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newsProfessor Deborah Buszard

Deborah Buszard appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor
and Principal

The UBC Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Professor Deborah Buszard to lead UBC's Okanagan campus as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal. She will begin her five-year term on July 1, 2012.

Buszard is currently Professor of Environmental Science at Dalhousie University, and has held a variety of academic and leadership positions at Dalhousie University and McGill University. In her new role, she will be the senior leader at UBC's Okanagan campus and a core member of the University's executive leadership team.

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Buszard to UBC," said Prof. Stephen Toope, President and Vice Chancellor. "She is a distinguished scholar and an effective leader who will provide strong support and guidance to this extraordinary campus."

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Stephen Porter, left, Mike Woodworth and Zach Walsh are the driving force behind CAPSL – the Centre for Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. The world-class centre will officially open Feb. 3.
From left, Stephen Porter, Mike Woodworth and Zach Walsh are the driving force behind CAPSL -- the Centre for Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. The world-class centre officially opened Feb. 3.

Scholars join forces to launch world-class research centre

Centre for Advancement of Psychological Science and Law
officially opened

A world-class research centre just opened in the Okanagan and those interested in criminal behavior will be sure to take note.

It has been years in the making, but on Feb. 3 the Centre for Advancement of Psychological Science and Law (CAPSL) officially opened at the UBC's Okanagan campus.

The driving force behind CAPSL is the trio of Zach Walsh, assistant professor of psychology, Mike Woodworth, associate professor in psychology and Stephen Porter, psychology professor. Each specializes in different areas of psychology and law and each will bring their expertise to the centre.

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Dr. Michael Hayden spoke at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus Monday.
Dr. Michael Hayden spoke on campus Monday.

Acclaimed genetic researcher Dr. Michael Hayden receives prestigious health research prize in Kelowna

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) honoured renowned British Columbia scientist Dr. Michael Hayden for his outstanding contributions to genetic research at a special presentation hosted by UBC's Okanagan campus on Monday.

Hayden was presented with MSFHR's Aubrey J. Tingle Prize in recognition of a career that places him among the world's most respected authorities in the study of genetic diseases. The $10,000 prize, created in honour of MSFHR's founding president and CEO, is given annually to a British Columbia clinician scientist or scholar practitioner whose work in health research is internationally recognized and has significant impact on advancing clinical or health services and policy research.

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Aboriginal student Cody Kenny, in third-year Human Kinetics, middle, chats with Arthur Stevens, Bridging Program co-ordinator, Dalhousie University, left, and Kara Paul, Manager of the Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative at Dalhousie University during their visit to the Okanagan campus.
Aboriginal student Cody Kenny, in third-year Human Kinetics, middle, chats with Arthur Stevens, Bridging Program co-ordinator, Dalhousie University, left, and Kara Paul, Manager of the Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative at Dalhousie University during their visit.

Dalhousie University delegates impressed with Aboriginal Programs and Services

Representatives spend day learning about Aboriginal Access Studies, call it a model for their campus

They came. They saw. They were impressed.

A delegation from Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University toured the Aboriginal Centre last Wednesday and they were impressed with what the university has done and the programs it has in place for Aboriginal students.

Arthur Stevens, Bridging Program co-ordinator at Dalhousie and Kara Paul, Manager of Dalhousie's Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative, spent the day touring the facility, learning about its programs and asking a lot of questions.

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Celebrate Research Week 2012Research Rocks at UBC's Okanagan campus Mar. 5 to 9

There is no doubt that research rocks at UBC's Okanagan campus and Celebrate Research Week is the time to tell everyone how.

Join UBC faculty, staff, and students from March 5 to 9 for an up-close and exciting look at how UBC celebrates research.

Featured Events

Everest 2012: UBC's International Research Expedition

Date: March 6
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Campus courtyard

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Research at the Movies

Date: March 7
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Campus courtyard

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CafÉ Scientifique: Who Cares for Caregivers?

