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newsLawrence Berg was instrumental in launching ACME – An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies which is now celebrating its 10th year online.
Lawrence Berg was instrumental in launching ACME -- An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies which is now celebrating its 10th year online.

UBC website a focal point for critical writing,
intellectual discourse

E-journal founded a decade ago grows from risky venture to global success

The idea was to provide open access to a body of works by some of the great minds of the world, and it worked.

Lawrence Berg is co-founder of ACME -- An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, which is now celebrating its 10th year anniversary. ACME is an online international academic journal for critical analyses of the social, the spatial and the political. The journal's purpose is to provide a forum for the publication of critical work about space in the social sciences.

Berg, co-director of the Centre for Social, Spatial and Economic Justice and a faculty member in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, says "the journal has a focus on critical theory in human geography, it is published in five languages, and it is free to anyone with access to the Internet."

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Erik Rosolowksy, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, says there will be incredible discoveries over the next decade using radio telescopes to examine the universe. UBC is hosting a speaker series about radio astronomy and the universe.
Erik Rosolowksy, professor of physics and astronomy, says there will be incredible discoveries over the next decade using radio telescopes to examine the universe. UBC is hosting a speaker series about radio astronomy and the universe.

Astronomy experts to discuss exciting future of the cosmos

Scholars reveal mysteries of the Invisible Universe in UBC
public lectures

There is a lot more to the universe than meets the eye.

There is a vast 'invisible universe' that many people are not even aware of and a group of acclaimed scholars will be at the UBC's Okanagan campus over the next two months to point out what many star gazers are missing.

The Invisible Universe speaker series brings internationally renowned experts in radio astronomy to the Okanagan where they will discuss the potential discoveries of new and planned radio telescopes, as well as recent results from radio astronomy.

"When you see stars at night, you are only seeing light in the tiny fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum that your eye can perceive. Light from the Universe comes in a wide variety of forms, from X-rays to radio waves, and every type of light brings new discoveries about the different corners of the Universe," says Erik Rosolowsky, assistant professor of physics and astronomy in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

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Award-winning author Karen Connelly is UBC's writer-in-residence
Award-winning author Karen Connelly is UBC's writer-in-residence

Author Karen Connelly to read at fiction contest
prize announcement

Karen Connelly, writer in residence at UBC's Okanagan campus and best-selling author of nine books of nonfiction, fiction and poetry, will read from her work at the event announcing the three winners of the Okanagan Short Story Contest Thursday, February 2, 7 p.m. at the Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna.

The three winners will also be invited to read excerpt from their stories. Connelly, who judged story submissions, will accompany the announcement of the winners with a reading from her work, the most recent being Burmese Lessons: a love story, a memoir based on her experiences in Burma and on the Thai-Burma border.

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Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley

Everyone has the potential to change the world

Speaker inspires others to help out and do what they can

Anyone who thinks one person cannot make a difference has not met Jessica Jackley.

Jackley saw a need, took action to meet that need and has had a stunning impact on countless people in the world's poorest regions.

Since she was a small child, Jackley wanted to help the less fortunate, and she did so through her time and money, but it was not enough. Then she heard of micro-financing and her life took a decidedly different turn.

In 2005, Jackley co-founded Kiva, the world's first peer-to-peer microlending website. Since then, Kiva has loaned out more than $275 million to people in 216 countries.

The loans are as small as $25, but are enough to change the course of someone's life.

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Outweek 2012: pride, not prejudice

Join the campus community next week in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, transexual, two-spirit and intersex (LGBTQTTI) students, faculty and staff. The theme for this year's Outweek events is Pride, not prejudice.

