Voting in the Federal Election 2021
On Monday, September 20, 2021, the federal election will be held. Polls will be open in B.C. from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Section 132 (1) of the Canada Elections Act provides that employees who are eligible to vote be provided three consecutive hours free from work during the time the polls are open, without loss of pay, on Election Day for the purpose of casting their ballots in a federal election.
Due to the pandemic, Elections Canada is reminding everyone of health and safety precautions in place and of other voting options to help avoid crowding - including voting on advance polling day, voting by mail and in advance at Elections Canada offices. Learn more on the Elections Canada website.
If your work or teaching schedule presents issues in terms of the College’s obligation to provide three full hours in which to vote, please contact your supervisor. Please advise your supervisor if you will be voting during work hours or if you have any questions or concerns.
If students or employees have questions about the election they can contact Bob Burge, Registrar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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September 27, 2021
Kelly Terbasket of IndigenEYEZ has created a new sister organization for allies—kinSHIFT. Launched this spring, kinSHIFT is a tailored set of workshops for non-Indigenous allies who want to take the next step. Designed in response to increasing requests from people who want to be genuine allies, kinSHIFT is a safer space to do the work. ------------ As a person of mixed heritage, I've always felt the divide between cultures and wanted to be part of bridging awareness a...Read more...
September 10, 2021
The writing community of Vernon is taking centre stage in a new film produced by OC English Professor and self-proclaimed budding filmmaker Hannah Calder. For the last four years, Calder has been collaborating with Curtis and Silmara Emde on Why We Write: Poets of Vernon, a film project originally sparked in 2017. Curtis, an OUC alumnus, has stayed in touch with his first-year English professor, Tom Wayman, since completing his studies. When Wayman released his collection of music-...Read more...
September 3, 2021
“I have always been interested in our anatomy and exercising so I enrolled in OC’s Kinesiology Diploma program. My first year was going really well, then COVID-19 hit. I was able to finish the first year in an online format. However, starting school in September completely online, I was struggling to stay engaged with my studies. Before COVID, many of our classes would be active and in the gym. I found it hard to stay present with everything online and not having the same convers...Read more...
September 3, 2021
“In my second year of studies I connected with a classmate over our shared curiosity to learn more about our Indigenous backgrounds. I’m Métis, but my family didn’t practice Indigenous customs. My classmate went on to be very successful in reconnecting with her culture. Watching her hit those milestones I knew that if she could do it, I could do it too. I’d say the tipping point for me was winning a bursary from Okanagan College to attend the Indigenous Women’s Leadership Summit....Read more...