Date:  March 7
Time: 5 to 7 p.m. 
Location: The Bohemian Café, 524 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna

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Research Rodeo

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 12 noon to 1:45 p.m. (undergraduates) and 2 to 3:45 p.m. (graduate students)
Location: University Centre ballroom

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As part of her Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary graduate studies, Emma Talbott recently conducted a survey of graduates and alumni at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and found the majority of them are leaving the area after graduation
As part of her Master of Arts degree, Emma Talbott recently conducted a survey of graduates and alumni at UBC's Okanagan campus.

Study: majority of graduates leave area, but plan to return

Lack of work in chosen field, expensive place to live cited as reasons

The data is in and the research has confirmed the Okanagan is losing many of its young people.

A variety of factors are converging and driving youth from the area, a UBC study has found.

Emma Talbott says a survey conducted as part of her Master of Arts research found the majority of university graduates and alumni are not staying in the Okanagan -- but many of them would like to.

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Ross Fitzpatrick and Deepa Mehta to receive UBC
honorary degrees

Convocation ceremonies to be held on Okanagan campus June 7

Senator Ross Fitzpatrick and filmmaker Deepa Mehta will receive honorary doctoral degrees during June 7 Convocation ceremonies at UBC's Okanagan campus.

D. Ross Fitzpatrick, a retired member of the Canadian Senate, was born to a pioneering Okanagan agricultural family, a tradition that carries on today with a variety of business interests. Upon graduating from UBC with a Commerce and Business Administration degree, he was appointed research director for the Royal Commission into the Tree Fruit Industry of British Columbia.

Deepa Mehta is a Genie Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated Indian-born Canadian film director and screenwriter. She began her career as a television and motion picture editor, producer and director, after coming to Canada from India in 1973.

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Okanagan Short Fiction Contest winners announced

Kamloops writer takes first prize in annual event

Karen Hofmann, from Kamloops, is the winner of the 14th annual Okanagan Short
Fiction Contest.

Hofmann's story Billeh and the Bee Man took top spot in the annual event and netted the aspiring author $500.

Jillian Harvey, from Nelson, claimed the $200 second-place prize for her story Summer Range.

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The HeatHeat finish first season of
league play

Men's volleyball team claimS
playoff spot

This past weekend was an important one for The Heat as they finished their first season of Canada West league play. Hosting valley rival Thompson Rivers University WolfPack, the men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams played their final regular season games in a weekend full of Heat action.

The Heat men's volleyball team ended their season on a very successful note on Saturday, claiming the Heat's first-ever CIS conference playoff spot -- a huge feat for a team in its first year of CIS competition.

The women's volleyball team and men's basketball teams both traded wins and loses with Thompson Rivers over the weekend.

Next year's varsity season gets under way in early September with soccer, cross country, and rugby teams in competition.

For full results on this weekend's action, visit www.goheat.ca.

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Equity Enhancement Fund applications due March 15

Members of the campus community have until March 15 to apply to the Equity Enhancement Fund -- a program established to help provide funding for new initiatives designed to enhance equity on campus.

In 2010 and 2011 the fund provided a total of $19,400 to the following Okanagan campus initiatives:

  • Women in Science and Engineering mentoring program
  • Access and Ability Through the Arts program
  • Diversity, Intercultural Communication and Cultural Safety module for practicum field placement

The guidelines for the fund can be viewed on the Equity Enhancement Fund Guidelines website. The funding is available to any academic or administrative unit with the endorsement of the unit or department head.

To find out more, or to submit a proposal, contact AVP Equity Tom Patch.

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Let's talk about signage

Facilities Management reminds campus community about notices, posters and signs

Facilities Management would like to remind students, faculty and staff that only notices, posters and signs authorized by the Students' Union or, in the case of departmental bulletin boards, the relevant department, are allowed to be displayed in the designated areas on campus -- for example, bulletin boards or designated sandwich boards (ordered via Facilities work request for special events).

