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Nearly 30 courses at Okanagan College qualify for B.C. future skills grant toward tuition

Nearly 30 courses at Okanagan College qualify for B.C. future skills grant toward tuition

Jul 6, 2023 / 9:00 am

A new grant offered by the B.C. Government can be used toward nearly 30 short-term skills training courses at Okanagan College this fall, expanding options for...

OC alum empowers seniors with financial planning expertise

OC alum empowers seniors with financial planning expertise

Jun 29, 2023 / 11:07 am

OC alum Kayla Caruana was the youngest Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in Canada when she received her designation in January 2019, just 18 months after...

$40,000 gift creates lasting tribute to former Okanagan University College Professor Dr. Sylvia Janet Russell

$40,000 gift creates lasting tribute to former Okanagan University College Professor Dr. Sylvia Janet Russell

Jun 27, 2023 / 11:43 am

In her twenty-year tenure as a history professor at Okanagan University College (the predecessor to Okanagan College), Dr. Sylvia Janet Russell breathed life...

UBCO researcher swings the pendulum on fibre intake

Jun 27, 2023 / 6:00 am

Should people with inflammatory bowel disease re-introduce fibre into their diets? A UBCO researcher suggests maybe it's time they do. A UBC Okanagan researcher...

College convocation centers Indigenous culture, protocol

College convocation centers Indigenous culture, protocol

Jun 21, 2023 / 8:05 am

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, Okanagan College reflects on its commitments to reconciliation and the rich history, diverse cultures and significant...

UBCO plans to introduce an Indigenous wellness pathway in the graduate nursing program to combat racism

Jun 20, 2023 / 6:00 am

Elders, community organizations, and UBCO students, faculty, staff and researchers gathered to celebrate UBC Indigenous Strategic Strategies funding of a new...

UBC's Wine Research Centre offers micro-credential in wine tasting

Jun 15, 2023 / 6:00 am

UBCO is offering a micro-credential course in wine tasting. Registration is now open for classes taking place in July where participants will learn from a...

Okanagan College hosts You @ OC Event to showcase programs and services

Okanagan College hosts You @ OC Event to showcase programs and services

Jun 13, 2023 / 10:37 am

With summer approaching and many people making their college or university plans for the fall, Okanagan College is extending an invitation to the community to...

UBCO recognizes top students at 2023 graduation ceremonies

Jun 9, 2023 / 8:52 am

UBCO celebrated the class of 2023 this week including the top academic students and medal winners. This week UBC Okanagan celebrated the graduating students of...

UBCO confers first-ever degrees taught in Nsyilxcn language

Jun 8, 2023 / 6:00 am

From left, Kathleen Michel of Upper Nicola Indian Band and Westbank First Nation's Rose Caldwell pose outside UBC Okanagan's Engineering, Management and...

UBCO confers honorary degrees to steadfast campus supporters

Jun 7, 2023 / 6:00 am

Former UBC Chancellor Lindsay Gordon and ONA Executive Director Pauline Terbasket will receive honorary degrees from UBCO this week. While university graduation...

UBCO celebrates the graduates of 2023

Jun 6, 2023 / 6:00 am

Students in the class of 2023 will graduate in six different ceremonies at UBCO on Thursday and Friday. This week, UBC Okanagan will celebrate the graduating...

Medicine wheel and traditional teachings inspire OC students preparing for the workplace

Medicine wheel and traditional teachings inspire OC students preparing for the workplace

Jun 5, 2023 / 8:57 am

Okanagan College students preparing for careers as education assistants are benefiting from teaching that goes beyond what you learn from textbooks and in...

OC Associate Dean to join BC Chamber Board

OC Associate Dean to join BC Chamber Board

Jun 2, 2023 / 2:37 pm

Laura Thurnheer, Associate Dean, Okanagan School of Business, was sworn in at the BC Chamber AGM last week in Whistler. Thurnheer, Chamber President in 2007 who...

Okanagan College students follow their passion to careers in tourism

Okanagan College students follow their passion to careers in tourism

Jun 2, 2023 / 1:57 pm

Ema Culberson, having taken a year off after completing high school to work at Silver Star Mountain Resort, was torn between going to school and enjoying...

Recognizing extraordinary contributions: Okanagan College names Honorary Fellows for 2023

Recognizing extraordinary contributions: Okanagan College names Honorary Fellows for 2023

Jun 1, 2023 / 2:30 pm

Okanagan College is bestowing its highest honour upon four esteemed residents this spring: Terry Flannigan, Dr. Silvina Mema, Michael Tindall, and Grant...

College honours Jim Hamilton with Distinguished Service Award

May 31, 2023 / 12:27 pm

Despite retiring as president from Okanagan College in 2021, a role he held for 17 years, the impact Jim Hamilton had as a leader at OC and throughout the...

Cutting breakfast carbs can benefit people with Type 2 diabetes

May 31, 2023 / 8:46 am

New research suggests a low-carb breakfast can help people with Type 2 diabetes control blood levels throughout the day. An international team, led by UBC...

UBCO students travel abroad to explore digital mediums

May 29, 2023 / 1:00 am

A photo of the University of Exeter campus. A unique collaboration is providing a research exchange for UBC Okanagan digital humanities students currently...

Scholarship established at UBC Okanagan to honour late Kelowna business leader Dave McAnerney

May 26, 2023 / 2:00 pm

Dave McAnerney As a Canadian business leader, Dave McAnerney was renowned for excellence and exceptional leadership. But for those closest to him, McAnerney's...

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