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newsThe Hangar fitness centre.
Unveiling the dedication plaque for the official opening of the $4.1-million Hangar fitness centre on UBC's Okanagan campus Tuesday were UBC President Stephen Toope, Heat women's volleyball co-captain Chandler Proch, Heat men's basketball co-captain Yassine Ghomari, Kelowna Flightcraft founder Barry Lapointe, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard. The Lapointe family donated $3.5 million to build the new fitness centre.

UBC's Hangar centre takes health and fitness to new heights

$4.1-million wood-themed building inspired by donor's vision

The newest facility for students, faculty, and staff has taken flight at UBC's Okanagan campus.

The $4.1-million Hangar Fitness & Wellness Centre represents many things to many people. Not only is it an architectural work of art, but the facility -- officially opened yesterday -- represents a significant gift to UBC while showcasing the beauty and functionality of building with wood.

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Connected by Commitment: the 2013 UBC Annual Report

Connected by Commitment: the 2013 UBC Annual Report

Explore the stories that connect us

Connected by Commitment highlights the many ways in which the university community is working together to achieve the commitments in the university's Strategic Plan – Place and Promise.  

Explore examples of how students, faculty, staff, and alumni are bringing the commitments to life.

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The Power of You

Power of You kick-off organized for October 1

CFL bulb vs. incandescent bulbs – which reduces energy consumption? Find out at the POWER OF YOU Kick-Off

Join the Okanagan Sustainability Office for the kick-off of The Power of You program, developed to raise awareness of everyday actions that can help individuals reduce energy use on campus.

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Career Days 2013

UBC's Faculty of Management hosts Career Days

Resume reviews, networking, interview tips, and job prospects
for students

It's a question many university students hear time and again: "So, what do you want to be when you get out of school?"

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A multi-media display at UBC’s Okanagan campus FINA Gallery. A series of public lectures called Emerging Visions from September through April explores digital media and the rapidly changing world of arts and culture.
A multi-media display in the FINA Gallery. A series of public lectures called Emerging Visions from September through April explores digital media and the rapidly changing world of arts and culture.

Innovative digital media and culture research series set for UBC

Artists and scholars who push boundaries are focus of free presentations

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is launching an exciting new research series, Emerging Visions: Digital Media and Culture, starting this month.

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Leave for change 2014

Leave For Change 2014: international volunteer opportunities for UBC Staff

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Leave for Change volunteer program.

Every year, UBC sends six staff members abroad on the Leave for Change program to volunteer in developing countries, sharing their knowledge and skills with others in an international setting.

The deadline for applications is September 26.

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Poet and interdisciplinary artist Chantal Neveu
Poet and interdisciplinary artist Chantal Neveu

Poet and artist Chantal Neveu launches UBC's Visiting Author series

Crossover book CoÏt introduces author to new readers

Chantal Neveu, an influential Québécoise poet, author and interdisciplinary artist, opens UBC's 2013-2014 Visiting Author series.

Neveu mixes multiple forms of art to deliver new insights into language and culture. She will give a reading of her work at the Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.

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Open AccessThe Open Access hall
of fame

In April 2013, an Open Access Position Statement was read by the Okanagan campus Senate encouraging faculty and researchers to submit research output and creative work to cIRcle, UBC's institutional repository.

To help build this repository and to continue supporting faculty members and researchers to consider Open Access avenues when publishing their work, the Okanagan campus library would like to invite submissions to the Open Access Hall of Fame.

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Canadian Blood ServicesRoll up your sleeves for the Canadian Blood Services' Interior Drive For Life

Join the Okanagan campus' Partners for Life team in support of Canadian Blood Services' annual Interior Drive for Life.

Two group bookings for Okanagan campus faculty and staff have been organized for October 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and October 19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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From London's financial district to the Faculty of Education

It wasn't long ago that Walid Muslih toiled in the high-rises of London and New York, a successful banker analyzing debt capital markets.

Working in the towers of big-city financial districts, his "exciting, always changing" career rode epic waves such as the global debt crisis.

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WiSE mentors needed for female Science and
Engineering students

UBC program matches students with professional working women

While more than half of the work force in Canada is female, less than a quarter of people working in engineering, mathematics, and science are women. Women in Science and Engineerng (WiSE), which teams female students with professional women who are working in the engineering and sciences fields, is seeking new mentors.

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Penalty kick nets Heat victory in season opener

A penalty kick proved to be the difference for the Heat in their season opener, as fifth-year senior and four-time PACWEST all-star Jennifer Kidd earned the Heat their first win of the 2013 season, a 2-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Island Mariners.

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The Heat's Ellis stonewalls Blues to preserve victory

Heat goalkeeper Logan Ellis stole the show on September 8, coming up with two huge saves at crucial moments of the match to preserve the Heat's victory versus the Capilano Blues.

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Funding for international collaborations

The Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund provides opportunities for faculty members to invite international colleagues to visit UBC and engage with the campus community and share their research and expertise.

The Office of Research Services will be accepting applications for the current round until October 1.

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EXPLORE! spots still available for interested departments

EXPLORE! is an annual event that helps students learn about the international learning opportunities available to them.

