How Learning Works author to give keynote at annual Learning Conference
Lovett to discuss knowledge acquisition and application
Marsha Lovett, author of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, will be the keynote for this year's Learning Conference.
Lovett is director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. She will open the conference with her talk: How Learning Works: Knowledge Acquisition and Application.
Okanagan Workshop on Innovation in Language Teaching
Call for papers
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is holding the inaugural Okanagan Workshop on Innovation in Language Teaching on August 16, 2014.
Abstracts are now being accepted for papers on any topic that addresses the main theme of the workshop: innovation in language teaching. The abstract submission deadline for interested participants is Saturday.
Knowing the strong value this brings to many instructional and research disciplines, these new licenses are being centrally funded for the first time and are available at no cost to supported users.
Do not open .RTF file attachments
If you receive an .RTF file attachment (Rich Text Format), IT, Media and Classroom Services asks you not to open it.
There is a known security exploit that is actively making the rounds that takes advantage of a vulnerability with the way that Word handles these files. Attackers are using this vulnerability to install viruses and seize control of workstations.
Carole Robinson and Janelle Zerr are looking for feedback on the new decision support guide that has been designed to help family members who are caring for terminally ill patients.
Caregiver support guide ready for public scrutiny
Student evaluates guide designed to help those caring for terminally ill patients
Caring for a loved one with terminal cancer is a big job.
And people in caregiver roles often have questions: What resources are available to help? How do you manage difficult symptoms? How long can your family member stay at home? How do you get to the many medical appointments? What’s next?
The fourth-year creative writing class is putting together its Dig Your Neighbourhood Rutland project for a public launch on April 12. Here the class shows off some its creations, which includes limited-edition books of poetry, history and literature, a music CD, lifestyle magazine and features about homes and businesses.
FCCS students Dig Your Neighbourhood in April
Creative writing and visual arts students will be launching 10 new works for the Dig Your Neighbourhood (DYN) series next Saturday.
DYN is a package of visual art, photography, creative writing, and activities based on a specific geographical and cultural space. In this case: Kelowna's Rutland area.
Seats available for Distinguished Speaker Series event with primatologist Biruté Galdikas
Presented by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
A few seats are still available for Curious Orange? the presentation by primatologist, conservationist, and ethologist Biruté Galdikas.
This presentation will transport you to the lush rainforests of Borneo to discover the endangered orangutans. Hear personal stories from Galdikas' four decades in the jungle studying and working closely with the arboreal apes.
Communities in Motion: Healthy kids for better futures
UBC joins partners to host event on keeping our kids, and communities, healthy
The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, the Okanagan Sustainability Institute, and Interior Health are working together to present Communities in Motion–Healthy Kids for Better Futures symposium on April 7.
3D X-ray technology
André Phillion talks about how 3-D X-ray technology is paving the way for enhanced production processes for various industries.
Smoking cessation in China
Joan Bottorff shares her research in developing male-centred approaches for smoking cessation with researchers at the Centre for Tobacco Control Research at Zhejiang University in China.