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United Way campaign kicked off with Walk-Thru Breakfast fundraiser

The most important meal of the day had extra importance yesterday as the 2013 Okanagan campus United Way campaign kicked off with the annual Walk-Thru Breakfast fundraiser.

Campaign Chair Sarah Stang says the total isn't yet tabulated, but she is grateful to all who contributed and helped out with this first of several events planned for October through December.

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UBC’s first MOOC attracted over 130,000 registrants from every Canadian province and almost every nation on the planet.
UBC’s first MOOC attracted over 130,000 registrants from every Canadian province and almost every nation on the planet.

Embracing change

A Potent Blend

There is no doubt that technology is changing the world and with the right people leading the way, education stands to benefit dramatically. At UBC, technology is at the forefront of Flexible Learning -- a commitment to bring more flexibility to how and where students do their learning.

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Public consultation on updating UBC’s Okanagan Master Plan runs from October 3 to 17, with opportunities to provide feedback online or in person at a Public Information Session on October 9.
Public consultation on updating UBC’s Okanagan Master Plan runs from October 3 to 17, with opportunities to provide feedback online or in person at a Public Information Session on October 9.

Updating UBC's Okanagan Master Plan

Over the next 18 months, UBC’s Okanagan Campus is updating its Master Plan to address future development needs to 2030.

Join Campus and Community Planning on October 9 to learn more about the process to update the Master Plan and give us your thoughts and ideas on the next phase of campus development. Or participate online from October 3 to 17 at planning.ubc.ca.

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David McIntosh. Photo by: Yvonne Chew
David McIntosh. Photo by Yvonne Chew.

TERROIR: Peachland soirees pair local stories with local wine

Tasteful evening features artist David McIntosh, photographer Andrew Barton

For a week in October, performer David McIntosh will search out Peachland stories and sample wine from Peachland vineyards. Enjoy a surprising and unpredictable Peachland evening, as he shares stories he’s discovered with wines he’s tasted.

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Leah Sanford, manager of International Programs and Services at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and English Foundation Program (EFP) student Nobuyoshi Torigoe work together to plan another successful academic year for Torigoe.
Leah Sanford, manager of International Programs and Services at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and English Foundation Program (EFP) student Nobuyoshi Torigoe work together to plan another successful academic year for Torigoe.

New program mixes English language skills with
academic studies

Pilot program proves successful, 100 students register for intake

Nobuyoshi Torigoe embraced one goal: attend UBC’s Okanagan campus and earn a degree in applied science.

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UBC students Carla Miles (pink sweater) and Crystal Prince are joined by Assist. Prof. of Indigenous Studies Margo Tamez (orange sweater) and other UBC students in a prayer circle Wednesday morning prior to attending the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s national event in Vancouver.
UBC students Carla Miles (pink sweater) and Crystal Prince are joined by Assist. Prof. of Indigenous Studies Margo Tamez (orange sweater) and other UBC students in a prayer circle Wednesday morning prior to attending the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s national event in Vancouver.

UBC contingent deeply moved by Truth and
Reconciliation Commission

Okanagan students, staff, and faculty witness historic national event in Vancouver

When Anthony Isaac boarded the bus taking him to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) national event in Vancouver, he knew it would be educational and inspiring. But he wasn’t quite prepared for the emotional aspect.

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Lauren Gaudet is one of several volunteers who will be handing out information pamphlets during Sexual Assault and Rape Awareness week at UBC’s Okanagan campus September 30 to October 4.
Lauren Gaudet is one of several volunteers who will be handing out information pamphlets during Sexual Assault and Rape Awareness week at UBC’s Okanagan campus September 30 to October 4.

UBC students open dialogue about sexual consent and abuse

"Be that person" campaign encourages people to stand up against rape culture

Each year students, faculty and staff organize the Sexual Assault and Rape Awareness (SARA) week at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Along with health and wellness information and handouts, SARA also has an interactive community board where people can post anonymous comments.

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Ayla Graham – masters student in clinical exercise physiology, avid cyclist, and spin instructor – leads a spin class in the Hangar, proving to be a popular fitness outlet with the campus community.

Campus Rec launches Group Fitness promotion

Battle workout boredom, find motivation, and fit healthy living into your busy schedule with a wide range of on-campus fitness classes

For the month of October, Campus Rec invites the campus community to take advantage of an amazing deal on its Group Fitness programs -- $20 for unlimited classes all month long.

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start an evolution

start an evolution in student learning

Through start an evolution, faculty and staff are able to shape an exceptional learning environment with contributions to student awards like faculty donor, Sharon McCoubrey, who says “I am so pleased to support our students as they work toward their learning goals. As they build their capacity to become our future, creative leaders, we will all benefit.”

