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  • Renowned photojournalist Juste to speak at Okanagan College

    KELOWNA - Internationally-acclaimed photojournalist Carl Juste has spent three decades bringing into focus the struggles of Haitians in the U.S. and abroad. Next week he’ll speak about his life behind the lens in a free lecture at Okanagan College.

    After fleeing his homeland under threat of persecution, Haitian-born Juste and his politically active family settled in Miami’s Haitian community in 1965.
  • New courses explore resistance and revolution

    OKANAGAN - From millions of women marching globally out of concern for their human rights, to protests over pipelines, to rebels in Syria, there seems to be increasing expressions of discontent dotting our global political landscape.

    Some may be full-on revolt. Others may be civil disobedience or demonstrations of democratic rights and freedom of speech.
  • The Great War comes to a museum near you

    PENTICTON, BC - The Royal BC Museum has dug deep into its collections to unearth powerful material about the Great War, creating a traveling exhibition that will soon set up camp at the Penticton Museum & Archives

    The exhibition, called British Columbia's War, 1914-1918, aims to educate British Columbians about the contributions of their forebears in the First World War. It will be at the Penticton Museum & Archives from January 26 to May 29, 2017.
  • The Future of Cannabis in BC: Sharing knowledge across communities

    The emerging topic of cannabis use and its legalization and regulation in Canada is a multidimensional issue that is gaining critical attention. Information regarding cannabis cultivation, distribution, and its consumption is becoming increasingly transparent as policy and legislation are changing.
  • Education reform in BC historically not democratic

    How and what BC children learn in schools has traditionally been politically driven and largely ignored the input of educators, a UBC study has found.
  • What Does the UN Have to Do With Kamloops?

    In a dramatically shifting global political landscape, The BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) will be meeting with community leaders in Kamloops on November 21 from 7-9 PM at Thompson Rivers University, room OM2612 to discuss the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), connections between this global agenda and local Kamloops issues, as well as identifying the opportunities the SDGs present for provincial political engagement.
  • Partners collaborate to offer coding fundamentals course

    KELOWNA - Okanagan College is teaming up with Lighthouse Labs - one of Canada’s fastest-growing computer coding trainers - to offer an introductory course that will start students on the path to a career in coding.
  • Do think-tanks matter? A UBCO professor says ‘think again’

    OKANAGAN - A UBC professor is suggesting government policy makers and advisors need to do a re-think when it comes to giving validity to reports coming across their desks.
  • UBC Okanagan professor’s book rethinks how to address homelessness

    How do you end homelessness?
  • UBC Okanagan researcher warns about phosphorus pollution in alpine lakes

    KELOWNA - A researcher at UBC’s Okanagan campus says a recent analysis of hundreds of alpine lakes around the world show an alarming increase in phosphorus pollution.

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