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OC to celebrate first graduates of 2023

OC to celebrate first graduates of 2023

Jan 26, 2023 / 10:49 am

Amanda Jones will be one of hundreds of OC graduates taking a momentous step this weekend, as she and her peers cross the red carpet at the College’s first...

Brain injury diagnosis may hurt women's chances in parenting disputes

Jan 26, 2023 / 6:00 am

As many as 92 per cent of women who experience violence at the hands of a partner may experience brain injury, which can lead to chronic physical, cognitive and...

Ultrasonic sensors can safeguard residential gas lines

Jan 25, 2023 / 6:00 am

UBCO engineers are conducting research using ultrasonic sensors to examine buried residential gas lines. A team of UBC Okanagan researchers is investigating a...

Business students bring home medals from Canada’s oldest business school competition

Business students bring home medals from Canada’s oldest business school competition

Jan 24, 2023 / 12:26 pm

Students from the School of Business at Okanagan College (OC) were front and centre at the prestigious Queen's University Inter-Collegiate Business Competition...

College notifies current students and employees of privacy incident and offers credit monitoring

College notifies current students and employees of privacy incident and offers credit monitoring

Jan 23, 2023 / 1:13 pm

On Monday, January 9, Okanagan College responded to an incident in which an unauthorized entity gained access to certain Okanagan College technology systems. As...

Concrete toboggan race returns to Kelowna, Big White

Jan 23, 2023 / 6:00 am

UBCO's concrete toboggan, before decorated in its theme for the year, gets tested on the slopes at Big White to ensure it's ready to perform. While research at...

Okanagan College alumni team up to launch new EP as annual music concert set to take place

Okanagan College alumni team up to launch new EP as annual music concert set to take place

Jan 20, 2023 / 1:24 pm

As a kid, Jessica Bourelle dreamed of being a musician, singing along to songs she heard on the radio or ones that she had written herself.   She had the...

Okanagan College’s 15th annual Business Expo and Employment Fair returns on Feb. 1

Okanagan College’s 15th annual Business Expo and Employment Fair returns on Feb. 1

Jan 18, 2023 / 11:32 am

For those on the hunt for a new job – or wondering about the educational pathway to kickstart a career change – one of Okanagan College’s most popular...

Former ‘Top Chef’ takes the reins at Okanagan College’s Infusions restaurant

Former ‘Top Chef’ takes the reins at Okanagan College’s Infusions restaurant

Jan 17, 2023 / 11:08 am

Fans of Canada’s Top Chef will recognize the name of the new Executive Chef at Infusions. Ruth Wigman, whose 20-year career has taken her coast to coast,...

Being sleep deprived can make tedious tasks seem tougher

Jan 17, 2023 / 6:00 am

New UBCO research takes a closer look at the physiological changes that occur within the motor pathway from the brain to the muscle as a result of sleep...

Women of Steel™: Forging Forward Program comes to Okanagan in partnership with Okanagan College and CWB Welding Foundation

Women of Steel™: Forging Forward Program comes to Okanagan in partnership with Okanagan College and CWB Welding Foundation

Jan 16, 2023 / 1:55 pm

Okanagan College is launching a new program designed specifically to encourage women to consider a career in welding this winter/spring. The Women of Steel™:...

Understanding Ableism: Join us for an Anti-Ableism presentation by Spring Hawes at OC Kelowna on Jan. 19

Understanding Ableism: Join us for an Anti-Ableism presentation by Spring Hawes at OC Kelowna on Jan. 19

Jan 13, 2023 / 9:06 am

A group of Okanagan College students and employees are further advancing conversation and action around anti-ableism and accessibility at OC this winter...

Update: Okanagan College cyber-security incident

Update: Okanagan College cyber-security incident

Jan 11, 2023 / 1:06 pm

This message was shared with Okanagan College students and staff Wednesday (Jan. 11) morning. Dear Okanagan College community, I am writing to update you on the...

COVID proves lunch-packing parents need support

Jan 11, 2023 / 6:00 am

New research from UBCO doctoral student Alanna Shwed shows pandemic restrictions at school made sizable impacts on parents trying to pack lunches. Parents,...

Okanagan College launches sponsored trades training opportunity to help open doors, create job-ready workers in Salmon Arm

Okanagan College launches sponsored trades training opportunity to help open doors, create job-ready workers in Salmon Arm

Jan 6, 2023 / 11:35 am

Students with limited or no previous experience in trades can access training that will lead to employment and future careers in construction, thanks to a...

Technology may help eliminate health inequities for people in rural communities

Jan 6, 2023 / 6:00 am

An interdisciplinary team of UBC Okanagan researchers has teamed with rural residents to identify how to better connect them to health care. As the new year...

Testing for smoke taint in Okanagan wines

Jan 5, 2023 / 9:25 am

Researchers from UBC Okanagan are striving to better understand how to measure wines impacted by wildfire smoke. As climate change continues to intensify...

Have a merry and sustainable festive season

Dec 19, 2022 / 6:00 am

UBCO experts suggest wrapping gifts in reusable bags or boxes as one of several ways to keep the holiday season sustainable. Regardless of what, or if, you...

UBCO engineers dive into local flood recovery, prevention

Dec 15, 2022 / 10:16 am

UBC engineers have consulted with 22 Okanagan communities to develop recommendations and best practices to improve flood resilience which could limit potential...

Submissions open for UBCO's annual Okanagan Short Story Contest

Dec 14, 2022 / 12:29 pm

Entries are open for UBCO’s annual Okanagan Short Story Contest While December is the time many people look forward to carrying on favourite traditions,...

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