Exchange banner
May 21, 2014

Events

May 21
Master Thesis Defence Announcement: Mohammad Amin Shamloo

May 22
Faculty of Medicine: Master Teacher Certificate Program Lecture Series

May 26
A Visiting Scholar Presentation: Designing innovative interventions from research findings

May 26
PhD Dissertation Exam Announcement: Christopher Willie

May 26
Designing innovative interventions from research findings

May 27
PhD Dissertation Examination Announcement: Christina Turi

May 30
Pit Stop: Student Housing and Hospitality Services

June 4
PhD Dissertation Exam Announcement: Wolfgang Depner

June 4
PhD Exam Announcement: Mohammad Alemiardakani

Workshops

May 26
TA Credentialing

May 27
Intro into the Collective Agreement

May 27
Course Construction Bootcamp

May 29
Editing for Research Writing

June 3
eRecruit Training

June 4
Writing Re-boot for Thesis and Research Article Writers

June 4
Minute Taking Tips and Techniques

June 5
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

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

Workshops

The Exchange is your newsletter. Let everyone know what's going on in your corner of campus.

Send submissions to University Relations c/o Chris Guenard.

Upcoming submission dates:

May 30
(published June 4)
June 13
(published June 18)
July 11
(published July 16)

View previous editions of The Exchange

Employee NewsShanti Yoga Yoga Retreat graphic

Improve posture and core strength at weeklong yoga retreat

For those who want to enjoy an extended yoga retreat this spring, UBC is offering a five-day Sthira-Sukham retreat from July 13 to 18.

This getaway is for those looking to improve their posture, decrease back pain and discomfort, and increase knowledge and development of their core strength.

Read more...


Bike to Work Week 2014: May 26 to 30

Bike to Work Week 2014: May 26 to 30

Have fun with your daily commute while making a commitment to sustainability and active living.

The UBCO Tires of Fire team will be participating again in the Kelowna and Central Okanagan's Bike to Work Week Challenge.

To register or find out more, visit camprec.ca.


Kirsty Rancier, 2014 Kick Start Orientation coordinator
Kirsty Rancier, 2014 Kick Start Orientation coordinator.

Management Student Association VP hired as Kick Start coordinator

Campus Life would like to introduce Kirsty Rancier to the campus community. Rancier -- a fourth-year management student -- has been hired as this year's Kick Start Orientation coordinator.

Kick Start is an extended orientation program designed to help new-to-UBC students from other regions of Canada explore their new surroundings, make friends and get prepared for university.

Read more...


2014 President's Service Awards for Excellence winners announced

manager of academic support recognized

Recognizing the contributions of staff members to the UBC community, Erin Shannon, manager of academic support for Enrolment Services, has been selected for a 2014 President's Service Award for Excellence.

Read more...


Revised Master of Management launches Winter 2015

UBC's Okanagan Senate has approved curriculum revisions to the Master of Management program. This fall, the Faculty of Management will begin taking applications for Winter 2015 admission.

The objective for all program content will be to enhance each student's capacity to be enterprising, imaginative and adaptive in leading and managing organizations facing rapid change in globally connected regional settings.

Read more...


Parking permit rates increase Sept. 1

A modest parking rate increase will be in effect September 1. The increase is $2.50 per month for the economy lot, with greater increases applied to premium lots. There is no longer a fee to switch lots. For more information call Parking Services at 250-807-8554 or email okanagan.parking@ubc.ca.

Read more...


Summer schedule for IT Service Desk released

Effective June 4, the IT Service Desk will start operating on summer hours -- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The service desk hours will return to normal (7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) beginning August 25.


Autodesk products now available for instructional and research use at no cost

Autodesk has now made their entire Education Master Suite and Entertainment Creative Suite available for instructional and research use at no cost. This license does not, unfortunately, extend to support or administrative use.

Read more...


Current staff postings

UBC StoriesShimshon Obadia

A turtle habitat runs through it

HOW DO ECOSYSTEMS BENEFIT WHEN SCHOOL KIDS ARE EXPOSED TO A BLEND OF SCIENCE AND CREATIVITY?

Nature itself is the best educational tool, according to Shimshon Obadia, a third-year interdisciplinary performance student.

Obadia has seen the results firsthand as a BFA student and researcher in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

Read more...


Mina Hoorfar, associate professor of engineering, and Susan Crichton, associate professor of education.
Mina Hoorfar, associate professor of engineering, and Susan Crichton, associate professor of education.

UBC honours faculty for teaching excellence and innovation

Education professor Susan Crichton, engineering professor Mina Hoorfar recognized

Two inspirational professors from the Okanagan campus were honoured by UBC Thursday with Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.

