Chasing culinary dream

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An OC Culinary Arts alumnus’ skills have earned him a job at one of Canada’s most acclaimed restaurants.

Carson Bibby is now a chef de partie at Atelier, a gourmet Ottawa eatery known for pushing the envelope in molecular gastronomy, led by award-winning Executive Chef Marc Lepine. Read how Bibby’s studies in Okanagan College’s Culinary Arts program helped him hone his skills, as he carries on a family tradition of culinary excellence.

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Forest Operator program

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Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo, on behalf of Minister of Social Development and Health Michelle Stilwell announced $749,872 in support from the provincial government to launch a new Forest Operator program at Okanagan College that will give up to 16 students in Revelstoke and the Shuswap 16 weeks of paid training and 10 weeks of on-the-job work experience.

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Health Sciences Centre

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 On March 21, it was announced that Okanagan College will receive $15.4 million of provincial funding to construct a new $18.9 million Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna. 

The new building will be located on the east side of campus, next to the current Lab building. It will consist of 2,800-square metres of new space over two storeys and will include labs, classrooms and office space for the 13 health and social development programs that are currently located in the existing health building.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018 with project completion anticipated for the spring of 2020. Read the full story here.