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Okanagan College alumna Erum Ahmad is sharing her love of financial literacy by presenting a bursary to a student at Vernon’s Clarence Fulton Secondary School. (Contributed)

Passion for sharing financial literacy benefits Vernon high school student

Okanagan College alumna Erum Ahmad creates bursary for Fulton Secondary student

 

Owen Davis celebrates his gold medal at the Skills Canada National competition. (Contributed)

Okanagan College shines at Skills Canada nationals

Okanagan College took home gold, silver, and bronze medals

 

(Photo - Okanagan College/Facebook)

Okanagan College holds first in-person convocation since 2019

In-person graduation was limited the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 

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

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 professor Jason Dewinetz gives Grade 10 and 11 students a taste of the Writing and Publishing diploma program at 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 professor Jason Dewinetz gives Grade 10 and 11 students a taste of the Writing and Publishing diploma program at Experience OC May 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Gladys Fraser, chair, Okanagan College Foundation; Helen Jackman, executive director, Okanagan College Foundation; Eric Reist, general manager, Vernon Students’ Association, Okanagan College; Athena Grelson, student, Human Service Work, Okanagan College; Lloyd Davies; and Janet Armstrong. Lloyd and Janet have contributed $500,000 toward a daycare at the Vernon campus. (Contributed)

Childcare centre coming to Vernon’s Okanagan College

Former college instructor and wife donated $500,000 for on-campus childcare

  • May 16, 2022
Gladys Fraser, chair, Okanagan College Foundation; Helen Jackman, executive director, Okanagan College Foundation; Eric Reist, general manager, Vernon Students’ Association, Okanagan College; Athena Grelson, student, Human Service Work, Okanagan College; Lloyd Davies; and Janet Armstrong. Lloyd and Janet have contributed $500,000 toward a daycare at the Vernon campus. (Contributed)
Kayley Herman

Okanagan College nursing grad juggles family and school

Perianesthesia training lands Saskatchewan mom job at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Kayley Herman
<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)
(Photo - Gini Saini)

Okanagan College Coyotes women’s basketball win PACWEST, off to nationals

The nationals take place from March 25-27 in Nanaimo

(Photo - Gini Saini)
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)
Kendra Scarrott and her artwork titled, Palimpsest, which will hang outside the chemistry lab at Coldstream’s Okanagan College. Scarrott created the work in memory of adult basic education teach Donna Leigh Goodman, who taught Scarrott and who passed away in 2018. (Okanagan College photo)

Vernon college student creates tribute to instructor

Artwork honours memory of Okanagan College adult basic education teacher Donna Leigh Goodwin

Kendra Scarrott and her artwork titled, Palimpsest, which will hang outside the chemistry lab at Coldstream’s Okanagan College. Scarrott created the work in memory of adult basic education teach Donna Leigh Goodman, who taught Scarrott and who passed away in 2018. (Okanagan College photo)
Grade 5 students from Ecole Beairsto Elementary helped Okanagan College’s Enactus team launch its new apple juice product while supporting its own breakfast program. (Okanagan College photo)

Vernon school benefits from college product

Beairsto students help pick apples for own program as part of Okanagan College’s Enactus initiative

Grade 5 students from Ecole Beairsto Elementary helped Okanagan College’s Enactus team launch its new apple juice product while supporting its own breakfast program. (Okanagan College photo)
Armstrong’s Braden Kiefiuk of Majestic Metal Art was commissioned to create a sculpture for the roundabout on University Drive at Kamloops’ Thompson Rivers University. The beautiful work featuring three steel wolves was unveiled Monday, Dec. 7. (TRU photo)

Armstrong artist creates wolf sculptures for TRU

Braden Kiefiuk of Majestic Metal Art commissioned to create wolf sculpture for university roundabout

Armstrong’s Braden Kiefiuk of Majestic Metal Art was commissioned to create a sculpture for the roundabout on University Drive at Kamloops’ Thompson Rivers University. The beautiful work featuring three steel wolves was unveiled Monday, Dec. 7. (TRU photo)
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)

South Okanagan 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)