Campus Life

Kelowna writer wins UBC Okanagan’s annual short story contest

Apr 18, 2018 / 12:00 am

Finalists in the 2018 Okanagan Short Story Contest, from left: Assoc. Prof. Michael V. Smith, MFA student Victoria Alvarez (second place), MA IGS student...

Computer modeling may provide better treatments for emphysema

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:00 am

Joshua Brinkerhoff is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan Simulations help researchers understand how lungs absorb oxygen...

Bono, Thorpe and Waunch: OC honours three community builders

Apr 13, 2018 / 4:14 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A trio of community builders – all champions of different causes – are being recognized this year by Okanagan College with...

Story of resilience and recovery shared at annual breakfast

Apr 6, 2018 / 12:00 am

Pat Kennedy and Mike Shaw talk about Mike’s road to recovery. Freestyle skier Mike Shaw explains how he learned to walk again UBC Okanagan held its annual...

Growth strategy captures Live Case Challenge

Apr 6, 2018 / 12:00 am

From left, lecturer Svan Lembke, David Gao, Stehaniya Mikhaylova, Marisa Matthews, Dan Thornton, Argus Properties President Ted Callahan and Faculty of...

Human mental illness and evolutionary biology are focus of talk at Okanagan College

Apr 5, 2018 / 10:18 am

Okanagan College Media Release How does the human brain work? Why do humans get mental illnesses and what causes these illnesses when the brain does not work as...

College to host free information session on the healthcare career you’ve never heard of

Apr 5, 2018 / 10:15 am

Okanagan College Media Release The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a career in healthcare might be studying to become a doctor or a nurse,...

Supporting students at the heart of a $1.25M gift

Apr 4, 2018 / 12:00 am

From left: Linda Fitzpatrick, Ross Fitzpatrick, UBC Okanagan Chief Librarian Heather Berringer and UBC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard pose for a...

Okanagan College Enactus and Valley First celebrate $100,000 of support

Mar 29, 2018 / 9:40 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s Enactus team hosted a ceremony this week to mark a milestone in support from one of the team’s key...

Budget provides growth in programs, services for College

Mar 27, 2018 / 3:41 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College’s $112-million operating budget for 2018-19 will help provide new programs, new student support, and help...

Scotiabank’s support for College initiative translates into help for local non-profits

Mar 23, 2018 / 8:40 am

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}span.s1 {font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} A renewed commitment from Scotiabank will help Okanagan...

Future business leaders soar at WCBC

Mar 16, 2018 / 2:58 pm

Business students from across the country vied for the top spots at the Western Canadian Business Competition (WCBC) hosted at Okanagan College last weekend and...

UBC study suggests antioxidants may not help with altitude sickness

Mar 15, 2018 / 12:00 am

Researchers take knowledge of how high altitude affects the brain to new heights A new UBC study is using a high-altitude expedition to better understand how...

FortisBC gives $42,000 surge to new trades training centre

Mar 14, 2018 / 9:47 am

Okanagan college Media Release Canada’s largest private utility company is helping address the skills gap in the province through a generous gift that will...

UBC researcher tackles the complexity of palliative care

Mar 14, 2018 / 12:00 am

National study underway to explore nurse’s role in end-of-life care UBC researcher Barb Pesut has spent her career working on ways to improve the quality of...

Kelowna residents urged to be a Bee Ambassador this year

Mar 13, 2018 / 12:00 am

Border Free Bees lands additional funding to increase scope of project  UBC’s Border Free Bees research project is encouraging local residents to 'bee'...

Smart-bridge technology could lead to cheaper and safer infrastructure

Mar 12, 2018 / 12:00 am

Researchers look to memory alloys over steel reinforcement  Researchers at UBC Okanagan have determined that smart memory alloys are a safer and more...

Chef set to shine in a new role

Mar 9, 2018 / 11:49 am

Okanagan College Media Release Renowned Chef Bernard Casavant is leaving Okanagan College, but he’s not leaving the institution or his devotion to culinary...

Top researchers receive prestigious awards at UBC Okanagan

Mar 9, 2018 / 12:00 am

Three professors named Researchers of the Year From smart building materials, to innovative public art, to improved palliative care, UBC Okanagan’s...

Researcher flying high after winning UBC Okanagan's 3MT final

Mar 7, 2018 / 12:00 am

Vice-Provost and Dean of UBC Okanagan’s College of Graduate Studies Miriam Grant (far left) poses with biology student Corrina Thomsen; chemistry student...