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newsDante Zanatta will have one of the top high school players on his squad next season. (Photo by Canada Soccer)
The Heat will have one of the top high school players in their ranks next season. (photo by Canada Soccer)

One of B.C.'s best high school midfielders to join Heat men's soccer team

Alex Lazazzera from Notre Dame Regional has committed to the Heat men's soccer team for next season. The 5'10, 150lb centre midfielder is a solid all-around player, equal in both attacking and defensive roles with a strong level of competitiveness.

"He is the type of player that we are looking for: very athletic, very skilful, has a great work rate, very hardworking midfielder that can run from 18 to 18," explains Heat head coach Dante Zanatta.

Zanatta is very familiar with Lazazzera as he was able to work with Alex in the Provincial program and is excited to add a player of Alex's pedigree, "I think he will be a great addition to our program. He can have a very strong career at UBC."

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Erìn Moure
Erìn Moure

Erìn Moure named 2012-13
Writer-in-Residence

Acclaimed poet offers free critiques to local writers

Award-winning Canadian poet and essayist Erìn Moure is the sixth annual Writer-in-Residence at UBC's Okanagan campus.

Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, this program allows 16 selected local writers -- at least six of whom will be students -- to get free critiques on their work.

Moure will spend two weeks on UBC's Okanagan campus from Feb. 1 to 15, 2013, giving a public talk on translation, holding a workshop on poetry translation, and meeting with students to discuss their work one-on-one.

Moure's free public reading at downtown Kelowna's Okanagan Regional Library -- part of the Visiting Author Series -- is Tuesday, Feb. 12, starting at 7 p.m.

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Wood Sed

Woody Guthrie's life and music coming to University Theatre

Theatre 26 presents a memory play about the legendary Dust Bowl Troubadour

Woody Sed is a new one-man play about the life and times of folk-music pioneer Woody Guthrie and the songs he sang about them.

Presented by Two Dollar Shoes and UBC's Theatre 26, and created and performed Thomas Jones, Woody Sed highlights 19 songs, both well-known and obscure, each framed in a theatrical context. The 90-minute memory play features a cavalcade of true-to-life characters -- 25 personalities in all -- performed entirely by Jones.

The play will be featured in two performances on January 25 and 26 in the University Theatre (Administration building, room 026). Both shows are at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door. They are $20 for the public and $10 for UBC students.

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A dog pull on a classroom door.
A dog pull on a classroom door.

Dog pulls on doors?

Disability Resource Centre looks to build awareness about assistance dog etiquette

Members of the campus community might have been noticing double sets of rings showing up on door handles on some accessible washrooms and classroom doors around campus since September. These rings help certified assistance dogs activate door handles and complete tasks they are trained to do.

Supporting students with disabilities with assistance dogs is new ground for the Disability Resource Centre (DRC), but the unit is committed to creating positive disability awareness at the Okanagan campus about accommodating students requiring assistance dogs such as the dog pulls.

"Assistance dogs, guide dogs and service animals provide critical tasks that increase the independence of students with disabilities on our campus. The DRC would like to help the campus community be more aware of the appropriate etiquette specific to assistance dogs," says DRC Coordinator Jess Roebuck.

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Help name this guyReminder: help name the flame

Submit your idea at any Heat home game this month

The campus community has been informally introduced to the new Heat mascot over the past month, but this fiery addition to the campus is still without a proper name.

Plenty of ideas have been floated, but what The Heat would like is for everyone on campus to help build this new character by submitting name ideas at any Heat weekend home game between January 11 and 26. Everyone who submits a name will be entered in a prize draw.

To find out more, friend Ogi Ogopogo on Facebook at, or tweet the Heat at #nametheflame.

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Reading Week Volunteers neededEveryday heroes needed

Student volunteers opportunities available during reading week

This Reading Week, the greater community needs the help of as many students as possible. The Community Service Learning Program has organized a series of one-day volunteer opportunities for interested students from February 18 to 22.

Participating students will have the opportunity to make an impact in the community, meet new people, challenge themselves and build their résumé and make a positive impact.

50 spots are available and the deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 1.

To find out more, visit the Community Service Learning Program website or contact Program Coordinator Lori Field at 250-807-8665.

