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Mar. 5, 2014

Events

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

March 5 and 6
Celebrate Research 2014: School District 23 Science Fair

March 5
Celebrate Research 2014: Indigeneity Panel

March 5
Celebrate Research 2014: Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

March 5
Women in Science and Engineering Panel Discussion

March 5
Celebrate Research 2014: Interdisciplinary Health Conference

March 5
Arts careers in the Okanagan

March 5
World Community Film Festival: Gold Fever and Martha of the North

March 6
COCANA Seminar Series: Julie Nutini

March 6
Becoming Part of the State: The National Council of Indigenous Peoples in Mexico, 1970-1984

March 6
Modelling Research as a Habit

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

March 6
Town Hall: Proposed tuition increase

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
Becoming Part of the State: The National Council of Indigenous Peoples in Mexico, 1970-1984

March 6      
Hispanic Film Series: También la Lluvia

March 7
Cafe Scientifique: What makes for quality of life when you have an advanced life limiting illness

March 7
Celebrate Research 2014: Connections: A Digital Media Reception

March 7
PhD Exam Announcement: Heather Picotte

March 7
BARK Drop-in

March 10
Five Days for the Homeless

March 7
World Community Film Festival: Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine, The World Before Her and Trash Dance

March 11
Schooling the world: The white man's last burden

March 11
MD Admissions Info Session

March 12
Social Work Speaker Series 2014

March 12
Master Thesis Defence: John McGregor

March 12
Women in Science and Engineering: Keep the Job and Get a Life

March 12
Visiting Author Series: Gerry Shikatani

March 13
Taking prevention into the clinic

March 13
COCANA Seminar: Yves Lucet

March 14
BARK Drop-in

March 17
Unit 5 Colloquium

March 17
Rule Out Racism panel discussion

March 18
PhD Exam Announcement: Mojtaba Komeila

March 18
Being Mean to Keep 'Em Keen: Retail Rejection Increases Aspiring Consumers' Desire for the Brand

March 18
Elder abuse prevention

March 19
Getting to grips with mixed methods and multi-methods designs

March 19
FCCS Research Series

March 20
Okanagan Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symposium

March 20
Hispanic Film Series: Operación E

April 3
9th Annual Barber School Undergraduate Research Conference

Workshops

Every Tuesday
Mindfulness sessions

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
Editor's Forum: Humanities and Social Sciences

March 6
Intellectual Property and Copyright for Graduate Students

March 6
Assessment Series Workshop: Communicating Your Assessment Plans

March 7
Assessment Series Workshop: Using Rubrics

March 10
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

March 11
Preparing the Poster Presentation

March 13
Retaining your Publishing Rights

March 13
Giving a Seminar Presentation

March 14
Introduction to Clickers

March 17
Helping Students Learn How to Learn

March 18
Assessment Series Workshop: Feedback

March 18
TA Credentialing Program

March 27
Editor's Forum: Sciences

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Employee NewsZoё Soon (left) and Tim Abbott accept certificates for their Green Research Fund proposals.
Zoë Soon (left) and Tim Abbott accept certificates for their Green Research Fund proposals.

Risk Management announces Green Research Fund winners

Three applicants from UBC's Okanagan campus have had their proposals selected to be the 2014 projects supported by the Green Research Fund.

The successful applicants are Sandra Mecklenburg, chemistry laboratory manager for the Barber School, Zoë Soon, instructor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, and engineering graduate student Tim Abbott.

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Exam Jam gets more flexible for faculty members

UBC's end-of-term exam preparation event is moving to a slightly different format this April.

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Reminder: Student engagement surveys closing soon

UBC's Okanagan campus is participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Canadian Universities Survey Consortium's (CUSC) Survey of Middle Years Students.

Both surveys will close on March 31, 2014.

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Equity Enhancement Fund 2014

The Equity Enhancement Fund was established to provide funding for new initiatives designed to enhance equity at UBC. The initiatives may be for the benefit of students, faculty or staff.

