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Campus Life - Okanagan

Prepare for a global business career right at home

Feb 28, 2014 / 1:42 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Fourth year Okanagan College student Monika Jassi pursued her degree at the Vernon campus for the obvious advantages, including living at home and saving money, but she quickly found she reaped the rewards of the College’s academic experience. “We do tons of...

Get the inside story on what goes on in UBC’s labs and classrooms at Celebrate Research 2014

Feb 28, 2014 / 12:00 am

If UBC’s walls could talk, what would they say? The doors are open, researchers are ready to discuss their work, and the campus is alive with plenty of free public presentations, events and activities during Celebrate Research week, March 3 to 7. From classrooms to the field, from research labs...

Nano-materials scientist explores solutions to global energy crisis

Feb 27, 2014 / 4:09 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Will nanotechnology be the solution to our energy woes? Dr. Federico Rosei, Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials, believes that engineering molecules can be used to solve the world’s energy problems. “As the age of cheap...

Employees at UBC’s Okanagan campus hear results of study into their healthy behaviours

Feb 27, 2014 / 12:00 am

This February UBC's Be Well at Work project held a Study Celebration Wrap-up event at the Okanagan campus. Dr. Carolyn Gotay, a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, was Principal Investigator...

University students open door for talks about mental health

Feb 27, 2014 / 12:00 am

Four UBC students head to national Unleash the Noise summit A group of students from UBC Okanagan is heading to Toronto to find methods for openly speaking about a topic that is often ignored or swept under the rug. Unleash the Noise is a Student Mental Health Innovation Summit that is entirely...

Student nurses, physicians solve emergency cases together

Feb 27, 2014 / 12:00 am

Simulation lab provides health-care collaboration in a safe setting UBC Okanagan nursing and med students are training side by side for the first time. Medical students start work in the clinical setting in their third year, and this is the first, third-year class from UBC’s Southern Medical...

Aboriginal women the focus as community members gather at Okanagan College

Feb 21, 2014 / 4:01 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Post-secondary institutions have a role to play when it comes to reminding the general public about murdered and missing Aboriginal women, according to Aboriginal leaders, educators and supporters who spoke at an awareness event held Friday, Feb. 14 at Okanagan...

New partnership will support cleantech industry

Feb 19, 2014 / 2:42 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College and Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre are looking to make the most of each other’s expertise, facilities, connections and interest in cleantech to help grow the industry and integrate post-secondary institutions in the development of the...

Forget Mexico, many students use reading week to give back

Feb 19, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan students participate in Days of Caring during annual break For many university students each year, reading week is a welcome interlude. It’s a time to catch up on lecture notes or assignments, see old friends, or simply veg out at home. Some opt for ski trips and others head south to...

Sliding to the top: UBC engineers among the best at toboggan race

Feb 19, 2014 / 12:00 am

Concrete toboggan team wins four trophies at engineering competition Quick quiz: what do engineers, concrete, and a slippery slope have in common? If they are engineering students from UBC’s Okanagan campus, the answer has to be the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR). UBC’s...

Okanagan College Therapist Assistant Program receives national accreditation

Feb 18, 2014 / 11:47 am

Okanagan College Media Release The quality and reputation of the Okanagan College Therapist Assistant (TA) program has been recognized nationally through recent accreditation by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA...

College hosts 3rd annual Lie Neilsen woodworking Hand Tool Event

Feb 18, 2014 / 11:34 am

Okanagan College Media Release Hobbyists and enthusiasts are invited to a rare opportunity to see the art and craft of fine woodworking in action at the 3rd annual Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus on February 21 and 22. Presented by the College’s Studio...

UBC's Okanagan Wine Leaders Forum pairs with Bordeaux expertise

Feb 14, 2014 / 12:00 am

International Director for KEDGE Business School visits Okanagan winemakers With a small market share, the Canadian wine industry faces increasing competition from imports. To meet that challenge and to collaborate on key growth opportunities in the Okanagan wine sector’s development, UBC formed...

Capri Insurance continues tradition of supporting UBC Heat athletes

Feb 14, 2014 / 12:00 am

Burnaby’s Fleming-Frame recipient of this year’s Athletics Entrance Scholarship Devon Fleming-Frame is a team player. And as a keen mid-fielder with UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team, she knows her fellow teammates have her back. But she also knows she wouldn’t be where she is today...

Okanagan College launches an award-winning virtual tour for prospective students

Feb 13, 2014 / 1:49 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Competing against hundreds of submissions from colleges and universities across North America, Okanagan College’s interactive video tour for prospective students won both gold and bronze medals at The Education Digital Marketing Awards. The recently launched...

OCAA opens nominations for annual Alumni Awards

Feb 13, 2014 / 9:55 am

Okanagan College Media Release Nominations are now open for the Okanagan College Alumni Association’s (OCAA) 2014 Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Awards. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni of Okanagan College and Okanagan University College for their contributions to...

College English professor a contender in online short story “Deathmatch”

Feb 7, 2014 / 1:28 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Between Jan. 20 and March 9, eight short stories are going head to head in the 5th annual Deathmatch online short story contest. Hosted by Canadian independent arts magazine, brokenpencil, the competition pits selected writers against each other, including Kelowna...

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,”...


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