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Okanagan College is looking to incorporate aspects of Indigenous culture in the design of a new student housing facility on its Vernon campus. (Okanagan College photo)

New Okanagan College student housing includes Indigenous design

Okanagan College looking to integrate aspects of Indigenous culture in design of new 100-bed facility

 

Administration headquarters for Central Okanagan Public Schools located in Kelowna. (File photo)

Kelowna Foundry, school district partner on Indigenous student support initiative

Central Okanagan Public Schools administration looks to expand Indigenous youth program

 

Grade 4 to 7 students from Coldstream’s Kidston Elementary School honour the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30, by singing the Beatles’ hit Blackbird in the Mi’kmaq language, put together by teacher and Inspire Kindess Productions studio founder Melissa Jacobs. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Coldstream students honour Truth and Reconciliation Day in song

Kidston students sing Beatles’ classic Blackbird in Mi’kmaq language

 

George Morgan is headed to the University of British Columbia this fall. (Contributed)

West Kelowna student earns $8K scholarship

He received this money through the Foresters Financial scholarship program

George Morgan is headed to the University of British Columbia this fall. (Contributed)
Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)

Kelowna elementary school library stays open to combat the ‘summer slide’

Quigley Elementary’s library will be open once weekly to keep them reading over the holidays

Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)
Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Despite economic reopening, students still worry about lack of summer work

Concerns raised about the ability of young people to earn enough to help cover tuition in the fall

Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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The Youth Innovation Showcase gives youth ages 12 to 24 an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Apr 12, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase gives youth ages 12 to 24 an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
More than 60 students with the Vernon Community Music School came together for a virtual rendition of Canon in D by Johann Pachbel March 4, 2021. (Contributed)

WATCH: Young talent on display in Okanagan music school’s virtual orchestra

More than 60 students ages 3-17 took part in a virtual performance of Pachbel’s Canon in D

More than 60 students with the Vernon Community Music School came together for a virtual rendition of Canon in D by Johann Pachbel March 4, 2021. (Contributed)
A group of Kelowna students are advocating for a more humane approach to biology classes. (Pixabay)

Kelowna students advocate for non-animal dissections in biology class

The group wants a more humane approach to biology class

A group of Kelowna students are advocating for a more humane approach to biology classes. (Pixabay)
The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National Student Loan Service Centre plagued by delays as requests for help soar

Current and former students said their issues with the service centre go beyond long wait times

The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. Education Minister Rob Evans announcing back in March the indefinite closure of public schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, joined at the podium by Finance Minister Carole James and Health Minister Adrian Dix. (File photo)

Downside for parents who opted out of Central Okanagan School District programs

Students enroled in alternate education programs may lose catchment school spot

B.C. Education Minister Rob Evans announcing back in March the indefinite closure of public schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, joined at the podium by Finance Minister Carole James and Health Minister Adrian Dix. (File photo)
Post-secondary students are preparing to resume studies in early September. The University of Summerland is asking for retired instructors to provide assistance to students in the community. (Pixabay photo)

University of Summerland seeks instructors

Organizers of study space asking for retired instructors to provide assistance

Post-secondary students are preparing to resume studies in early September. The University of Summerland is asking for retired instructors to provide assistance to students in the community. (Pixabay photo)
Summerland student receives master’s degree in theoretical physics

Summerland student receives master’s degree in theoretical physics

Sacha Perry-Fagant has been studying at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Summerland student receives master’s degree in theoretical physics
Summerland Baptist Church will serve as one of the locations for the University of Summerland. Three Summerland churches will open their doors to provide a study space for university students this fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland churches open doors to provide study spaces

Spaces will be available four days a week for up to 30 university students

Summerland Baptist Church will serve as one of the locations for the University of Summerland. Three Summerland churches will open their doors to provide a study space for university students this fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Sharon Amos Legacy Fund for the Arts donor, Ben Amos presented the 2020 arts bursary to Halle Foster, Trystin Simon, Tianna Ferlizza and Josephine Kay. (Contributed)

Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen presents bursaries worth more than $40,000

Nine endowment funds provided bursaries to 20 students within region

The Sharon Amos Legacy Fund for the Arts donor, Ben Amos presented the 2020 arts bursary to Halle Foster, Trystin Simon, Tianna Ferlizza and Josephine Kay. (Contributed)
Masks urged for some students returning to Vernon schools

Masks urged for some students returning to Vernon schools

Phase two sees students return full-time Sept. 8

Masks urged for some students returning to Vernon schools
The Roddick Gates are monumental gates that serve as the main entrance to the McGill University campus are seen on November 14, 2017 in Montreal. Canada’s universities are bracing for an influx of students next month from the United States, where the worsening COVID-19 pandemic is setting fresh records every day for new infections and deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Anxiety high as Canadian schools prepare for students from COVID-ravaged U.S.

Some U.S. parents are taking comfort in knowing their children are escaping the U.S.

The Roddick Gates are monumental gates that serve as the main entrance to the McGill University campus are seen on November 14, 2017 in Montreal. Canada’s universities are bracing for an influx of students next month from the United States, where the worsening COVID-19 pandemic is setting fresh records every day for new infections and deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The University of Ottawa campus is shown on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. Canada’s auditor general is calling for the federal government to step up its recovery of outstanding student loans to keep taxpayers from being left on the hook. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Auditor finds $2.4B in unpaid student loans, calls for stronger recovery efforts

The Canada Revenue Agency was found to have its hands tied in recovering outstanding loans

The University of Ottawa campus is shown on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. Canada’s auditor general is calling for the federal government to step up its recovery of outstanding student loans to keep taxpayers from being left on the hook. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)

Foreign students must leave U.S. if college classes go online, ICE says

It creates an urgent dilemma for thousands of international students who became stranded in the U.S.

(Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)