Campus Life

Pride and Prejudice and dinner at Okanagan College

Feb 28, 2019 / 11:18 am

Okanagan College Media Release It is a truth universally acknowledged that the only thing more fun than a Jane Austen work adapted for the stage is a Jane...

OC and UBC Okanagan researchers explore how to better support migrant workers in B.C.

Feb 28, 2019 / 9:02 am

Okanagan College Media Release From urban farms to rural orchards and countless settings in between, a team of UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College researchers...

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College researchers explore how to better support migrant workers

Feb 28, 2019 / 12:00 am

Susana Caxaj, assistant professor in the school of nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus From urban farms to rural orchards and countless settings in between, a...

New study indicates early-term infants can succeed at breastfeeding

Feb 28, 2019 / 12:00 am

Breastfeeding provides numerous benefits to infants and can potentially offset the effects of early-term birth. Contrary to earlier research, early birth need...

OC Board re-elects Chair, Vice Chair

Feb 27, 2019 / 3:47 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Two prominent First Nations leaders have been reelected to their positions as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Okanagan College Board...

March is Embrace Aging Month in the Okanagan

Feb 27, 2019 / 12:00 am

More than 40 workshops, events and activities planned From sleeping tips and arthritis care, to technology updates, scam protection and a refresher on...

OC and AO power up new lunch and learn series

Feb 26, 2019 / 1:56 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College and Accelerate Okanagan are joining forces to launch a series of free lunch and learn workshops starting this...

A tale of tree planters and taping – why Colleges matter

Feb 26, 2019 / 1:07 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 has been proclaimed B.C. Colleges Day by the provincial government. Below is a letter from Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton on the...

Olympic athletes, sports mentors gear up to inspire girls at Penticton campus

Feb 25, 2019 / 1:46 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The need for speed should not be defined by gender. Approximately 100 girls between eight and 13 years will be descending on the...

Spaghetti bridge contest support continues to grow – Faction-ally

Feb 21, 2019 / 11:49 am

Okanagan College Media Release A new supporter has come aboard for Okanagan College’s 36th annual Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest. Faction Projects Inc. is...

MQN sets foundation for next generation of tradespeople

Feb 21, 2019 / 9:02 am

Okanagan College Media Release For students stepping into trades training at Okanagan College, several new bursaries established by MQN Architecture and...

UBC researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas

Feb 21, 2019 / 12:00 am

During photosynthesis, plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere. At the same time, the decomposition of dead plant tissue by soil organisms, including bacteria,...

College to launch Indigenous-knowledge infused professional cook training

Feb 20, 2019 / 8:39 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is turning to Indigenous knowledge keepers, chefs and foragers to help incorporate traditional knowledge and...

Okanagan College achieves second LEED Platinum award

Feb 15, 2019 / 3:32 pm

When it comes to green, Okanagan College is better than gold. Okanagan College can now boast of having two of the 14 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment...

Residential Insulator program helps keep Vernon SPCA dogs warm

Feb 14, 2019 / 4:18 pm

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OC Business students scoop podium spot at collegiate case competition

Feb 14, 2019 / 10:39 am

Okanagan College business students are boasting bronze after capturing third place from a field of 30 student teams at the Scotiabank Canadian Case Challenge....

UBC researchers develop diagnostic tool for detecting cryptosporidium

Feb 14, 2019 / 12:00 am

Engineering doctoral student George Luka says there is an urgent need to develop a fast, flexible, accurate and real-time detection tool to meet the challenge...

College’s finance curriculum receives international recognition

Feb 12, 2019 / 12:40 pm

Okanagan College’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree program has received high marks from the international organization overseeing the investment...

Will U B my <3?

Feb 12, 2019 / 12:00 am

UBC study examines use of emojis in romantic contexts – and how some emojis have double meanings For some, an eggplant emoji evokes visions of a fabulous...

Think big—at least when it comes to global conservation

Feb 8, 2019 / 12:00 am

When it comes to freshwater availability, more than 50 per cent of the world’s total water supply is found in only three countries—China, Canada and...