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Campus Life

Penticton couple helps feed the minds of young learners

Nov 27, 2017 / 10:17 am

Okanagan College Media Release A pair of former educators are supporting the next generation of students as they take their first steps into a formal learning...

UBC announces $100-million fundraising campaign to help students

Nov 27, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students in its 12-year history. The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students aims to raise $100...

Jazz Aviation helps Okanagan College students’ careers take flight

Nov 24, 2017 / 9:46 am

Okanagan College Media Release Two Okanagan College students are getting a remarkable opportunity to jump start their careers as commercial pilots with major...

UBC study finds family-friendly overpasses are needed to help grizzly bears

Nov 24, 2017 / 12:00 am

A screenshot from Banff’s Temple overpass shows a female grizzly escorting her cubs across the Trans-Canada Highway. Design of wildlife road crossings is...

Sheet metal career paths on display at open house

Nov 22, 2017 / 3:22 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The need for skilled Sheet Metal Workers locally and across B.C. has prompted Okanagan College to open the doors to one of its...

Send the kids outside but let them take their devices with them

Nov 22, 2017 / 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Agents of Discovery UBC research determines technology and outdoor play can go hand-in-hand It may seem counter-intuitive to many parents, but...

Memorial Award helps fuel Okanagan College student’s education

Nov 20, 2017 / 3:26 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Losing her husband and son to a tragic plane crash two years ago led Michaela Chapman to contemplate how she could honour their...

Furry friends help kids build confidence in UBC Okanagan’s pilot program

Nov 20, 2017 / 12:00 am

BARK program welcomes Okanagan Boys and Girls Club to campus Furry, four-legged teacher aids have moved into the classroom to help a group of kids develop...

UBC and YMCA partner to offer evidence-based health program to community

Nov 13, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan associate professor Mary Jung Partnership sets-up university laboratory downtown Kelowna With world diabetes day just around the corner on November...

UBC researcher seeks to protect where the wild things walk

Nov 9, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Professor Lael Parrott is working to protect low-elevation ecosystems that are important habitat and wildlife movement routes. Ecological corridor will...

UBC employee stands tall at Remembrance Day

Nov 8, 2017 / 12:00 am

Lieutenant-Colonel Mike McGinty, centre, salutes while participants at UBC Okanagan's 2016 Remembrance Day service. The elderly, uniformed veteran is an iconic...

Coders take note: $4,000 tuition award up for grabs

Nov 6, 2017 / 12:05 pm

Okanagan College Media Release An internationally-recognized software development company based out of Kelowna is so anxious to find coding talent that it is...

Generosity continues to flow for College’s Trades Complex

Nov 3, 2017 / 12:08 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A leading Western Canada company is giving a surge to trades students at Okanagan College. Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd. is...

The 8th Annual 3-Hour Short Story Contest returns

Nov 3, 2017 / 11:11 am

Okanagan College Media Release To write, or not to write? That is the question Okanagan College students and Grade 11 and 12 secondary students across the...

Okanagan College deans educate on approaching digital revolution

Nov 2, 2017 / 10:39 am

Okanagan College Media Release Two Okanagan College deans are combining their perspectives on preparing for the digital revolution at the upcoming Kelowna...

Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses

Nov 2, 2017 / 12:00 am

Short nature intervention can bring out the best in people Is it any wonder that most happiness idioms are associated with nature? Happy as a pig in muck, happy...

College opens its doors to showcase high flying options at Career Fair

Nov 1, 2017 / 4:04 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A global shortage of commercial pilots, which made headlines in Kelowna earlier this month after local flights were cancelled,...

UBC Okanagan researchers invent new synthetic heart valve

Nov 1, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan Professor Hadi Mohammadi Could be first major improvement in mechanical heart valve technology in 20 years Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus...

Okanagan College students to pitch in social change competition

Oct 30, 2017 / 3:15 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College business students will take to the stage this week to put their social initiatives to the test in the...

Industry partners design the right fit for College’s gas lab

Oct 26, 2017 / 10:14 am

Okanagan College Media Release A collaboration between three local companies and Okanagan College has given trades students a new cutting-edge natural gas lab. ...

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