The week kicks off at 12 noon on Monday in the Administration building foyer with the Outweek opening ceremony followed by the annual raising of the Pride flag in the campus courtyard. The week's events also include:

Monday, Feb. 6

Film screening: For the Bible Tells
Me So

3 p.m., University Centre theatre

Outboard: positive messages to show support for the LGBTQTTI community and allies
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ADM foyer

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Real world martial arts defense system
3:30 to 5 p.m., Gymnasium

Queer karaoke night (19+)
7 to 9 p.m., The Well pub

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Two-spirited film screening
2 p.m., room UNC210

Stereotype on the Runway
6:30 p.m., EME building foyer, admission by donation

Thursday, Feb. 9

Anti-discrimination response training
2 to 3:30pm, room LIB306

FCCS Visiting Author Series: Amber Dawn
7 to 8:30 p.m., Okanagan Regional Library

Friday, Feb. 10

Pride, not prejudice party (19+)
8 p.m. The Habitat

Feb. 7 to 10

Outboard: positive messages to show support for the LGBTQTTI community
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., UNC foyer

This is the Okanagan campus' sixth-annual Outweek. To find out more about these events contact Chelsea Butchart, student events coordinator, at 250-807-9820.

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Celebrate Research Week 2012Celebrate Research Week 2012 set to rock the Okanagan campus

There is no doubt that research rocks at UBC's Okanagan campus and this year's Celebrate Research Week (March 5 to 9), is the time to tell everyone how.

The event lineup includes the first-ever Research Rodeo challenge on March 8. With three minutes on the clock, undergrad and grad students will tell the world why their research matters, with hopes of unsaddling their competition and lassoing money prizes and audience votes.

Registration for the Research Rodeo is now open and the first 12 undergrad and grad students to apply will be accepted. UBC faculty and staff can encourage current UBC students to register in this fun academic competition.

To find out more about this event, plus other exciting Celebrate Research Week 2012 events, visit www.ubc.ca/okanagan/celebrateresearch.

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Lynn Bosetti, dean of Education
Lynn Bosetti, dean of the Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education helps to open new horizons

The Faculty of Education is pleased to be a contributor and participant in the Penticton Herald-Kelowna Courier Okanagan Spelling Bee on February 18.

Lynn Bosetti, dean of the Faculty of Education, believes in the transformational power of education. She supports programs like the Okanagan Spelling Bee, which open new horizons of meaning and possibility for young people.

In January, students from Grades 4 to 8 throughout the Okanagan competed in preliminary spelling bee contests. The winners are advancing to compete at the regional finals at UBC's Okanagan campus.

The finals will take place on Saturday, February 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the Administration building theatre (ADM026).

This event is open to everyone and is part of the Postmedia Canspell National Spelling Bee program.

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Lightning Bolt

Engineering students launch second issue of Lightning Bolt

New newsletter highlights learning resources, contests and bragging rights

The second issue of Lightning Bolt has been published by the Okanagan campus' student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It highlights topics such as academic, research and scholarship opportunities, contests, and achievements by Okanagan campus students.

The latest edition features details about the new McNaughton Learning Resource Centre located on campus, a national competition for the Mechatronics club and an opportunity to meet the first Canadian to go to space.

For full details, visit ubcoieee.org.

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Staff and faculty riding to conquer cancer in June

Staff and faculty riding to conquer cancer in June

Two cyclists from UBC's Okanagan campus community are preparing for the Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 16 and 17. To raise funds benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation, Brian Heichert from IT, Media and Classroom Services, and Prof. Paul Shipley from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, will ride their bikes 320 kms (200 miles) in two days. All donations will go toward patient care and cancer research.

Heichert and Shipley will have an information table in the courtyard on February 9 and they invite everyone to stop by, learn about the long ride and consider pledging your support.

For more information visit Brian Heichert's fundraising website or Paul Shipley's fundraising website.

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Speakers talk about Origin of Species and whales Feb. 12

Jessica Theodor, associate professor at the University of Calgary, will visit campus to give a presentation entitled Almost like a whale -- Darwin and the origin of whales on Feb. 12 as part of Darwin Day -- celebrating the birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin.

James Hull, associate professor of history at UBC's Okanagan campus, will speak on the topic Darwin, nature and God -- serving as an introduction to the publication of Darwin's The origin of species as it would have been understood by his Victorian contemporaries.

