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Campus Life

OC professors win North American Case Conference gold

Nov 10, 2020 / 9:59 am

OC’s Dr. Kyleen Myrah and Professor Kerry Rempel took home the gold medal award for best case overall at the North American Case Conference, hosted by the...

Lawyer, journalist and equity advocate Hadiya Roderique explores racism in the workplace

Nov 10, 2020 / 12:00 am

What will it take for workplaces to be truly inclusive? What: Facing up to Racism at Work, as part of UBCO’s Distinguished Speaker Series Who: Canadian...

RBC, local experts offer up virtual financial advice for students

Nov 6, 2020 / 10:54 am

Okanagan College trades students will have a unique opportunity later this month to ask questions of local experts and learn how they can build a strong...

College offers additional training for in-demand healthcare roles

Nov 5, 2020 / 3:07 pm

Future students can explore these and other programs at Virtual Open House on Sunday, Nov. 8 If you think hand washing and keeping surfaces sanitized is a lot...

UBCO study says it’s not if, but how people use social media that impacts their well-being

Nov 2, 2020 / 12:00 am

A new study from UBC Okanagan examines how using social media impacts happiness. Passively scrolling through posts may not result in feelings of happiness New...

OC Mechanical Engineering students making Halloween safer with 3D printing

Oct 29, 2020 / 10:53 am

With Halloween quickly approaching, three Okanagan College Mechanical Engineering students are manufacturing a safe way for people to still partake in...

Standardized measures needed to screen kinship foster placements

Oct 29, 2020 / 12:00 am

Researchers say there is no consistent way to evaluate the quality of care New research is proposing a novel screening tool to assess the quality of care in...

New app aims to enhance communication between health professionals and patients

Oct 27, 2020 / 1:26 pm

An applied research project by Okanagan College with Monashee Health Collective is focused on developing an innovative new tool that will help allied health...

Student has clear vision to graduate as Health Care Assistant

Oct 27, 2020 / 9:57 am

Fifty-two-year-old Jacquie Thom can feel victorious as she graduates as a Health Care Assistant (HCA) from Okanagan College this month. Thom is legally blind...

Athabasca University President to replace Hamilton at Okanagan College

Oct 22, 2020 / 2:55 pm

Dr. Neil Fassina, an experienced and respected leader in post-secondary education, is going to be taking over the helm of Okanagan College when current...

Okanagan College Water Engineering Technology students recognized

Oct 21, 2020 / 2:56 pm

Three Okanagan College students were honoured recently by Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) with the organization’s annual Outstanding...

Textbook project celebrated during Open Access Week

Oct 20, 2020 / 11:45 am

Students at Okanagan College have many reasons to celebrate Open Access Week – more than a million in fact. Since 2013, access to open education resources...

College hosting region-wide virtual open house

Oct 16, 2020 / 2:25 pm

Participants eligible for $5,000 tuition giveaway While the pandemic means prospective students can’t stop by to explore campuses physically this fall,...

TD invests in health care equipment for students

Oct 15, 2020 / 8:51 am

A gift from TD Bank will ensure students entering health care professions are practising on state-of-the-art equipment. TD is donating $15,000 to Okanagan...

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

Oct 14, 2020 / 12:00 am

Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people. A young person’s...

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

Oct 14, 2020 / 12:00 am

Zach Walsh, a clinical psychologist and professor in psychology in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Psychological service adapts to...

Visiting scholar discusses polarization over energy and climate in Canada: How bad is it? What’s to be done?

Oct 9, 2020 / 2:59 pm

How can Canada chart a positive path for its energy and climate future amid polarization, partisanship and regional differences? Dr. Monica Gattinger, Director...

Students thankful for new laptops

Oct 9, 2020 / 11:18 am

A donation from Staples Kelowna is helping Okanagan College students succeed in an online learning environment. In September, Staples donated laptops to eight...

$1M gift from Stober Foundation to support UBCO students and public health

Oct 8, 2020 / 12:00 am

Ken Stober, Linda Stober, Matt Hauge and Keith Brewster from the Stober Foundation along with David McAnerney and Dave Henwood from the Stober Group meet with...

New work-integrated learning opportunities for OC students and employers across the region

Oct 5, 2020 / 3:49 pm

Earlier this year, Okanagan College announced new opportunities through the Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment office for Indigenous learners and students...

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