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Visiting nurse researcher promotes integrated approach to patient care

Oct 2, 2013 / 12:00 am

Care practices in U.K. focus on collaboration among health-care disciplines Professor of Nursing Research Kate Gerrish knows about teamwork. When it comes to developing collaborative approaches to patient care among health-care practitioners, she has influenced the development of national policy in...

UBC students open dialogue about sexual consent and abuse

Sep 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

"Be that person" campaign encourages people to stand up against rape culture Inappropriate frosh chants. Cyber-luring and child pornography allegations on trial in Vernon. Tearful recollections of abuse at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Vancouver. Even before the backdrop of...

Okanagan College announces Campaign Team for new Trades Training Complex

Sep 25, 2013 / 2:11 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Three enthusiastic supporters of both the trades and Okanagan College have offered to head up the campaign team to raise funds for the new Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus. Ben Stewart, Dennis Gabelhouse and Mike Roberts will be front and centre as...

New program mixes English language skills with academic studies

Sep 25, 2013 / 12:00 am

Pilot program proves successful, 100 students register for intake  Nobuyoshi Torigoe embraced one goal: Attend UBC’s Okanagan campus to earn a degree in applied science. However, while Torigoe aced the entrance requirements, his proficiency in English became a roadblock to his success. It was a...

Wine Tourism Economic impact

Sep 23, 2013 / 9:29 pm

Wine festivals and wine tourism contribute $140 million in economic impact annually to the Okanagan as more consumers are purchasing British Columbia premium wines and attending an array of unique events focused on gourmet wine and food, arts and education. Read the full study

Quench your thirst for knowledge at College Wine Studies information session

Sep 20, 2013 / 9:41 am

Okanagan College Media Release The bustling wine making and grape growing industries are opening career opportunities in a wide range of occupations throughout the Okanagan region. Join viticulture and wine studies instructors and former viticulture program students on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7...

Construction industry builds up mechanical trades with new student award

Sep 20, 2013 / 9:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College students enrolled in the Mechanical Building Trades got some heavy industry backing this week, with the announcement of a new award from the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA). SICA is contributing $17,500 over the next five years...

UBC contingent deeply moved by Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Sep 20, 2013 / 12:00 am

Okanagan students, staff, and faculty witness historic national event in Vancouver When Anthony Isaac boarded the bus taking him to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) national event in Vancouver, he knew it would be educational and inspiring. But he wasn’t quite prepared for the...

Science in Society Speaker Series kicks off with ideas for new avenues for sustainable living

Sep 19, 2013 / 11:16 am

Okanagan College Media Release Community ecologist and environmental designer David Tracey opens the sixth annual Science in Society Speaker Series on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a public talk entitled “Feeding a Hungry Planet with Engaged Ecology.” Tracey’s talk addresses the...

UBC's Hangar centre takes health and fitness to new heights

Sep 17, 2013 / 12:00 am

$4.1-million wood-themed building inspired by donor's vision  The newest facility for students, faculty, and staff has taken flight at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The $4.1-million Hangar Fitness & Wellness Centre represents many things to many people. Not only is it an architectural work of art,...

A gathering of Nations at Okanagan College community event

Sep 16, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Band members from throughout the Okanagan Nation, members of the community and students will come together at Okanagan College on Thursday, Sept. 19 for the fifth Annual Youth Exhibition Pow Wow. The festivities take place in the courtyard of the College’s...

Poet and artist Chantal Neveu launches UBC’s Visiting Author series

Sep 13, 2013 / 12:00 am

Crossover book Coït introduces author to new readers Chantal Neveu, an influential Québécoise poet, author and interdisciplinary artist, opens UBC’s 2013-14 Visiting Author series. Neveu mixes multiple forms of art to deliver new insights into language and culture. She will give a reading of...

WiSE mentors needed for female Science and Engineering students

Sep 10, 2013 / 12:00 am

UBC program matches students with professional working women While more than half of the work force in Canada is female, less than a quarter of people working in engineering, mathematics, and science are women. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, faculty and staff are mindful of that fact. Two years ago...

UBC contest gives students opportunity to meet Chris Hadfield

Sep 9, 2013 / 12:00 am

10 prize packages to receive backstage pass and autographed poster What’s so great about space? If you are a student in Grades 5 to 12, attending school in the Central Okanagan, you can write about space, produce a video or artwork – and possibly win a chance to meet Canadian astronaut Col....

Innovative digital media and culture research series set for UBC

Sep 4, 2013 / 12:00 am

Artists and scholars who push boundaries are focus of free presentations UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) is launching an exciting new research series, Emerging Visions: Digital Media and Culture, starting this month. Monthly public presentations from September through April...

UBC honours staff members for contribution to Okanagan campus

Aug 30, 2013 / 12:00 am

Four receive Staff Awards of Excellence for their dedication to university life UBC’s Okanagan campus has a reputation for outstanding employees. Recently, four of the best were honoured for burnishing that reputation, both as ambassadors of good will and for outstanding performance making UBC a...

More than 1,700 students move into UBC residences this weekend

Aug 30, 2013 / 12:00 am

Hundreds of volunteers will direct traffic and lift boxes Sunday and Monday It’s a well-choreographed exercise in precision, communication, and people moving. Move-in day for first-year students at UBC’s Okanagan campus takes place Sunday, September 1, and as Suzanne Nazareno says, moving more...

UBC Master of Social Work focuses on clinical practice opportunities

Aug 29, 2013 / 12:00 am

All-MSW program addresses Canada’s need for highly trained social workers  As Director of the School of Social Work at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Ed Taylor had a tough call to make in establishing an enhanced Master of Social Work Program (MSW). The higher qualification was quickly becoming the...

September brings new beginnings, new prospects to UBC

Aug 28, 2013 / 12:00 am

Okanagan campus has 8,332 students driving cultural, economic change September at UBC’s Okanagan campus is a time of new beginnings, fresh faces, new ideas, wish lists and to-do lists. And for the more than 1,300 faculty and staff, it is also a time of excitement as this year’s 8,332 students...

Welcome mat rolls out for students new to UBC's Okanagan campus

Aug 26, 2013 / 12:00 am

Create, Jump Start and Kick Start orientation events welcome newcomers Most people remember their first day at a post-secondary school. Sometimes it’s exciting, sometimes it’s daunting. Often it’s both. That’s why staff, faculty, and student volunteers at UBC’s Okanagan campus go the...


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