Free and open to all, the Darwin Day presentations run from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Science building room SCI 337.

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The Amazing Race Wellness Challenge has begun

Anyone looking to register for the Amazing Race Challenge still has time to sign up.

This year's race runs for five weeks (January 23 to February 26), with participants collecting points by competing in a series of health challenges. The challenge includes a personal wellness assessment that will identify participants' health status and help set wellness goals. It will also give participants the tools to eat nutritiously, be active and make a consistent healthy difference.

To register for the challenge, or find out more, visit the Health Promotions website or contact Deb Deorksen at 250-807-8861.

Upcoming Health Fair

This year's Faculty and Staff Health Fair will be held in the Engineering Management Education building foyer on February 16. The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will focus on holistic health.

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Reminder: graduation applications now being accepted

Please encourage students to apply for graduation as soon as possible if they plan to graduate this spring. Applications must be submitted regardless of whether students intend to participate in the June 2011 Convocation Ceremony.

Graduation applications are available via the online Student Service Centre from now until Wednesday, Feb. 29. To find out more visit the Graduation website.

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peopleUniversity of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus Faculty of Management students Alexandra Upward, Manuel Leckel, Andreea Bianchi, Shelby Burgart and Akhil Gupta brought home a third-place trophy from the prestigious Manitoba International Marketing Competition at the University of Manitoba.
Faculty of Management students Alexandra Upward, Manuel Leckel, Andreea Bianchi, Shelby Burgart and Akhil Gupta brought home a third-place trophy from the prestigious Manitoba International Marketing Competition at the University of Manitoba.

UBC Faculty of Management students bring home bronze

Business team beats some of the best in the world at
international event

It may not be one of the oldest business schools around, but students have proven it to be one of the best.

Faculty of Management students recently brought home a third-place trophy from the prestigious Manitoba International Marketing Competition at the University of Manitoba.

The five students, Alexandra Upward, from West Vancouver; Akhil Gupta, from North Vancouver; Andreea Bianchi, from Westbank; Shelby Burgart, from Penticton; and Manuel Leckel, an international student from Schrobenhausen, Germany, competed against schools from around the world.

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Students from the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering pose with their while testing it out at Big White. The toboggan uses concrete runners and will be entered in the Northern Concrete Toboggan race in Calgary Feb. 8-12. (Photo courtesy of Big White)
Students from the School of Engineering pose with their toboggan while testing it at Big White. The toboggan uses concrete runners and will be entered in the Northern Concrete Toboggan race in Calgary Feb. 8 to 12. (Photo courtesy of Big White)

UBC Engineering students come up with concrete idea

First time an Okanagan campus team will enter Concrete
Toboggan event

For anyone thinking of building a homemade toboggan, odds are concrete is not on the list of supplies, but for group of engineering students it is the most important ingredient.

Sixteen engineering students have accepted the challenge of using concrete to make the runners of a toboggan and will take their creation to the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan race in Calgary Feb. 8 to 12 to prove their toboggan is the best.

Team Captain James Lowe says the idea is to use sustainable concrete in the runners, meaning the concrete has to contain recycled waste materials.

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research spotlight

Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry, has been awarded $150,000 by the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry, has been awarded a $309,437 grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

UBC scientist awarded $309,437 by Canada Foundation for Innovation

Susan Murch's research measures medicinal potential of plant tissues

Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry and associate professor of chemistry with the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded an infrastructure project grant of $309,437 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

The grant will be used to acquire two specialized pieces of equipment for scientific analysis: a tissue culture chamber and a mass spectrometer system.

Murch's plant secondary metabolism analytical research team focuses on the potential of plants to produce components of pharmaceutical drugs for such things as cancer treatment and natural health products.

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workshops

Finance Lunch and Learn session

This month's Finance Lunch and Learn session will focus on the upcoming year-end processes. It will cover the important points included in the year-end memo that was recently distributed -- including year-end timelines and procedures, over/under reports, accruals, audit programs, and prepaid expenses.