Everyone on campus should be familiar with Board of Governors Policy No. 120 which states that notices of any sort are not permitted on building exteriors, unless approved by Facilities Management. This includes chalk messages on buildings or sidewalks, and any large-scale or specialized banners or posters.

Posters or notices are also not allowed to be attached to walls of corridors, classrooms, or public spaces, or attached to equipment.

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Eight entrepreneurial students sought for Startup Weekend

A golden opportunity is coming up for UBC students to see if their entrepreneurial ideas are viable. Mar. 2 to 4 is Startup Weekend in Kelowna -- a 54-hour event for entrepreneurs to get hands-on experience with others, share ideas, form teams, build products and launch start-ups.

Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. It is a risk-free environment where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.

The first eight students from UBC's Okanagan campus to register for Startup Weekend will have their registration fees paid by the Okanagan campus University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) and entrepreneurship@UBC.

Go to the Startup Weekend website for more information and to register. Or contact UILO Associate Director Derek Gratz.

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peopleOkanagan engineering students Devyn Farr, left, Philip Batt, Patrick Finch and Clifford Gilker won the Western Engineering Competition 2012 in Calgary recently. (Photo by Ray Peng)
Okanagan engineering students, from left, Devyn Farr, Philip Batt, Patrick Finch and Clifford Gilker won the Western Engineering Competition 2012 in Calgary recently. (Photo by Ray Peng)

Engineers design a first-place finish

Team takes top spot at Western Engineering Competition 2012

At first, all they knew was that the problem had something to do with water, but at the end of the eight-hour competition it was problem solved.

A team of engineering students took first place at the Western Engineering Competition 2012 in Calgary recently when faced with the best way to clean up an oil spill.

The team of Clifford Gilker, Devyn Farr, Patrick Finch and Phillip Batt took first place in the Senior Design category -- the top event at the competition. The team was faced with a simulated oil spill to deal with and they had eight hours to come up with a budget for the material they would need, a presentation on their plan and a method for removing the 'oil' from water's surface.

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Facilities Management gives kudos for fire drill readiness
in January

In January, Brian Toering -- Fire, Life and Safety Technician with Facilities Management -- conducted a series of fire drills across campus and was impressed with how efficiently two groups responded.

Toering noted that everyone in the Creative Studies section of the Fine Arts and Health building deserve kudos for their response to their drill. The group was organized, communicated clearly and evacuated their building in record time.

Residence Advisor Elise Van Brummelen also deserves kudos. She single-handedly evacuated the entire residence -- which required evacuating the building, moving students away from the entrance and communicating clearly throughout.

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Swett wins annual on-campus chess tournament

On February 4, Graham Swett made it two years in a row.

Swett won the Open Chess Championship, held at UBC's Okanagan campus. He defeated tournament organizer Greg Bishop in the final match of the tournament in a tense game that lasted into the final minutes of play.

Omkrishna Shah, a first-year management student from Nepal, placed third in the tournament.

The Open Chess Championship is an annual event that is open to all faculty, staff, students and community members. It is sponsored by the UBC Bookstore and all proceeds from the tournament go to purchase equipment for the UBC Chess club.

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research spotlightUBC athlete Ryan Simair is put through a series of exercises to test the impact physical activity has on a concussion.
UBC athlete Ryan Simair is put through a series of exercises to test the impact physical activity has on
a concussion.

UBC to study brain blood flow during concussion recovery

Volunteer subjects sought for leading research into athletic head injuries

Researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus are launching a ground-breaking study examining how blood flow to the brain is altered in athletes recovering from sports concussions.

The Integrative Sports Concussion Research Group (ISCRG) will focus on young athletes whose involvement in their respective sports has been curtailed due to head injury. Over the next year, faculty and students from UBC's School of Health and Exercise Sciences will conduct an examination of up to 90 recently concussed athletes aged 14 to 25, in conjunction with Lifemark Health Sports Medicine Clinic in Kelowna.

