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New Year, new research offers hope for curbing old habits

Jan 27, 2015 / 12:00 am

UBC prof. provides five tactics for sticking with a healthy exercise routine How are those resolutions working out for you? Research shows that by a few weeks into January, most people who made resolutions at the New Year have already given up. If your resolution to hit the gym more frequently...

Local ingredients and students play lead roles in Infusions’ Wine and Dine menu

Jan 26, 2015 / 12:14 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The commitment to support B.C.’s farmers, food industry and wineries shines through in this year’s Wine and Dine menu at Okanagan College’s Infusions Restaurant on the Kelowna Campus. Sustainably-sourced crab from the Coast is featured in the crispy crab...

College half marathon set for March 29, registration now open

Jan 26, 2015 / 10:18 am

Okanagan College Media Release Registration is now open for the 2015 Okanagan College Half Marathon, 10 K and Relay Race, with this year’s running events taking place on Sunday, March 29 in Kelowna. The race has grown steadily over the past decade and has adapted to offer a variety of...

Award-winning Jay Ingram speaks about the science of Alzheimer’s

Jan 26, 2015 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series tackles mystery of the tragic illness Jay Ingram describes Alzheimer’s as a wicked disease that society has ignored for too long. While much research has been done on memory loss, the cruelty of Alzheimer’s is the tragic effect it has on the life of...

UBC’s Recreation team lands professional western conference

Jan 23, 2015 / 12:00 am

Western Canadian Campus Recreation Conference comes to the Okanagan The Recreation staff at UBC’s Okanagan campus will show off brand-new facilities, the campus, and Kelowna’s highlights as host of the Western Canadian Campus Recreation Conference next week. Recreation Fitness Coordinator...

Okanagan College accounting students win international case competition

Jan 22, 2015 / 11:43 am

Okanagan College Media Release Two Okanagan College Bachelor of Business Administration accounting students can boast of being the best in the country after claiming top spot at a prestigious international business competition. Jessica Lenz and Daniel Yarmak, respectively third- and...

Salt family donation a heavy-duty boost for Okanagan College trades complex campaign

Jan 21, 2015 / 3:03 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A respected auto industry pioneer and family man from the Vernon area has made a heavy duty gift to the campaign to renovate and expand the Trades Training Complex at Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus. Art Salt, owner for almost 40 years of Coldstream Auto...

Online gaming research leads Okanagan College team to Best Paper Award at international conference

Jan 21, 2015 / 1:05 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A research paper born of collaboration between students, professors, and industry has resulted in international accolades for Okanagan College. Exploring improvements into both speed and connectivity in the online gaming world, the paper titled Minecraft...

UBC Okanagan launches revised Master of Science in Nursing program

Jan 21, 2015 / 12:00 am

School of Nursing introduces new blended learning format to graduate students The very day UBC Okanagan’s newly revised Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was officially approved, Erin McFee was registered. McFee, an experienced registered nurse in pediatrics and adolescent health, has...

Okanagan College professor remembered through creation of annual award

Jan 20, 2015 / 12:14 pm

Okanagan College Media Release On Oct. 31, 2014, the Okanagan College family lost a beloved and highly respected member when Professor Tom Santosham’s car slid off the road and into a lake near his home in Penticton. Dr. Santosham died in the accident. Shortly after this tragic loss, the...

UBC students wear denim and take a stand against sexual assault

Jan 20, 2015 / 12:00 am

Denim Days comes to campus with Sexual Assault Awareness Month It’s a simple statement of solidarity and support. Students, faculty, and staff at UBC Okanagan are being encouraged to wear denim to campus on Wednesday, January 21 to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM is organized...

UBC engineers develop biochem point-of-care lab for smartphones

Jan 20, 2015 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan takes lab on a chip technology to a new inexpensive level Your smartphone could soon become a handheld chemistry and biochemistry laboratory capable of detecting evidence of chronic health conditions, infectious diseases, chemical weapons and biohazards. Engineers at the University...

Downtown Education Project opens doors for Aboriginal learners

Jan 19, 2015 / 12:00 am

UBC and Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society pilot project UBC Okanagan and the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society are piloting a project that will open the door for Aboriginal youths and adults who are interested in pursuing post-secondary studies. The Downtown Education Project will offer an introductory UBC...

College graduates look to bring globally conscious business perspective to the Okanagan

Jan 16, 2015 / 10:16 am

Okangan College Media Release In an increasingly connected and global world, companies are seeking candidates who understand that business today goes beyond borders. This resonates well with Okanagan College student Danielle Hofer, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration...

UBC seeks public input on Okanagan Campus Master Plan

Jan 13, 2015 / 12:00 am

UBC is updating the long-term development plan that will guide the next phase of life for the university’s 516-acre (209-hectare) Okanagan campus in Kelowna. Over the past decade, a $400-million construction program added more than one million square feet of new student housing, academic...

Hundreds of concrete tobogganers set to slide into Kelowna

Jan 13, 2015 / 12:00 am

Prestigious competition brings some 400 engineering students to UBC, Big White UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering hosts the 2015 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) from January 21 to 25 in Kelowna—an event touted by organizers as “the world’s most epic student engineering...

Local non-profit organizations needed for survey: finding solutions to ‘conscious business’ challenges

Jan 9, 2015 / 11:02 am

Okanagan College Media Release Throughout January the Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence within Okanagan College’s School of Business is seeking participants from Central Okanagan non-profit organizations for a student-led research survey to identify gaps within the sector that are...

First-year UBC Nursing students seek patient volunteers

Jan 7, 2015 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing is looking for volunteers who could spend three hours with first-year Nursing students next week. First-year nursing students go into clinical practice for the first time in January and are excited about starting their hands-on nursing careers. To help them...

College to offer natural gas industry training program

Jan 6, 2015 / 1:34 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A four-week natural gas sector training program with tuition and support available to eligible participants starts Feb. 2, 2015 at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus. The Workers in Natural Gas (WiNG) program will provide the specific skills and...

Okanagan Dodge gift revs anticipation for Trades Training Complex

Jan 5, 2015 / 1:52 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A local auto dealer sees bright futures for students in Okanagan College’s trades programs, prompting the company to invest in the $33-million Trades Training Complex at the College’s Kelowna Campus to help make those futures a reality. Okanagan Chrysler...


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