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Posts from the ‘Learning Sustainability’ Category


NEW! Sustainable Construction Management Diploma

Applications are now being accepted for Okanagan College’s first intake of the Sustainable Construction Management Technology (SCMT) diploma program, which starts this Fall, 2013 at the Penticton campus.

This innovative three-year diploma program is a reflection of significant changes that have taken place in the construction industry. Read more »


International Education Week

Students and staff at Okanagan College enjoyed artwork, food and exhibits about countries all over the world during International Education Week. The Kelowna campus wrapped up the week with a multicultural feast for the senses. Read more »


Water expert speaks on future and Western Canada’s climate

The chair of the United Nation’s Water for Life Decade will be at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus Thursday, Nov. 15 as part of the ongoing Science in Society Series.

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Staff webinar to address LGBTQ student safety on campus

The chair of the LGBTQ workgroup of the American College Counselling Association will be presenting a webinar Thursday, Nov. 15 on creating a supportive environment for LGBTQ students on campus.

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Reel Change Film Festival Comes to Okanagan College!

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting the Reel Change Sustainability Film Festival in Kelowna for the entire month on November!

18 Movies in 18 nights – Including 2 Screenings right here at Okanagan College (KLO Campus):

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Volunteer to plant Vernon Campus Food Forest

On September 14 and 15th, Kalamalka Garden is kicking off its first planting project by developing a demonstration food forest area. A food forest is an example of the permaculture landscapes that Kalamalka Gardens will feature and over 150 trees, bushes, shrubs, herbs, vines and flowers will be planted. We are looking for volunteers to help out with the planting and landscaping.

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Kalmalka Demonstration Garden

Two new water pathways designed to showcase water conservation have become the first completed projects at Okanagan College’s Kalamalka Demonstration Garden at the Vernon campus.
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Bike to Okanagan College Kelowna and Get a Free Cupcake

On Wednesday June 13, 2012, bikers will be greeted at the Centre for Learning Aatrium bikeracks with free cupcakes. First year Marketing students are trying to encourage staff and students to “Bike to OC.” All through the week there are prizes for bikers as well!

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Car Share Program coming to Kelowna

A new organization in Kelowna is in the process of starting a Car Share Co-Op in Kelowna.

The Okanagan Valley is without a formal car sharing service today. However, the Okanagan Car Share Co-op wants to provide car sharing services to the citizens, educational and public institutions, and businesses within the Okanagan Valley.

Take the survey to ensure that students and staff at OC can make the most of this opportunity!

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Workshops for Faculty/Instructors to Integrate Sustainability into Teaching

Would you like to learn about incorporating sustainability concepts into the classroom, relevant to your teaching discipline? There are two workshops on the horizon, one in Prince George and one in San Diego. Both follow a similar format and are modeled around the Ponderosa Project.

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