Health Sciences Centre

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Our students, your health campaign



Okanagan College graduates are at the heart of our health care system, providing vital support across our community. We've graduated more than 11,000 health care professionals since our health building opened.

Now, we need your help to make changes to the way we educate and prepare our students to ensure the quality of health care in the Okanagan does not fall behind. 

Our current health building dates back to 1963 and can no longer support the quality of education Okanagan College is renowned for. 

A state-of-the-art Health Sciences Centre to match the quality of our education

Health Sciences Centre Revised

We stand by the quality of our education, but we need to invest in a new facility that reflects advances in health care and learning spaces.

The new $18.9-million Health Sciences Centre will feature innovative spaces such as hands-on labs for every program, modern clinics and technically advanced simulation rooms. The Centre will also be adaptable to meet future training needs.

Campaign goalsThe Province of B.C. is funding $15.4 million of the $18.9 million Centre.

Join us in our fundraising campaign to raise $5-million to complete the modern Health Sciences Centre, purchase equipment and create scholarships and bursaries for students entering high-demand health care careers.

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We're training for in-demand positions across the Okanagan

Programs taught in new Centre
Needs in our Community
 Bachelor of Science in Nursing          CRITICAL
 Certified Dental Assistant          CRITICAL
 Early Childhood Education          CRITICAL
 Health Care Assistant          CRITICAL
 Human Service Work          SERIOUS
 Pharmacy Technician          SERIOUS
 Practical Nursing          STABLE
 Therapist Assistant          STABLE

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Our commitment to sustainability

The new Health Sciences Centre will build on Okanagan College’s record of developing award-winning facilities that champion sustainability and green building practices. The Centre will be designed and built to meet the requirements of:

ZERO CARBON Building Standard

Okanagan College will be one of 16 organizations nationwide participating in a pilot program that focuses on design and construction standards meant to reduce a structure’s carbon footprint. 

WELL Building Standard

The new building will pursue a minimum of WELL Silver certification – a standard that is focused on advancing occupant health and wellbeing in buildings. It is based on 10 concepts that each comes with its own features and measures: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community.

LEED Rating System

Beginning with the Centre for Learning, Okanagan College has built each of its new structures since 2005 with a minimum goal of meeting Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold standard. The rating system focuses on water and energy efficiency as well as indoor air quality.


Contact Us

Helen Jackman
Executive Director
Okanagan College Foundation
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext.4775


Holly Routley

Development Officer

Okanagan College Foundation

Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4440

Anne Kirkpatrick
Development Officer, Planned Giving
Okanagan College Foundation

Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 3254