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Name change reflects institute’s research themes

Apr 4, 2014 / 12:00 am

BRAES a leader in eco research and environmental policy at UBC Okanagan The Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) has risen from the former Institute for Species at Risk and Habitat Studies (SARAHS) at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “The name change not only...

Local mom chooses College’s Practical Nursing program to launch a new career

Apr 2, 2014 / 2:44 pm

Okanagan College Media Release For one mom, Okanagan College’s Practical Nursing program was the best way to get back into the workforce after raising her kids. “I always wanted to be a nurse and I chose to go to Okanagan College because it has an amazing reputation for nursing,” said...

UBC biologist is saving the eco-system one bee at a time

Apr 1, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Since 2006, North America has lost nearly one third of its honeybee population due to infectious diseases and climate change. As honeybees are one of the most important pollinators in Canadian agriculture, countless crops across the country—including blueberries...

Employment program leads student to a career he never could have imagined

Mar 31, 2014 / 9:29 am

These stories were written by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and are being redistributed to the Okanagan with their permission. See attached photos of Brad Tronson and Teresa Proudlove and Jennifer Jack. Employment program leads student to a career he never could have...

Okanagan College Business Professor empowers women entrepreneurs in eastern Europe

Mar 28, 2014 / 9:30 am

Okanagan College Media Release Starting a new venture requires so much hard work and dedication; it’s enough to scare off even the most adventurous entrepreneur. Now, imagine undertaking a start-up as a woman in an embattled region in the face of entrenched gender bias? Under the principle...

Okanagan Short Story Contest winner to be announced April 22

Mar 28, 2014 / 12:00 am

Visiting Author Alix Hawley to read from her works at UBC year-end literary event Put on your party hats: A cascade of bold new literature, prose and poetics will spill out onto the streets as UBC’s Visiting Author series closes out the 2013-14 literary season. A special festive evening with a...

UBC Okanagan to honour Nobel Laureate at June graduation

Mar 28, 2014 / 12:00 am

Honorary degree recognizes Jack Szostak’s contributions to world of science A 2009 Nobel Laureate recognized for discoveries in the field of biochemistry will receive an honorary degree during graduation ceremonies at UBC’s Okanagan campus this June. Jack W. Szostak began his academic career...

College Board passes $92.8 million budget for 2014-15

Mar 26, 2014 / 9:34 am

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Caregiver support guide ready for public scrutiny

Mar 26, 2014 / 12:00 am

Student evaluates guide designed to help those caring for terminally-ill patients Caring for a loved one with terminal cancer is a big job. And people in caregiver roles often have questions: What resources are available to help? How do you manage difficult symptoms? How long can your family member...

College signs agreement with University of Fraser Valley

Mar 25, 2014 / 2:14 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) will be working more closely together after committing to ongoing collaboration on programming, services and other ventures that are in line with their goals and that will address the needs of the...

Okanagan College’s Dean of Business elected Second Vice-Chair of CGA-BC

Mar 25, 2014 / 2:09 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Dr. Heather Banham, Dean of the Okanagan College School of Business, has been elected as Second Vice-Chair of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC) Board of Governors, which represents almost 11,000 CGAs and nearly 5,000 CGA...

Local author makes shortlist at national writing competition

Mar 19, 2014 / 9:27 am

Kelowna-based author and Okanagan College English professor, Alix Hawley, has been named one of the top five finalists in the Canada Writes – 2014 CBC Short Story Prize. Her short story, “Jumbo,” is about the love a young girl has for an elephant at the zoo, and was inspired by a...

We all need somebody to lean on

Mar 19, 2014 / 12:00 am

Students launch peer-to-peer network at UBC’s Okanagan campus Students at UBC’s Okanagan campus now have a safe and confidential space to speak with a peer about any challenges, struggles, or personal hardships they face. The Peer Support Network (PSN) is a student volunteer-led initiative....

UBC launches Spring Festival of culture and entertainment

Mar 18, 2014 / 12:00 am

Month-long celebration features student work, performances, professional shows Call it a cornucopia of culture, an abundance of art, a digital discourse, a litany of literature and a profusion of performance. UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is launching its first-ever Spring...

UBC Distinguished Speaker Series features primatologist Birut? Galdikas

Mar 18, 2014 / 12:00 am

Hear personal stories from scientist’s four decades in the jungle with orangutans The public is invited to a free presentation on Monday, April 7, by primatologist, conservationist, and ethologist Birut? Galdikas. It is the final event in this season’s Distinguished Speaker Series, presented...

Write on! Registration opens for Okanagan College Three-hour Poetry Contest

Mar 14, 2014 / 3:34 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Versifiers, rhymesters and sonneteers from throughout the region will congregate on all four Okanagan College campuses on Thursday, April 3 to put their deftness with doggerel and love of lyric to the test in the first annual Okanagan College Three-hour Poetry...

Nationally accredited Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to launch careers

Mar 14, 2014 / 2:41 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Pharmacy Technician certificate program has achieved national accreditation through the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), and is now one of six post-secondary institutions in B.C. to have successfully navigated...

UBC supports World Water Day with community events

Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 am

Keynote by Jeannette Armstrong, CRC in Okanagan Indigenous Philosophy UBC’s Okanagan campus has planned three days of events and activities in support of World Water Day, March 22. World Water Day is a global event intended to raise awareness about a lack of clean drinking water around the...

UBC graduate student Ashley Little nominated for two BC Book Prizes

Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 am

Author of three novels gets unprecedented recognition Ashley Little, a master of fine arts student with UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has been nominated for two BC Book Prizes – for two of her novels. Little is nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for her most recent...

Okanagan math competition extends registration deadline

Mar 12, 2014 / 3:16 pm

Okanagan College Media Release It’s not too late to register for the 2014 British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest (BCSSMC). Mathematically inclined students in Grades 8 through 12 (including homeschoolers) have until March 28 to register for the Okanagan Valley...


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