#WelcomeHomeOC Campaign Kicks Off
We’re ready to celebrate the return to student life at OC! As we come back together, let’s share some kindness and support each other as our OC community grows. Visit the WelcomeHomeOC web page to view the growing gallery of social media content that is being shared to celebrate the return to campus and support our strong connections. While you’re on the page, you’ll get to know more about professors and instructors, staff, students, alumni and others in the broader OC community.
Join in and share content tagged #WelcomeHomeOC. We’re looking for positive and supportive messages to welcome everyone back into the OC family. Let’s celebrate our strong connections, what we’re looking forward to and what we want others to know about as we all come back together. If you’d like to participate, here’s a few ways you can do so:
- Submit a 15-30 second video message with a personal message (or written message with photo) for students using the form on the website. Public Affairs will share this message to the main OC social channels on your behalf.
- Submit a 15-30 second video message with a personal message (or written message with photo) for students and share it on social media with the hashtag #WelcomeHomeOC.
- Submit a 15-30 second video (or written message with photo) answering some, or all, of the fill-in-the-blank questions below using the form on the website. Public Affairs will share this message to the main OC social channels on your behalf.
- Submit a 15-30 second video (or written message with photo) answering some, or all, of the fill-in-the-blank questions below and share it on social media with the hashtag #WelcomeHomeOC.
If I had to describe OC in one word, it would be __________________.
I missed ___________________ the most about being on campus.
When I came back into the office, the first thing I did was _______________.
This year, I can’t wait for students to experience ________________.
Whatever you do, don’t miss out on __________________.
July 6, 2021
Q: What is your education and background? A: I have an undergraduate degree with honours in biochemistry, a masters degree in post-secondary Education, a PhD degree in Medicine (Focus on reproduction and the signals that initiate labour), and postdoctoral research in animal reproduction and vascular (blood vessel) development. Q: What is your area of interest? A: Although I started in Biochemistry, as time went on I seemed to transition over to Anatomy and Physiology (A&P). T...Read more...
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...