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Campus Life

Zahra Salon takes a cut for College fundraiser

Dec 18, 2020 / 8:44 am

Experience in – and experience of – health care services has led management of Zahra Salon and Spa to turn their attention until the end of January to...

UBCO team creates live technology to track shipping containers

Dec 18, 2020 / 12:00 am

A UBCO student project developed a method to make shipping containers immediately identifiable by using artificial intelligence. Class project may change the...

UBCO research takes the chill off icy build-up on planes and wind turbines

Dec 17, 2020 / 12:00 am

School of Engineering Assistant Professor Mohammad Zarifi has made significant improvements to the real-time sensors that monitor frost and ice build-up on...

Collegial effort cooks up a recipe book for student support

Dec 16, 2020 / 8:23 am

After compiling recipes into a delectable read, the What We Cooked: A Compilation of Recipes During COVID Times cookbook is available for purchase. The idea for...

Season’s Eatings fundraiser surpasses fundraising goal

Dec 10, 2020 / 10:08 am

An evening celebrating festive cooking virtually is resulting in a very real-world impact for Okanagan College health care students. Season’s Eatings, a...

COVID-19 simulation guide supports rural health care response

Dec 10, 2020 / 12:00 am

Simulation session in the KGH emergency department. Note: in order to conserve PPE, the team pictured here is wearing PPE appropriate for simulation but not...

UBCO researchers suggest stool transplants can battle serious infections

Dec 9, 2020 / 12:00 am

Photo caption: UBCO researchers Negin Kazemian and her supervisor, Assistant Professor Sepideh Pakpour, are investigating the internal dynamics of fecal matter...

Enactus’ FruitSnaps transitions into social enterprise

Dec 8, 2020 / 9:54 am

The award-winning Enactus initiative FruitSnaps is now running as a social enterprise after the student-run team recently launched apple juice boxes. The direct...

OC’s Thurnheer sheds light on lessons from the pandemic in CPHR virtual roundtable

Dec 8, 2020 / 8:00 am

Laura Thurnheer, Okanagan College’s Associate Dean of Science, Technology and Health, was one of four panelists on the Chartered Professionals in Human...

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, UBCO researcher calls for a level playing field globally

Dec 7, 2020 / 12:00 am

Katrina Plamondon, assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing. World trade limitations will impact accessibility of vaccine for millions of...

Inaugural Student Chef Dinner and Pie Fundraiser winter highlights for Culinary Arts program

Dec 4, 2020 / 2:23 pm

Okanagan College’s Culinary Arts program is serving up good cheer during the last month of 2020, with two new events that will showcase student creations and...

Proverbial wolf can’t blow down modern timber high-rises, says UBCO researchers

Dec 3, 2020 / 12:00 am

UBCO Engineering Professor Solomon Tesfamariam (centre) examines wood used in mass-timber buildings. Tall mass-timber buildings are a safe and sustainable...

UBC study explores link between social status and trust in decision-makers

Dec 3, 2020 / 12:00 am

Socioeconomic status a significant factor in distrust of powerful A recent study examining perceptions of power suggests that individuals with lower...

OC Vernon student donates artwork in memory of instructor

Dec 2, 2020 / 2:29 pm

An Okanagan College student has donated a beautiful piece of artwork which she hopes will inspire others as much as the instructor who inspired her. While it...

OC joins Vernon and Salmon Arm communities to hold vigil against violence against women

Dec 1, 2020 / 9:42 am

Many activities stopped as a result of the 2020 pandemic. Violence against women, however, is not one of them. This is why communities in the Okanagan and...

New UBCO research suggests recycled concrete could be a sustainable way to keep rubble out of landfills

Nov 30, 2020 / 12:00 am

Shahria Alam, co-director of UBC’s Green Construction Research and Training Centre and the lead investigator of the study. Recycled concrete can even...

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...

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