"Concussion is a very common condition that is treated by many sport physicians. Yet there are many aspects about this condition that are poorly understood," says Paul van Donkelaar, principal investigator of the research project called Exercise following concussion: do disruptions to cerebral autoregulation underlie executive function deficits.

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Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English VowelsNew book published: Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels

Grisel Garcia Perez, assistant professor of Spanish, has just published a book that looks at some crucial aspects of learning a foreign language.

The book -- Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels: A Theoretical, Practical Approach -- discusses the methods and results of her experimental research into training native Spanish speakers in a regular classroom setting over a three-week training period.

In the book, Garcia Perez outlines the work she did to help a group of 32 Spanish speakers to identify and produce English pairs of vowels. The results were significant and make an important contribution to the understanding of second-language pronunciation. The book also serves as a guide to instructors on effective pronunciation.

To find out more about this book visit the Edwin Mellen Press website.

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workshops

Accounting 101 and Finance Overview

This course is intended for new employees and current employees who are assuming new finance responsibilities. It describes the structure of UBC Finance, offers key contact information and introduces employees to the basics of UBC accounting.

Topics covered will include the roles of Payroll, Accounts Payable, Research and Trust Accounting, basic accounting practices, UBC account structure, and fund accounting.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Fipke Centre, room FIP140
To register: email financetraining.ubco@ubc.ca with participant's name, telephone number and department or unit name.

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Smart Forms training

Smart Forms are web-based requisition forms that replace paper-based requisition forms (Q-Requisitions and Travel Requisitions). This course will assist those employees whose departments are interested in understanding:

  • the policies and procedures used when paying for goods and services using requisition forms
  • how to complete web-based Q-Reqs, Travel Reqs and Honorariums accurately and how to edit and print completed requisitions
  • How to use selected features in FMS nQuery such as searching for Vendor IDs, SpeedCharts and PG's and viewing paid requisitions.

This session is limited to 12 participants. 

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23          
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Fipke Centre, room FIP133
To register: email financetraining.ubco@ubc.ca with participants' name, telephone number and department or unit name.

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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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Navigating FMS nQuery

This course is intended for anyone on campus that has access to FMS nQuery. It provides participants with an overview of the FMS nQuery menu items and program features. An on-screen demonstration will highlight key options available and how to use them.

The topics covered will include how to navigate this read-only system for various purposes: voucher inquiries, payments, vendor searches, purchase orders, ledger summaries and various payroll functions.

Participants are recommended to attend the Accounting 101 and Finance Overview workshop in advance of attending this session.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Administration building, room ADM013
To register: email financetraining.ubco@ubc.ca with participants' name, telephone number and department or unit name.

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Do You Want to Start a Company?

Students, faculty and staff are being offered an entrepreneurship@UBC workshop on March 2.

entrepreneurship@UBC is a university-wide initiative led at the Okanagan campus by the University Industry Liaison Office. The initiative provides student entrepreneurs with mentorship, course work and unique opportunities for relationship building and learning.

Refreshments and food will be provided at the workshop.

Date: Friday, Mar. 2
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering Management Education building, room EME4218
RSVP to: Andrea Osachoff by Wednesday, Feb. 29

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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 15
WebCT Vista Wednesdays

February 15
Writing a Literature Review

February 15
RefWorks

February 15
Classroom Discussions

February 16
Career Café: Careers in Medicine without an MD

February 16
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Social

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

February 20
Faculty Instructional Skills Seminar

February 20
Writing A Scholarly Article C/P

 

February 20
Getting Started on Your Thesis: Formatting and Organizing a Major Document

February 20
Getting Started on Your Literature Review

February 20
Dissertation Writing Group 1

February 21
Peer Review

February 21
Preparing a Poster / Making a Poster Presentation

February 21
Student Engagement for Teaching Assistants

February 21
TA Tuesdays

February 22
Introduction to video production

February 22
Blackboard Preview

February 22
Making an Effective Research Presentation

February 22
Student Engagement

February 22
WebCT Vista Wednesdays

February 23
Just in Time Course Design

February 27
Writing a Scholarly Article C/P

February 27
Educational Technology Monday

February 27
Making an Effective Presentation

February 27
Dissertation Writing Group 1

February 28
TA Tuesdays

February 29
Interpret TEQ Results

February 29
WebCT Vista Wednesdays

February 29
Java Junction

February 29
Effective Teaching Strategies: BOPPPS

March 1
Career Café: Careers Supporting Personal Growth

March 2
Do you want to Start a Company?

