Campus Life

Indigenous Wood Carving returns to Kelowna campus this fall

Aug 15, 2018 / 11:54 am

Master carver and artist Darren McKenzie is once again setting up shop at Okanagan College with the goal of ingraining in students his passion for carving while...

CHBA invests in the Okanagan’s greenest child care centre

Aug 14, 2018 / 10:24 am

A group of construction industry leaders are the latest to step up to support the Okanagan’s greenest child care centre. The Canadian Home Builders'...

Partnership fuels new training for trades and technology teachers

Aug 13, 2018 / 3:51 pm

A new collaboration between Okanagan College and Brock University is opening doors for those looking to teach trades and technology. The Trades and Technology...

Reducing the fear of being too happy

Aug 13, 2018 / 12:00 am

Study proves people are able to control their own happiness A UBC researcher has helped establish that, even for people who have a fear of happiness, brief...

Local recycling renewed with applied research

Aug 10, 2018 / 3:39 pm

How do you count crushed cans crammed into a cube? An applied research project by Okanagan College could crack open a solution to the tongue-twisting challenge...

Researchers examine success of quit smoking app

Aug 9, 2018 / 12:00 am

Study concludes Crush the Crave has potential, but needs tweaking With the trend of an app for just about everything these days, a team of researchers from...

College opens new Trades Training Centre in Vernon

Aug 7, 2018 / 4:08 pm

A class of Plumbing and Piping Foundation trades students were the first to step through the doors of the newly completed Trades Training Centre at Okanagan...

New study discovers gene that makes lavender smell sweet

Aug 7, 2018 / 12:00 am

Lavender is known for its purple colour and pleasant aroma. UBC Okanagan researchers say discovery could lead to better smelling lavender For many, summer...

Four new Board members for Okanagan College

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:57 am

The four people joining Okanagan College’s Board of Governors may be fresh to the role, but they are familiar names in the region. David Porteous, Juliette...

Hundreds gather for Opera Kelowna’s Carmen at UBC Okanagan

Aug 2, 2018 / 12:00 am

An estimated 800 concert-goers enjoy Opera Under the Stars at UBC Okanagan An evening of outdoor music adds to the magic of Opera Under the Stars A mid-summer...

New study shows smoking can affect breastfeeding habits

Aug 2, 2018 / 12:00 am

Marie Tarrant is Director of UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing. Exposure to household smoke shortens duration Researchers have determined that new mothers...

OC graduate trains to support Indigenous community

Aug 1, 2018 / 3:46 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Early on, Alice George knew she had a passion for helping others. Working as a cashier for the Nk’Mip Gas and Convenience...

Thorpe awards helping students step into College this fall

Jul 26, 2018 / 1:59 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Meghan Stayberg is only 18, but she's already hosted multiple charity fundraisers, developed a leadership training program and...

Depression and diabetes treatment should go hand-in-hand

Jul 24, 2018 / 12:00 am

Diabetes diagnosis can lead to stress, anxiety and other symptoms A UBC researcher says there is a lot more to treating people with Type 2 diabetes than just...

College breaks ground on new Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna

Jul 19, 2018 / 3:23 pm

Minister Melanie Mark, Advanced Education, Skills and Training, was at Okanagan College today, July 19, to kick off construction on the College’s new 2,800...

UBC researchers uncover new ways to reduce opioid abuse

Jul 18, 2018 / 12:00 am

Sepideh Pakpour, assistant professor with UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering. Nanotechnologies can help screen patients and classify at-risk people New...

New Go-kart camp for girls revs up excitement about trades career paths

Jul 13, 2018 / 12:16 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A new go-kart camp at Okanagan College is offering youth more than just the thrill of sitting in the driver’s seat this summer...

UBC Okanagan research makes boating more efficient

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:00 am

Engineering Assistant Professor Kevin Golovin observes water pooling on a superhydrophobic surface. Superhydrophobic surfaces cut down on drag and make boats...

VFX boot camp shines a spotlight on film industry career opportunities

Jul 10, 2018 / 3:55 pm

Okanagan College Media Release If the visual marvels of summer blockbusters inspire you, an upcoming boot camp focused on VFX could help turn that inspiration...

College info session shines a light on green building careers

Jul 5, 2018 / 11:13 am

Aaron Spohr never could have predicted that a quick glance at a sign while driving past Okanagan College would open his eyes to a new career and change the way...