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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...

New CIS chief executive invited to speak at UBC’s ninth annual Athletics Breakfast

Jan 21, 2014 / 12:00 am

Pierre Lafontaine brings his boundless energy and enthusiasm for varsity sports The UBC Okanagan Heat are bringing the boss home for breakfast. Pierre Lafontaine, CEO of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), is the guest speaker at the ninth annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Scholarship Breakfast on...

Okanagan College Aboriginal students earn Irving K. Barber awards

Jan 20, 2014 / 4:07 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Eight Okanagan College Aboriginal students are among 265 in the province who have been selected as recipients of the BC Aboriginal Student Awards, an annual award funded through the generosity of the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. ...

Dads in Gear Website launch kicks off National Non-Smoking Week

Jan 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC program aims to help young men kick the butt habit Quitting smoking is a challenge for anybody – more so for young fathers, who are the focus of a new campaign underway through UBC. Findings from the Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco (FACET) research program have provided in-depth...

UBCSUO chess tournament

Jan 15, 2014 / 4:46 pm

The University of British Columbia Student Union Okanagan will be hosting their fifth annual active chess tournament on Saturday January 25. The all-day speed chess tournament is open to UBC students, staff and members of the public of all ages. The event will be held at UBC Okanagan on...


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