March 3
Presenting to an interdisciplinary audience

March 5
Writing A Scholarly Article C/P

March 5
Dissertation Writing Group 1

March 6
TA Tuesdays

March 7
WebCT Vista Wednesdays

March 7
Preparing a Poster / Making a Poster Presentation

March 8
The power of emotional intelligence

April 17
Strategic leadership communication

 

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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OKANAGAN CAMPUS
February 15, 2012

News

Deborah Buszard appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal
Scholars join forces to launch world-class research centre
Genetic researcher Michael Hayden receives prestigious health research prize in Kelowna
Dalhousie University delegates impressed with Aboriginal Programs and Services
Research Rocks at UBC's Okanagan campus Mar. 5 to 9
Study: majority of graduates leave area, but plan to return
Ross Fitzpatrick and Deepa Mehta to receive UBC honorary degrees
Okanagan Short Fiction Contest winners announced
Heat finish first season
Equity Enhancement Fund applications due March 15
Let's talk about signage
Eight entrepreneurial students sought for Startup Weekend

People

Engineers design a first-place finish
Facilities Management gives kudos for fire drill readiness in January
Swett wins annual on-campus chess tournament

Research Spotlight

UBC to study brain blood flow during concussion recovery
Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels

events

Simple reality: photographs from Bangladesh

Student photography exhibition in FINA gallery all this week

Creative Studies student Asif Hossain's exhibition of large-format photographs, featuring his home country of Bangladesh, is currently on display in the FINA Gallery.

The exhibition is running all this week (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily).

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Health Fair organized for tomorrow

The campus community has a good opportunity to find out more about personal health at tomorrow's Campus Health Fair.

Faculty and staff can receive health assessments from Bayshore Medical. They will offer glucose, cholesterol and skin screenings, as well as osteoporosis and bone density testing.

There will also be a Lunch n' Learn session on stress-related illnesses and holistic treatment options with naturopath Doug Lobay, and massage therapist Wes Pollock.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Engineering Management Education building foyer and mezzanine

Advanced registration is required for the health assessments and Lunch n' Learn sessions.

To find out more contact Administrative Assistant Debbie Deorksen at 250-807-8861.

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Madhatter: In the Land of Odd

Madhatter: In the Land
of Odd

Student art exhibition opens this Saturday

The campus community is invited to a mind-altering collaborative art project featuring the work of second-year students under the direction of associate professor Byron Johnston.

Entitled Mad Hatter: In the Land of Odd, the exhibition runs from February 18 to 26. It is located at a 368 Industrial Ave., Kelowna, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admittance is by donation.

There is also an opening night White Rabbit Party on Friday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets to the party are available at the venue ($10 for students, $15 for general admittance).

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Upcoming FCCS weekly research seminars

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Research Seminar Series covers a wide gamut of significant issues confronting societies, in both contemporary and historical contexts. The seminars adopt an interdisciplinary approach to examining and understanding relevant issues.

Upcoming seminars include:

  • February 28
    What to do with Anti-Semitism? The Canetti's Take with Claude Desmarais, Reichwald professor in Germanic Studies
  • March 6
    Animated Kanji Manga with Nina Langton,
    associate professor of Japanese

All seminars take place on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Administration building faculty and staff lounge (room ADM115).

