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Jan. 15, 2014

Events

January 15
Neo-liberal crisis / social reproduction / gender implications

January 15
Visiting Author Series: Camille Martin

January 15
FCCS Research Series

January 15
Hiring and Volunteer Fair

January 16
CHLVH Speaker: Professor Rob Shave

January 17
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Trinity Western University

January 17
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Trinity Western University

January 18
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Trinity Western University

January 18
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Trinity Western University

January 20
Master's Thesis Defense: Jose Carlos Rodriguez Jule

January 20
An EM-like reconstruction method for diffuse optical tomography

January 22
Using innovation data to support regional economic development

January 23
Thesis Research Proposal Defense: M. Merrifield

January 24
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. University of Alberta

January 24
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. University of Alberta

January 25
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. University of Alberta

January 25
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. University of Alberta

January 25
Active Chess Championship

January 27
Research Talk: Michele Nishiguchi

January 28
Spiritual care within palliative care

January 30
Lessons learned from a randomized study of workplace health promotion

January 30
Plugged in: Is technology connecting us? Or controlling us?

January 31
Pitstop

January 31
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. University of Winnipeg

January 31
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. University of Winnipeg

February 1
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. University of Manitoba

February 1
Art on the Line

February 1
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. University of Manitoba

February 3
Unit 5 Colloquium Talk

February 4
MD Admissions Info Session

February 6
Heart + Lung Health FEST 2014 Scientific Symposium

Workshops

January 15
Starting Your Own Blog

January 17
Media Site and Desktop Recorder

January 17
Modernization of the Canadian Copyright Act

January 20
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

January 20
Getting Feedback on Your Teaching

January 20
Teaching with Technology

January 21
Blogging and Discussion Groups

January 21
Using Refworks

January 23
Navigating FMS nQuery

January 23
Getting Linked In

January 23
Community of Practice: Teaching First Years

January 23
Resume Rescue Workshop

January 27
Setting up Research Alerts and Academic Profiles

January 27
Statistics from Multiple Choice Exams

January 28
Intro to Human Resource Management System (HRMS)

January 28
Community of Practice: E-Learning

January 29
Community of Practice: Clickers

January 29
QPR Session (Suicide Awareness)

January 29
Resume Rescue Workshop

January 30
Editing Diary: A Tool to Enhance your Editing Skills

January 30
Flipping the Classroom

January 31
Kaltura: Creating and Using Video Resources in Connect

February 3
Teaching Squares

February 4
Resume Rescue Workshop

February 5
Discussion About Teaching Excellence: Louise Nelson

February 5
Helping Students Learn

February 6
Teaching Large Classes

February 6
Creating Rubrics

For more events and events workshops visit ok.ubc.ca/events

Workshops

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Employee NewsKelly Fosbery
Aboriginal Program Administrator Kelly Fosbery is the newest member of the UBC Aboriginal Programs & Services team.

Westbank First Nation member joins Aboriginal Programs & Services staff

It would have been easy for Kelly Fosbery to remain in her former position. But when a maternity leave generated an opportunity to join the UBC Aboriginal Programs & Services team, it was one she could not pass up.

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From left: Greg Garrard, Ashok Mathur and Myron Campbell
From left: Greg Garrard, Ashok Mathur and Myron Campbell

Three new faculty members welcomed to Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies are welcoming three new faculty members to the campus community this month: Greg Garrard, Ashok Mathur and Myron Campbell.

Garrard is joining the department of Critical Studies as a sustainability professor, Mathur is the new head of Creative Studies, and Campbell is joining Creative Studies as an instructor of media arts, drawing, painting, screen printing, and design.

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alumni UBC achievement awards 2014

The next award recipients won't raise their own hands. That's why we need you.

It's not too late to nominate an outstanding Okanagan campus alumnus. The deadline for the 2014 alumni UBC Achievement Awards nominations is January 31.

Take this opportunity to recognize outstanding members of UBC's global community of alumni.

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Career FairSend your students to explore the Career Fair

Students can connect with over 40 companies on February 6 -- including potential employers from the healthcare and high-tech industries, government, banking, education, engineering firms, and a variety of other sectors.

The Career Fair will run from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Engineering, Management and Education Building and is free of charge.

