and...

Okanagan College Foundation hands out thousands of dollars to Penticton students

Nov 13, 2013 / 9:28 am

Okanagan College Media Release Dozens of Okanagan College students attending the Penticton campus will have smiles on their faces and more money in their pockets this week when awards totaling $41,750 are handed out from the Okanagan College Foundation. Thirty-three students will be receiving...

Okanagan College professor Sean Johnston releases fourth book

Nov 13, 2013 / 8:48 am

Okanagan College Media Release Sixty-four years after his first appearance vaulted him into the mainstream of popular culture, a central character from Shane is back, brought to life by Okanagan College English professor Sean Johnston. But Johnston’s fourth book, Listen All You Bullets,...

It takes crowning a nurse to bring new hope to remote Ghana

Nov 13, 2013 / 12:00 am

Regal title brings promise from UBC’s School of Nursing to build a health clinic UBC Associate Professor of Nursing Muriel Kranabetter (right) sits beside Chief Yussef Derri at ceremony where she was crowned King of the village of Chanshegu, Ghana. It is good to be king. Just ask Muriel...
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