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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...

Okanagan College hosts renowned Bank of Canada economist

Nov 12, 2013 / 8:41 am

Okanagan College Media Release One of Canada’s top banking officials, Dr. Farid Novin, the Bank of Canada’s Senior Representative for British Columbia and the Yukon, is coming to Okanagan College to discuss how current events are impacting the Canadian economy and what that means for British...

Stephen Collis presents literary reading on November 18

Nov 7, 2013 / 12:00 am

West Coast poet, author makes Okanagan appearance as Visiting Author “Collis is slightly off-step/beat, just out of range of any comfortable assumption, and a good shuffle away from clear understanding.” – Prairie Fire Review of Books, on Stephen Collis’s novel, The Red Album “This is a...

Okanagan College Foundation hands out thousands of dollars to Vernon students

Nov 6, 2013 / 9:15 am

Okanagan College Media Release Dozens of Okanagan College students attending the Vernon campus will have smiles on their faces and more money in their pockets this week when awards totaling $41,000 are handed out from the Okanagan College Foundation. Thirty-five students will be receiving 58...

UBC team part of federal concussion research initiative

Nov 6, 2013 / 12:00 am

Grant funds new scientific study about concussions to children and youth Paul van Donkelaar’s research into the effect concussions have on young athlete brains received a financial boost from the federal government this week. Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose has announced Canadian Institutes...

$1.2-million gift helps UBC educators promote mindfulness

Nov 5, 2013 / 12:00 am

Donation helps Faculty of Education at Okanagan campus launch new program  A Colorado educator and philanthropist has donated intellectual property valued at $1.2-million to the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan campus. SMARTinEducation (SMART) is a program in mindfulness – the...

Okanagan College helps fill Penticton’s coming need for construction workers

Oct 31, 2013 / 11:49 am

Okanagan College Media Release Last week’s announcement of a major resort-style housing development in Skaha Hills is welcome news for the regional economy and highlights the need for more construction professionals. Greyback Developments Ltd. and the Penticton Indian Band Development...

Skilled trades opportunities a focus for 32nd annual Career Fair

Oct 30, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Okanagan College Media Release If all the focus on a skills gap has you wondering how you can take advantage of the changing labour climate, joining Okanagan College at its 32nd annual Career Fair could be just the right move to find answers about training requirements, educational paths, job...

Okanagan College wins double gold at provincial business competition

Oct 30, 2013 / 9:06 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s national reputation for business excellence continues to grow as eight students from the Okanagan College School of Business won two gold medals at the Link BC 2013 Student Case Competition, the premier tourism case competition in the province....

Breast cancer link to smoking sparks new awareness campaign

Oct 30, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC researchers collaborate on project aimed at youth and young adults UBC nursing researchers are taking a fresh approach to educate people about new evidence suggesting links between breast cancer and smoking. School of Nursing Professor Joan Bottorff has launched a program called START –...

UBC students head to Oxford for International Model United Nations

Oct 30, 2013 / 12:00 am

First time UBC invited to the international event, where students represent Estonia For the first time ever, two students from UBC’s Okanagan campus will participate in the International Model United Nations conference. Sonya Mollema and Sutheeksan Sunthoram, both third-year Philosophy, Politics,...

Go Global encourages UBC students to learn out of the classroom

Oct 30, 2013 / 12:00 am

Students earn academic credit while participating in summer study tours Travelling to foreign lands, especially to places where cultures and climates are different from those of the Okanagan, is seen by many as a great learning experience. For students at UBC’s Okanagan campus, the Go Global...

Okanagan College Professor Starts Social Venture in Uganda

Oct 29, 2013 / 4:12 pm

Okanagan College Media Release It was a heart attack that made Okanagan College School of Business professor David Northcott really take stock of his life. “Having open heart surgery 18 months ago has really motivated me to think about where to focus my time and energy,” says the...

Controversial art is focus of exhibit, lecture, and panel discussion

Oct 28, 2013 / 12:00 am

Interpreting themes by contemporary artists inspires dialogue Art and Controversy is both title and theme for a day of exhibits, dialogue and a panel discussion at UBC’s Okanagan campus on Monday, November 4. Everyone is invited to participate in the events, which are free and open to the...

Ready, set, write! Registration opens for the Okanagan College Three-hour Short Story Contest

Oct 25, 2013 / 11:41 am

Okanagan College Media Release At noon on Saturday, Nov. 16, scores of budding authors will gather on all four Okanagan College campuses to test their writing talents in the fourth annual Three-Hour Short Story Contest. Open to students in Grades 11 and 12, and to all current Okanagan College...

Explore our unending fascination with vampires and the novel that started it all—Bram Stoker’s Dracula—at a free Okanagan College lecture

Oct 25, 2013 / 8:32 am

Okanagan College Media Release Little did author Bram Stoker know he was creating a cultural icon when he published Dracula in 1897. This blood-curdling tale has been the inspiration for everything from movies to breakfast cereal and has spurned a seemingly limitless fascination with the undead....

UBC assists student projects connecting campus to the community

Oct 25, 2013 / 12:00 am

Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund provides up to $3,500 for unique ideas As a fourth-year Earth and Environmental Sciences student, Jenna Gall has plenty of great, far-reaching ideas that spread well beyond the classroom. While taking the Geography of Food Systems course in the Irving K. Barber...

Study focuses on holding breath for up to 10 minutes

Oct 23, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC research investigates how free divers trick their oxygen-deprived brains Free-diving, or breath-hold diving, is a sport with historical ties to spear fishers and pearl divers. Most countries, including Canada, have national teams that compete to see who can dive the deepest and hold their...


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