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Nordic scholars visit UBC to share urban sustainability ideas

Feb 7, 2014 / 12:00 am

Nordic countries globally recognized as leaders in sustainable urban practices Google the world’s 10 most livable countries and most often four Northern European places appear in the top 10: Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Iceland. While Canada is in good company, generally placing in the...

Upscale dessert gala showcases the talents of the College’s Pastry Arts students

Feb 6, 2014 / 9:19 am

Okanagan College Media Release Fashioned after world-class events in foodie meccas like New York and Chicago, Okanagan College presents its first-ever dessert extravaganza called Winter Indulgence on Feb. 14. On Valentine’s Day, Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus cafeteria will be...

UVic neurobiologist explains the science of superheroes

Feb 5, 2014 / 9:59 am

Okanagan College Media Release Having the power, agility and speed of the world’s greatest superheroes may seem like it can only happen in comic books, but according to neurobiologist E. Paul Zehr, it is possible. “Neither Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark is endowed with any special gifts,”...

UBC Life-cycle Management Lab looks at total impact of buildings

Feb 5, 2014 / 12:00 am

Terms like sustainability, environmentally friendly, green, and recyclable have been around for decades. But when it comes to construction, are those labels applicable? Is there such a thing as an environmentally friendly highway project, or even a recyclable building? Engineers at UBC’s Okanagan...

Last call for entries in 16th annual Okanagan Short Story contest

Feb 5, 2014 / 12:00 am

Top prize includes one-week residency at Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre Sharpen your quill – the February 21 deadline is fast approaching for entries in the 16th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest. On offer are cash prizes -- $500 for the winning entry, $200 for second prize, and $100 for third...

Innovative online sustainability course breaks barriers to learning

Feb 4, 2014 / 2:29 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Two Okanagan College professors have developed a groundbreaking new course in applied sustainability and protecting the local environment. Business professor Arnica Rowan and political science professor Rosalind Warner, along with Okanagan College education...

Online netCommunity to connect over 50,000 Okanagan College alumni

Feb 4, 2014 / 12:05 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Students move on to busy lives and careers after College graduation but the memories of the friendships they formed and the experiences they shared during their school years never leave them. At Okanagan College, the newly-launched alumni netCommunity offers...

Styffe and Denesiuk return to Board leadership roles at Okanagan College

Feb 3, 2014 / 9:31 am

Okanagan College Media Release The Chair and Vice Chair of Okanagan College’s Board of Governors will serve in those roles for another year. At a Board of Governors’ meeting this week, Tom Styffe was re-elected as Board Chair and Connie Denesiuk was re-elected as Vice Chair. “The...

UBC partners with Saudi Arabia to solve water quality woes

Jan 31, 2014 / 12:00 am

Partnership will allow exchange of students between the two countries While Saudi Arabia may be rich in oil, it lacks a resource most Canadians take for granted -- a plentiful supply of clean and safe drinking water. Engineering researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are continually looking at...

Aboriginal education advocate to lead College as Director of Student Services

Jan 30, 2014 / 3:16 pm

Okanagan College Media Release An Okanagan College employee and member of the Westbank First Nation who has spent the past decade focused on supporting students and providing leadership in Aboriginal education has been selected as the College’s new Director of Student Services. James Coble...

Celebrating 50 years of training nurses in the Okanagan Valley

Jan 29, 2014 / 10:53 am

Okanagan College Media Release Since 1963, Okanagan College has been training practical nurses in the Okanagan Valley. Working in a variety of settings from hospitals to community clinics, these nurses are the bedrock of the healthcare community. According to one of Okanagan College’s first...

UBC nursing students develop handbook for African hospitals

Jan 29, 2014 / 12:00 am

Students share knowledge with fellow nurses in Zambia and Ghana A pair of UBC Okanagan School of Nursing students are taking what they have learned to help educate nurses in Africa. Inspired by the saying “give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for...

Okanagan College presents: G’morning Poetry: A Late-Night Humour Talkshow Live

Jan 27, 2014 / 10:41 am

Okanagan College Media Release On Friday, Feb. 7 from 8 to 9:30 p.m., at the Streaming Cafe, Okanagan College will present G’morning Poetry: A Late-Night Humour Talkshow Live! What is a G’morning Poetry? Well, it is a free-for-all-ages half-scripted, half-improv Johnny Carson-style...

Career opportunities the focus of College’s Business Expo and Employment Fair

Jan 24, 2014 / 8:58 am

Okanagan College Media Release Students and community members will have the opportunity to speak and network with 60 regional and national employers at the seventh annual Okanagan College Business Expo and Employment Fair in Kelowna on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Free and open to the public, the...

UBC engineers honoured for their 'green' way of thinking

Jan 24, 2014 / 12:00 am

Researchers presented with the Judit Moldovan memorial award Two researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are being recognized for their efforts to reduce the flow of materials destined for landfills. Associate Professor Kasun Hewage and Assistant Professor Shahria Alam of the School of Engineering...

Gerry Shikatani is UBC’s 2014 Writer-in-Residence

Jan 23, 2014 / 12:00 am

Acclaimed poet and food critic offers free critiques to local writers Award-winning Canadian poet and food writer Gerry Shikatani is the seventh annual Writer-in-Residence at UBC's Okanagan campus. Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies,...

Okanagan College joins post-secondary partners in research project to bridge essential skills gap

Jan 22, 2014 / 3:51 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is joining eight B.C. post-secondary institutions in a project intended to bolster student success. The Skills Bridge research project is an initiative aiming to measure the impact of additional essential skills training on student...

College seeks opportunities to help community on Golden Day of Service

Jan 22, 2014 / 10:06 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is inviting community organizations and not-for-profits in the region to partner in a Golden Day of Service on Friday, Feb. 14. The College is holding the Day of Service in recognition of its 50th anniversary and as a tribute to the tremendous...

Raising the roof on skills training in Salmon Arm

Jan 22, 2014 / 8:43 am

Okanagan College media Release Eleven students in Okanagan College’s Residential Construction program are job ready thanks to the training they received on the program’s recently completed project house in Salmon Arm. Three community partners, Okanagan College, Shuswap Rotary, and the...

New provost a respected leader at UBC’s Okanagan campus

Jan 22, 2014 / 12:00 am

Cynthia Mathieson brings extensive academic leadership experience to provost role A psychology professor with a distinguished academic record who has been with UBC’s Okanagan campus from the beginning, and has served as Dean of its largest faculty since 2010, will now serve as provost and...


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