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Posts from the ‘Social Responsibility’ Category

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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3
Jan

NWCC Hosts Challenging the Paradigm Conference

Northwest Community College (NWCC) is a recognized leader in Aboriginal education. Read more »

17
Nov

OC Achieves SILVER STARS Sustainability Rating

We are proud to announce that OC received a SILVER Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) rating for its committment to sustainability in education, operations, planning, administration and engagement!

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17
Nov

International Education Week at Okanagan College

It’s International Week again at OC, and the whole week is packed with fun activites for students and staff. Learn more about other cultures – taste the food, do crafts, and learn about the amazing opportunities available to study abroad!

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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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23
Sep

Third college powwow brings communities together

There was a special energy on the Okanagan College campus September 21st. Drums beat out music, people were laughing, colourful costumes decorated the quad and there was a buzz in the air.

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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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14
Sep

International students experience Aboriginal culture during Shuswap study tour

A group of international students visiting the Salmon Arm campus from Kansai Gaidai in Japan had the opportunity to participate in a dynamic Aboriginal cultural experience during a trip to the Splatsin Band.

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2
Sep

Women’s Support Drop-in

Every Friday at the Vernon Okanagan College campus in room #107 there will be a safe place drop-in for all women together, to talk to a women’s support worker, find community resources, solve problems, and recieve referals.

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11
Mar

Sustainability Strategy

In 2010, Okanagan College held an involved consultative process to create the institution’s strategic plan. As a result, there were elements of sustainability included in the college’s 2010-2015 vision and key directions.

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