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Call for proposals: the 10th annual Learning Conference 

Reflecting on Scholarly Approaches

Proposals are now being accepted for the Centre for Teaching and Learning's annual Learning Conference, being held on May 7 and 8.

This marks the 10th year of the conference, and to celebrate the centre is asking faculty members to share their expertise and experiences to help make this the best conference yet.

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Group Fitness promotion ending soon

Wondering how to fit in fitness? Sunrise, lunchtime, and evening group fitness classes work with your work schedule.

UBC Recreation wants to remind you of a fantastic group fitness promotion before it's too late.

Until the end of January, pay only $80 for a semester-long unlimited group fitness pass.

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Faculty of Management Town Hall

Faculty imagines 'Management Student
of 2025'

Student input valued at Jan. 22 Dean's Town Hall

As UBC Okanagan develops its vision for the next phase of the campus, so too is the Faculty of Management's vision moving forward.

The Faculty is hosting the Dean's Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in EME 2141.

Mediated by Dean Roger Sugden, the event is billed as an interactive session to "Imagine the Management Student of 2025."

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Volunteers and support needed for 2014 Canadian Student Leadership Conference

From September 23 to 27, over 800 secondary student leaders and 200 teachers from across Canada will be in Kelowna for the 2014 Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC).

The CSLC is the longest-running national student leadership conference in Canada and UBC's Okanagan campus is thrilled to be the host venue for the afternoon of September 25.

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First Aid room moves to Security Office

The First Aid room for the Okanagan campus has moved from the Arts building to the Security Office in the Library Building (LIB 016B, next to the loading bay on the east side of the Library).

First Aid is available to staff, faculty and students 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

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IT equipment fiscal year
purchasing deadlines

Due to the anticipated volume of requests and demand for the purchase of equipment, IT, Media & Classroom Services has announced the deadlines to process procurement transactions for the 2013-2014 fiscal yearend.

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Volunteers needed for Open Classroom Day

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is seeking volunteer faculty members for Open Classroom Day on February 4.

The concept of the open classroom allows faculty members to observe their colleagues in their classrooms to gain insights into teaching and learning processes.

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Resolve to "Lose a Kilowatt" in 2014

Participate in the Heater Swap-Out Program

For areas where supplemental heat is required, an energy efficient radiant heater (170 watt rating) is recommended. By swapping out a ceramic heater with a radiant heater you can save the Okanagan campus 1,224 kWh and $89.32 over a 23-week period.

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Reminder: unwanted arts materials
poster contest

There's still time to enter the unwanted arts materials poster contest, but the deadline for submission is coming up soon.

Design a poster that educates the university community about the responsible way to dispose of unwanted arts materials. Posters should be both inspiring and informative.

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Student volunteer opportunities available during reading week

The Community Service Learning Program, in partnership with United Way's Days of Caring, has organized a series of one-day volunteer opportunities for interested students from February 17 to 21.

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

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Cold water washing reduces energy in Nicola Residence

Students in the Nicola Residence participated in the inaugural Do It In Cold Water pilot project from September 9 to December 2, 2013.

By opting to wash their laundry in cold water, the residents successfully reduced the residences' hot water usage by 27.3 per cent and saved a total of 1,031.4 litres of hot water.

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UBC StoriesAndré Phillion demonstrates how small the samples are that will be imaged by the 3-D X-ray CT microscope. He can later view a picture magnified 1,000 times and in 3-D imagery on his computer monitor.
André Phillion demonstrates how small the samples are that will be imaged by the 3-D X-ray CT microscope. He can later view a picture magnified 1,000 times and in 3-D imagery on his computer monitor.

UBC engineers excited about potential of
3-D imaging application

Health and manufacturing sectors to benefit from X-ray CT microscope

3-D X-ray technology could pave the way for new generation of defect-free, lightweight cars and planes. Instead of reinventing the wheel, the goal of one UBC researcher is to make wheels, and other manufactured materials, lighter, stronger, and safer.

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Cléa Minaker performs The Book of Thel in a stunning adaptation of the classic poem by William Blake.
Cléa Minaker performs The Book of Thel in a stunning adaptation of the classic poem by William Blake.

