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APR. 2, 2014

Events

April 3
9th Annual Barber School Undergraduate Research Conference

April 3
COCANA Seminar: Samir Adly

April 3
Hispanic Film Series: El Laberinto del Fauno

April 3 and 4
Spent by Why Not Theatre

April 4 and 11
Bird, Bug, and Botany Walks

April 4
BARK Drop-in

April 8 and 9
Exam Jam

April 8
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Cassandre Campeau-Bouthillier

April 9
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Beata Fartel

April 10
COCANA Seminar: Dale Schuurmans

April 10
Roundabout

April 11
Pitstop: Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Office

April 11
Reconciliation as Revitalization in Language, Literature, and Art

April 13
Okanagan Wine Leaders Forum

April 15
MD Admissions Info Session

April 15
Lost and Found

April 16
FCCS Research Series

April 17
Quest for the Crown

Workshops

April 2
Career Cafe: Finance and Law in Business

April 3
Credentialing Bootcamp

April 9
Teaching Portfolios

April 9
Examining and Creating Learning Outcomes for Your Courses

April 11
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

April 11 and 14
Grade Centre Workshop

April 15
Strategies for Presenting your Research

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

Workshops

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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.

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VOICE physical activity questionnaire now online

VOICE researchers are currently conducting a survey on the opinion of the campus community in regards to physical activity.

The physical activity questionnaire is available online until Friday at: campushealth.ok.ubc.ca/voice-survey.

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Teaching evaluations

Student evaluations of teaching underway

Students will be completing online Teacher Evaluation Questionnaires until April 10.

Questions? Contact Lynne McPherson in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at 250-807-8845.

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Miles Andrew Cornwall, first-prize winner of the Responsible Disposal Poster Contest.
Miles Andrew Cornwell, first-prize winner of the Responsible Disposal Poster Contest.

Responsible Disposal Poster Contest winners announced

Congratulations to Miles Andrew Cornwell and Alexa Porteous, winners of the Responsible Disposal Poster Contest.

Cornwell and Porteous were recognized at an award ceremony during the Campus Operations and Risk Management Pit Stop on March 21.

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Staff and Faculty Sports Day 2014

Staff and Faculty Sports Day 2014

Sports Day returns on May 2

Join WRAP and Campus Recreation as they host the second annual Staff and Faculty Sports Day.

Team and individual registrations are available. Volunteers are also needed to make this event a success.

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Do you need a parking pass in September?

For faculty and staff needing fall parking permits, the next round of available permits go on sale August 1.

Passes sell out quickly. Those who do not purchase in time will have to submit a waitlist request and purchase day passes until new semester permits become available.

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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.

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Get Involved in #RAKNomination

Get Involved is hosting the first ever #RAKNomination competition on the Okanagan campus.

RAK = Random Act of Kindness and #RAKNomination encourages the campus community to give back and focus on doing small things to make a difference in the lives of others around you.

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MATLAB, SnagIT and Camtasia now available at no cost

UBCIT has secured licenses for MATLAB and Techsmith's SnagIT and Camtasia platforms that extend across both campuses.

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.

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Current staff postings

UBC StoriesStudents Patrick Seitzinger, Alexa Geddes, and Quinn Harris are among volunteers spreading awareness of the Peer Support Network, recently launched.
Students Patrick Seitzinger, Alexa Geddes, and Quinn Harris are among volunteers spreading awareness of the Peer Support Network, recently launched.

We all need somebody to lean on

Students launch peer-to-peer network

Students now have a safe and confidential space to speak with a peer about any challenges, struggles, or personal hardships they face.

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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.
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?

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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.
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.

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Jack Szostak (photo credit: Jussi Puikkonen)
Jack Szostak (photo credit: Jussi Puikkonen)

Okanagan campus to honour Nobel Laureate in June

Honorary degree recognizes Jack Szostak’s contributions to world of science

A 2009 Nobel Laureate recognized for discoveries in the field of biochemistry will receive an honorary degree during graduation ceremonies at UBC’s Okanagan campus this June.

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Kelowna author Alix Hawley will read from her works at UBC’s final Visiting Author evening of the year on April 22 at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.
Kelowna author Alix Hawley will read from her works at UBC’s final Visiting Author evening of the year

Okanagan Short Story Contest winner to be announced April 22

Visiting Author Alix Hawley to read from her works at UBC year-end literary event

Put on your party hats: A cascade of bold new literature, prose and poetics will spill out onto the streets as FCCS' Visiting Author series closes out the 2013-2014 literary season.

A special festive evening with a trio of events will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.

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Birutė Galdikas

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.

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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.

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  • Rugby Culture on campus
    The Heat men's and women's rugby teams are making waves in their respective leagues.
  • 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.
  • Global Cardiovascular Research Collaboration
    Phil Ainslie
    collaborates with cardiovascular researchers around the world.
  • Education Researcher Susan Crichton
    Susan Crichton
    has been researching how the use of appropriate technologies can help leapfrog pedagogy around the globe.
         
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