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Posts from the ‘Social Responsibility’ Category

2
Jan

Diversity Working Group planning new initiatives for 2013

Students could soon be offering up their perspective on diversity at Okanagan College as part of new initiatives for 2013, led by the College’s Diversity Working Group. “We’re looking at a few initiatives,” said James Coble, Coordinator of Aboriginal Access & Services, who chairs the volunteer committee.

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27
Nov

Tinhorn Creek Winery Sustainability Programs, Penticton Speakers Series, Monday December 3, 2012

Monday December 3, 2012

7:00 pm in the Penticton Campus Lecture Theatre

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been on a sustainability continuum since its founding in 1994. CEO and Winemaker Sandra Oldfield will explain the winery’s journey and vision and how it uses a four-pronged approach to the idea of sustainability. In addition she will explain how to make the business case for small companies to strive toward greater sustainability.

Sandra Oldfieldwas born and raised in Sonoma County, California.  She received her Master’s Degree in Enology (Winemaking) from the University of California, Davis. In 1995 she moved to Oliver, BC, as winemaker and one of four owners of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. In 2011 she was named the winery’s CEO. She lives on the Tinhorn Creek property with her husband, her seven-year-old adopted daughter, and a menagerie of dogs and cats.

22
Nov

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 »

1
Nov

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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17
Feb

Penticton campus recycles for Ethiopia

A novel idea from Business Administration Chair David Northcott has the Penticton campus making international good with its recycling.

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16
Feb

Packed house for multicultural celebration

About 700 people from Okanagan College and the community came out in force to enjoy Chinese New Year and International Night, a multicultural celebration put on by students with Okanagan College International Education. This marked the first year the event was held at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

14
Feb

SIFE and CanStruction

SIFE Okanagan, Okanagan College’s own awesome student group, once again worked with the Rotary Club to bring this amazing fundraising event to Kelowna. Read more »

14
Feb

Aboriginal Student Recognition Celebration

The Aboriginal Access and Services Division will be hosting the Third Annual Aboriginal Student Recognition Celebration. It will be an opportunity for you to celebrate your success in a way that reflects your culture with your family, friends and Okanagan College. Read more »

30
Jan

Okanagan College Celebrates Cultural Diversity on the Penticton Campus

Come and join the students and staff of the Okanagan College Penticton Campus in celebrating the cultural diversity of the South Okanagan. Read more »

11
Jan

Chinese New Year celebration and International Night

The Okanagan College International Education Department is hosting the Annual Okanagan College Chinese New Year celebration and International Night on Friday, January 20 at 7 p.m. Due to overwhelming success, the event has outgrown the College theatre so this year’s event will be held at the Kelowna Community Theatre. This exciting evening gives the local community, students and faculty, the opportunity to share and celebrate our cultural diversity.

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