The session will also discuss the Unit Financial Certification Statement process, funding transfer deadlines, and chart of accounts transition.

This session is aimed at administrators, financial officers, unit heads and managers or those directly involved in the year-end financial process.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Location: University Centre building, room UNC334

This is an open session and registration is not required. The next scheduled lunch and learn session is Thursday, Apr. 19.

To find out more email finance.ubco@ubc.ca.

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Introduction to video production

At these two-day workshops, video production specialists Rosemary Thompson and Jeff Myers will cover the various elements of video production involved in communicating effectively -- whether for promotion, documentation or presentation purposes.

Participants will learn to plan projects, take great footage and edit video.

Student workshop

Date: Feb. 20 and 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Administration building Media Centre, room ADM011

Faculty and staff workshop

Date: Feb. 22 and 23
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Administration building Media Centre, room ADM011

There is no charge either workshop, but space is limited. To register or find out more, visit the Media Centre website.

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Understanding financial risks and internal controls

Finance is offering two seminars on identifying financial risks and developing compensating internal controls on February 23 and 24.

It will provide the tools necessary to manage financial risks of the unit and also support the 2011-2012 Financial Statement Certification Program.  The workshop is designed in a case study format and is very interactive.

This session will be of interest to all unit heads, administrators and financial officers.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART104

Date: Friday, Feb. 24
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Arts building, room ART104

To register for this seminar or find out more, email financetraining.ubco@ubc.ca. Please include name, telephone number, department, course name, date and time.

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The power of emotional intelligence

This workshop will teach participants how to be aware of the competencies that can bring about personal success and provide confidential feedback on participants' personal strengths and weaknesses. Each participant will also recieve an emotional intelligence assessment.

Date: Thursday, Mar. 8
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Deputy Vice Chancellor's boardroom
Cost: $200

The deadline to register for this workshop is Monday, Feb. 23. To find out more visit the Human Resources website.

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Strategic leadership communication

The acid test of a good plan is the willingness of others to implement it. In this workshop participants bring their own case studies and use the theory presented to hone their idea to maximize acceptance by their stakeholder group.

This workshop is targeted at those with leadership responsibility.

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 17
Time: 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Deputy Vice Chancellor's boardroom
Cost: $200

The deadline to register for this workshop is Monday, Mar. 12. To find out more visit the Human Resources website.

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Workshops at a glance

Here are some professional development workshops for faculty and staff at UBC's Okanagan campus over the next few weeks:

February 1
WebCT Vista Wednesdays

February 1
Getting Started: Format and Organize Your Thesis

February 1
PowerPoint, Effective Presentations

February 2
Peer Review

February 2
Writing a Behavioural Ethics Application

February 3
Sustainability

February 4
Writing and Editing a Literature Review or Critique

February 6
Writing A Scholarly Article C/P (2)

February 6
Managing Your Writing

February 6
Dissertation Writing Group 1

February 7
TA Tuesdays - Drop In

February 8
WebCT Vista Wednesdays

February 8
Managing Your Writing

February 8
Setting up your own Blog

February 9
Revising Your Written Work

February 13
Writing A Scholarly Article C/P (2)

February 13
Editing Your Written Work

February 13
Dissertation Writing Group 1

February 14
TA Tuesdays

February 15
Holistic Nutrition and Habits to Enhance Your Well-Being

February 15
WebCT Vista Wednesdays

February 15
Writing a Literature Review

February 15
RefWorks

February 15
Classroom Discussions

February 16
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Social

February 16
Writing About Numbers: Making Numbers Make Sense for Your Reader

 

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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OKANAGAN CAMPUS
February 1, 2012

News

UBC website a focal point for critical writing, intellectual discourse
Astronomy experts to discuss exciting future of the cosmos
Author Karen Connelly to read at fiction contest prize announcement
Everyone has the potential to change the world
Outweek 2012: pride, not prejudice
Celebrate Research Week 2012 set to rock the Okanagan campus
Faculty of Education helps to open new horizons
Engineering students launch second issue of Lightning Bolt
Staff and faculty riding to conquer cancer in June
Speakers talk about Origin of Species and whales Feb. 12
The Amazing Race Wellness Challenge has begun
Reminder: graduation applications now being accepted

People

UBC Faculty of Management students bring home bronze
UBC Engineering students come up with concrete idea

Research Spotlight

UBC scientist awarded $309,437 by Canada Foundation for Innovation

events

Career Fair 2012

This year's Career Fair will take place February 2 in the two-level foyer of the Engineering Management Building.