This year the event will take place September 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the main courtyard. Any department interested in participating can contact Jessica Davidson, Go Global student mobility program advisor, at 250-807-9763.

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Name the new EME food service location

The new food service in the Engineering, Management and Education building's Richard S. Hallisey Atrium is now open -- but it needs a name. The campus community is invited to participate in selecting a name.

ARAMARK is running an online survey to help chose from among 10 shortlisted name options.

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ARAMARK healthy food choices program ambassadors to be on campus Sept. 26 and 27

ARAMARK has launched a Get the Good Stuff healthy choices identification initiative to help promote the healthier and more sustainably sourced choices on campus.

To help build awareness of the healthy food options on campus, ARAMARK is bringing dietetic interns to the Sunshine Cafeteria on September 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. 2 p.m.

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peopleDean Wisdom Tettey (centre) presents the new FCCS awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Innovation to winners Karis Shearer (left) and Allison Hargreaves (right).
Dean Wisdom Tettey (centre) presents the new FCCS awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Innovation to winners Karis Shearer (left) and Allison Hargreaves (right).

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies names winners for excellence and innovation in teaching

Two professors have been recognized by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) as its top teachers in terms of teaching excellence and innovation.

Allison Hargreaves has been named the first winner of the FCCS Teaching Excellence Award and Karis Shearer has been named the first winner of the FCCS Teaching Innovation Award.

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Student Clayton March (centre) presents psychology professors Paul Davies (left) and Mark Holder (right) with the Disability Resource Centre's I Am Accessible award. March nominated Davies' for the annual award.
Student Clayton March (centre) presents psychology professors Paul Davies (left) and Mark Holder (right) with the Disability Resource Centre's I Am Accessible award. March nominated Davies for the annual award.

Leading the way in on-campus accessibility

Disability Resource Centre presents annual academic accessibility award

Five professors were recently recognized as the most accessible at UBC's Okanagan campus.

On September 3, the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) presented its annual I Am Accessible award to Jan Cioe, Paul Davies and Mark Holder from the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences' psychology department, as well as Mary Ann Murphy, a cross-appointment in social work and sociology, and Anne MacLean from the Faculty of Education.

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Will Deck captures a win in the first tournament of the year.
Will Deck captures a win in the first tournament of the year.

Heat's Will Deck opens the PACWEST golf season with a win

Notching a hole-in-one on the final Sunday of the 2012 PACWEST season, Will Deck was able to carry that momentum of his from nearly a year ago into the debut tournament of the 2013 season.

Deck, a fourth-year Heat golfer, posted the lowest two-day total of 140 to capture his first ever tournament win in PACWEST play on September 7 and 8.

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Arielle Lomness

UBC alumna joins library team

A warm welcome to Arielle Lomness, the Okanagan campus' newest learning services librarian.

Lomness is an aluma of the Okanagan, graduating in 2011 with a BA in history and a minor in psychology.

After graduation Lomness moved to Edmonton to complete her master's degree in library and information studies with the University of Alberta. 

While in the program, she worked as a reference assistant with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and as the digital repository assistant with the University of Alberta Library's institutional repository. Lomness' independent research study looked at how academic staff interact with the institutional repository at UA.

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Vicki Green Graduate Award winner Angela Finley (pictured at left with the award's namesake) received a financial award, guided outdoor fly fishing adventure package, and fly rod, reel and line set.
Angela Finley, left, with avid angler and award creator Vicki Green, who presented Finley with a financial award, guided outdoor fly fishing adventure package, and fly rod, reel and line set.

Angela Finley Recipient of Vicki Green Graduate Award

The Education Faculty Awards Committee recently "caught" the winner of the second-annual Vicki Green Graduate Award.

Graduate student Angela Finley's research was chosen on the basis of how it will encourage an interdisciplinary understanding of sustainability for children, youth, and teachers.

Finley's research investigates positive global solutions, in constructive and meaningful ways by merging sustainability ideas from around the world to create local solutions.

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Heat's cross country coach is honoured across BC for her leadership

Heat cross country coach Nikki Reiter has earned an Achieving Community Excellence award from ViaSport for her work with Team BC this past summer at the Canada Games.

Reiter was nominated by her team who praised her work in organizing a series of fundraising initiatives that helped save the future of their club.

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research spotlightSusan Crichton, Associate Professor and Director of the Innovative Learning Centre in the Faculty of Education.
Susan Crichton, associate professor and director of the Innovative Learning Centre in the Faculty of Education.

Education professor receives grant from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Susan Crichton, associate professor in the Faculty of Education, in collaboration with colleagues in East Africa, was recently awarded a grant from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada for her research in using technology to foster innovations in literacy.

