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UBCO researchers look to the past to improve construction sustainability

Feb 22, 2024 / 6:00 am

Rammed earth technology, where waste products such as fly ash, are used as sustainable building materials can also be used to make decorative feature walls like...

Using cannabis can ease cravings for street-level drugs, UBC research suggests

Feb 15, 2024 / 6:00 am

UBC Okanagan researchers have added to the growing evidence that cannabis may help ease cravings for illicit drug users. New findings from researchers at the...

UBCO author's book about who owns your data nominated for top prize

Feb 15, 2024 / 6:00 am

Wendy Wong, UBC Okanagan Professor of Political Science. Every time a person opens an app, gives a thumbs up to a social media post or interacts digitally, data...

UBCO researchers get to the bottom of non-invasive gut tests

Feb 13, 2024 / 9:15 am

New research from UBC Okanagan revealed that non-invasive techniques can return vital gut health data from the mucus in our fecal matter. New research from UBC...

OC Students Leading Innovation in Okanagan Tech Industry

OC Students Leading Innovation in Okanagan Tech Industry

Feb 13, 2024 / 8:36 am

Okanagan College student Thais Santos Damasceno is one of four OC Computer Information Systems (CIS) students taking the lead in fostering innovation within the...

Okanagan College (OC) recognized as a ‘BC Top Employer’

Okanagan College (OC) recognized as a ‘BC Top Employer’

Feb 13, 2024 / 8:30 am

MEDIA RELEASE For staff at Okanagan College, having a job in a place where there is a strong sense of connection to community, a commitment to ongoing...

OC to celebrate Spring Festival with Dragon Dance

OC to celebrate Spring Festival with Dragon Dance

Feb 12, 2024 / 1:50 pm

As the Year of the Dragon approaches, Okanagan College is gearing up for a vibrant celebration to ring in the Lunar New Year on Feb. 13 at the Kelowna campus....

Serwa Spirit Match to raise $1M for Thrive Here campaign for a Recreation and Wellness Centre

Serwa Spirit Match to raise $1M for Thrive Here campaign for a Recreation and Wellness Centre

Feb 7, 2024 / 7:42 am

Cliff Serwa describes himself and his wife Lois as just ‘ordinary people with a fair bit of determination working to make things happen.’ That may be true,...

Powerful answers to energy questions may be blowing in the wind

Feb 6, 2024 / 6:00 am

UBC Okanagan researchers, along with a team from Delft University of Technology, have been looking the placement of wind turbines and at how large wind farms...

UBCO researchers study how prolonged sitting can impact children's brains

Feb 1, 2024 / 6:00 am

In a first of its kind study, UBCO researchers examine what happens to a child's brain when they remain sedentary. A new study by UBC Okanagan researchers...

Can flowers, planted to attract pollinators, benefit neighbouring crops?

Jan 31, 2024 / 6:00 am

UBCO researchers have determined that flower gardens intentionally planted beside fruit crops can double crop yield if the timing and blossoms appeal to the...

Students celebrate Convocation and Commencement in emotional ceremonies at OC

Students celebrate Convocation and Commencement in emotional ceremonies at OC

Jan 29, 2024 / 9:55 am

As Okanagan College graduate Kimara DeJong stood in front of her peers, ready to begin a career in health care, she took a moment to mark the occasion with...

Statement attributed to Dr. Neil Fassina, President, Okanagan College

Statement attributed to Dr. Neil Fassina, President, Okanagan College

Jan 29, 2024 / 9:00 am

“Okanagan College is in strong support of the measures announced by the B.C. government this morning and appreciates Minister Robinson’s efforts to ensure...

New research shows invasive ants alter lion's hunting habits in Kenya

Jan 25, 2024 / 11:00 am

UBCO's Dr. Adam Ford was part of a research team investigating how a tiny invasive ant is changing the eating habits of Kenya's lions and improving the...

New Touch Coffee machine brings Ukrainian coffee experience to OC’s Kelowna campus

New Touch Coffee machine brings Ukrainian coffee experience to OC’s Kelowna campus

Jan 18, 2024 / 8:31 am

When Eugene Pavlov and Yaroslav Khaynas came to Canada from Ukraine in November 2022, they didn’t know that they would later open a new coffee shop at...

UBCO's Writer in Residence to work with local emerging writers

Jan 18, 2024 / 6:00 am

Local writer Shelley Wood is UBCO's latest Writer in Residence and this year's judge of the annual short story contest. Kelowna-based author Shelley Wood is...

Caring Canines to visit OC to boost student mental health

Caring Canines to visit OC to boost student mental health

Jan 15, 2024 / 9:25 am

Meet Bella and Wilson, a pair of fun-loving dogs that will soon be the center of everyone’s attention at Okanagan College. Bella and Wilson are therapy dogs,...

OC business students ready to showcase their skills at international business competition

OC business students ready to showcase their skills at international business competition

Jan 11, 2024 / 9:30 am

Nine Okanagan College School of Business students are preparing to compete at the 2024 Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C). Hosted at Queen’s...

Artificial intelligence helps unlock advances in wireless communications

Jan 10, 2024 / 6:00 am

Next-generation mobile networks are expected to outperform 5G on many fronts thanks to research from UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering. A new wave of...

Free Early Childhood Education program offered in Salmon Arm

Free Early Childhood Education program offered in Salmon Arm

Jan 2, 2024 / 1:46 pm

Flexible course delivery that includes online and in-person instruction and full tuition support will allow more people in the Salmon Arm-Shuswap to pursue...

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