The featured employer groups at this year's event will range from engineering and technology firms, to health care agencies, government, business, banking, and education groups.

There will also be employer-led information sessions held throughout the day.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 2
Time: 10 a.m. to 3p.m.
Location: Engineering Management Education building foyer

To find out more, visit the Career Fair 2012 website.

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Resistance, media and the Middle East today

The revolutions happening in the Middle East today have significant geopolitical dimensions, but they also have roots in years of repression and denial of cultural identity of a number of groups in the area.

Iraqi Kurdish journalist Ayub Nuri will be on campus February 2 to offer a journalist's firsthand perspective on the role and participation of religious and ethnic groups and women in the current upheavals in Syria, Turkey, Iraq and other countries in the region.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 2
Time: 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
Location: Science building, room SCI396

This talk is organized by the Cultural Studies program. To find out more contact David Jefferess, associate professor of English and cultural studies, at 250-807-9359.

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FCCS Visiting Author Series

Upcoming FCCS Visiting Author Series talks

Writer-in-residence: Karen Connelly

Writer-in-residence Karen Connelly will be giving a public talk tomorrow night as part of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' Visiting Author Series.

Connelly is the author of nine books of best-selling nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, the most recent being Burmese Lessons: a love story.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Okanagan Regional Library -- 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

Outweek author: Amber Dawn

The following Thursday Amber Dawn will be in Kelowna to give a talk as part of this year's UBC Outweek activities.

Dawn is a writer, filmmaker and performance artist based in Vancouver.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Okanagan Regional Library -- 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

These events are free and open to everyone. To find out more contact the department of Creative Studies at 250-807-9648.

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Psychopathy: the Canadian connections

Theory and research on psychopathy, risk assessment, and management strategies have increased dramatically in the past decade or so.

On Friday, Robert Hare -- UBC professor emeritus of psychology -- will outline the prominent role played by Canadian researchers and clinicians in development of these areas and in their application to the criminal justice system.

Hare is the world's leading expert on criminal psychopaths and a best-selling author.

Date: Friday, February 3
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Arts and Sciences II building, room ASC140

This talk is open to everyone. To find out more contact Stephen Porter, professor of psychology.

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Songs because of the land -- Cheryl L’Hirondelle

FCCS Visiting Artist Series: Cheryl L'Hirondelle

Cheryl L'Hirondelle -- a Montreal-based interdisciplinary artist, singer/songwriter, and curator -- will be in Kelowna on February 6 to give a public talk as part of this year's FCCS Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

L'Hirondelle has worked in a variety of artistic disciplines such as performance art, storytelling, video and new media, theatre, and installation art. Her practice is about investigating the Cree world view (nêhiyawin) in contemporary culture.

L'Hirondelle will discuss her work and the ideas that inform her practice.

Date: Monday, Feb. 6
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Art Gallery -- 1315 Water Street

To find out more contact the department of Creative Studies at 250-807-9761.

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Master of Management Info Session

The Faculty of Management is offering an info session about the Master of Management -- a program that provides a general foundation in business and management to individuals with bachelor's degrees in non-business disciplines.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 8
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: Engineering Management Education building, room EME4116

RSVP with name, email address and current program of study to mm.ubco@ubc.ca or by calling 250-807-9644.

To find out more, visit: www.ubc.ca/okanagan/mm

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Minds and Music logo

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

Hear some of the greatest movie music ever written at this on-campus Okanagan Symphony Orchestra rehearsal.

