Public Affairs

The Public Affairs department at Okanagan College is responsible for a number of areas that include public relations, media relations, institutional marketing, communications and advertising, social media, website content curation and event promotion and co-ordination (including convocation and various open houses). The department is also responsible for assisting and guiding production of various institutional materials, including the Okanagan College Viewbook and numerous community reports.

Public Affairs personnel will also work to connect external organizations with expert speakers among Okanagan College's faculty and staff.

Convocation & Commencement

Celebrate your graduation from Okanagan College and join in the Convocation and Commencement festivities.

Honorees

Since 2006, OC has been presenting Honorary Fellow Awards to deserving individuals as part of its annual Convocation Ceremonies.

News

Featured Events

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To cancel or revise your event, email details to Michelle Lowry

Planning your own event?

Design services for Okanagan College Departments.

Let us help you to create professional display materials for your courses, events and promotions. We are here to help your department with creative solutions and print ready materials that uphold Okanagan College design standards.

What types of services do we provide?

Graphic Design
• Brochures, Booklets
• Postcards
• Rack Cards
• Posters
• Custom Projects
Ad Design
• Newspaper Ad Design
• Magazine Ad Design
• Other Publication Ads
Web Design
• Web Graphics
• Web Layout Services
• Web Banners
• E-Blasts

Things to include when making a request

  • Always include your contact information: name, department, phone, email
  • What type of project do you need? one sided, two sided, booklet, other
  • Size of project: 8.5x11, 8.5x14, 11x17, folded, portrait, horizontal, etc.
  • Colour or black & white
  • Contact information as you want it displayed on the project. Each department and project requires specific information: name, department, phone, email, web address

Submit your graphic design requests to:

John Wecels

Senior Graphic Design
Office: Centre For Learning 501D
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4467

Join Speakers Bureau

Okanagan College is compiling information for a Speakers Bureau, which will be available to the public via the Public Affairs website. This list will be useful both internally and externally for identifying experts and those with specific knowledge or insights in a variety of disciplines and subjects. The Speakers Bureau list will be distributed to service clubs and media outlets and will be made available via the web as well. Staff interested in being a part of the Bureau are asked to email Tyler Finley, Associate Director of Public Affairs, and send any additional information that may be pertinent. Members of the media and community groups may contact those on the list to inquire about their ability to speak on their area of expertise. If you have a question about the Okanagan College Speakers Bureau, contact Tyler Finley.

Meet the team

Tyler Finley

Interim Director of Public Affairs
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4211
Tyler Finley, Interim Director of Public Affairs

Michelle Lowry

Executive Assistant
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-862-5473 ext. 4649

Marketing Specialists

Holly Stevens

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4942

Andrea Dodd

Marketing and Communications Specialist, Digital Content and Social Media
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4863
Public Affairs - Andrea Dodd

Simone Blais

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4945
Simone Blais headshot

Ginger Albrecht

Marketing and Communications Specialist, Continuing Studies
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4214

Graphic Design

John Wecels

Senior Graphic Design
Office: Centre For Learning 501D
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4467

Lenard Nickel

Graphic Design
Office: Centre For Learning 501C
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4668

Web Development and Content

Kim Fukushima

Web Developer and Content Manager
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-317-9725
Public Affairs - Kim Fukushima

Alumni Association

Kate Deglow

Alumni Relations Coordinator
Office: Centre For Learning 501
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4771
Public Affairs - Kate Deglow