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OKANAGAN CAMPUS
September 18, 2013

News

Hangar opening
Connected by Commitment
Power of You kick-off
Career Days
Innovative digital media and culture research series set for UBC
Leave For Change 2014
Poet and artist Chantal Neveu launches UBC's Visiting Author series
The Open Access hall of fame
Drive For Life
From the London's financial district to the Faculty of Education
WiSE mentors needed
Penalty kick nets Heat victory
Ellis stonewalls Blues
Funding for international collaborations
EXPLORE! spots still available

People

FCCS names winners for excellence and innovation in teaching
Leading the way in accessibility
Will Deck opens the PACWEST golf season with a win
UBC alumna joins library team
Vicki Green Graduate Award
Cross country coach honoured

Research Spotlight

Education professor receives grant from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

events

DVC and Principal Pitstop organized for Friday

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal's office is hosting a welcome back Pitstop this Friday.

Meet colleagues for coffee and scrumptious treats from Bliss Bakery for a minimum $2 donation to the United Way.

This Pitstop will be the kick-off for the 2013-2014 United Way campaign and will feature a 50/50 draw. Tickets will be available for $5 each or three for $10.

Date: Friday, Sept. 20
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Administration building foyer

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Barber School Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences presents the annual Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium on September 24.

The symposium is a showcase of the 2013 Undergraduate Research Awards (URA) recipients.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: University Centre building, room UNC106

To find out more visit the Barber School Undergraduate Research Awards website.

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Celebrate the history of the Okanagan

Join the library on September 28 to celebrate the launch of the Okanagan Historical Society Digitization Project.

With nearly 70 volumes of the Okanagan Historical Society's annual reports digitized, this project makes the region's history accessible to the world.

The collection is also available online in UBC Library's digital collections.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 28
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library -- 1380 Ellis St.

To find out more contact Learning Services Librarian Laura Thorne.

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Integrated knowledge translation

Kate Gerrish, professor of nursing research at the University of Sheffield, will be on campus October 1 to give a public talk for the Faculty of Health and Social Development.

Gerrish's presentation will discuss results from a collaborative partnership between United Kingdom universities and partner organizations in the UK's National Health Service in their efforts to develop an integrated approach to knowledge translation.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, room RHS LT257

To RSVP for this seminar, visit: UBCOGerrishKT.eventbrite.ca

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Barber School International Education Travel Subsidy info session

The International Education Travel Subsidy (IETS) provides opportunities for Barber School students to gain academic experience in an international setting.

An information session on October 2 will feature past travel subsidy participants sharing videos and stories of their experiences.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 2
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART208

To find out more about the subsidy, attend the session on October 2 or visit the IETS website.

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Digital Dissemination

Online breast cancer prevention messages for youth

At this Partnership in Research Seminar, UBC health experts will share their research experience designing infographics, YouTube and other online resources to deliver youth-friendly prevention messages about the link between cigarette smoke and breast cancer.

Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Arts Building, room ART218

To attend in person, via webinar or teleconference, RSVP to: canceronline.eventbrite.ca

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Faculty Connections Club

A new Faculty Connections Club has been organized to help new members of the campus academic community find out more about the Okanagan campus, Kelowna, and what it's like to be a new resident of the area.

The Faculty Connections Club will meet once a month starting in October to socialize and connect through events such as group discussions, presentations or casual dining. This is an opportunity to mingle and network with peers at no charge.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17
Time: 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Location: Administration building faculty and staff lounge, room ADM115

To RSVP for this inaugural event, visit the Faculty Connections Club Facebook group.

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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:

  • September 18
    Business Ethics: Fact, Fiction or Possible?
  • September 18
    Live streaming of Truth and Reconciliation national event
  • September 19
    Faculty of Medicine: Teaching in the Operating Room
  • September 19
    Faculty of Medicine: Master Teacher Certificate Program Lecture Series
  • September 21
    Women's Soccer: Langara College vs. The Heat
  • September 21
    Men's Soccer: Langara College vs. The Heat
  • September 22
    Women's Soccer, Quest University vs. The Heat
  • September 22
    Men's Soccer: Quest University vs. The Heat
  • September 25
    Dissertation Examination for Michele Johnson
  • September 25
    Reconciliation Reflection
  • September 28
    PACWEST 2013-2014 Golf Tournament
  • September 28
    Women's Soccer: Vancouver Island University vs. The Heat
  • September 28
    Men's Soccer: Vancouver Island University vs. The Heat
  • September 29
    Women's Soccer: Capilano University vs. The Heat
  • September 29
    Men's Soccer: Capilano University vs. The Heat
  • October 3
    Athletes: Life after Sports

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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events

Upcoming ACM training sessions

Active Content Manager (ACM) Training sessions for the fall semester will be offered throughout the fall.

Sessions include an ACM survey review on September 19 (tomorrow) as well as Managing the Digital Asset Library in October and an introduction to ACM in November.

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Team-based learning session with Judy Currey

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is hosting a team-based learning session on September 26 with Judy Currey, senior lecturer with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University in Australia.

Currey coordinates the suite of ten critical care postgraduate specialty nursing programs at Deakin and is an expert in team-based learning.

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How to stay out of the headlines: conflict of interest at UBC

Day of workshops organized for Oct. 3

Have questions about UBC's policies on conflict of interest? Need to know more about conflict of interest? Manage staff?

At these short sessions -- Christine Hjorleifson, UBC's conflict of interest administrator -- will give staff and faculty an important foundation in understanding conflict of interest scenarios at UBC.

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Workshops at a glance

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

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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