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Employee Excellence finalists announced
The nomination period is closed and judging is complete. It’s getting closer to the time for OC to celebrate its peers.
Finalists for the 2021 Employee Excellence Awards include (in alphabetical order): Dr. Blair Baldwin, Eric Corneau, Julie Dais, Dr. Carl Doige, Tim Dorn, Andrew Duffy, Jacqueline Dyment, Tom Esson, Dawn Govan, Chantale Hutchinson, Cari Jahns, Dr. Youry Khmelevsky, Zuzana Lehocky, Mike Minions, Karen Maeers, Colette Martin, Nelson Murray, Kimberley Noakes, Chris Peiper, Dr. Lindsey Reinholz, and Bobbie Wyatt.
With the finalists announced, the 10th annual recognition event will roll out a little differently this year.
Orientation fun at OC campuses
Last week Okanagan College campuses welcomed new and returning faces back to school for the fall semester. Students were greeted with inspiring chalk messages and smiling faces from fellow students and OC employees. Orientation events held at each campus saw unparalleled student engagement, leading to a vibrant and fun day of entertainment. Food trucks, prize draws, welcome bags, games and photo booths were some of the many highlights and students enjoyed access to some of the most popular food trucks. Watch below and experience Orientation day for yourself.
A reminder to employees to encourage their family members attending OC to apply for the OC Family Award.
The application is online through…
Calling all cyclists.
Fall Go By Bike Week is just around the corner and runs Sept. 27 – Oct. 10. You can log any trip you take, whether it…
Okanagan College's online applications for admissions will be unavailable from Sept.28 - 30 on EducationPlanner as we set up to open applications…
Flags at each Okanagan College campus will be flown at half-mast on Sunday, Sept. 26 in recognition and honour of the Police and Peace Officers'…
The annual student elections are on and student nominations are accepted to Sept. 28, 2021. We are looking for two students for the Board (from…
Congratulations to Jennifer Matthews from the Library, Kelowna Campus who is the winner of the Sept. 10, 2021 Okanagan College Foundation 50/50…
The dry spring and hot weather have increased B.C.’s interior region wildfire risk. Please be aware that emergency response efforts may impact…
OC international students should note that mental health supports are available to any B.C. post-secondary international students who are affected…
Media Top Hits
Stay up to date with OC stories in the news
Incoming Salmon Arm student Savannah Lamb won a $40,000 scholarship to help her kick off her post-secondary studies at the College’s Salmon Arm campus – Castanet.
Following public health guidelines, Okanagan College was noted for not requiring students or employees to disclose their vaccination status as the school year begins – Global News.
The Okanagan College Foundation is $1 million away from reaching its $5 million fundraising goal for the new Health Sciences Centre – Straight From DeHart column in BC Local News and Kelowna Capital News.
New solar technologies emerging in new-build commercial buildings like at Okanagan College’s Health Science Centre have been noted as a rising trend in Canada – Journal of Commerce.