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College students’ research leads to national exposure

Apr 23, 2014 / 1:34 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Groundbreaking research often results from an unpredictable combination of circumstances. For Okanagan College students Julia Thielmann and Arianna Lapham, answering a call for student assistance in a research project had the unexpected results of participating in...

College returns from Skills BC with eleven medals

Apr 23, 2014 / 1:26 pm

Okanagan College Media Release If the future of our region is dependent on a skilled workforce, the Okanagan is in good shape. Nearly a dozen Okanagan College trades and technology students have returned home after podium finishes at the BC Skills Canada competition, held earlier this month in...

Graduate students open academic conference to public and media

Apr 22, 2014 / 12:00 am

Fifth annual IGS Conference features free presentations focusing on rethinking sustainability What: 2014 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons, open to media and public Who: Interdisciplinary graduate students across...

Okanagan College drives trades career exploration to Revelstoke

Apr 21, 2014 / 11:27 am

Okanagan College Media Release For the very first time, Okanagan College’s Trades Discovery Trailer will stop in Revelstoke. On April 24, Okanagan College instructors and industry representatives will be at the Revelstoke Forum to show secondary school students, their parents, and members...

UBC researchers part of Peachland partnership for large development

Apr 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

Developer joins forces with engineering students, Okanagan Sustainability Institute Taking the lab out of the classroom is becoming commonplace at UBC as academics strive to apply what they know to the world around us. For researchers with UBC’s Okanagan Sustainability Institute (OSI) and the...

Okanagan Heat volleyball star, CIS boss highlight UBC event

Apr 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

Tickets remain available for UBC’s ninth annual Athletics Scholarship Breakfast  Fifth-year volleyball player Jill Festival has enjoyed team and individual success throughout her varsity days at UBC’s Okanagan campus. To cap off her career with UBC’s Okanagan Heat, Festival will speak at...

Kelowna’s Alix Hawley closes out Visiting Author series

Apr 17, 2014 / 12:00 am

Final UBC literary event of season features festive evening Looking for a cool way to celebrate World Book Night? Join UBC for the final Visiting Author event of the season as celebrated Kelowna author Alix Hawley reads from her works. The reading is among a trio of literary tributes celebrating...

New program empowers Aboriginal students to reach their full potential

Apr 10, 2014 / 11:43 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Aboriginal student population has grown by more than 208 per cent over the last seven years – the fastest rate of any post-secondary institution in the province. To respond to this exploding growth, Okanagan College developed the Academy...

Faculty of Management acts on student concerns about course access

Apr 10, 2014 / 12:00 am

The Faculty of Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus is taking action on student concerns about changes to three accounting elective courses. On Monday, Bachelor of Management students were told that, starting in September, the Faculty will not deliver in-house three of the eight fourth-year...

Primatologist tells of the heart, soul, and struggle of the orangutan

Apr 10, 2014 / 12:00 am

Scientist Birut? Galdikas inspired by four decades spent in the jungle Primatologist, conservationist, and ethologist Birut? Galdikas shared her story Monday night about the wild yet gentle orangutan and her life-long mission to protect the endangered primates and their habitat. Her talk, Curious...

'Dig Your Neighbourhood' project digs into Rutland’s history, future

Apr 8, 2014 / 12:00 am

UBC's creative writing students capture the character of historic Kelowna district Imagine John Rutland, founder of the historic community bearing his name, in a Monty-Pythonesque soliloquy about his escapades. Or how about a dating guide that highlights all the local places to take a great date or...

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...


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