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Campus Life

Thorpe and Friends Scholarship recognizes three South Okanagan students

Nov 25, 2020 / 1:44 pm

Isaac Halverson was visiting a friend when he learned he was a recipient of this year’s Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Scholarship Fund, but this did not...

Culinary Arts students help take a bite out of food insecurity, one apple at a time

Nov 24, 2020 / 9:20 am

As the Okanagan days start to get shorter and orchardists wrap up their harvest for the year, Culinary Arts students at the College’s Kelowna campus are busy...

UBC Okanagan rethinks and relaunches its Bachelor of Arts program

Nov 24, 2020 / 12:00 am

Currently accepting students for the 2021 academic year, the newly structured BA is designed to be responsive to students’ needs and to focus on learning in...

Revelstoke, Vernon student access improves with special Health Care Assistant program intake

Nov 23, 2020 / 1:26 pm

Training for one of B.C.’s most in-demand professions is coming to Revelstoke and Vernon this January, in a special intake designed to make the most of...

College launches Applied Bachelor of Arts degree

Nov 23, 2020 / 9:50 am

New four-year degree focuses on community research and evaluation Who will be the future change-makers in our communities? Who will help organizations tackle...

Pizza over procrastination: OC students power through deadlines together during annual event

Nov 19, 2020 / 10:03 am

Long Night Against Procrastination is back – even with the pizza – and all from the comfort of home. An Okanagan College rite of passage, Long Night Against...

Telehealth offers new rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

Nov 18, 2020 / 12:00 am

The survey showed that 80 per cent of respondents indicated a willingness to use telehealth for follow-up appointments as part of their Parkinson’s treatment....

OC Foundation and Jane Hoffman Realty present Season’s Eatings, a virtual cooking class fundraiser

Nov 17, 2020 / 8:28 am

On Dec. 3, fire up your oven and your laptop to join a festive, virtual cooking class and wine tasting fundraiser. The Okanagan College Foundation and Coldwell...

UBCO presents inaugural Sharon Thesen Lecture

Nov 16, 2020 / 12:00 am

Okanagan icon John lent to give lecture on creative writing What: Sharon Thesen Lecture Who: UBCO Creative Writing Program When: Thursday, November 19 at 7...

Jacobs support frontline health care education with a major gift

Nov 13, 2020 / 9:29 am

Touring Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Centre and seeing the modern education spaces that will help attract and retain health care professionals...

Emergency student support the focus on National Philanthropy Day at UBC Okanagan

Nov 13, 2020 / 12:00 am

Timely donor support to boost student emergency assistance fund As students near and far grapple with the challenges posed by COVID-19, UBC Okanagan is marking...

UBCO research contributes to new understanding of gastro-intestinal mucus

Nov 12, 2020 / 12:00 am

Understanding how gut mucus packages microbiota could lead to new ways of disease detection  Gut mucus. It may not be everyone’s favourite subject, but new...

Celebrating diversity with virtual Diwali and International Education Week

Nov 10, 2020 / 2:40 pm

Cooking, dancing, photography and crafts: world cultures will be in the spotlight starting Friday, as Okanagan College celebrates its diverse cultural makeup....

Lawyer, journalist and equity advocate Hadiya Roderique explores racism in the workplace

Nov 10, 2020 / 12:00 am

What will it take for workplaces to be truly inclusive? What: Facing up to Racism at Work, as part of UBCO’s Distinguished Speaker Series Who: Canadian...

RBC, local experts offer up virtual financial advice for students

Nov 6, 2020 / 10:54 am

Okanagan College trades students will have a unique opportunity later this month to ask questions of local experts and learn how they can build a strong...

College offers additional training for in-demand healthcare roles

Nov 5, 2020 / 3:07 pm

Future students can explore these and other programs at Virtual Open House on Sunday, Nov. 8 If you think hand washing and keeping surfaces sanitized is a lot...

UBCO study says it’s not if, but how people use social media that impacts their well-being

Nov 2, 2020 / 12:00 am

A new study from UBC Okanagan examines how using social media impacts happiness. Passively scrolling through posts may not result in feelings of happiness New...

OC Mechanical Engineering students making Halloween safer with 3D printing

Oct 29, 2020 / 10:53 am

With Halloween quickly approaching, three Okanagan College Mechanical Engineering students are manufacturing a safe way for people to still partake in...

Standardized measures needed to screen kinship foster placements

Oct 29, 2020 / 12:00 am

Researchers say there is no consistent way to evaluate the quality of care New research is proposing a novel screening tool to assess the quality of care in...

New app aims to enhance communication between health professionals and patients

Oct 27, 2020 / 1:26 pm

An applied research project by Okanagan College with Monashee Health Collective is focused on developing an innovative new tool that will help allied health...

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