OC Indigenization Task Force update
This message has been posted on behalf of the Okanagan College Indigenization Task Force.
Okanagan College's Indigenization Task Force is currently in its engagement phase with Indigenous communities to seek guidance and reflections on how OC can do a better job of working with, and learning from, Indigenous communities.
Engaging with community partners and stakeholders ensures we hear everyone’s voice in a holistic manner and these conversations will help guide us in our Indigenization plan. We will review and cluster input, insights and themes that emerge from the planned sessions. Those will be topics for Indigenous communities to review, and then conversations with OC staff and students will follow.
We look forward to working with OC staff and students in the next phase of engagement to continue these critical conversations on identifying areas where we can enhance our efforts.
Upcoming engagement sessions will allow you to share your knowledge and experiences and communicate educational needs and goals to help shape the Okanagan College Indigenization Plan.
Our OC Indigenization plan will promote further changes to our institution, in ways that bring important shifts in how we see and engage with Indigenization.
Okanagan College is dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of Indigenous education. For more information, see https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/indigenizationengagement.
Tags: Indigenization, Inside OC
July 6, 2021
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June 17, 2021
As an RV Service Technician instructor at Okanagan College, Victor Flint welcomes hundreds of new faces to the classroom each year, but none so familiar as his own daughter, Sharla, who is proudly following in his footsteps. Sharla will join nearly 300 students from various Okanagan College Trades and Apprenticeship programs who will take an important step towards their career path at the virtual Commencement ceremony tonight (Thursday, June 17). Sharla recently completed the Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Foundation program at the C...Read more...
June 3, 2021
Dr. Guessy Wang is no stranger to the graduation stage having already secured a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery. Wang will be adding a third degree to her name, graduating from Okanagan College with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, an impressive feat that has propelled her to Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she will begin her search for a solution to help address dental obstacles within Canada’s northern population. Wang came to Canada from China as an international student. She attended the...Read more...
April 22, 2021
As the world’s leaders gather on Earth Day 2021 to discuss steps to battle climate change, Okanagan College is pointing to recent statistics that demonstrate how far its energy savings efforts are advancing B.C.’s sustainability agenda. Calculations completed this week show that OC has reduced its total overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 44 per cent since 2007 – this in the face of an overall growth in space of 44 per cent in the same period. The calculations show that OC has managed to decrease its per-square-metre emissions by more...Read more...