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APR. 16, 2014

Events

April 16
FCCS Research Series

April 17
Elementary Teacher Education Program Guided Reflective Inquiry Project Conference

April 18 and 25
Bird, Bug, and Botany Walks

April 19
Reception for the BFA Visual Arts Program Year-End Exhibition

April 22 to 26
BFA Visual Arts Program Year-End Exhibition

April 23
Biology Dissertation Examination: Zerihun Abebe Demissie

April 24
COCANA Seminar: Jason Leoppky

April 25
Lest We Forget: The Institutional Work of Cultural Memory Organizations

May 2
Staff and Faculty Sports Day

May 5
Master's Thesis Defence: Lorna Tureski

May 8
COCANA Live seminar and Unit 5 Colloquium

May 8
COCANA Seminar: Martin Skutella

May 9
Alterknowledge Discussion Series: Imagining Kelowna's History (and Present)

Workshops

April 22
Editing for Impact: Write with Power and Clarity

April 23
Navigating FMS nQuery

April 30
Smartforms Training

May 6
Blackboard Connect Tips, Tricks and Hacks Workshop

May 6 and 8
MS Office Excel 2010: Basic Skills

May 6
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

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

Workshops

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Group Fitness schedule set for spring

UBC Recreation continues to offer popular and affordable on-campus fitness classes

Back by popular demand, a range Group Fitness classes will be offered this May and June.

Classes will run at three employee-friendly times: mornings (7 to 7:45 a.m.), lunch hours (12:05 to 12:55 p.m.), and late afternoons (4:15 to 5:15 p.m.).

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Library website redesign

Library website redesign

The Okanagan campus library is working with IT, Media and Classroom Services to help implement a new design that will help students, faculty and other library patrons find what they need online in the quickest and most enjoyable way possible.

The redesign is going through user testing in May and June, but before that more general input is needed from the campus community.

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Centre for Scholarly Communication offers spring training bootcamp

A writing bootcamp is currently being organized by the Centre for Scholarly Community for early May to help graduate students kick start thesis and research project work.

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Campus energy survey closes April 17

Take a few minutes to complete the UBC Okanagan campus energy behaviour survey and you'll be entered in draw to win a $30 Quality Greens gift certificate. To complete the survey, visit the Okanagan Sustainability Office website.

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Spots still available for 10th annual Learning Conference

Reflecting on scholarly approaches

Spots are still available for the Centre for Teaching and Learning's 10th annual Learning Conference, being held on May 7 and 8.

This year's conference features 36 presentations that look at scholarly approaches to social media in the classroom, assessment methods, de-mystifying student learning and undergraduate research ideas.

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Derek Mahoney
Derek Mahoney

Derek Mahoney appointed acting manager of maintenance and grounds

Facilities Management is welcoming a new acting manager of maintenance and grounds to the department.

Derek Mahoney has accepted the position and is now overseeing janitorial and landscape services, as well the campus recycling and composting programs.

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Fraud prevention, risks and controls workshop being offered April 30

UBC's Internal Audit and Finance departments are giving a presentation on April 30 to help increase awareness around the issues of fraud prevention, risks and controls as they relate to finance processes on the Okanagan campus.

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Charting your path: Career development

An Essential Administrative Skills Series workshop

Join Robin Whittall, career advisor for the Advising and Involvement Centre, on April 29 to explore some of the facets of your working style and identify some next steps you can take to find fulfillment in your career.

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UBC StoriesGraduating bachelor of fine arts student Kylie Miller prepares for Ellipsis, the 2014 year-end BFA Graduation Exhibit on April 19th. Photo Credit: Alia Popoff
Graduating bachelor of fine arts student Kylie Miller prepares for Ellipsis, the 2014 year-end BFA Graduation Exhibit on April 19th. Photo Credit: Alia Popoff

Bachelor of fine arts graduation exhibition and opening gala

Creativity has gained form in a collection of new student artworks to be showcased at UBC. The graduating bachelor of fine arts class is ready to show their stuff: art reflecting diversity in form, materials and ideas over the course of their final year of visual arts studies.

