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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...

Styffe and Manning head College’s Board of Governors

Feb 2, 2015 / 10:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release Tom Styffe has been re-elected as Chair of Okanagan College’s Board of Governors. In an election held at the year’s first Board meeting last week Styffe, who has served for two years in the role, was chosen again as Chair. Doug Manning, who has served on the...

Valley-wide College 8th Annual Business Expo & Employment Fair brings career opportunities

Jan 30, 2015 / 2:50 pm

Okanagan College Media Release More than 55 businesses from the Okanagan and beyond will be participating in the eighth annual Business Expo and Employment Fair at Okanagan College on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Kelowna campus. The good news for the students and others who choose to attend is...

The Phoenix back on campus

Jan 29, 2015 / 2:08 pm

Several months of less than ideal conditions later, the student-run UBC Okanagan newspaper is back on campus. After 25 years on campus, money issues forced The Phoenix into the editor's Rutland living room last August. Months of deficits left the paper in the red, but it returned to...

MacQuarrie Institute Lecture Series

Jan 28, 2015 / 11:34 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will host the second lecture in its MacQuarrie Institute series when systems ecologist Barry Wilson presents, System Ecology: Holistic Planning for Today and Tomorrow at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Wilson will be...

New classes of welders help address South Okanagan demand

Jan 27, 2015 / 1:13 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Two new classes of welding students being taught by Okanagan College should help address employer and student demand for the trade, according to South Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Dean Donna Lomas. “We’ve heard from employers – both those who have...


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