Post-secondary Education

Langara College in Vancouver. (Wikimedia Commons)

B.C. post-secondary students launch petitions calling for online learning

Students call for online classes and enhanced safety measures in the classroom

 

The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Students concerns heard, exams will continue in-person: UBC

Spokesperson says school administration has worked closely with health officials to ensure students are safe

 

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

UBCO study examines e-scooter popularity in Kelowna

The study examined key predictors such as time, day of the week, season and weather

 

School of Health and Exercise Sciences professor Jennifer Jakobi was recently named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

Kelowna researcher named chair for Women in Science and Engineering

Professor Jenn Jakobi was awarded the position for her passion in equity, diversity and inclusion

School of Health and Exercise Sciences professor Jennifer Jakobi was recently named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
Doctors around the world who don’t have access to PCR or rapid tests need a way to rapidly screen patients for COVID-19, and x-ray tests may be able to fill in that gap. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)

UBCO researchers developing alternative COVID-19 testing method in Kelowna

The method was developed as an alternative to rapid tests and polymerase chain reaction tests

Doctors around the world who don’t have access to PCR or rapid tests need a way to rapidly screen patients for COVID-19, and x-ray tests may be able to fill in that gap. (Contributed/UBC Okanagan)
Black, Indigenous and students of colour are often forced to create their own safe spaces on campus, according to a campus diversity report published in 2018. (Black Press file photo)

Diversity still lacking at UBC Okanagan, say some racialized students

UBCO said it is working to diversify and decolonize the campus

Black, Indigenous and students of colour are often forced to create their own safe spaces on campus, according to a campus diversity report published in 2018. (Black Press file photo)
A grand opening ceremony for Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna was hosted on Oct. 1, one month after the building opened its doors to students at the beginning of September. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Okanagan College opens new Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna

New 2,822-square-metre facility will support 591 training for in-demand health-care jobs

A grand opening ceremony for Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna was hosted on Oct. 1, one month after the building opened its doors to students at the beginning of September. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The degree is a four-year direct-entry program for students looking to address complex environmental issues by using an interdisciplinary approach. It will also include hands-on experience and community-based learning. (Contributed)

UBCO announces new sustainability bachelor’s degree

The program will tackle complex environmental issues through an interdisciplinary approach

The degree is a four-year direct-entry program for students looking to address complex environmental issues by using an interdisciplinary approach. It will also include hands-on experience and community-based learning. (Contributed)
Domestic students pursuing a degree in dentistry in Canada, including at the University of Victoria, pay on average the highest undergraduate tuition fees, while future teachers pay the lowest. (Black Press Media File)

Future teachers fork out Canada’s lowest tuitions, future dentists pay a mouthful

Drilling down into this year’s numbers shows a wide range in Canadian university fees

Domestic students pursuing a degree in dentistry in Canada, including at the University of Victoria, pay on average the highest undergraduate tuition fees, while future teachers pay the lowest. (Black Press Media File)
Some UBC Okanagan programs and courses have decided to move their content online for the upcoming fall term, said the university in a press release. (Contributed)

UBC Okanagan expands online offerings due to COVID-19 pandemic

Students’ union president Tashia Kootenayoo criticized school’s slow response on Twitter

Some UBC Okanagan programs and courses have decided to move their content online for the upcoming fall term, said the university in a press release. (Contributed)
A pedestrian walks past the University of Alberta Butter Dome in Edmonton Alta, on December 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta’s post-secondary schools saying no to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Leading institutions will strongly encourage vaccination, but won’t go so far as to mandate it.

A pedestrian walks past the University of Alberta Butter Dome in Edmonton Alta, on December 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Shane Koyzcan will address the Class of 2021 from UBC Okanagan. (Facebook)

UBC Okanagan graduation goes virtual for second year

This year’s keynote address will be given by Penticton poet Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyzcan will address the Class of 2021 from UBC Okanagan. (Facebook)
BFA student Stephanie Tennert works in her home studio on a drawing in preparation for the year end exhibition. Photo: UBCO

Final UBCO art exhibit going virtual

“Up Close from a Distance” exhibit will showcase the work of 18 bachelor of fine arts students that were created during the course of the year

BFA student Stephanie Tennert works in her home studio on a drawing in preparation for the year end exhibition. Photo: UBCO
A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: B.C. tells universities, colleges to prepare for on-campus learning this fall

Safety top of mind for province, post-secondary institutions

A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rachel Glessing, Shaughnessy O’Brien and Elizabeth Wyse earned bursaries from the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society. (Contributed)

COVID-19 fails to close curtain on Okanagan arts bursaries

Coldstream and Vernon students benefit from Performing Arts Centre support

Rachel Glessing, Shaughnessy O’Brien and Elizabeth Wyse earned bursaries from the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society. (Contributed)
Okanagan Screen Arts Society’s Lorraine Russell presents a scholarship to Rachel Gessing while Jax Dolman receives a scholarship from Vernon Towne Cinema’s Gerry Sellars. (Contributed)

Okanagan Screen Arts back in action, supporting students

Bursaries awarded to Lumby and Vernon youth pursuing arts

Okanagan Screen Arts Society’s Lorraine Russell presents a scholarship to Rachel Gessing while Jax Dolman receives a scholarship from Vernon Towne Cinema’s Gerry Sellars. (Contributed)
The University of Ottawa campus is quiet, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. The federal government announced funding for post-secondary students affected by Covid-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Students, recent grads can apply for emergency benefit on Friday, Trudeau says

CESB is part of $9B fund to help students amid pandemic

The University of Ottawa campus is quiet, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. The federal government announced funding for post-secondary students affected by Covid-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE – People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on November 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on November 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Students are starting to look for summer work, with few options in the usual places. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada’s students start looking for summer work, with few options in usual places

Statistics Canada reported the youth employment rate dropped to 49 per cent at the outset of the pandemic

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Students are starting to look for summer work, with few options in the usual places. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette