From left, United Way's Marla O'Brien, Alanna Vernon, Karen Rauser, Kimiko Folz, DVC and Principal Deborah Buszard, Sherry Petkau, Associate Vice-President Finance and Operations Michael Shakespeare, Suann Brown, Crystal Nykilchuk, and the United Way's Nathan Pinfield.
2014 United Way campaign total revealed
There were smiles all around on January 31 as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard announced the grand total to be donated to the United Way from UBC's annual campaign.
The campaign started in October with the goal of beating last year's total of $55,000. This year, thanks to support from events like the brown bag breakfast, book sale, bake sale and silent auction, along with faculty and staff donations, $57,000 has been raised for the United Way.
New equity and inclusion educator brings international experience to campus community
A passion for social justice and community development inspires Jenica Frisque's work.
Beyond her education credentials -- an MSc in international development from Lund University and an MA in sociology from Malmo University -- UBC Okanagan's new equity and inclusion educator has travelled extensively and worked in the diversity and gender equity fields in Latin America, Canada and Sweden.
Students can connect with over 40 companies tomorrow -- including potential employers from the health care 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 Education building and is free of charge. Students can make the most of the event by researching participating companies and arriving prepared to ask employers about their fields.
2014 marks the inaugural year of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for graduate students at UBC's Okanagan campus.
The College of Graduate Studies is currently coordinating faculties and schools to each hold a heat in mid to late February to determine the 13 finalists who will compete for titles and cash prizes at the Okanagan campus finals on March 5.
Up to 300 young scientists at UBC during Celebrate Research 2014
On March 4 and 5, during Celebrate Research 2014, UBC's Okanagan campus is hosting the School District 23 K to 12 Science Fair. This is a regional event that will see up to 300 winners from over 20 schools in District 23.
Organizers are looking for faculty members and students who are willing to act as judges for the fair, host groups of students in a lab, put on a demonstration activity or act as tour leads.
2014 President's Service Award for Excellence: call for nominations
Do you know UBC staff who have made outstanding contributions to the university community? Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit nominations for this year's President's Service Award for Excellence.
New websites for Finance and Payment & Procurement Services
New websites have been launched to assist in understanding the recent restructuring of Finance and Payment and Procurement Services.
The Finance site (finance.ok.ubc.ca) focuses on Budget and Reporting, Strategic Decision Support, Research and Trust Accounting, and Finance Training/Registration.
The Payment and Procurement Services site (pps.ok.ubc.ca) focuses on Payables, Payroll, Revenue Accounting, Strategic Sourcing, Systems and Securing, Travel and Expense, and Finance Training/Registration.
Kasun Hewage and Shahria Alam were presented with the Moldovan Award for their ‘green' thinking initiatives.
UBC engineers honoured for their 'green' way of thinking
Researchers presented with the Judit Moldovan memorial award
Two researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus are being recognized for their efforts to reduce the flow of materials destined for landfills.
Associate Professor Kasun Hewage and Assistant Professor Shahria Alam of the School of Engineering have been named recipients of the Moldovan Memorial Award to honour their dedication and efforts to bring green ideas to their classrooms and research projects.
Darien Miyata and Caitlan Stephens, fourth-year nursing students, have revised and printed a handbook that will be given to nurses who work in rural outpost health clinics in Africa.
UBC nursing students develop handbook for African hospitals
Students share knowledge with fellow nurses in Zambia and Ghana
A pair of nursing students are taking what they have learned to help educate nurses in Africa. Inspired by the saying "give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll eat for life," Darien Miyata and Caitlan Stephens have set out to empower others through education -- with hopes to improve the lives of people around the globe.
Handing out balloons is just one of the many jobs Heat athletes excelled at during Wendy's Dreamlift Day. Women's volleyball player Kailin Jones is on balloon duty for the second straight year.
Sizzling Heat cook up dreams for kids at annual Wendy's fundraiser
Student athletes, coaches, and staff serve burgers, fries, and plenty of smiles
Giving back is core to UBC's vision of student athletes who compete and learn as part of the Heat varsity experience. On January 29 Heat athletes once again gave back to the community when they participated in the annual Wendy's Dreamlift fundraiser.
Kaitlynn Given had 13 kills and 17 digs as the Heat outlasted the Bisons Saturday evening. (Photo by Alex Hill)
Heat clinch playoff berth with victory over Manitoba
Katy Klomps gave the Heat women's volleyball team a two-point advantage in the fifth set, and UBC Okanagan maintained control thereafter to outlast Manitoba 3-2 and clinch their second playoff berth in as many years.
From left: Anders Lund Hansen, Edward Huijbens, Henrik Gutzon Larsen and Malene Freudendal-Pedersen.
Public forum: Alternative Urban Futures
A diverse panel of local and international scholars, experts, and advocates are joining UBC Urban Studies scholars on Feb. 13 at the Rotary Centre to investigate alternative urban futures in Kelowna, the Okanagan, and beyond.
Facilities Management staff put the finishing touches on interior painting at Habitat for Humanity's West Kelowna ReStore as part of this year's United Way Days of Caring program.
Days of Caring helps ReStore in West Kelowna
There are many ways to support the United Way. Contributing to the United Way's Days of Caring program, Facilities Management staff loaned their time and skills to meeting room renovations at the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in West Kelowna.
Acclaimed poet and food critic offers free critiques to local writers
Award-winning Canadian poet and food writer Gerry Shikatani is the seventh annual Writer-in-Residence at UBC's Okanagan campus. This program allows 16 selected local writers to get free critiques of their work.
Small Canadian communities not ready for climate change: study
Dramatic differences exist in how Canadian communities are preparing for the effects of climate change, says a UBC professor who helped prepare a report by the National Municipal Adaptation Project.
"The good news from our survey is that Canada's major cities recognize the importance of adaptation and are moving ahead," says Kevin Hanna, associate professor of geography in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.