New program feeds demand for creative tech-savvy workers

Castanet featured UBC Okanagan’s newly introduced Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) which will start accepting applications this month for entry in September of next year.

“Kelowna’s tech industry is flourishing, with start-ups alongside established companies like Disney and Bardel Entertainment having offices in the valley,” said Deborah Buszard, deputy vice-chancellor and Principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus. “The industry needs graduates with tech talent as well as creative and managerial skills and entrepreneurial spirit. Our new BMS program will provide the bridge from academic study to industry success.”