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From left: UBC students Hailey Causton, Nicholas Clark and Spencer Belcourt tease the roots out on the maple tree next to the outdoor amphitheatre, just southeast of the EME building, before the tree is placed in the ground.
From left: UBC students Hailey Causton, Nicholas Clark and Spencer Belcourt tease the roots out on the maple tree next to the outdoor amphitheatre, just southeast of the EME building, before the tree is placed in the ground.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission events bring emotional response

The last trio of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) events on campus this academic year tugged at the heartstrings of participants.

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Heat student-athletes that have earned the distinction are: (L to R) Jennifer Kidd and Hayley Carlson
Heat student-athletes that have earned the distinction are (from left): Jennifer Kidd and Hayley Carlson.

A pair of Heat women's soccer players earn CCAA Academic All Canadian status

Hayley Carlson and Jennifer Kidd, both from the women's Heat soccer team, have earned Academic All Canadian awards from the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association for their accomplishments this past season.

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Governor General’s Award winner Jayce Salloum is speaking at UBC April 19
Governor General's Award winner Jayce Salloum is speaking at UBC April 19

Governor General's Award-winning artist Jayce Salloum appearing on campus

Renowned and critically acclaimed artist Jayce Salloum will visit UBC to give a special talk to the graduating visual artist class at its bachelor of fine arts grad show.

His talk -- at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 19, in the Creative and Critical Studies building -- is open to everyone.

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Lael Parrott, director of Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services (BRAES)
Lael Parrott, director of Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services

Name change reflects institute's research themes

BRAES a leader in eco research and environmental policy

The Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services has risen from the former Institute for Species at Risk and Habitat Studies.

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Sicamous youth participates in School District 83 Maker Day on March 13, 2014
Sicamous youth participates in School District 83 Maker Day on March 13.

Maker Days movement shifts learning across BC schools

Educators are reclaiming 'making' in classrooms
across BC

UBC and the Industry Training Authority recently piloted five 'Maker Days' in Kelowna, Sicamous, and Maple Ridge as a way of introducing trades and technology and experiential learning opportunities from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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Primatologist Birutė Galdikas with a 1971 National Geographic cover where she was featured in a story about her work with orangutans in Borneo. Galdikas gave a community talk at the Kelowna Community Theatre on April 7 as part of UBC’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
Primatologist Biruté Galdikas with a 1971 National Geographic cover where she was featured in a story about her work with orangutans in Borneo.

Primatologist tells of the heart, soul, and struggle of the orangutan

Scientist BirutÉ Galdikas inspired by four decades spent in the jungle

Primatologist, conservationist, and ethologist Biruté Galdikas shared her story Monday night about the wild yet gentle orangutan and her life-long mission to protect the endangered primates and their habitat.

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Associate Professor of Education Robert Campbell and Computer Science Instructor Bowen Hui.
Associate Professor of Education Robert Campbell and Computer Science Instructor Bowen Hui.

Interdisciplinary research: Concept navigator promotes personalized learning

Imagine if learning was like diving into a pool to any location you wished. You could learn a concept and then move to other areas of study exploring detailed content at various levels.

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Astri Jack, fourth-year Indigenous Studies student
Astri Jack, fourth-year Indigenous Studies student

Indigenous Studies student Astri Jack takes 2nd in essay competition

Astri Jack, fouth-year Indigenous Studies student, has won second place in the Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Feministes Annual Undergraduate Essay Competition.

Jack's winning essay was written for her fouth-year Sexuality and Space course.

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Faculty of Management acts on student concerns about course access

UBC's Okanagan campus is taking action on student concerns about changes to three accounting elective courses.

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Fifth annual student digital media exhibition

On April 30, UBC Okanagan will host its fifth annual student digital media exhibition.

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  • Birute Galdikas visits UBC
    Primatologist, conservationist, and ethologist Birutė Galdikas was the final speaker of the spring 2014 Distinguished Speaker Series.
  • Stephen Toope bids farewell to UBC Okanagan
    The 12th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC reflects on his time at the university.
  • Urban Sustainability
    Professor Lawrence Berg and researchers from Denmark and Sweden discuss urban sustainability within the Okanagan.
  • Human Kinetics for Kids
    Grade 4 to 6 students were on campus recently to learn how the brain and nerves enable bodies to move in complex ways.

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