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newsMembers of the public created award ribbons to showcase natural artistic splendour during community art master classes.
Members of the public created award ribbons to showcase natural artistic splendour during community art master classes.

Park promotes artistic, cultural partnership that benefits UBC

Regional District’s acquisition of properties expands eco-art initiatives

UBC’s artist in residence, Marlene Creates, has high praise for a new parcel of parkland recently acquired by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

The 3.5-hectare property at 969 Raymer Road, adjacent to the Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Regional Park in Kelowna, holds the promise of an artist’s paradise and the opportunity for the creation and display of public art.

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Visitors from the Royal Institute of Nursing Kamalpreet Kaur, Parminder Singh, Sukhmanpreet Kaur, and their teacher Rajwant Bajwa, in one of the human patient simulator labs at the School of Nursing.
Visitors from the Royal Institute of Nursing Kamalpreet Kaur, Parminder Singh, Sukhmanpreet Kaur, and their teacher Rajwant Bajwa, in one of the human patient simulator labs at the School of Nursing.

School of Nursing hosts students from India

First group of students to visit from the Punjab’s Royal Institute of Nursing

For the first time since an agreement was signed five years ago, students from India are participating in an exchange program with the School of Nursing.

The visitors are from the Royal Institute of Nursing -- a school located in Batala, in the Punjab State, Northern India, about an hour away from Amritsar.

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Anne Fleming
Anne Fleming

UBC author shortlisted for BC literary award

Anne Fleming among finalists for BC Books Prize in Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

UBC Creative Writing Assoc. Prof. Anne Fleming has been nominated for a prestigious Canadian literary award.

Fleming is among five finalists up for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize in the 2013 BC Books Prizes. The winners will be announced at the 29th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on May 4 at Government House in Victoria.

Fleming’s collection of short fiction and her third book, Gay Dwarves in America, is the short-listed volume nominated for the prize.

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After seven years providing news, event info and insights into UBC's Okanagan campus, The Exchange is looking to change things up and help better serve faculty and staff.

University Relations has created a survey to get a general idea about how members of the campus community get their information, and how the The Exchange can function better for them.

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Nominations now open for Staff Awards of Excellence and
DVC award

Nominations are now open for this year's Staff Awards of Excellence and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Award. Up to four awards may be presented to individuals in four possible categories:

  • Enhancing the UBC Experience
  • Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Global Citizenship

The nomination deadline for these awards is July 2, 2013; the awards will be presented at the annual Staff and Faculty barbecue in August. For nomination packages and more information, visit the Human Resources website.

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Campus Security moving today

The Campus Security office housed in the yellow portable trailer outside the Administration building on Alumni Ave. is moving to the ground floor of the Library building.

Administration for Security and Salto access will be temporarily unavailable today, returning to normal service on April 4. During this time, any security-related matters should be directed to the Security Dispatch Office ADM104 (near the UBC Bookstore), or call the non-emergency Security number, 250-807-9236.

This move is part of a larger space-intensification initiative for the Okanagan campus. Today, Supply Management is moving from the Library building to the Administration building (ADM 103H).

Later in April, the yellow portable will move to the Facilities storage compound at the south end of Alumni Ave.

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Fall parking permits available starting Aug. 1

For faculty and staff needing fall parking permits the next round of available permits go on sale August 1.

Passes tend to sell out quickly. Those who do not purchase in time will have to submit a waitlist request and purchase day passes until new semester permits become available. Those who no longer need passes in September can return them to the Parking Office for a refund.

For more information, email okanagan.parking@ubc.ca or call 250-807-8554.

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peopleThird-year Industry Analysis students are getting set for the live-case study this week. From left are students Robert Person, Kristine Beverlein, Mathew Banfield, Austin Jones, and Quentin Klopp.
Third-year Industry Analysis students are getting set for the live-case study this week. From left are students Robert Person, Kristine Beverlein, Mathew Banfield, Austin Jones, and Quentin Klopp.

Management students enter the business shark tank

Live case study puts 36 teams in competition for local business enterprise

Hundreds of third-year Faculty of Management students will be thrown into the real world of business this week as they participate in a highly competitive case study. Their challenge is to come up with and pitch a winning idea for a local company’s product launch.

Norine Webster, who teaches Industry Analysis to all third-year students in the Faculty of Management, says the live case study gives the students a real-life business scenario with HuStream, a local video-production agency that needs a business strategy to launch a new online product.

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The seven Heat student-athletes that have earned the distinction are: (L to R) Alana Kent, Cody Bell, Hayley Carlson, Jennifer Kidd, Christine Tallon, Austin Jones, David Yesya.
The seven Heat student-athletes that have earned Academic All-Canadian distinction are, from left: Alana Kent, Cody Bell, Hayley Carlson, Jennifer Kidd, Christine Tallon, Austin Jones, and David Yesya.

Seven Heat athletes named CCAA Academic All-Canadians

Seven Heat student-athletes have placed among the 130 across the nation that have combined excellence in collegiate athletics and academics.

For a second straight year Cody Bell from the Heat’s golf program and Hayley Carlson, a Heat women’s soccer player, are among the recipients of Academic All-Canadians. The other five recipients are: Alana Kent (Women's golf), Jennifer Kidd and Christine Tallon (Women's Soccer), Austin Jones and David Yesya (Men's Soccer).

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research spotlightRobert Dyck

Pool water research results in $10,000 Pacific Century award

Investigating chemical reactions may improve workplace health for lifeguards

It’s a well-known fact that pools are full of chemicals. And researcher Roberta Dyck says people should know about the chemical reaction that occurs when those agents mix with substances already in the water and those brought into the pool by swimmers.

A mini chemical cocktail is created each time a swimmer enters chlorinated water, says Dyck, who is in the second year of her engineering doctoral studies.

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation funds valuable research in the Okanagan

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's BC/Yukon Region has created a new grant for UBC student Stephen Smithbower. The grant allows Smithbower -- a computer science undergraduate in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences -- to focus on developing a faster breast cancer care model, utilizing graphics processing units used in video game systems.

The $25,000 grant was funded by Vernon’s annual Wine, Women and Woods event, a golf tournament that benefits the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

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workshops

Through the child's eyes with Vanessa LaPointe

The Summer Institute in Education 2013 is offering two public workshops on May 11 with Vanessa LaPointe, a private registered psychologist who has been supporting families and children for 13 years.

Through the Child's Eyes: Worries and Wonders

Responding to the needs of the worried or anxious child by creating in them a sense of wonder that is not as quick to overwhelm.

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200
Cost: $25

Through the Child's Eyes: Sense and Sensitivity

Understanding the experience of the highly sensitive child and caring for them in a manner that allows them to flourish

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200
Cost: $25

To register for either workshop, visit the Faculty of Education website. To find out more contact Wendy Klassen, associate professor of education.

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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:

April 3
Undergraduate series: writing an in-class essay

April 3, 10 and 17
BEN (Behaviour modification-Exercise-Nutrition)

April 3
Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Constructing a Research Paper I

April 4
Writing a Literature Review

April 4
Special Speaker Series: Getting Creative Work Published

April 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group

April 5
Getting Started and Staying Organized: Writing a Major Document

April 5
Teaching with Technology: Using Video in Your Classroom

April 8
Writing a Grant Proposal

April 10
Undergraduate Series: Giving an Oral Presentation

April 11
Project Management Skills

April 12
Accounting 101 and Finance Overview

April 12
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

April 12
Writing the Discussion

April 12
Writing an Abstract

April 15
Preparing an Abstract for a Conference Proposal

April 15
How to Make an Effective Presentation

April 17
Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Constructing a Research Paper II

April 18
Preparing a Poster for a Conference Presentation

   

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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April 3, 2013

News

Park promotes artistic, cultural partnership that benefits UBC
School of Nursing hosts students from India
UBC author shortlisted for BC
literary award

Help improve The Exchange
Nominations now open for Staff Awards of Excellence and DVC award
Campus Security moving today
Fall parking permits available starting on Aug. 1

People

Seven Heat student-athletes named CCAA Academic All-Canadians

Research Spotlight

Pool water research results in $10,000 Pacific Century award
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation funds valuable research in the Okanagan

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Hispanic Film Series: Discos Durval

The Spanish program and the Latin American & Iberian Studies program present a screening of the film Discos Durval on April 9 at 6:30 p.m.

There is no charge for admittance and the film will be presented with subtitles in English.

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 9
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Okanagan College Theatre, Student Services Building -- 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna

To find out more contact Francisco Peña, assistant professor of Spanish, at 250-807-8044.

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Imagine being Jack

Designing interventions for teenage men about unintended pregnancy

Led by a research team at Queen’s University Belfast, the If I were Jack project aims to develop an evidence-informed educational resource about young men and unintended pregnancy.

At this discussion, Maria Lohan -- senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast -- will discuss this innovative study on young men’s attitudes and decision-making.

Date: Thursday, Apr. 11
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Arts Building, room ART218

This session has been organized by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and is open to everyone. To attend in person or via teleconference, RSVP to: imaginejack.eventbrite.ca.

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Theatre26 presents: Ballet Kelowna

Minds, Bodies and Music

The final show of the 2012-2013 season for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' Theatre26 will be on April 12, featuring a Ballet Kelowna performance.

Date: Friday, Apr. 12
Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: University Theatre, room ADM026

This event is sponsored by the FCCS and the Minds & Music program. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the UBC Bookstore or at the door.

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Start an evolution focus group organized for April 15 and 16

SAE's Family Campaign needs your help

Faculty members are being asked to participate in start an evolution focus groups for the upcoming Family Campaign initiative.

The focus groups take place from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 15 and 16 in the University Centre (room UNC214).

To participate or find out more, contact Development Officer Sarah Campbel.

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Speak up

Starting the conversation about end-of-life care

April 16 is National Advance Care Planning Day, a day to reflect on the values and wishes for care at the end of life. Join the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention for a conversation about how to begin discussing preferences for future health care with family and friends.

The conversation will feature:

  • Carole Robinson, associate professor of nursing
  • Loraine MacDonald, nurse manager for Orchard Manor at Hawthorn Park
  • Dr. Gillian Fyles, medical lead of pain and symptom management and palliative care program at the BC Cancer Agency's Centre for the Southern Interior.

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 16
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: University centre ballroom, room UNC200

This session is open to everyone. To attend in person or via teleconference, RSVP to: advancecareday.eventbrite.ca

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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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