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Lumby students dominate heavyweight rankings at Spaghetti Bridge contest

Mar 7, 2014 / 3:59 pm

Okanagan College Media Release James Dessert, a Grade 8 student from Charles Bloom Secondary in Lumby, was the big winner of the 2014 Spaghetti Bridge contest held at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus on March 7. Dessert’s bridge weighed in at a mere 994.99 grams, but more than held its...

31st Annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest

Mar 7, 2014 / 7:45 am

Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest tests the ingenuity and engineering talent of Valley students Okanagan College Media Release The fun and excitement of the annual Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest returns to Okanagan College on Friday, March 7 when 186 Okanagan Valley students arrive at the...

Engineering professor Rehan Sadiq named Researcher of the Year

Mar 7, 2014 / 12:00 am

Students Matthew Lemay and Megan Udala also receive top research awards Civil and environmental engineer Rehan Sadiq was named Researcher of the Year at UBC’s Celebrate Research awards ceremony on Friday, March 7. Sadiq’s study is in the area of drinking water quality modelling, environmental...

Enactus Okanagan College headed to Nationals after weekend wins

Mar 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College will be sending a team of its best and brightest students to compete in the Enactus national exhibition in Calgary next month after earning top honours in two categories at last weekend’s regional competition, also held in Calgary. The...

We can’t resist the power music has on the brain, says cognitive neuroscientist

Mar 5, 2014 / 12:19 pm

Okanagan College Media Release We’ve all tapped our toes or bobbed our heads when we hear a song we like, but you might not realize that this reaction is not about preference but a totally subconscious reaction. “Moving to music is an instinctive, often involuntary activity experienced...

Putting trades and tech skills to the test: High school students compete at Okanagan College

Mar 5, 2014 / 8:50 am

Okanagan College Media Release Hundreds of high school students from Revelstoke to Osoyoos will be making Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus home this Friday (March 7) as they participate and watch in the 18th annual Trades and Technology Regional SkillsBC Competition. The students will be...

New lecture series promotes peace and understanding in the Shuswap region

Mar 4, 2014 / 9:54 am

Okanagan College Media Release As we near the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI (July 28, 1914), military historian and Okanagan College professor, James Wood will chronicle the experiences of First Nations soldiers who volunteered to fight Canada’s war in Europe even though they were...

Shortlisted books announced for 10th annual George Ryga Award

Mar 3, 2014 / 3:46 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Three books have made the shortlist for the prestigious George Ryga Award, an annual literary award granted to a B.C. writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness for a book published within the last year. “We’re excited with the range...

College hosts International Women’s Day event

Mar 3, 2014 / 10:06 am

Okanagan College Media Release “The Women are Coming!” is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, March 8, 6 -9 p.m., in the atrium of the Centre for Learning at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Organized by the Okanagan College Women’s Centre (OCWC) and...

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...


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