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feb. 19, 2014

Events

February 19
COCANA CoLab: Dominikus Noll

February 20
Hispanic Film Series: El Secreto de Sus Ojos

February 21
Pitstop: Development and Alumni Engagement

February 21
Biology MSc Thesis Defense: Kirsty Brown

February 21
Master's Thesis Announcement: Amanda Jones

February 24
FCCS Visiting Artist Series: Sarah Burwash

February 24 to 28
African Awareness Week

February 24
Unit 5 Colloquium

February 25
3MT Faculty of Management Heat

February 25
FCCS Visiting Artist: Elizabeth McIntosh

February 26
Social Work Speaker Series: Janice Wood Wentzel

February 26
Grad Rundown

February 26
3MT FCCS Heat

February 27
Be Well at Work lunch celebration

February 27
COCANA: Zhaosong Lu

February 27
Inside the Mind of a Predator

February 28
What's Your (Blood) Type?

February 28
The Cross-National Replication of Hybrid Governance Models

February 28
BARK Drop-in

February 28
The Essence of Being Human: Ubuntu Benefit

March 1
Crotch:
performance and installation by Keith Hennessy

March 3
Celebrate Research 2014: Is There Life on Other Planets?

March 3
Unit 5 Colloquium Talk

March 4
SD23 Science Fair

March 4
Celebration of FCCS Authors and Books

March 6
Celebrate Research 2014: Modelling Research as a Habit

March 6
COCANA Seminar Series: Julie Nutini

March 6
Cafe Scientifique: What makes for quality of life when you have an advanced life limiting illness?

March 6
Little Orange Man by SNAFU Dance Theatre Company

March 6      
Hispanic Film Series: También la Lluvia

Workshops

February 24
Smartforms Training

February 24
Writing a Research Results and Discussion

February 25
Developing an Assessment Philosophy and Connecting Assessment to Learning Outcomes

February 25
Giving Students Feedback

February 26
Course Design

February 26
Team Based Learning

February 26
Writing an Effective Lab Report

February 27
Editing Diary: A Tool to Enhance your Editing Skills

February 28
Video Creation with Mobile Devices

March 3
Active Learning

March 4
Discussion About Teaching Excellence: Roger Sugden

March 4
Learning Outcomes

March 4
3M Teaching Award Presentation

March 5
Celebrate Research 2014: Measuring Innovation in the Teaching Practise

March 5
Editing Diary for Undergraduates: A Tool to Enhance Your Editing Skills

March 5
Women in Science and Engineering Panel Discussion

March 6
Intellectual Property and Copyright for Graduate Students

March 6
Assessment Series Workshop: Communicating Your Assessment Plans

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

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Student engagement surveys launched at UBC

Students from UBC’s Okanagan campus are currently participating in two important surveys: the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Canadian Universities Survey Consortium’s (CUSC) Survey of Middle Years Students.

Both surveys launched on February 12 and will close on March 31, 2014.

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Ugly Sweater Day

Power of You Ugly Sweater Day organized for Feb. 28

Wear your favorite "ugly" or "comfy cozy" sweater to work and learn about campus energy conservation

On February 28 join the Okanagan Sustainability Office for a cup of soup, warm beverage and cookies -- all while learning energy efficiency tips for staying warm while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.

Experience the difference between a ceramic and radiant heater at Facilities Management’s office simulator demo. Take the energy trivia quiz and be entered to win an Olympic sweater, toque and mitts.

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Unmasking the Media: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

Unmasking the Media

A lunch-hour media information panel featuring members of the Okanagan news media and top Okanagan campus newsmakers.

Find out from those in the know what makes for a good news story, feature piece, or broadcast interview. Discover what the media looks for in a story and what makes news. Hear anecdotes and tips from colleagues experienced with reporters, producers, and videographers.

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Celebrate Research 2014Celebrate Research 2014: A March showcase

Discover a showcase of rich ideas, achievements and possibilities from Okanagan campus researchers at this year's Celebrate Research events.

Celebrate Research 2014 -- being held from March 3 to 7-- will immerse Okanagan communities in a celebration of the diversity of UBC research with a variety of on- and off-campus events.

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Erin Menzies, learning services librarian
Erin Menzies, learning services librarian

Library welcomes new librarian for Southern Medical Program

A passion for evidence-based medicine, patient education and creative health literacy initiatives drew Erin Menzies to her new role at UBC Okanagan.

The new Learning Services Librarian will be working with faculty and staff from the Southern Medical Program, as well as the biology and human kinetics programs.

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Canadian Blood ServicesSouthern Medical Program partners with Canadian Blood Services for 'What's Your Type?' event

The Southern Medical Program (SMP) is official Partners for Life with Canadian Blood Services, and on February 28 they are holding a 'What’s Your Type?' event.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to find out their blood type and learn more about the donation process.

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Summer 2014 Work Study / Work Learn applications

Applications for the Summer Session 2014 of the Work Study / Work Learn Program will be accepted starting March 1.

Applications close on March 21.

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Grad photos: no appointments necessary

GradImages will be on campus to provide professional portraits for undergraduate and graduate students from March 11 to 13.

No appointments are necessary, but sitting times are available for booking for anyone interested.

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Free and confidential health assessments for faculty and staff

On February 26, Bayshore Health Centre will be on campus to help conduct faculty and staff health assessments with help from nursing and human kinetics students.

Assessments will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

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UBC StoriesMegan Festival (2nd year, Calgary, AB) had an efficient 12 kills in leading the Heat to their first playoff victory in school history Thursday night in Brandon (Photo by Alex Hill)
Megan Festival had an efficient 12 kills in leading the Heat to their first playoff victory in school history. (Photo by Alex Hill)

Heat win first Canada West playoff series in school history and will move on to the
Final Four

The Heat women's volleyball team would shake off a closely-fought first set loss to win the final three sets Friday night against Brandon, and with the 3-1 win, the Heat earned their first Canada West playoff series in school history and will make their way to the Canada West Final Four this weekend.