Blake's Book of Thel comes alive in enthralling theatre performance

BC's ClÉa Minaker interprets classic poem with shadow puppetry, projection art

The haunting beauty and lyricism of William Blake's poetry classic The Book of Thel is reaching new audiences as a stage performance, soon coming to Kelowna.

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Ian Parker

Minds and Music: pianist Ian Parker

World-renowned pianist and teacher Ian Parker is performing during two interactive events in February for the Minds and Music concert series.

On February 3, Parker will be at the Rotary Centre for the Arts to perform a selection of classical piano pieces and answer questions from the audience.

The following day, Parker will be on campus to perform a free concert in the University Centre Ballroom.

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Bob Rymarchuk and Phyllis MacPherson, chairperson of the Lake Country Food Assistance Society, stack canned goods at the Lake Country Food Bank.
Bob Rymarchuk and Phyllis MacPherson, chairperson of the Lake Country Food Assistance Society, stack canned goods at the Lake Country Food Bank.

UBC teams up with Okanagan College to help Lake Country

Community works together to plan new building for the food bank

Residents in Lake Country have taken the maxim, "It takes a village to raise a child" one step further, pursuing the idea that it takes a community to construct a new building for its food bank.

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Shiela Epp, third from left, is surrounded by volunteers from the California’s Orange County sheriff’s department (in the white t-shirts), Dreamlift buddies and two of the Operation Dreamlift children, Charlotte (to Epp’s left) and Hayley, far right.
Shiela Epp, third from left, is surrounded by volunteers from California's Orange County sheriff's department (in the white t-shirts), Dreamlift buddies and two of the Operation Dreamlift children, Charlotte (to Epp's left) and Hayley, far right.

UBC nurse helps make dreams come true at Operation Dreamlift

Spending dawn to midnight with a total stranger isn't everybody's cup of tea. But for UBC's Sheila Epp, the opportunity to escort a child on a day-long trip to Disneyland far outweighs the personal exhaustion that comes with this duty.

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UBC Visiting Scholar and artist Helen Haig-Brown gives two public talks this week.
UBC Visiting Scholar and artist Helen Haig-Brown gives two public talks this week.

Helen Haig-Brown is UBC's newest Visiting Scholar

Award-winning director, teacher to give public talks

Award-winning director, director of photography and teacher Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhoqot'in) brings her art to campus as a Visiting Scholar at UBC this month.

Haig-Brown will spend this week working with students and researchers in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies who are associated with the research theme of "Postcolonial Imaginaries."

She will engage with the university community around the critique of colonial, neocolonial, and imperial power relations, from historical, contemporary, and comparative perspectives.

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Award-winning poet Don McKay appears in Kelowna Wednesday Jan. 22 as part of UBC’s Visiting Author series.
Award-winning poet Don McKay appears in Kelowna Wednesday Jan. 22 as part of UBC's Visiting Author series.

Canada's award-winning eco-poet Don McKay to read from his works

Governor-General's Award and Griffin Poetry Prize winner will be on campus starting Jan. 22

You could call him the poet laureate of ecological philosophy. A naturist, editor and revered scholar, Don McKay has been a leading influence in Canada's eco-poetry movement since the early ‘70s.

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16th annual Okanagan Short Story contest calls all budding authors

Top prize includes one-week residency at Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre

Fire up the coffee pot, change the ribbon on the old Underwood and unleash your imagination: The eagerly awaited 16th Annual Okanagan Short Story Contest is here.

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UBC professors join China's tobacco research centre

Nursing researchers Joan Bottorff, John Oliffe lead workshops in Hongzhou

Two UBC professors have been invited to join China's Centre for Tobacco Control Research as International Senior Consultants.

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Six UBC Okanagan research projects receive grants

A total of 18 UBC projects, including six at the Okanagan campus, have received more than $1.8 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

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  • Olympic Connection
    Former Olympian and Kelowna-raised beach volleyball player Conrad Leinemann spent some time with student athletes during the 2013 Heat Summer Volleyball Camp.
  • Randall Findlay Laboratory Opens
    The alternative-energy laboratory at the School of Engineering was named in honour of Randall Findlay who, along with his wife Claudia Findlay, made a generous gift to the School.
  • Help Learn Discover
    Help Learn Discover offers educational and volunteer programs in Ecuador for UBC students.
         
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