The deadline for submission of proposals is March 31, 2014.

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IT Helpdesk workflow forms launched

IT, Media and Classroom Services have just launched the first two streamlined IT-related staff onboarding and offboarding workflow forms in the IT Helpdesk system.

The purpose of the new forms is to provide a streamlined process for provisioning/deprovisioning services and equipment for onboarding and offboarding staff.

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Are you satisfied?

As part of an ongoing consultation process with the campus community about its services, Facilities Management is looking for your input.

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Current staff postings

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Great universities transform their regions and the world.

UBC's Okanagan campus is tackling critical issues, creating new knowledge and understanding from our shared experience.

Shaping Our Future shares a few of the student, faculty and staff experiences that are building the future of UBC, the Okanagan and the world.

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UBC researchers are ready to engage with the community during Celebrate Research week, March 3-7.
Community members tour a UBC Okanagan Engineering research lab.

Get the inside story on what goes on in UBC's labs and classrooms at Celebrate Research 2014

The doors are open, researchers are ready to discuss their work, and the campus is alive with plenty of free public presentations, events and activities during Celebrate Research week, on now until March 7.

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Faculty of Management Assistant Professor Eric Li takes a selfie. Li, who teaches digital marketing and consumption courses in the Faculty of Management, says corporations are using selfies to market themselves and connect with prospective customers.
Faculty of Management Assistant Professor Eric Li takes a selfie. Li, who teaches digital marketing and consumption courses in the Faculty of Management, says corporations are using selfies to market themselves and connect with prospective customers.

Selfies are your personal brand

Selfies reflect a new culture of living out loud, but there can be a dark side, says a UBC researcher.

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The Human Library

At a human library there are human "books" who you can "sign out" for a conversation. Visitors to a Human Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with "on loan" experts.

This version of the library is designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding.

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UBC Okanagan students Christine Gregory, Alexa Geddes, Lauren Airth, and Tanveer Gill are headed to Toronto to participate in the second annual Unleash the Noise conference that deals with the negative stigma of mental illness.
Christine Gregory, Alexa Geddes, Lauren Airth, and Tanveer Gill are headed to Toronto to participate in the second annual Unleash the Noise conference that deals with the negative stigma of mental illness.

University students open door for talks about mental health

Four UBC students head to national Unleash the
Noise summit

A group of students from UBC Okanagan is heading to Toronto to find methods for openly speaking about a topic that is often ignored or swept under the rug.

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Little Orange Man is directed by Kathleen Greenfield, originally from Kelowna, who co-created alongside performer Ingrid Hansen.
Little Orange Man is directed by Kathleen Greenfield, originally from Kelowna, who co-created alongside performer Ingrid Hansen.

Little Orange Man comes to RCA stage tomorrow and Saturday night

Theatre 26 and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies present Little Orange Man, a stage production at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Prepare yourself for Kitt the Kinder-Whisperer, a high-octane Danish girl who fires up homemade technology to extract and reenact the audience's dreams.

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Alex Wiecke, a second-year electrical engineering student at UBCO, makes final adjustments to his customized radio-controlled truck prior to the UBCO Mechatronics Club Auto Rally finals. Wiecke placed second in the five-team event.
Alex Wiecke, a second-year electrical engineering student, makes final adjustments to his customized radio-controlled truck prior to the Mechatronics Club Auto Rally finals. Wiecke placed second in the five-team event.

Hot wheels

The mechatronics club held its annual Auto Rally finals last Wednesday in the Richard S. Hallisey Atrium. Participants are given sample code, electrical schematics and control theory to tinker with and create their vehicles.

Teams led their autonomously controlled vehicles through an obstacle course and other navigation events.


