Campus Life

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. ...

UBC researcher prescribes specific exercise dosage for those with spinal cord injury

Oct 26, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC Okanagan Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis chats about physical activity with tennis player and UBC student Rob Shaw. International, systematic project...

Community Foundation gives boost to College’s child care centre

Oct 25, 2017 / 1:33 pm

Okanagan College Media Release The future is looking bright for the new child care centre at Okanagan College as another community group adds a building block...

UBC researchers create definitive method to detect wildfire tainted wine grapes

Oct 24, 2017 / 12:00 am

Wesley Zandberg, assistant professor of chemistry at UBC’s Okanagan campus. New, highly accurate test offers results in hours rather than in days Wine...

New study suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behaviour

Oct 23, 2017 / 12:00 am

Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh. Illicit substances may be effective interventions to crime Newly published research suggests that common psychedelic drugs—such as...

Applied research on the college agenda for businesses and non-profits

Oct 20, 2017 / 9:23 am

Okanagan College Media Release Whether it’s exploring ways to speed up and stabilize online connections for gamers or designing better outdoor playgrounds for...

UBC launches program to advance chronic disease research

Oct 19, 2017 / 12:00 am

Community-based prevention and management are key goals The UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program is launching a new research program aimed at...

Families invited to experience outdoor play

Oct 13, 2017 / 2:45 pm

The first of two free outdoor play workshops will kick off in Peachland this Saturday, offering children and their families the chance to express their...

Don’t dispense with cannabis dispensaries, caution UBC researchers

Oct 12, 2017 / 12:00 am

Psychology professor Zach Walsh recently published a study examining the roles independent marijuana dispensaries play in cannabis access. Recent publication...

UVic professor sheds light on Indigenous Peoples’ land management practices

Oct 11, 2017 / 12:30 pm

Okanagan College Media Release Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia have historically been described as hunter-gatherers, but according to ethnobiologist Dr....

Ketone nutritional supplements: Good or bad for athletic performance?

Oct 11, 2017 / 12:00 am

Jonathan Little is an assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Popular new ketone salts enhance fat burning but impair...

UBC researchers take the ‘stink’ out of wastewater treatment

Oct 10, 2017 / 12:00 am

Cigdem Eskicioglu is a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus. Smelly sludge improves with the right timing of common additives A foul smell and...

UBC researcher creates cheap, compact and convenient microscope

Oct 5, 2017 / 12:00 am

UBC assistant professor Keekyoung Kim in his lab. From $100,000 to $100, UBC Okanagan engineer makes microscopic imaging accessible For slightly more than $100,...