Featuring Melissa Wilmot, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to the celebrated composers of yesterday, pay homage to classical composers who have made it on the big screen, and finish with some of the greatest hits of John Williams.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
Time: 3 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200

This rehearsal is free and open to everyone. To find out more visit the Minds and Music website.

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The athletic and sedentary nervous - nervous system

The Scientific Director of Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis will be on campus February 9 to discuss the athletic and sedentary nervous systems.

Philip Gardner is a Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health Studies. He will be discussing how research findings from the neurosciences show how physical activity levels determine the quality of a nervous system, from muscle to brain.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: Engineering Management Education building, room EME1101

This talk is presented by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and Faculty of Health and Social Development. To join via teleconference or find out more, email HealthyLiving.Research@ubc.ca.

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Don't stay in your office for coffee next Friday

Sponsored by the School of Engineering, all faculty and staff are invited to the next Pitstop for coffee on Friday, Feb. 10.

Coffee, tea and a variety of pastries will be served for only $2 per person.

Date: Friday, Feb. 10
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Engineering Management Education building third floor faculty/staff lounge

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Aboriginal Programs and Services staff recognition reception

Join Aboriginal Programs and Services on February 10 as they recognize several staff members for their contributions.

Outgoing director Lyle Mueller will be recognized as he transitions to a new role, Adrienne Vedan will be highlighted as she assumes a new leadership role, and Jeannine Kuemmerle will be formally welcomed as the newest Aboriginal student advisor at UBC's Okanagan campus.

Enjoy some refreshments and celebrate with Aboriginal Programs and Services next Friday.

Date: Friday, Feb. 10
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200
RSVP: to Johanna Sam by Monday, Feb. 6

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What's the Ukrainian word for sex?

Screening and talk by filmmaker Marusya Bociurkiw

Author, filmmaker, food blogger and professor Marusya Bociurkiw will be in Kelowna on February 17 for a public reading of her work and a screening of her film What's the Ukrainian Word for Sex? A Sexual Journey through Eastern Europe.

Bociurkiw is the author of five books, including Feeling Canadian: Television, Nationalism, And Affect -- from which she will be reading at the Alternator Centre after her film screening.

Film screening and discussion

Date: Friday, Feb. 17
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART103

Public reading

Date: Friday, Feb. 17
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art -- 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna

This event is free and open to everyone. To find out more contact Lisa Grekul, associate professor of English.

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Research Tea Break Speaker Series

Research Tea Break: irrational modernism in music

The next Research Tea Break talk takes place on February 29 and features Robert Belton, associate professor of art history. Belton will be giving the talk Irrational Modernism in Music.

There have been elements of irrationality in music throughout history, but the 20th century saw a concerted and systematic effort to introduce deliberate absurdity, chance, and unpredictability into musical forms. This was particularly fruitful when music history intersected with art history in the form of the avant-garde.

At this talk, Belton will survey a few historical examples and then follow the phenomenon into contemporary alternative compositions.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 29
Time: 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Location: University Centre building, room UNC106

There is no charge for this talk and it is open to everyone. To find out more, contact the Research Services Office at 205-807-9412.

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Global Citizen Kelowna logo

Joey Adler to give on-campus talk Feb. 29

Visionary entrepreneur and humanitarian Joelle Berdugo "Joey" Adler will be speaking at UBC's Okanagan campus on February 29 as part of this year's Global Citizen Week Kelowna.

Adler founded the ONEXONE Foundation in 2005 to help individuals make positive changes in the lives of others, one by one.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in room ASC140 of the Arts and Sciences II building. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are on sale via ticketweb.ca ($5 students, $10 faculty and staff). Students can also purchase tickets in the Advising and Involvement Centre (room UNC207) starting on February 1.

This event has been organized with the support of Student Services and the Equity office. To find out more, contact student organizer Odd Gleditsch.

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What's Happening on campus

The Okanagan campus events calendar is the central point for online information about university-related events, on and off campus.

Events at a Glance:

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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Okanagan campus people, achievements and events are showcased on UBCO.TV. Check out what's new:

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