UBC nursing student Christine Gregory and medical students Alison Leighton and Robyn Buna work to solve a patient emergency in the Pritchard Simulation Centre.
UBC nursing student Christine Gregory and medical students Alison Leighton and Robyn Buna work to solve a patient emergency in the Pritchard Simulation Centre.

Student nurses, physicians solve emergency cases together

Simulation lab provides health-care collaboration in a safe setting

UBC Okanagan nursing and medical students are training side by side for the first time.

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The Weather Network’s Arda Ocal interviews Layne McDougall, manager of Campus Recreation
The Weather Network's Arda Ocal interviews Layne McDougall, manager of Campus Recreation.

The Weather Network comes to UBC Okanagan

The Weather Network visited campus last Tuesday to broadcast a ball hockey game early one frosty morning, on the way to last weekend's Heritage Classic NHL game in BC Place between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators.

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Katy Klomps lands a spot on the Canada West All-Star team in her Junior year for the UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team.
Katy Klomps lands a spot on the Canada West All-Star team in her Junior year for the UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team.

Klomps blocks her way into Canada
West All-Star

A dominant performance in the middle all year long for the Heat has put Katy Klomps on the Canada West All-Star team for women's volleyball.

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The poignant strains of traditional Iranian music wafted through the UNC Ballroom as Mohammad Paknahad on the sitar and Shelir Ebrahimi on tar gave a soulful performance.
The poignant strains of traditional Iranian music wafted through the UNC Ballroom as Mohammad Paknahad on the sitar and Shelir Ebrahimi on tar gave a soulful performance.

EGSS Cultural Night

It was an enchanting evening, evoking the familiar and the exotic. The Engineering Graduate Student Society Cultural Night last Tuesday was a wonderful event celebrating diversity and sharing dinner featuring dishes from around the world.

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Dr. Trent Smith (left) working alongside third-year student Kulveer Parhar (Credit: CFJC TV)
Dr. Trent Smith (left) working alongside third-year student Kulveer Parhar (Credit: CFJC TV)

Trent Smith receives Certificate of Merit Award

Dr. Trent Smith, pediatrician and clinical assistant professor with the department of pediatrics has received the Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award for 2014.

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Kader Mewaj, Ashish Dey, Jinglei You and Erika Ablen lay flowers at a memorial to those who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War that saw the country partitioned and the creation of Bangladesh.
Kader Mewaj, Ashish Dey, Jinglei You and Erika Ablen lay flowers at a memorial to those who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War that saw the country partitioned and the creation of Bangladesh.

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day was marked in sombre remembrance in the Richard S. Hallisey Atrium last week with a commemoration to the thousands who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War that saw the country of Pakistan partitioned into two nations as the new country of Bangladesh came into being.

Students laid roses at a memorial to mark the occasion.


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Linguistic anthropologist Christine Schreyer

The race to save endangered languages

World languages promote diversity, creativity and cultural identity

UBC anthropologist and linguist Christine Schreyer discusses identity, the impact of colonialism and the race to preserve indigenous and minority languages.

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Michelle Jakszuk and Lars Bornemann named to Canada West All-Rookie Team

Lars Bornemann was the top recruit in BC last year and headlined The Province's Head of the Class edition as well as earning recognition as high school player of the year, and in his first season at UBC Okanagan he powered his way to the Canada West All-Rookie Team.

The prized recruit for the Heat women's volleyball head coach Steve Manuel this year was Michelle Jakszuk. Her ability to come off the bench when the Heat needed a spark was a major reason why the first-year Jakzsuk was named to the Canada West All-Rookie team this season.


Alter-globalism in higher education: paradoxes of ethics, justice and internationalization

Stirring Minds Speaker Series welcomes Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities, and Global Change

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti's presentation will examine shifting perceptions of the public role of higher education, with particular emphasis on questions of ethics, justice and internationalization that arise at the intersections of current economic, cultural, political and social forces.

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Campus community hears results of study into their healthy behaviours

The Be Well at Work project held a Study Celebration Wrap-up event in February.

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