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Joey Adler talk moved
to March 1

Visionary entrepreneur and humanitarian Joelle Berdugo "Joey" Adler's Global Citizen Week talk has been moved to a new date: Thursday, Mar. 1.

Adler will be speaking at UBC's Okanagan campus as part of this year's Global Citizen Week Kelowna.

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.

To find out more about this talk, contact student organizer Odd Gleditsch.

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Equity and Diversity Research Graduate Student Spotlight

Queer/trans masculinity and mothering: contradictions, invisibility, experiences

Equity and Diversity Research Graduate Student Spotlight

The Equity and Diversity Research series will feature a presentation by PhD candidate Michelle Walks in two weeks.

Michelle Walks is an Interdisciplinary PhD candidate (Anthropology, Gender Studies, Health Studies) at UBC's Okanagan campus. Her research interests include queer reproduction, birthing and mothering. She recently co-edited the An Anthropology of Mothering anthology.

This presentation will look at Walks' research on the relation between masculine-identified individuals and motherhood/mothering. Focused on her PhD research with butch lesbians, transmen, and genderqueer individuals in British Columbia, Michelle will explore the experiences of discordance between mothering and masculinity.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 29
Time: 11 to 12:15 p.m.
Location: Fipke Centre, room FIP250

This spotlight is sponsored by the Equity Office. To find out more email equity.student@ubc.ca.

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Using digital media to conduct and communicate research

From the Arab Spring and the 2012 hockey riot in Vancouver, to the world of academic scholarship, digital media is breaking barriers between knowledge producers and consumers. This forum offers an exceptional opportunity to interact with three scholars whose research explores and uses new forms of media in a variety of ways.

This forum will look at how digital media is enhancing intersections between knowledge producers and consumers and changing the scholarly research environment.

The forum will feature panelists:

  • Jessica Stites Mor, assistant professor of history
  • Christopher Schneider, assistant professor of sociology
  • Stephen Foster, associate professor of creative studies

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 29
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: University Centre building, room UNC334

This event has been organized by the Centre for Scholarly Communication (CSC). To register, or find out more, visit the CSC website.

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Bankers Behaving Badly: the Barings Crisis of 1890 Revisited

At this History Colloquium, instructor Todd Campbell will be discussing the Barings financial crisis of 1890.

The Barings Crisis of 1890 is significant as the first modern financial crisis in which a government and central bank combined to protect the financial system and prevent a widespread banking crisis. Or that's how the history of this crisis is typically represented, at least.

In this discussion Campbell will look how this event -- and modern central banking -- is based upon a myth.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 29
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART108

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Minds and Music logo

Melodic Spirits with guest violinist Suzanne Hou

Melody. Beethoven used it to twist a Sarabande into Spain's oppression of the Netherlands. Mozart used it to introduce the oriental exoticism of the Turks to 18-century Vienna. Dvorak's Sixth Symphony glories in it, inspired by Czech folksong.

At this special Okanagan Symphony Orchestra rehearsal, guest violinist Suzanne Hou will draw out Mozart's voice and show how melody shapes music.

Date: Thursday, Mar. 1
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 the public. To find out more visit the Minds and Music website.

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Town Hall: Workplace Experiences Survey results

Over 3,600 faculty and staff participated in the 2011 UBC Workplace Experiences Survey. The results are being released on March 7 at an Okanagan campus Town Hall meeting.

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Administration building lecture hall, room ADM026

To find out more visit the Focus on People website.

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Publishing in a journal: the back story

Editors' forum being held March 14

Does the whole process of submitting an article for publication in a scholarly journal seem complex, mysterious, and intimidating? Here is a chance to put rumor to rest, and learn answers to questions about the submission and review process.

At this forum hear from Naomi McPherson, associate professor of anthropology and editor-in-chief of Anthropologica, on what happens to an article after it is submitted for publication.

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 14
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: University Centre building, room UNC334

Forum questions can be submitted in advance to the Centre for Scholarly Communication (CSC).

To register, or find out more about this forum, visit the CSC website.

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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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