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Thompson Rivers University President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver (left), holding the Men's Presidents' Cup. On the right with the Women’s Cup is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard.
Thompson Rivers University President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver (left), holding the Men's Presidents' Cup. On the right with the Women’s Cup is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard.

UBC Okanagan wins the Women's 2014 Presidents' Cup

Following the final regular season game in the Heat's 2013-2014 season, a ceremony was held in the Thompson Rivers Gymnasium handing out the Presidents' Cup for the first time in 11 years.

The Presidents' Cup was established in 1993 as a challenge between Okanagan University College (now UBC’s Okanagan campus) and the University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University). A trophy is awarded for excellence in athletic competition for each gender.

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UBC Okanagan’s Concrete Jungle team slides down the hill at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. The Engineers came home with an overall second-place finish.
The School of Engineering's Concrete Jungle team slides down the hill at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. The engineers came home with an overall second-place finish.

Sliding to the top: UBC engineers among the best at toboggan race

Concrete toboggan team wins four trophies at engineering competition

Quick quiz: what do engineers, concrete, and a slippery slope have in common?

If they are engineering students from UBC’s Okanagan campus, the answer has to be the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. UBC’s team recently returned from Ontario where it picked up a number of awards including a second-place overall finish.

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The Heat graduated Kendra Wayling, Nate Speijer, Lenai Schmidt, Davis Proch, and Jillian Festival on February 8 in their final home game of the 2013-2014 season.
The Heat graduated Kendra Wayling, Nate Speijer, Lenai Schmidt, Davis Proch, and Jillian Festival on February 8 in their final home game of the 2013-2014 season.

Fond farewell to five Heat graduates

February 8 evening marked the final games in the careers of five standout athletes from UBC Okanagan.

The women's volleyball team graduated Jillian Festival, Lenai Schmidt, and Kendra Wayling, and the men volleyball team graduated Nate Speijer and Davis Proch.

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It was the end of some top Heat players' careers this weekend.
It was the end of some top Heat players' careers this weekend.

Bidding their farewells: Heat ballers say goodbye

The final buzzer rang not only for their nights but for their last time in Heat uniforms Saturday as the Heat basketballs teams concluded their 2013-2014 campaign, now their third tour in Canada West

UBC Okanagan Athletics is proud to graduate women’s basketball player Krystal Schouten, as well as men’s players Yassine Ghomari, Ed Dane Medi, Landry Ndayitwayeko, and Mike Zayonc.

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Nishat Tasnim will be working at the Kelowna SPCA over Reading Week
Nishat Tasnim will be working at the Kelowna SPCA over Reading Week.

Reading week? Let the life lessons begin

From building cat condos to creating digital totem poles, hundreds of UBC students will spend Reading Break out in the community

For many university students each year, Reading Week is a welcome interlude.

But for more than 400 UBC students, this year’s Reading Week is a chance to get involved in community initiatives, collaborating with both the young and the old, and in some cases, the four-legged.

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Capri Insurance’s Tim Miller, left, Heat volleyball player Jim Bell (2012 Capri Scholarship winner), Heat soccer player Devon Fleming-Frame, and Capri Insurance senior partner Robin Durrant, celebrate Capri’s continued support for UBC Heat athletes.
Capri Insurance’s Tim Miller, left, Heat volleyball player Jim Bell (2012 Capri Scholarship winner), Heat soccer player Devon Fleming-Frame, and Capri Insurance senior partner Robin Durrant, celebrate Capri’s continued support for UBC Heat athletes.

Capri Insurance continues tradition of supporting UBC Heat athletes

Burnaby’s Fleming-Frame recipient of this year’s Athletics Entrance Scholarship

Devon Fleming-Frame is a team player. And as a keen mid-fielder with UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team, she knows her fellow teammates have her back. But she also knows she wouldn’t be where she is today without the generosity and support from Capri Insurance.

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Aboriginal Mentors Omar Mwangari, right, and Nicholas Clark get set to hit the snowshoe trails at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Snowshoeing is becoming a more popular activity with students at the annual event.
Aboriginal Mentors Omar Mwangari, right, and Nicholas Clark get set to hit the snowshoe trails at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Snowshoeing is becoming a more popular activity with students at the annual event.

Families and friends fill bus to Silver Star Mountain Resort

Fun with family and friends highlighted the Escape to Silver Star Mountain Resort earlier this month.

The annual event, sponsored by UBC Aboriginal Programs & Services, promotes a healthy lifestyle and is one of the department’s two signature off-campus events held throughout the academic year. This year marked the highest participation of Aboriginal students.

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Assoc. Prof. Kasun Hewage
Assoc. Prof. Kasun Hewage

UBC Life-cycle Management Lab looks at total impact of buildings

Terms like sustainability, environmentally friendly, green, and recyclable have been around for decades. But when it comes to construction, are those labels applicable? Is there such a thing as an environmentally friendly highway project, or even a recyclable building?

The School of Engineering thinks so.

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Last call for entries in 16th annual Okanagan Short Story contest

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

Sharpen your quill -- the February 21 deadline is fast approaching for entries in the 16th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest.

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Visiting Artist Elizabeth McIntosh discusses her ideas about painting

Campus community invited to lecture on February 25

The art of Elizabeth McIntosh reveals itself through multiple visual interpretations and understandings, her bold work shying away from aesthetic resolution. McIntosh operates in an unguarded manner, her subjective process inviting the direct appreciation of the perceptual experience. 

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