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Campus Life

Thinking smart about energy use

Jan 11, 2019 / 12:00 am

FortisBC partners to fund smart energy research chair at UBC Okanagan British Columbia is poised to become more energy efficient and sustainable thanks to a new...

OC Water Engineering grad makes a splash with local municipality

Jan 10, 2019 / 2:29 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Scott Brost stepped into Okanagan College’s Water Engineering Technology program two-and-a-half-years ago looking to launch a...

OC health care grad already making an impact in the field

Jan 8, 2019 / 4:15 pm

Okanagan College Media Release When Zaynah Stewart crosses the stage to accept her Health Care Assistant certificate from Okanagan College on Jan. 12, she will...

New year and career await with start of January classes

Jan 3, 2019 / 2:33 pm

Okanagan College Media Release At a time when many are making resolutions to hit the gym, a pair of Okanagan College students are sharing their thoughts on why...

Olympic hopeful gets lift from Okanagan College donors

Dec 24, 2018 / 9:27 am

Thanks to the generosity of donors to Okanagan College, students are able to gain an education and for some, pursue big dreams at the same time. Hannah Mehain...

When seconds count: first aid trainer shares his life-saving knowledge at OC

Dec 20, 2018 / 12:25 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Andy Jack can give plenty of reasons why keeping his skills up-to-date is critical in his profession, but it only took one...

Education helps opportunity bubble for local wine industry professional

Dec 20, 2018 / 12:13 pm

Okanagan College Media Release From his start picking grapes at Tantalus Vineyard to now owning a vineyard with boutique winery goals of his own, Ryan Fipke is...

College Culinary students cook up holiday cheer

Dec 19, 2018 / 3:46 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Chefs-in-training at Okanagan College in Kelowna are once again putting their culinary talents to good work in the community. A...

UBC study links specific chromosome to radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis

Dec 19, 2018 / 12:00 am

Genetic makeup can define whether cancer therapy may do harm A UBC Okanagan researcher has determined that genes on a specific chromosome may be the answer as...

Scholarship smooths road ahead for Okanagan College transfer student

Dec 13, 2018 / 3:08 pm

Okanagan College Media Release After being out of school for years, Blake Lewis is now well on his way to a career in the classroom, thanks to a spark of...

UBC, Okanagan College open time capsule

Dec 13, 2018 / 12:00 am

Items tucked away 25 years ago unveiled at ceremony The past came alive at a special ceremony at UBC Okanagan yesterday. A time capsule, complete with dozens of...

Submissions welcome for UBC Okanagan’s annual fiction competition

Dec 12, 2018 / 12:00 am

Authors encouraged to put pen to paper and get creative Budding writers are urged to submit their entries for the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest. Now...

Giant tortoise provides insights into longevity and age-related disease

Dec 11, 2018 / 12:00 am

Lonesome George was the famed last representative of a giant tortoise species once found on the Galapagos island of Pinta. Image credit: Mark Putney Even after...

Okanagan College students win big with accessible tourism pitch

Dec 4, 2018 / 1:56 pm

Okanagan College Media Release A junior team of four Okanagan College School of Business students have captured the regional title at The Winning Pitch...

OC profs’ approach to texts ease student costs

Dec 3, 2018 / 8:42 am

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College professors are helping to turn a new page in the rising costs of post-secondary education, giving students free...

Researchers develop tool for speedy diagnosis of bacterial infections

Nov 29, 2018 / 12:00 am

Mohammad Zarifi, an assistant professor at UBC Okanagan, shows his small biosensor that can be used to provides health care practitioners with a real-time...

Health-care training in Vernon can kick-start new careers

Nov 28, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Health-care careers are calling, and Vernon residents considering change in the new year can dial in their options in early 2019....

UBC Okanagan alumna clinches national research prize

Nov 28, 2018 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan alumna Emily Giroux was awarded the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation on November 27 in Ottawa Award presented for outstanding innovation for...

UBC study reveals how political leanings shape support for homeless

Nov 28, 2018 / 12:00 am

Stories, rather than statistics, unite Canadians on homelessness action A new study by researchers at UBC and the University of Toronto has determined that...

Dean of Business creates award for global education

Nov 27, 2018 / 10:50 am

Okanagan College Media Release Business students at Okanagan College will have the opportunity to take their education to new heights thanks to an award...

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