Monthly Archives: March 2013

Green Roof Research at OC Penticton

Sustainability @ OC

Did you realize there are a number of Green Roof sections on the Centre of Excellence building in Penticton? Faculty from Okanagan College are carrying out research on the hydrology of the green roof to support scholarly activity and teaching. 

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Vernon Campus Environmental Studies Entrance Award 2013

One award of $750 is available for a student graduating in 2013 from a secondary school within School Districts #22 or #83, and entering first year of full-time study in the Environmental Studies program at the Vernon Campus of Okanagan College in September 2013. Applicants for this award should provide details of any community or school-based activities focused on environmental and/or social contributions. Selection of award recipients will be based on volunteer community/school involvement and academic achievement.

 

Application Deadline:May 31, 2013

Click here to download the Application for Vernon Campus Entrance Awards

One award of $750 is available for a student graduating in 2013 from a secondary school within School Districts #22 or #83, and entering first year of full-time study in the Environmental Studies program at the Vernon Campus of Okanagan College in September 2013. Applicants for this award should provide details of any community or school-based activities focused on environmental and/or social contributions. Selection of award recipients will be based on volunteer community/school involvement and academic achievement.

Congratulations to our Okanagan College – UNBC Block Transfer Students!

Intrepid explorers to the North!

We have a special block transfer program to UNBC wherein successful students from Okanagan College may be automatically admitted to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. The two year Okanagan College Diploma in Environmental Studies directly transfers for credit as the first two years of the UNBC BA degree. This 60 credit-hour program of study is available only to students from Okanagan College with a diploma in Environmental Studies – Environmental Management Option or Interdisciplinary Environmental Arts Option. Learn more here: http://www.unbc.ca/calendar/undergraduate/environmental-studies 

Students in our Diploma in Environmental Studies – Environmental Science Option are also eligible for guaranteed admission into the BSc in Natural Resources Management degree program. Students may choose one of two majors: Forest Ecology and Management (http://www.unbc.ca/forestry), or Wildlife and Fisheries (http://www.unbc.ca/wildlife-fisheries). Accreditation requirements for both majors and the number of options available to students as part of the diploma program require course by course transfer credit.

Congratulations to the first group of UNBC transfer students from Okanagan College: Shelby Longstaff, Brad Derbyshire, Dave Kassian, Lindi Anderson, and Kara Jorimann!

“UNBC is treating me awesome, the classes are really interesting and the transfer went smoothly. There are a ton of opportunities for Environmental Studies students here and I firmly believe that coming to UNBC was the best choice for us!” ~ Shelby Longstaff

Dave Kassian and Brad Derbyshire

“I had a great experience at OC, and am already having an awesome time up here in the north. Brad and I volunteered for 100 years of BC Parks day, which was this past Saturday. We helped with a interactive station, where Brad and I collected different samples from a wetland to show to the local children’s naturalist club.” ~Dave Kassian

“I am really enjoying it here. The school is amazing and the classes are really great.” ~Lindi Anderson

Kelowna Geology Committee Award

This award is now posted on the website:  www.okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid
This year’s award will be approx. $1,000.
 
Award Description:
An Endowment Fund has been established by the Kelowna Geology Committee to provide one or more annual awards for students.  Recipients will have completed one or more years of  full-time study in a university transfer, degree or associate degree program at any campus of Okanagan College and  will be proceeding to UBC-Okanagan, as the preferred institution, or any post-secondary institution the following September for a subsequent year of full-time post-secondary study in order to complete their degree in Earth Science or Freshwater Science.  The recipient will also demonstrate an interest in outdoor work related to the geological sciences, forestry or environmental sciences through part-time work, job shadowing or volunteering in related fields as substantiated by TWO LETTERS OF REFERENCE.  Selection of award recipients will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need, with emphasis on achievement.
 
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2013, and the application form can be downloaded from  www.okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid > Okanagan College Awards & Applications > Awards Search

Okanagan College Awards & Applications for 2013/2014

Awards for 2013/2014 for new and continuing students have been posted at:  www.okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid

Click on the name of the award to open up the award description and to download the application form. Some awards are campus-specific, while others are College-wide (for students attending any campus of OkanaganCollege).  For example, students attending the Penticton Campus can apply for Penticton Campus awards as well as College-wide awards.

The following application deadlines pertain to the majority of awards for continuing students:

  • College-wide Awards:  May 31, 2013
  • Kelowna Campus Awards:  May 31, 2013
  • Penticton Campus Awards:  May 31, 2013
  • Vernon Campus Awards:  April 30, 2013
  • Salmon Arm Campus Awards:  April 30, 2013

For application deadlines for awards for new students (entrance awards), consult individual award descriptions.

Read all award descriptions carefully.  Students may apply for more than one award. Please note that external awards, and those which require our nomination, have their own special application forms.  Where possible, we have provided web links to external award eligibility criteria and application forms.

 

Contact: Joelle Ebner

Financial Awards Officer

Okanagan College

ESRI User Conference in Kelowna

The upcoming Esri Canada Kelowna User Conference:

http://www.esri.ca/en/content/esri-canada-user-conference-kelowna-0

Student/Instructor attendees are entitled to a discounted registration fee. Also, we have some spots available in the concurrent User Presentation section in the afternoon of the main conference day – Thursday, May 2nd, volunteers receive complimentary registration for the main conference day. Here is a link to our Call for presentations and Speaker Submission Forms:http://www.esri.ca/en/content/call-presentations

Learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear firsthand how others in your community are applying geographic knowledge and using it to solve the many challenges of our world. Discover what’s new in ArcGIS 10.1, this release continues to build upon many of the themes and enhancements introduced in 10 to improve productivity and connectivity.

Main Conference
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Fees
Regular Fee: $125
Onsite Registration Fee:  $145

Early Bird Fee:  $95
Early Bird Ends:  April 11, 2013

Technical Seminars (pre-conference)
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Fee:  $150 per session

Note: All registration fees are non-refundable but are transferable to another participant for this event.