Many professors are active in research, and have been published around the world – infusing classroom lectures with innovation and best practice that primes students for academic achievement. Residents benefit from the region’s array of four-season outdoor activities, from cycling on the Rail Trail to skiing and snowboarding at Silverstar Mountain only minutes away.
As a Vernon student, you will find intellectual challenges in a casual environment. Catch up with friends in the Kal View Café overlooking Kalamalka Lake, offering the best views of any post-secondary campus in Canada. Get some serious study time in under the branches of the fig tree inside the library. Meet new people with the Vernon Students’ Association, and connect with peers in Enactus Okanagan College to work on entrepreneurial projects that make a tangible difference in the community. Learn from Okanagan-Silyx knowledge keepers in the Kalamalka Indigenous Garden, where native plant species support Indigenous healing practices, medicines and traditional remedies. Get your hands dirty in Patchwork Farms, a community garden project that supports the food bank and other local organizations.
Educational amenities on campus provide a comfortable place to focus on studies. The bustling Student Success Centre is a hub of supportive learning, where free tutoring is available. The Aboriginal Services Centre connects students with key resources and supports. If design and creative writing are your thing, The Bunker is a must-see: students work in the functioning letterpress printshop as part of the Writing & Publishing program and Kalamalka Press publication. For a more relaxing experience, book an appointment in the Spa Training Centre, where esthetics students provide manicures, pedicures, facials and massages at unbeatable rates.
Vernon students are poised and confident about their future prospects, and look forward to hanging out with you on campus.