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Power of YouThe Lights Out Challenge begins on October 16

Power of You campaign introduces building energy conservation challenge

Join the Power of You Lights Out Challenge. No sign-up or registration required.

The only participation required is conserving energy in unoccupied spaces on October 16. Turn off office lights when leaving for lunch or by flipping a switch when leaving a classroom.

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Reminder: proper usage of Curtis Rd. easement

PRIVATE ROAD RESTRICTED TO SPECIFIC USERS

On July 18, 2013, the BC Supreme Court issued specific instructions for the UBC community's use of the private roadway between the campus western boundary and Curtis Road.

The private road may only be used as a campus access by students and employees who have classes or employment in the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre or the Creative and Critical Studies Building (formerly the Fine Arts/Health Building), and only on the days they have classes or employment in those buildings.

UBC is appealing this decision, but in the meantime students and employees who do not fall within this category are asked to refrain from using the private road for any reason.

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Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship opens at UBC’s
Okanagan campus

People with intellectual disabilities assisted through research, collaboration

A place that advocates for people with intellectual disabilities is opening on UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship, a partnership between both UBC campuses, was officially inaugurated at a ceremony on September 20.

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Chief librarian search committee formed

Input requested from across campus

The selection process is currently underway for the position of Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan campus. To gather this input, open forum discussions will be held on October 15 and 16 in the DVC Boardroom.

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Deadline extended: Funding for international collaborations

The International Advisory Committee has extended the fall deadline for the Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund to October 15, 2013.

For more information visit: ors.ok.ubc.ca/funding/internal.html#dvf

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Prize awarded for Payment & Procurement Services
orientation survey

Congratulations to Candace Martyn, awards officer in the Office of Research Services, and winner of two round trip tickets on United Airlines.

Martyn was awarded the tickets for successfully completing this year's Payment & Procurement Services orientation survey.

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peopleIn attendance at the International Student Awards Dinner on September 12 were past and current UBC International Scholars, 2013 International Major Entrance Award recipients and the 2013 International Community Achievement Award recipients.
In attendance at the International Student Awards Dinner on September 12 were incoming and current UBC International Scholars, 2013 International Major Entrance Award recipients and the 2013 International Community Achievement Award recipients.

Recognizing those who make for a better international community at UBC's Okanagan campus

International student leaders and scholars recognized

The best and brightest from UBC's international student community were recognized on September 12 at the annual International Student Awards Dinner.

This formal dinner gives UBC the opportunity to recognize the outstanding international undergraduate students and community leaders on the Okanagan campus.

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At the Okanagan Nation Salmon Feast UBC students Wesley Olaya, left to right, Dexter and Alli Matchett help debone sockeye salmon which had been cooking underground for more than five hours.
At the Okanagan Nation Salmon Feast UBC students Wesley Olaya, left to right, Dexter and Alli Matchett help debone sockeye salmon which had been cooking underground for more than five hours.

Annual Salmon Feast and Explore events help students connect with the community

Aboriginal Programs & Services provide off-campus events in September

Supports to Aboriginal students came from both rural and urban-based events in September.

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Chris Lebans and Dennis Golinski
Chris Lebans and Dennis Golinski.

Campus Security welcomes two new team members

New communicators bring a wealth of experience to their roles

Campus Security would like to introduce Dennis Golinski and Chris Lebans to the campus community.

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Stephanie McKeown, director of Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research
Stephanie McKeown, director of Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research

Stephanie McKeown appointed to provincial research committee

Stephanie McKeown, director of Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research, has been appointed to the research committee of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT).

BCCAT oversees the BC Transfer System, enabling important links between the post-secondary institutions, education ministries, and the public and private education sectors in British Columbia.

"I am thrilled at the opportunity to serve on this committee," says McKeown. "I look forward to representing our campus and to contributing to the important research being done by this committee."

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Sharon DeVries appointed associate director

Congratulations to Sharon DeVries who has just been appointed associate director, development and alumni engagement, for the Okanagan campus.

This is a new position, recognizing UBC's commitment to serving and engaging alumni in the region.

DeVries has been a member of the campus development team since 2005. She has a wide range of knowledge of campus and its stakeholders.

Sharon DeVries
Sharon DeVries, associate director, development and alumni engagement.

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André Phillion receives travel package prize for participating in start an evolution faculty and staff appeal

André Phillion, assistant professor in the School of Engineering has won a travel package for supporting start an evolution.

