Campus Life

DNA analysis of near-extinct tortoises leads to gold medal win

Jun 7, 2018 / 12:00 am

Biology student wins Governor General award for academic achievement A UBC student’s research examining the DNA of endangered Galapagos tortoises has led to...

Car Dealers Rev Up Support for OC Automotive and Business Students

Jun 6, 2018 / 3:52 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The New Car Dealers Foundation of British Columbia is helping power success with $10,000 annually in new awards for Trades and...

Enactus OC project transforms elementary students into authors in the South Okanagan

Jun 6, 2018 / 10:19 am

A class of Grade 4 students at Queen’s Park Elementary in Penticton are some of the region’s newest published authors thanks to a new initiative by Okanagan...

From Australia, Asia (and a few spots in-between) to academia

Jun 6, 2018 / 12:00 am

Zoology grad Ashley Kerik has ambitions of study freshwater sharks. Biology grad takes pause in her globetrotting to study at UBC Okanagan Ashley Kerik has...

UBC Okanagan confers three honorary degrees in 2018

Jun 6, 2018 / 12:00 am

From left: Astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi, Splatsin First Nation Elder Rosalind Williams and Entrepreneur Anthony von Mandl. Local First Nations Elder, business...

Summertime activities and learning opportunities still available for Kelowna kids

Jun 5, 2018 / 2:06 pm

Okanagan College Media Release From Minecraft to cooking camps to flight academy, Okanagan College’s Camp OC is back in July with a broad selection of...

Psychedelic drug use associated with better emotion regulation and reduced partner violence in men

Jun 5, 2018 / 12:00 am

Psychedelics may help improve emotion regulation and keep violent tendencies at bay In a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers...

UBC Okanagan hosts six graduation ceremonies this week

Jun 5, 2018 / 12:00 am

2017 graduates throw their mortarboards into the air to celebrate their success after receiving their degrees. More than 1,750 students will cross the stage and...

College’s Vernon Trades Centre gets a boost from Kalamalka Rotary

Jun 1, 2018 / 10:58 am

Kalamalka Rotary has stepped forward with a major gift to support amenities for students in the new Trades Centre under construction at Okanagan College’s...

Graduation inspires College student to think locally and globally

Jun 1, 2018 / 8:35 am

Okanagan College Media Release Jennifer Meyer had long envisioned a career in International Development before an opportunity to make an impact locally sparked...

Team of international researchers hunt for answers in thin air

May 31, 2018 / 12:00 am

A picture captured by Prof. Ainslie’s research team during their high-altitude research expedition to White Mountain, California, in 2015. Photo credit: Matt...

Canadian researchers review quality of exercise options for those with disabilities

May 30, 2018 / 12:00 am

Experts have created an evidence-based tool that can help coaches be sure they are offering quality programs to parasport athletes. Photo credit: Canadian...

Mountains matter

May 28, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan sustainability researcher Lael Parrott, report editor and contributor University experts comment on how climate change is transforming alpine...

A global opportunity at hand for PacWest wineries

May 24, 2018 / 11:26 am

Okanagan College Media Release At a time when trade agreements and threats dominate headlines, the President of the Washington State Wine Commission has a...

Short bursts of intense exercise are a HIIT, even with less active people

May 24, 2018 / 12:00 am

Participants find high-intensity interval exercise as enjoyable as traditional exercise While we know high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is time-efficient...

Exercise can help with social isolation of seniors

May 23, 2018 / 12:00 am

Study finds those with hearing loss, much more isolated than their peers A pilot program encouraging older adults to get walking to improve their health has...

Finding the Good: conference seeks to generate new ideas for ethical International Development

May 22, 2018 / 12:57 pm

Okanagan College Media Release How can ideas that begin in the classroom grow into real-world solutions to attack poverty, hunger, and gender inequality around...

Graduation brings it all into focus for College welding student

May 17, 2018 / 12:35 pm

Okanagan College Media Release After more than a decade working as a professional photographer in Ottawa, Mitchell Burton moved across the country, enrolled at...

UBC Okanagan researchers develop faster test for cannabis quality

May 17, 2018 / 12:00 am

New method to help meet increasing demand for cannabis potency testing With the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada, producers are increasingly looking...

UBC’s personal belongings cart ready to hit the streets

May 16, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC grad students Kurt Yesilcimen, second from left, and Connor Keegan, far right, give the cart a final inspection before handing it over to Metro Community...