Okanagan College News Releases
Indigenous carving course takes shape at Okanagan College
An internationally renowned master carver and Indigenous artist is setting up shop at Okanagan College this winter to pass on the traditional skills and knowledge he has honed over a 25-year career working with wood.
January-15-18 2:28:45 PM

Water Engineering grad on road to success after College experience
With big goals to be part of the solution for a brighter environmental future in British Columbia, Brian Bjorkland enrolled in Okanagan College’s Water Engineering Technology program and is now among 427 students receiving their credentials at the College’s first convocation ceremony of 2018.
January-11-18 12:06:31 PM

Winner declared in Okanagan College 3-Hour Short Story contest
More than 30 budding writers from across the valley put their writing skills to the test in Okanagan College’s 8th Annual 3-Hour Short Story contest and second-year arts student Hannah Stanley has been announced as the overall winner for her original story “The Best Years of Our Lives.”
January-02-18 11:41:26 AM

Distinguished Alumnus Ben Klick to headline weekend of concerts at OC
Okanagan College is kicking off 2018 with a weekend of musical entertainment featuring some of Kelowna’s outstanding local talent, including alumnus and award-winning country music artist Ben Klick.
January-02-18 8:50:14 AM

College chefs help prepare for a flavourful Christmas
Okanagan College Chef Bernard Casavant, Chef Mike Barillaro and 14 culinary arts students are putting their talents and training to work as they help prepare a delicious community Christmas dinner.
December-22-17 12:35:30 PM

Scholarship supports post-secondary transfer students at Okanagan College
Merritt’s Jake Tourand moved to Kelowna to attend Okanagan College this fall with some significant help – $5,000 of it – thanks to the Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society’s Transfer award.

Making a similar move was Lindsay Booth who completed her Associate of Science diploma at the College’s Salmon Arm campus and has now found her way to UBC Okanagan to complete a Bachelor’s degree with the same $5,000 award.

December-22-17 10:35:54 AM

Prestigious scholarships propel Okanagan College students to study abroad
Okanagan College’s Grace Oswald and Kira Johnson are among 29 students in British Columbia that are fulfilling their dreams of studying abroad thanks to the Irving K. Barber Premier’s International Scholarship which awards students between $6,000 and $10,000.
December-21-17 10:20:56 AM

College’s child care centre sets a first in sustainability
Penticton is now home to one of the most energy efficient daycares in the country.
The new Little Learners Academy, located on Okanagan College’s Penticton campus, is Canada’s first Passive House certified child care centre, earning the sought-after designation last month at the NetPositive Symposium hosted by Passive House Canada in Vancouver.

December-20-17 2:16:05 PM

Collaborative program opens doors for Indigenous trades students
Cameron Jack was just 17 when he first stepped into the carpentry shop at Okanagan College. Two years and two levels of apprenticeship training later, Jack is inspiring others around him to follow in his footsteps while he continues down the path of a family member who inspired him.
December-20-17 11:19:32 AM

Vernon Trades campaign kicks off with big boost

December-11-17 12:52:46 PM

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