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Canadian Blood ServicesRoll up your sleeves for Canadian Blood Services

Little known fact: UBC's Okanagan campus is an official Partners for Life with Canadian Blood Services.

Over 125 faculty, staff, and students are part of the program and through their combined efforts helped surpass the 2012 campus donation pledge by over 100 per cent (82 donations).

Okanagan campus Partners for Life organizers are looking for new recruits to join this year's team as they strive to far succeed this year's donation pledge of 60.

A 'What's Your Type' event has been organized for faculty and staff on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom (room UNC200).

To find out more, contact Partners for Life representative Warren Brock at 250-807-8601.

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Career Fair 2013 graphicHelp students prepare for February's Career Fair

This year's Career Fair takes place on February 7 and will feature a more diverse grouping of companies from previous years. There will be representatives from the health care and high tech industries, as well as government, banking, education, engineering firms and a variety of others.

For the event, faculty and staff members are being asked to help students prepare with some tips and tricks that the Advising and Involvement Centre has developed to get them ready.

More than a job fair, students can make the most of this career development opportunity by researching participating company websites and arriving prepared to ask employers about their fields.

The Career Fair will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the foyer of Education Management Education building.

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Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund graphicTuum Est Student Initiative Fund helps support undergraduate ideas

The Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund has only been in place for a few months, but there are already a number of ways it is helping students do more with their undergraduate experience at UBC's Okanagan campus.

The fund is eligible to undergraduate students looking to make a local or national impact. A number of applications -- which have come from a variety of faculties and undergraduate levels -- have already been supported.

Some of the successful applications include:

  • Supporting students who have been invited to present or attend academic and professional conferences.
  • Bringing a facilitated workshop to campus.
  • Help students participate in national competitions.
  • Helping purchase equipment for student use.

To find out more about eligibility and the application process, visit the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund website.

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StimcamStudent art exhibition taking place this week in FINA gallery

A new media and sculpture installation created by students Tim Smith and Kevin Jesuino is taking place from January 14 to 17 in the FINA gallery. The exhibition -- titled Stimcam -- opens January 14 at 2 p.m.

Stimcan is a mixed media piece incorporating sculpture, performance, and video/sound installation. A long white steel can is presented in the gallery. Viewers may enter the can on a bed for the screening of a short video that plays mounted above the viewer's head.

The piece serves to explore the intimate relationship we have with media and how media functions as a necessary, but often times overwhelming, stimulant in today's culture.

Those unable to attend may also experience the exhibition opening online at: www.stimcan.ca.

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Campus Life is hiring

Campus Life is looking for student employees and volunteers in a variety of areas -- from Collegia assistants and Safewalk patrollers, to orientation leaders and Campus Life assistants.

With over 100 positions available, interested students have a good opportunity to gain experience and connections while helping to enrich the university experience for others.

Applications for these positions close on Friday, Jan. 18.

To find out more, visit the Campus Life website or contact Student Events Coordinator Adam Goodwin.

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Interesting in becoming a public speaker?

Have research to share? Interested in engaging with the public?

Opportunities are available for UBC professors to share their passion, knowledge and research with groups in the Okanagan. Over the past two months, UBC's Community Engagement Office has received a number of requests for UBC experts to talk at community group meetings.

Any faculty members who are interested in providing their expertise can contact Community Engagement Strategist Suann Brown to be added to the Okanagan campus Speaker Bureau.

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Triennial library survey launches January 28

The library will be running a survey to gather feedback from students and faculty about the quality of library services and space at UBC's Okanagan campus.

Invitations to the survey will be emailed to all faculty and students on Monday, Jan. 28. Participants can choose to be entered to win an iPad mini.

To find out more visit the library survey website.

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Run/Walk group looking for new members

Students, staff and faculty are invited to try out the campus community's Run/Walk Group. The Run/Walk Group is a great opportunity to keep New Years resolutions to get or stay fit, while exploring the hiking trails around campus.

The group meets every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Kalamalka Residences Wellness Centre. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome to join the group.

To find out more visit either on-campus Health and Wellness Centre -- located in the University Centre (room UNC337) and Kalamalka Residence (room City Home 123) -- or contact Health and Wellness at 250-807-9270.

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Call for papers: Renewing/Reknowing Bodies

The annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Students Club conference takes place this year on May 3 and 4 at UBC's Okanagan campus.

The conference, hosted by the club and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, is entitled Renewing/Reknowing Bodies and asks presenters to consider ongoing conversations of bodily materiality, agency and responding to others.

The goal of this conference is seeks to explore the aforementioned conversations from a wide variety of angles, disciplines, and backgrounds.

Conference organizers are seeking presenters for this conference. Those interested in participating can send short abstracts (approximately 250 to 300 words) to Spela Grasic or Taylor Scanlon by Friday, Feb. 15.

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peopleGreg Poitras, Head Coach, Heat Men’s Volleyball; Jim Bell, Heat Men’s Volleyball team member; Robin Durrant, Capri Insurance; Chris Rigg, Capri Insurance.
Greg Poitras, Head Coach, Heat Men's Volleyball; Jim Bell, Heat Men's Volleyball team member; Robin Durrant, Capri Insurance; Chris Rigg, Capri Insurance.

UBC volleyball player earns award for academic and athletic pursuits

Student Jim Bell is recipient of Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship

For the second consecutive year, a student athlete in the School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus is the recipient of the Capri Insurance Athletics Entrance Scholarship.

Jim Bell, a first-year student and volleyball player, is the fourth recipient of the $2,500 annual award. The award is renewable for four years and funded by an endowment established by Capri Insurance in 2009 to help top scholars, who are also top athletes, attend UBC's Okanagan campus.

"It is quite an honour to be singled out for this award," says Bell. "All of the student athletes at this level have put in the same time and effort to get here. It is a great feeling to be recognized for all of the effort put into academics and athletics. It encourages me to continue to push harder in the future."

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McFarland a fifth year outside hitter from South Surrey, B.C. connected for 56 kills in two days powering the Heat to a four-set win on Saturday and a five-set win on Sunday.
McFarland -- a fifth year outside hitter from South Surrey, B.C. -- connected for 56 kills in two days powering the Heat to a four-set win on Saturday and a five-set win on Sunday.

Canada West athlete of the week: Riley McFarland

Heat men's volleyball player Riley McFarland is the Okanagan campus' first ever Canada West Athlete of the Week recipient.

A disappointing 0-10 first half for the Heat in its sophomore season may have been turned around as McFarland spurred the Heat men's volleyball team to their first and second conference victories in a road sweep of the Regina Cougars (2-12) this weekend.

McFarland a fifth year outside hitter from South Surrey, B.C. connected for 56 kills in two days, giving the Heat a four-set win on Saturday and a five-set win on Sunday.

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Sarah Stang
Sarah Stang

Change starts here: Toy librarian makes a difference

The Toy Lending Library operated by the Kelowna Childcare Society is a tremendous resource for families. It provides is a steady supply of items that promote healthy childhood development, and that children will never grow weary of.

Recently, United Way helped the society find just the right person to help grow the Toy Lending Library beyond its current capacity. Sarah Stang, a librarian at UBC's Okanagan Campus, was thrilled to lend her expertise as "toy librarian."

This is one of the best small resource libraries I've ever seen in my life," says Stang. Her passion for user-centered libraries, and knowledge of the complex layers of lending systems, are an invaluable gift to a non-profit operating on a lean budget.

Stang is also Chair of UBC's Okanagan campus United Way campaign. To learn more about how you can contribute in your own way, visit the campus campaign website.

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workshops

Discussion About Teaching Excellence: Deborah Buszard

The Centre for Teaching and Learning's first Discussion About Teaching Excellence event of 2013 will feature Professor Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

The event will begin with Professor Buszard providing insights into teaching excellence, followed by an open discussion.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26
Time:
12 noon to 1 p.m.
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200

To RSVP for this event, contact Lynne McPherson or register online.

Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
Deborah Buszard

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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:

January 16
Writing a Journal Article: Analyzing the Target Journal

January 16
Copyright Modernization Bill

January 16
Connect Drop-In

January 16
Special Speaker Series: Getting Published in the Humanities

January 17
Writing a Grant Proposal

January 17
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group

January 18
Teaching with Technology: Dropbox and social bookmarks

January 18
Using Refworks and Mendeley

January 21
Understanding Copyright

January 22
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

January 22
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group

January 22
Connect Drop-In

January 23
Intro to Collective Agreement

January 23
Connect Drop-In

January 23
Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Writing General-Specific Texts

January 24
Intellectual Property: Who Owns Your Ideas?

January 24
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group

January 25
Writing an Introduction

January 25
Teaching with Technology: Evernote/OneNote

January 25
Writing the Methods and Results Sections

January 28
Using new technology to keep current

January 29
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group

January 29
Connect Drop-In

January 30
Writing a Journal Article: Revising for Structure

January 30
Connect Drop-In

January 31
Provincial Sales Tax presentation

January 31
Provost's Forum: Flexible Learning

January 31
Writing the Discussion

January 31
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group

February 1
Accounting 101 and Finance Overview

February 1
Writing an Abstract

February 1
Teaching with Technology: Formatting Long Documents

February 1
Preparing an Abstract for a Conference Proposal

February 4
How to Make an Effective Presentation

February 4
Preparing a Poster for a Conference Presentation

February 5
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group

February 5
Midpoint Feedback

February 5
Connect Drop-In

February 6
Connect Drop-In

February 6
Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Problem, Process, and Solution

February 6
Community of Practice: Course Design

February 7
Writing for the Job Market: the resume, curriculum vitae and cover letter

February 7
Peer Review

February 7
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group

 

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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OKANAGAN CAMPUS
January 16, 2013

News

One of B.C.'s best high school midfielders to join the Heat
Erìn Moure named 2012-13 Writer-in-Residence
Woody Guthrie's life and music coming to University Theatre
Dog pulls on doors?
Reminder: help name the flame
Everyday heroes needed
Roll up your sleeves for Canadian Blood Services
Help students prepare for February's Career Fair
Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund helps support undergraduate ideas
Student art exhibition taking place this week in FINA gallery
Campus Life is hiring
Interesting in becoming a public speaker?
Triennial library survey launches January 28
Run/Walk group looking for new members
Call for papers: Renewing/Reknowing Bodies

People

UBC volleyball player earns award for academic and athletic pursuits
Canada West athlete of the week: Riley McFarland
Change starts here: Toy librarian makes a difference

events

AVP Students Hiring Fair

An opportunity for offices from the AVP Students' portfolio to showcase the student job openings available for the summer of 2013, and for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students can also drop by for some help with their resumes.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16 (today)
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: Fipke foyer

To find out more, email Student Events Coordinator Adam Goodwin.

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Library 20 year anniversary celebration

On Friday, the library will celebrate its 20 year anniversary on this campus. To mark the occasion, library staff will be holding an open house.

Coffee and snacks will be served.

Date: Friday, Jan. 18
Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: the main floor of the Library building

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Aging and wellness symposium organized for January

Optimizing residential care for older adults

This symposium will share the outcomes of research conducted in the region and discuss implications for improving care for older adults in residential care.

It will feature presentations by research teams conducting nationally funded, inter-provincial studies, as well as a discussion of practice and policy implications of the latest findings by research team members working in the region.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 23
Time: 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Clinical academic campus lecture theatre -- 2312 Pandosy St., Kelowna

To attend in person or via teleconference, RSVP via Eventbrite.

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Minds and Music logo

Upcoming concerts

The Minds and Music concert series continues in January with concerts featuring the Montreal Guitar Trio and performer, teacher, and music editor Alan Rinehart.

Year of the Guitar Concert #2 with the Montreal Guitar Trio

Date: Friday, Jan. 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: University Theatre, room ADM026

From the old world to
the new

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 23
Time: 
2 p.m.
Location: 
University Centre ballroom, room UNC 200

There is no charge for these concerts. To find out more visit the Minds and Music website.

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Justin Trudeau to visit campus

The Okanagan campus Young Liberals Club hosts a visit to campus on Jan. 22 by Justin Trudeau, MP Papineau and federal Liberal Party leadership candidate.

The student club is holding a public greeting for MP Trudeau from 5 to 7 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom (room UNC200). All are welcome.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 22
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: University Centre Ballroom, room UNC200

Admission is free, everyone welcome.

