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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.