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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...

“People on the Pipeline” winning videos featured at Pipeline Art Jan. 9

Jan 2, 2015 / 12:00 am

Prize-winning films from the People on the Pipeline Contest will be featured at Pipeline Art, a free public event in Kelowna on Friday, Jan. 9 (7 p.m., Black Box Theatre at 1435 Water St.). Pipeline Art also features conversations with the filmmakers, displays of pipeline-related art including...

Business student and spouse hope they have recipe for success

Dec 23, 2014 / 9:24 am

Okanagan College Media Release Third-year Okanagan College Business Administration student Matthew Knegt and his wife Nicole are in the throes of a real-life adventure in business development that is focused – at least for now – on the online activities of one of the world’s best-known...


UBC prof. heads back to school to study workplace well-being

Dec 22, 2014 / 12:00 am

New funding helps research on organizational well-being in school settings Some teachers thrive, feeling engaged and energized through their work. But how do school settings influence this sense of flourishing in the work of teaching, leading, and learning? UBC Assist. Prof. Sabre Cherkowski has...

Engineering students a smash with men’s UBC Heat volleyball

Dec 19, 2014 / 12:00 am

Close-knit team has strong ties that keep them together on and off the court To some, volleyball is a just game. To others, it’s science in action. Whether it’s gravity, velocity, acceleration, or angles, the science behind the widely popular game is clear. Being able to apply that science is...

Kelowna Flightcraft lands with a donation to support trades training complex

Dec 18, 2014 / 10:52 am

Okanagan College Media Release One of the Okanagan’s best-known businesses has thrown its support behind the campaign to expand and renovate the trades training complex at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Barry Lapointe, CEO and Chairman of Kelowna Flightcraft, has made a $500,000...

UBC Okanagan faculties adopt mindfulness to improve learning

Dec 18, 2014 / 12:00 am

Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques become part of curriculum As the New Year approaches, many people take time to make resolutions. At UBC Okanagan, mindfulness has not only become a resolution, but a fast-growing movement to improve education—in and outside the classroom. Promoting...

Enactus Okanagan College receives three national grants in support of local entrepreneurship

Dec 17, 2014 / 11:32 am

Okanagan College Media Release Enactus Okanagan College is the only college in Canada and one of only five post-secondary institutions across Canada to receive three or more national partnership grants from Enactus Canada to support entrepreneurship in the Okanagan. The grants are evidence...

UBC campus transformed by Jack Shadbolt art sculptures

Dec 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

Two enormous, colourful butterflies now enhance University Centre Ballroom It may be winter, but two bright and colourful butterflies have made a recent and dramatic appearance at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Susan Belton, UBC’s Public Art Collection Curator, is celebrating the installation on the...

Westwood Electric donation powers up new electrical controls lab at Okanagan College

Dec 15, 2014 / 4:18 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College students in the Electrical Trades programs will soon plug into a cutting edge new learning space thanks to a generous donation of $100,000 from Westwood Electric. Westwood’s donation to the Okanagan College Foundation’s “Bright Horizons:...

UBC Okanagan exec promises icy plunge to support United Way

Dec 15, 2014 / 12:00 am

Michael Shakespeare, associate vice-president of finance and operations at UBC Okanagan, will jump into Lake Okanagan on January 19, 2015, if the campus reaches its $57,000 United Way campaign goal before campaign end on December 31, 2014. Since October 6 the campus has raised $34,000,...

Celebrating a decade of energy savings

Dec 10, 2014 / 12:00 am

FortisBC energy efficiency programs result in significant savings for UBC Okanagan When fans watch the Okanagan Heat sink baskets in the UBC gymnasium, they may not be aware that energy-efficient lighting in the building is also helping the university score on its electricity bill. It’s not the...

College students prepare for final round of ICBC after dominating preliminary challenge

Dec 8, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will send its largest-ever contingent of business students to Kingston in January to compete in the final round of the prestigious Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) after 10 students advanced from a competitive preliminary round....

Nursing professor receives award of excellence from provincial body

Dec 8, 2014 / 12:00 am

Kathy Rush honoured for work done in and outside the classroom Kathy Rush, an associate professor with UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing, was recently honoured with an Award of Excellence from the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. Rush, presented with an award for excellence in education, is...

GIS program helps students map out their career

Dec 5, 2014 / 1:33 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Chad Parrent and Teresa Robinson are among those students looking forward to the January start of Okanagan College’s Advanced GIS (Geographic Information Systems) certificate program in Kelowna. Robinson is adding to her resume as a geophysical technologist...

UBC Okanagan introduces new interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts

Dec 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

Program allows students to blend artistic practice with a secondary discipline Fine arts just got finer at UBC’s Okanagan campus. UBC is introducing a new master of Fine Arts degree with a specialization in Interdisciplinary Studies (MFA-IS). Registration is already underway for the new program,...
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