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Don't stay in your office for coffee next Friday

Sponsored by University Relations and the Ceremonies and Events office, all faculty and staff are invited to the next Pitstop for coffee next Friday.

Coffee, tea and a variety of pastries will be served for only $2 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the Okanagan campus United Way campaign.

Date: Friday, Jan. 25
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Engineering, Management and Education building, room EME3245

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Active Chess Tournament

The fourth annual Active Chess Tournament has been organized for January 26. The campus community is invited to participate in this all-day event that will feature a number of matches and prizes from the UBC Bookstore for the winners.

The games will run in a regular Swiss format. Players are asked to bring their own sets and clocks.

The cost to enter the tournament is $20. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and is limited to 30 participants.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To participate in the tournament, or find out more, contact tournament director Greg Bishop.

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Rock the house: Curling Funspiel

Don't miss this day of curling fun. Includes an optional morning lesson, equipment rentals, lots of curling, lunch and prizes for the best team costume (theme: Rock & Roll).

Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to participate in this event.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Curling Club -- 551 Recreation Ave.

Cost: $20 for student teams; $40 for non-student teams
Registration deadline: 4 p.m. on January 23 at the Gym equipment desk.

To find out more, email Campus Recreation Coordinator Layne McDougall.

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The principles of obesity management

The Faculty of Health and Social Development's Research Committee Seminar Series is bringing the Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta to campus on January 28 to give a talk on the principles of obesity management.

Dr. Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, is founder and scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network -- a network of over 6,000 researchers, health professionals and other stakeholders.

His research focuses on the evidence-based prevention and management of obesity and its complications.

Date: Monday, Jan. 28
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, room RHS257

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Official Opening of the Engineering, Management and Education building

At 186,000 square feet, the $68-million engineering facility is one of the largest projects undertaken as part of the campus master plan. Besides housing the School of Engineering, the complex also plays homes to the Faculties of Education and Management.

Join the campus community in celebrating the opening of this building on January 31.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 31
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Richard S. Hallisey Atrium, EME building
RSVP by: January 24 to okanagan.ceremonies@ubc.ca.

Light refreshments and building tours available following the ceremony.

To find out more, call the Ceremonies and Events office at 250-807-9762.

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Resolution Bootcamp

Resolution Bootcamp is a series of fun, provocative, and memorable events presented by students being held throughout January. Topics being covered include:

  • Keeping resolutions
  • Managing money
  • Beating stress
  • Getting active
  • Studying smarter
  • Eating healthy
  • Quitting smoking

To find out more or recommend a student who would be interested in presenting a program, contact Student Events Coordinator Christy Mahlberg.

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OutWeek film screening: Out at Work

Join colleagues from across campus for a screening and discussion of the Sundance award-winning documentary Out at Work.

Out at Work chronicles the stories of a cook, an auto worker and a librarian as they seek workplace safety, job security and benefits for gay and lesbian workers.

This event is open to everyone. Light refreshments will be provided and a discussion will take place after the screening.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m. film; 1 to 1:30 p.m. discussion
Location: University Centre building, room UNC334

This event has been organized by Human Resources and the Equity Office.

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Positive Space workshop

Positive Space is an initiative intended to raise the visibility of welcoming and supportive places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, queer, questioning and intersex people and issues on campus.

Everyone is welcome at this session -- from those with who are experienced about these issues to those looking for more information. The workshop is informative and interactive.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Engineering Management Education building, room EME4218

To RSVP for this session, contact Kamilla Bahbahani, manager of the Equity Office.

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The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby

Tubby and Nottubby destined for a Kelowna performance

Burlesque theatre from Paris comes to Kelowna in the form of Tubby and Nottubby, two desperate tramps that recall the dynamic between Laurel and Hardy.

The play tells the story of their encounter and extraordinary quest from the banks of the River Thames in London to beyond the realms of reality.

The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby is sponsored by the department of Creative Studies and Theatre 26.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts -- 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna

Tickets: Adult $20 (advance) and $25 (at door); students $10 (advance) and $15 (at door) 

For tickets call the Rotary Centre at 250-717-5304.

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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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