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Okanagan College EnactusOC members Ayden Clark (from left), Karsten Ensz, James Plaxton, Danielle Walker, Jackson Price, Rebekah Dingwall, MacKenna Lenarcic and Andrew Loken are off to the national championships in Toronto. (Okanagan College photo)

Okanagan College students off to Enactus National Expo

College team qualify after placing first in the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge

 

Students explore the Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus during Experience OC May 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

High school students get a taste of the Okanagan College experience

Experience OC gives future Okanagan College students a chance to find a program that suits them

 

Okanagan College’s restaurant hosted guests last Friday (March 11) as part of the Student Dinner Chef Series. (Photo courtesy of Okanagan College)

Okanagan College culinary students serve up tasty dishes for special dinner series

OC alumni Chris Van Hooydonk, chef at Backyard Farm’s Chef Table in Oliver mentored the students

 

<em></em>A man opens his arms as he stands near a house destroyed in the Russian artillery shelling, in the village of Horenka close to Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. On Day 11 of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Russian troops shelled encircled cities, and it appeared that a second attempt to evacuate civilians from the besieged port city of Mariupol had failed due to continued violence. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Okanagan College hosts ‘A Conversation About Ukraine’

The virtual event takes place tonight at 7 p.m. PST

<em></em>A man opens his arms as he stands near a house destroyed in the Russian artillery shelling, in the village of Horenka close to Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. On Day 11 of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Russian troops shelled encircled cities, and it appeared that a second attempt to evacuate civilians from the besieged port city of Mariupol had failed due to continued violence. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Okanagan College’s road map for its future is titled Inspire. (OC photo)

Okanagan College Inspired for its future

College unveils plan for down the road, titled ‘Inspired’

Okanagan College’s road map for its future is titled Inspire. (OC photo)
Dale Safinuk (left) is the new vice chair of Okanagan College’s board of directors while former vice chair Juliette Cunningham (right) takes over as chair. (Okanagan College photo)

Okanagan College elects new board chairs

Juliette Cunningham moves from vice chair to chair; Dale Safinuk elected vice chair

Dale Safinuk (left) is the new vice chair of Okanagan College’s board of directors while former vice chair Juliette Cunningham (right) takes over as chair. (Okanagan College photo)
This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College with construction expected to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2024. (Okanagan College image)

Student housing at Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus moving forward

Construction of 60-bed dormitory expected to begin in 2022, zoning amendment required

This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College with construction expected to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2024. (Okanagan College image)
Returning students, faculty and staff at Okanagan College campuses in Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton can get their first or second COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday, Sept. 7, at on-campus clinics. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan College campuses host vaccination clinics

Campuses in Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and Salmon Arm will host COVID-19 clinics for returning staff, students and faculty on Tuesday, Sept. 7

Returning students, faculty and staff at Okanagan College campuses in Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton can get their first or second COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday, Sept. 7, at on-campus clinics. (Black Press file photo)
Studying sciences at Okanagan College has paid off for Jacqueline Barnett (left) and Stacey Sakakibara. (Okanagan College photos)

Starting in science boosts Okanagan College alumni to success

Jacqueline Barnett and Stacey Sakakibara enjoying successes of studying science programs

Studying sciences at Okanagan College has paid off for Jacqueline Barnett (left) and Stacey Sakakibara. (Okanagan College photos)
(Black Press Media files)

‘Relatively bleak:’ Post-secondary students face rising debt and few summer jobs

The president of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations said he’s hearing from students across the country who are struggling to find jobs

(Black Press Media files)
This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College expected to be constructed in 2022. (Okanagan College image)

Student housing to be built on Okanagan College Salmon Arm campus

Province announces 60 beds to help ease housing shortage in community

This conceptual rendering shows 60 units of student housing at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College expected to be constructed in 2022. (Okanagan College image)
A B.C. College of Pharmacists order restricts Sunrise Pharmacy on Main Street from dispensing any narcotic or controlled drug substance intended for opioid agonist treatment. (Western News File)

Penticton pharmacist receives $20,000 fine and three-month suspension

Joelle Mbamy will be required to retake several courses before being allowed to dispensing medicine

A B.C. College of Pharmacists order restricts Sunrise Pharmacy on Main Street from dispensing any narcotic or controlled drug substance intended for opioid agonist treatment. (Western News File)
Andrea Alexander (left) and JoAnn Fowler (right). (Contributed)

Okanagan College names two new board members

Andrea Alexander and JoAnn Fowler have been appointed for one-year terms to the board

Andrea Alexander (left) and JoAnn Fowler (right). (Contributed)
Okanagan College unveils online continuing studies brochure, fall courses

Okanagan College unveils online continuing studies brochure, fall courses

School offering courses in business, health, education, technology, cannabis, wine and food and more

Okanagan College unveils online continuing studies brochure, fall courses
Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals

Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals

Couple from Westbank First Nation and men from Vernon, Kelowna and Shuswap named Honourary Fellows

Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals
Westbank First Nations Chief Christopher Derickson (left) and Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton sign a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two groups, continuing a long tradition of helping one another. (Photo submitted)

Westbank First Nation, Okanagan College ink new understanding

Longstanding tradition between two organizations continues

Westbank First Nations Chief Christopher Derickson (left) and Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton sign a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two groups, continuing a long tradition of helping one another. (Photo submitted)
Okanagan College has announced it’s cancelling its popular Camp OC offerings for 2020 due to COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19 closes Okanagan College summer camps

Popular Camp OC put on shelf from Salmon Arm to Penticton, and Revelstoke, until 2021

Okanagan College has announced it’s cancelling its popular Camp OC offerings for 2020 due to COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon’s Kara Kazimer (right), presetning the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award to Vernon’s Bree Cawley, has been relected as president of the Okanagan College Alumni Association for a 12th consecutive year. (Okanagan College photo)

Kazimer back for 12th year as Okanagan College alumni president

Vernon’s Kara Kazimer has been president of Okanagan College Alumni Association since 2012

Vernon’s Kara Kazimer (right), presetning the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award to Vernon’s Bree Cawley, has been relected as president of the Okanagan College Alumni Association for a 12th consecutive year. (Okanagan College photo)
Kamloops’ Christina Fast ( left), winner of the Okanagan College Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award, and Vernon’s Bree Cawley (right), winner of the asspciation’s Distinguished Alumni Award, meet with Jayne Brooks, first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002. (Okanagan College photo)

Okanagan women honoured by college alumni

Vernon’s Bree Cawley and Kamloops’ Christina Fast given awards for their post-college work

Kamloops’ Christina Fast ( left), winner of the Okanagan College Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award, and Vernon’s Bree Cawley (right), winner of the asspciation’s Distinguished Alumni Award, meet with Jayne Brooks, first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002. (Okanagan College photo)