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Posts from the ‘Sustainability in the Classroom’ Category

12
Jun

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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18
Apr

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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16
Apr

Post-secondary Instructors across BC are Bringing Sustainability into the Classroom

17
Mar

Marketing Students Campaign for Tap Water

80 students in Arnica Rowan’s BUAD 116 Marketing class are applying their new advertising, publicity and promotions knowledge to a great cause. Their work is flooding the Kelowna campus, as the first year students are trying to switch students and staff away from bottled water to tap water. Watch for more events World Water Day on March 22nd!

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16
Mar
Human Kinetics Students

Sustainability! Complex Problems Require Multi-factorial Solutions

Human Kinetics students seek to understand human behaviour as it impacts health and sustainability.  Drinking water inspired nineteen HKIN 261 students to undertake a research project as a major course assignment.  Read more »

3
Mar

Sustainability Focus in English and Communications Class

Anchoring CMNS/ENGL 235 with a thematic focus on sustainability was a natural fit—the class was comprised primarily of students from the Diploma in Environmental Studies program. Their enthusiasm for practices incorporating and discussions relating to sustainability created momentum in the class.

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12
Jan

Green Building Design and Construction Certificate

One of the “Greenest” buildings in the world, the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence is the home for the Green Building Design and Construction Certificate Program, and is the location for the two “on-campus” weeks of the program.

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28
Sep

Electronic Engineering Looking Inward

In David Williams’ Introduction to Electronic Engineering Technology class, students have a chance to apply a rigorous sustainability analysis tool to the Electronics program itself.

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1
Mar

Business Students in Gumboots

Students in professor Arnica Rowan’s Sustainable Enterprise class at Okanagan College traded their street shoes for gumboots earlier this month and made the trip to Lumby to visit a working cattle and sheep farm. 
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