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Posts from the ‘Helping Others’ Category

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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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 »

9
Jan

KIVA: Social Entrepreneur Speaks in Kelowna

Thursday, January 26, 2012, Jessica Jackley is a founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer microlending website, will be speaking in Kelowna.  Jackley discusses a wide range of timely issues, from economic development to women’s empowerment to Web 2.0. Tickets are free, although you must register to attend.

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25
Sep

Good food box gets going in Vernon

The Good Food Box Program is a non-profit, community program that helps individuals and families get fresh produce into their meals at a low cost.  For a few years now, the Vernon Campus has assisted students  in need (who are referred) to have a box each month.  You can also purchase a box for your own family.

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17
Sep

Business EDEN course results in Test of Humanity

Several faculty and family, staff, and students from the Business Administration Department and the Practical Nursing Program (including David Northcott, Sheilagh Seaton, Lynn Sparling, Dana Susheski and Susie Duval) travelled to Ethiopia this spring to work with Canadian Humanitarian as part of the Entrepreneurship and Development in Emerging Nations (EDEN) course.

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11
Feb

Canstruction – Feeding Hunger

A partnership between Civil Engineering Technology students and members of SIFE Okanagan proved to be a win-win partnership for the College and community after the Okanagan College team earned an honourable mention at the Canstruction event and collected hundreds of pounds of food for the Food Bank. Read more »

27
May

Chinese students reach out

The aftermath of the May 12 earthquake that rocked China’s southwestern Sichuan province left Okanagan College students feeling helpless. The quake, which registered an 8 on the Richter scale, has quickly become one of the worst national disasters to affect China in decades. Read more »