Phillion won a $1,400 prize from Travel Cuts which includes a trip for two to Sun Peaks Resorts, transportation and five nights' accommodation and a $500 travel voucher.

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OKANAGAN CAMPUS
October 2, 2013

News

United Way campaign kick-off
Embracing change
Updating the Master Plan
TERROIR: Peachland soirees pair local stories with local wine
New program mixes English language skills with academic studies
UBC contingent deeply moved by Truth and Reconciliation Commission
UBC students open dialogue about sexual consent and abuse
Group Fitness promotion
start an evolution in student learning
Lights Out Challenge
Proper usage of Curtis Rd.
Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship
Chief librarian search
Deadline extended: Funding for international collaborations
Prize awarded for orientation survey

People

Recognizing those who make for a better international community
Annual Salmon Feast and Explore events help students connect with the community
Campus Security welcomes two new team members
Stephanie McKeown appointed to provincial research committee
DeVries appointed associate director
André Phillion receives travel package prize

eventsHispanic Film Series poster

Hispanic Film Series: Los Olvidados

The Spanish program and the Latin American & Iberian Studies program present a screening of the film Los Olvidados tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 2 (tonight)
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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Distinguished visiting scholar discusses teaching religion in schools

The Faculty of Education welcomes Rev. Philip Raymont.

Raymont will present two lectures: What are Universities for? and Teaching Religion in Schools.

To find out more visit the Faculty of Education news 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, Oct. 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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Helping family caregivers of people at the end of life

What we have learned from research

At this Research to Practice Presentation, Kelli Stajduhar -- associate director of research and scholarship at the University of Victoria's Centre on Aging -- will lead a discussion about how everyone can best help family caregivers for people at the end of their lives.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, room RHS129

To attend in person, via webinar or teleconference, RSVP online at: familycaregiver.eventbrite.ca

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FCCS Visiting Author Series

FCCS Visiting Author Series: David Chariandy

Canadian writer David Chariandy will give a free public reading on October 21, as part of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' Visiting Author Series.

Chariandy is one of the co-founders of Commodore Books and his debut novel Soucouyant was nominated for 10 literary prizes and awards.

Date: Monday, Oct. 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Okanagan Regional Library -- 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

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Rotary International to hold info session on November 14

Susan Hillock, associate professor of social work, is a member of the Kelowna branch of Rotary International and is looking to help connect UBC students with international learning and volunteer experiences.

She is helping host an on-campus open house and info session on November 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Arts building, room ARTS 112. To find out more contact Susan Hillock at 250-807-8701.

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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:

  • October 2
    International Education Travel Subsidy information session
  • October 3
    Athletes: Life after Sports
  • October 5
    PACWEST Golf Tournament
  • October 5
    Heat Cross Country 13/14: ACAC Grand Prix #3
  • October 5
    Canadian Blood Services: Drive For Life
  • October 5
    Women's Soccer: Thompson Rivers University vs. The Heat
  • October 5
    Men's Soccer: Thompson Rivers University vs. The Heat
  • October 6
    Women's Soccer: The Heat vs. Thompson Rivers University
  • October 6
    Men's Soccer: The Heat vs. Thompson Rivers University
  • October 8
    Go Global Info Session: Third-year Students
  • October 9
    Nelson Jatel Thesis Defence
  • October 9
    Emerging Visions: Digital Media and Culture
  • October 9
    Human Kinetics: What can I do with my degree?
  • October 10
    MSc Thesis Defense: Aaron Godin
  • October 12
    UBC Okanagan Heat Cross Country 13/14: Western Washington Invitation
  • October 12
    Women's Soccer: The Heat vs. Kwantlen University
  • October 12
    Men's Soccer: The Heat vs. Kwantlen University at Nonis Field
  • October 13
    Women's Soccer: The Heat vs. Douglas College
  • October 13
    Men's Soccer: The Heat vs. Douglas College
  • October 16
    I graduated and now what?
  • October 16
    What can I do with my Science Degree?
  • October 17
    Me and My Degree: Finding the Fit (first-year students)
  • October 17
    Faculty Connections Club Wine and Cheese Event

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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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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Helping your unit head: your role as the tenure and promotion process guardian

Want a better understanding of supporting the tenure and promotion process? This course on October 17 is designed provide understanding and enhance the ability to support deans or unit heads.

The RSVP deadline is October 10, 2013. To RSVP visit the Human Resources website.

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Central Booking Office Lunch and Learn

Bring a lunch and learn more about the Central Booking Office (CBO) and its services on October 25.

At this Lunch and Learn session the CBO will cover who is eligible to make a request with the CBO, what the timelines are, what space is chargeable and when, and much more.

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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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