Okanagan College in Kelowna is going to get a new Health Sciences Centre and with it, new faculty, more staff and students who will need housing.
This new addition was announced in mid-March by Steve Thomson, MLA for Kelowna-Mission who said that province is partially funding the new building which is estimated to cost $18.9 million.
Thomas told media in Kelowna that the B.C. government has granted funding for a variety of new infrastructure projects at several post-secondary institutions in the Okanagan region. There is a growing demand throughout the province for skilled workers in the health science sector and more students need to train for specialized careers in the industry.
The new centre will offer 30,000 square feet of space which…