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High school students invited to Experience OC

High school students from around the South Okanagan will experience a brief taste of what it’s like to attend college through Experience OC in Penticton next week. Students in Grades 10 and 11 from the Okanagan-Skaha, Okanagan-Similkameen and Nicola-Similkameen districts have been invited to the College’s Penticton campus to be a student for a day on Tuesday, May 2. Students will have the chance to attend classes led by College instructors and explore the many post-secondary education options offered at Okanagan College. “This is a great way to inspire our high school students to think about the next steps...

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New $35 million library expansion at UBC Okanagan

Work has begun on a new $35-million Teaching and Learning Centre at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “This investment in the development of UBC’s Okanagan campus is testament to the power of partnerships between governments, post-secondary and students,” said Santa Ono, UBC president and vice-chancellor. “I look forward to seeing the many great things that will come from the work undertaken by UBC students and researchers in these new and enhanced facilities.” The funding includes a major investment by students. In October 2014, students passed a referendum to partner with UBC to fund, though student fees, an an expansion and renewal...

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UBC Okanagan media program feeds demand for tech-savvy workers

There’s a new program at UBC’s Okanagan campus linking the tech industry to academia. UBC's newly-introduced Bachelor of Media Studies is now accepting applications for entry in September 2017. Graduates will earn a BMS. “Kelowna’s tech industry is flourishing, with start-ups alongside established companies like Disney and Bardel Entertainment having offices in the valley,” says Deborah Buszard, deputy vice-chancellor and Principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus. “The industry needs graduates with tech talent as well as creative and managerial skills and entrepreneurial spirit. Our new media studies program will provide the bridge from academic study to industry success.” Media studies graduates will...

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College names von Mandl, Redmond and Winkler as 2016 Honorary Fellows

Okanagan College is bestowing its highest honour on three notable Okanagan residents, each of whom has helped shape and define the region in unique and impactful ways through entrepreneurship, philanthropy and ecological research. Anthony von Mandl O.B.C., Bill Redmond and Dr. Rita Winkler will be named Honorary Fellows of Okanagan College during Convocation ceremonies on June 4 in Kelowna. von Mandl, proprietor of VMF Estates, founder of Mission Hill Family Estate and one of the region’s best-known self-made entrepreneurs, will be recognized by the College for his vision and pioneering efforts in making the Okanagan a world-class winery destination....

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New ultrasounds enhance medical training in the Okanagan

UBC medical students and health-care providers will get more hands-on training thanks to a recent donation of two new portable ultrasound machines to the UBC Southern Medical Program. A recent gift from The Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation allowed the program to purchase two machines that will be dedicated for training in basic ultrasound proficiency, benefiting multiple learner groups at Kelowna General Hospital and physicians in the southern interior. Ultrasound is a crucial and versatile tool within the field of medicine and considered indispensable in areas such as emergency medicine, surgery, critical care, obstetrics and gynecology. Many physicians describe...

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