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Studying sciences at Okanagan College has paid off for Jacqueline Barnett (left) and Stacey Sakakibara. (Okanagan College photos)

Starting in science boosts Okanagan College alumni to success

Jacqueline Barnett and Stacey Sakakibara enjoying successes of studying science programs

 

(Black Press Media files)

‘Relatively bleak:’ Post-secondary students face rising debt and few summer jobs

The president of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations said he’s hearing from students across the country who are struggling to find jobs

 

Construction at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College is not part of a big project, rather maintenance involving water damage. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Construction at Salmon Arm campus not the start of something new

New 60-bed project at Okanagan College won’t be starting until 2022

 

This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College expected to be constructed in 2022. (Okanagan College image)

Student housing to be built on Okanagan College Salmon Arm campus

Province announces 60 beds to help ease housing shortage in community

This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College expected to be constructed in 2022. (Okanagan College image)
Louis Thomas, Secwépemc knowledge keeper and councillor with the Neskonlith First Nation, is one of four people to receive an Okanagan College Honorary Fellow Award at a special online convocation ceremony held on Jan. 22, 2021.

Secwépemc knowledge-keeper Louis Thomas receives Okanagan College’s highest honour

Neskonlith band councillor recognized for his outstanding community-building work

Louis Thomas, Secwépemc knowledge keeper and councillor with the Neskonlith First Nation, is one of four people to receive an Okanagan College Honorary Fellow Award at a special online convocation ceremony held on Jan. 22, 2021.
Salmon Arm’s Okanagan College campus. (submitted)

Healthcare program offers way for Okanagan College student to connect with ailing mother

Susan Kyle has already launched her own business after finishing courses at Salmon Arm campus

Salmon Arm’s Okanagan College campus. (submitted)
A B.C. College of Pharmacists order restricts Sunrise Pharmacy on Main Street from dispensing any narcotic or controlled drug substance intended for opioid agonist treatment. (Western News File)

South Okanagan pharmacist receives $20,000 fine and three-month suspension

Joelle Mbamy will be required to retake several courses before being allowed to dispensing medicine

A B.C. College of Pharmacists order restricts Sunrise Pharmacy on Main Street from dispensing any narcotic or controlled drug substance intended for opioid agonist treatment. (Western News File)
Andrea Alexander (left) and JoAnn Fowler (right). (Contributed)

Okanagan College names two new board members

Andrea Alexander and JoAnn Fowler have been appointed for one-year terms to the board

Andrea Alexander (left) and JoAnn Fowler (right). (Contributed)
Six new workshops, a part of the GROW@OC program, will equip Okanagan College students with the tools they need to be resilient amid the COVID-19 pandemic. First session takes place Sept. 17, 2020. (Contributed)

Okanagan College’s new online supports builds resilience amid COVID-19

New online counselling initiative eases high anxiety brought on by pandemic, online learning

Six new workshops, a part of the GROW@OC program, will equip Okanagan College students with the tools they need to be resilient amid the COVID-19 pandemic. First session takes place Sept. 17, 2020. (Contributed)
Okanagan College unveils online continuing studies brochure, fall courses

Okanagan College unveils online continuing studies brochure, fall courses

School offering courses in business, health, education, technology, cannabis, wine and food and more

Okanagan College unveils online continuing studies brochure, fall courses
Fawn Herrington and her daughter Jaden Lee. Jaden Lee is taking the Okanagan College Human Service Work program, just as her mother did. (Contributed)

Daughter follows closely in mother’s Salmon Arm career footsteps

Human service work program holds potential for variety of job options

  • Aug 7, 2020
Fawn Herrington and her daughter Jaden Lee. Jaden Lee is taking the Okanagan College Human Service Work program, just as her mother did. (Contributed)
Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals

Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals

Couple from Westbank First Nation and men from Vernon, Kelowna and Shuswap named Honourary Fellows

Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals
Westbank First Nations Chief Christopher Derickson (left) and Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton sign a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two groups, continuing a long tradition of helping one another. (Photo submitted)

Westbank First Nation, Okanagan College ink new understanding

Longstanding tradition between two organizations continues

Westbank First Nations Chief Christopher Derickson (left) and Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton sign a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two groups, continuing a long tradition of helping one another. (Photo submitted)
Okanagan College has announced it’s cancelling its popular Camp OC offerings for 2020 due to COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19 closes Okanagan College summer camps

Popular Camp OC put on shelf from Salmon Arm to Penticton, and Revelstoke, until 2021

Okanagan College has announced it’s cancelling its popular Camp OC offerings for 2020 due to COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon’s Kara Kazimer (right), presetning the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award to Vernon’s Bree Cawley, has been relected as president of the Okanagan College Alumni Association for a 12th consecutive year. (Okanagan College photo)

Kazimer back for 12th year as Okanagan College alumni president

Vernon’s Kara Kazimer has been president of Okanagan College Alumni Association since 2012

Vernon’s Kara Kazimer (right), presetning the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award to Vernon’s Bree Cawley, has been relected as president of the Okanagan College Alumni Association for a 12th consecutive year. (Okanagan College photo)
Kamloops’ Christina Fast ( left), winner of the Okanagan College Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award, and Vernon’s Bree Cawley (right), winner of the asspciation’s Distinguished Alumni Award, meet with Jayne Brooks, first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002. (Okanagan College photo)

Okanagan women honoured by college alumni

Vernon’s Bree Cawley and Kamloops’ Christina Fast given awards for their post-college work

Kamloops’ Christina Fast ( left), winner of the Okanagan College Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award, and Vernon’s Bree Cawley (right), winner of the asspciation’s Distinguished Alumni Award, meet with Jayne Brooks, first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002. (Okanagan College photo)