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Nov
Mult-Campus
Virtual Diwali - Festival of Lights student event
Virtual Diwali

October 22, 2020

Join us for a Virtual Celebration of Diwali - The Festival of Lights. Come back to this page on Nov. 13 to view cooking, dancing and craft videos at your own leisure.  Photos from our Vi...

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How to Land Your Dream Job in a Pandemic

October 20, 2020

A virtual advice event for Okanagan College students with panelists from RBC and the OC Co-op department. Register here About this Event There will be discussion surrounding virtual inte...

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Political Science Professor Ayla Kilic relaxes in the garden with flowers behind her
Meet Ayla Kilic, Political Science Professor

October 20, 2020

What is your education and area of interest? I have a BA in Political Science, MBA in Human Resources Management, Istanbul University-Turkey; MA and a PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Bosporus University, Istanbul (Turkey). My primary research and teaching foci are global politics, global political economy, global governance, human security, ethnic politics, gender politics and religion and politics. My broader area of expertise is West Asia. Next to the academ...

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Psychology Professor Chris Newitt stands in front of a colourful painting
Meet Chris Newitt, Psychology Professor

October 19, 2020

What is your area of interest? I have a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). My research interests are in social and moral decision making and the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. How did you know you had found your discipline? I found Psychology in second year. Initially I was interested in ground water sciences, but I took Psychology as an elective and things changed for me. I gravitated towards developmenta...

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Communications Professor Ed Henczel
Meet Ed Henczel, Communications Professor

October 19, 2020

What is your area of interest, research and/or creative work? I’m a communications professor with a masters of journalism. I focus my research/teaching on mass and social media and how it’s used to influence public perception When did you know you had found your discipline?  I was working for a news organization in Kamloops. I started the day doing a tour of the local prison, then I interviewed the mayor (a former journalist) and spent the evening covering a Kamloops Blazers WHL ga...

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Communications Professor Michael Saad
Meet Michael Saad, Communications Professor

October 19, 2020

What is your areas of interest? I teach in the Communications Department. I have a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Ottawa. My area of interest is identity development and relationship dynamics through digital space. I seek to understand how our ‘technoself’ is increasingly influencing our real-world decisions. When did you know you had found your discipline? After teaching my very first course. To see the students improve their skills and reach new heights wa...

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Culinary Arts student, Ruby Pahtayken
College hosting region-wide virtual open house

October 16, 2020

Participants eligible for $5,000 tuition giveaway While the pandemic means prospective students can’t stop by to explore campuses physically this fall, Okanagan College is pulling out all the stops to host an interactive virtual open house to ensure students can still get questions answered. On Sunday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., future students, parents, high school counsellors and anyone looking to learn more about the College and its programs will have a chance to experience OC from the comfort of home. All those interested can fi...

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25
Nov
Civil Connections Night

October 16, 2020

Current students and potential employers are invited to an online event on Nov. 24 to connect with faculty and discuss civil engineering opportunities. Learn about Civil Connections Nigh...

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The Kelowna Homelessness Research Council members stand in front of a brick building
Interdisciplinary research opportunity calling for participants

October 15, 2020

OC researchers, students and staff from any discipline are invited to join the Kelowna Homelessness Research Collaborative’s third workshop as part of the Homelessness Vulnerabilities and Potential Mitigating Supports series. Held virtually on October 20 from 4 to 7 p.m., Collaborative members and Okanagan College School of Business professors Dr. Kyleen Myrah and Kerry Rempel extend the invitation to anyone who is thinking that they might want to do a project or research related to homelessness. This is the final phase of a year-long stud...

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Jillian, Freida and Bonnie on a Zoom call
Familiar faces in smaller spaces: OC’s creative connection to Dr. Bonnie Henry

October 15, 2020

OC employee Jillian Karpick from Print Services, based out of Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus, has been working with local drag-entertainer Freida Whales to produce short videos amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A highlight of the summer for both Karpick and Whales was an interview with B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. In the 6-minute segment, Whales dives into conversation with Henry, asking questions about drag-entertainment, her custom-made John Fluevog shoes, ...

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Rob Lindstrand, TD Bank, and Helen Jackman
TD invests in health care equipment for students

October 15, 2020

A gift from TD Bank will ensure students entering health care professions are practising on state-of-the-art equipment. TD is donating $15,000 to Okanagan College’s Our Students, Your Health campaign towards a new Health Sciences Centre on the Kelowna campus. The gift will support new equipment for the nursing lab, which will be used by future Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants. “Part of creating better health outcomes for patients is to provide aspiring health care professionals with the right training, tools, a...

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Wacky and Tacky Holiday Sweater Contest

October 14, 2020

Get out those gaudy garments in the form of a sweater or vest and send a photo to kelownarec@okanagan.bc.ca for a chance to win an awesome prize. Extra draw entries for sharing on socia...

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03
Dec
Virtual Holiday Hurrah

October 14, 2020

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My view my world photo contest for students
My View, My World Photo Contest

October 14, 2020

Celebrate International Education Week by sharing a piece of you and your world. Send us a photo of you and your window view, back yard, or your favourite spot for a chance to win some a...

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Diwali light up event for students
Virtual Diwali Light Up Contest

October 14, 2020

Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights by illuminating your home and sharing a photo to win a gift certificate. Send your submission to kelownarec@okanagan.bc.ca between November 6 and N...

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Return to treasure island virtual escape room caper
Return to Treasure Island Virtual Escape Room Caper

October 14, 2020

Event details: If ye be seekin’ adventure, ay—you’ve come to the proper place! Inspired by the Classic Book, Treasure Island, your adventure begins in a shadowy storage room aboard a wea...

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