Okanagan College News Releases
Applied research on the college agenda for businesses and non-profits
Whether it’s exploring ways to speed up and stabilize online connections for gamers or designing better outdoor playgrounds for children, applied research at Okanagan College takes many shapes.
October-20-17 9:23:27 AM

Families invited to experience outdoor play

October-13-17 2:45:39 PM

UVic professor sheds light on Indigenous Peoples’ land management practices
Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia have historically been described as hunter-gatherers, but according to ethnobiologist Dr. Nancy Turner, this label scarcely acknowledges the sophisticated techniques and approaches First Nations have developed and applied over millennia to sustain and enhance their plant resources and habitats.
October-11-17 12:30:13 PM

John E. Peller to keynote as Wine Talks returns to College
Together with Liquidity Winery, Okanagan College is presenting the third installment of its popular Wine Talks series on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the College’s Penticton campus.
September-28-17 3:47:24 PM

Wildfire 2017: causes, consequences and solutions to a wicked problem
As the smoke across the Okanagan barely begins to lift, the Science in Society Speaker Series is sparking a new season with a talk intended to keep wildfires top-of-mind for the public.
September-25-17 9:54:28 AM

Okanagan College sees fall student enrolment grow
The total number of students enrolled in programs at Okanagan College has climbed by more than four per cent compared to last year at the same time. A snapshot of enrolment at mid-September shows that 8,463 students had registered in programs and courses, compared to 8,089 on the same date a year ago.
September-22-17 11:03:24 AM

Youth Exhibition Powwow returns for ninth year
The cultural event of the fall season is back and about to kick off at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Community members are invited to join in the celebration of Indigenous culture at the 9th Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow on Thursday, Sept. 21 in the courtyard.
September-19-17 1:51:11 PM

New pilot project at Okanagan College promotes student wellness
A new wellness pilot project is underway at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus and has set out to help students thrive in their studies and personal lives by teaching skills and tools to manage and promote positive mental health.
September-14-17 4:03:26 PM

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends award South Okanagan students
Six students will jump-start their educational dreams at Okanagan College this fall after receiving financial awards through the Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends scholarship.
September-14-17 9:42:39 AM

High school students get a head start on post-secondary education
A new partnership between Okanagan College and School District No. 23 will give Grade 12 students a head start in post-secondary education as a certified Education Assistant.
For recent graduate Tiffany Walker, an early start in the Education Assistant certificate program has helped her realize a dream she’s long been chasing.

September-13-17 2:42:22 PM

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