Read more...


Margo Yacheshyn, Bud Mortenson and Robert Eggleston discuss Our Stories, the new UBC mural at Kelowna International Airport.
Margo Yacheshyn, Bud Mortenson and Robert Eggleston discuss Our Stories, the new UBC mural at Kelowna International Airport.

Airport mural highlights #UBCOstories

80-foot-long installation greets 750,000 annual visitors arriving at YLW

UBC's Okanagan campus has a story to tell -- actually plenty of them -- and several compelling stories about students are now featured on an 80-foot-long mural at Kelowna International Airport.

Read more...


UBC researcher David Walker
UBC researcher David Walker.

The customer isn't always right

UBC study looks at what happens when customers snap at call centre workers

Many of us have done it: we use the kind of language and tone with a call centre agent that could easily be considered rude. And to every action, there is a reaction.

Read more...


Master's student Amanda Jones recently completed a study about available housing for single mothers in Kelowna. She says the facts speak for themselves and there simply isn’t enough support, or enough accommodation, for single parents in this region.
Master's student Amanda Jones recently completed a study about available housing for single mothers in Kelowna. She says the facts speak for themselves and there simply isn't enough support, or enough accommodation, for single parents in this region.

UBC student examines lack of suitable housing for local single parents

Master's thesis establishes the problem is not being addressed in Kelowna

Amanda Jones knows all too well the struggles single mothers endure while finding safe, affordable, and suitable housing in Kelowna.

Read more...


Destination UBC image

Destination UBC: an experience to remember

More than 475 prospective students traveled from across Canada to visit the Okanagan campus on May 10, and hundreds more will visit the Vancouver campus on May 24.

Destination UBC -- a new program created by Student Recruitment and Advising -- is a powerful way to help prospective students make an informed decision in selecting UBC.

Read more...


Winners at the first-ever engineering graduate student symposium are: Yash Sharma, Hamid Reza Zareie Rajani, Kader Siddiquee, Nilufar Islam, Tim Abbott, and Husnain Haider.
Winners at the first-ever engineering graduate student symposium are: Yash Sharma, Hamid Reza Zareie Rajani, Kader Siddiquee, Nilufar Islam, Tim Abbott and Husnain Haider.

Engineering grad students share research with fellow students

First-ever graduate conference highlights work being done at UBC

A group of graduate students at the School of Engineering did a bit of show and tell at the university recently.

Read more...


From left: Antonia Sappong and Julia Hassler.
From left: Antonia Sappong and Julia Hassler.

Reichwald award supports Southern Medical Program students

Second-year Southern Medical Program students Julia Hassler and Antonia Sappong are the inaugural recipients of the Reichwald Family Foundation Southern Medical Program Award.

Read more...


From left: Bill Dunsmore of the Okanagan Historical Society, Chelsea Sladen and Matthew Burke
From left: Bill Dunsmore of the Okanagan Historical Society and students Chelsea Sladen and Matthew Burke.

Faculty of Education students win Okanagan Historical Society Video Contest

Faculty of Education students Matthew Burke and Chelsea Sladen were awarded 500 dollars for their archival movies, The Keremos Grist Mill and Kelowna's Early Chinatown. 

Read more...


From left: Cultural Studies and English students Ali Young, Ali Duncan, Samantha Steenwyk, Lauren Richardson, Kelsey Millman, Emmy Chahal, and Katie Barker.
From left: Cultural Studies and English students Ali Young, Ali Duncan, Samantha Steenwyk, Lauren Richardson, Kelsey Millman, Emmy Chahal and Katie Barker.

Settler Melankelownia

Colonialism, memory and heritage in the Okanagan

Students studying colonialism and decolonization have produced a collection of critical and creative engagements with heritage commemorations in the Okanagan.

Read more...


UBC artists launch Northern Gateway pipeline video contest

Energy mega-project expected to draw multiple perspectives and responses

A group of artists is launching a contest for people to have their say about the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Read more...


Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre kicks off summer programs

Readings, talks, music and workshops on tap for bucolic UBC artist retreat

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is hosting a series of summer celebrations in nature starting today and continuing through August.

Read more...


UBC creates Excellence in Teaching Award for Okanagan community

Faculty of Education calls for nominations, open to educators in the valley

The Faculty of Education is calling for nominations for a new award recognizes an outstanding educator in the Okanagan.

Read more...


Calgary product can't wait to get down to business

Heat women's soccer coach Claire Paterson has nabbed another Calgary product to further bolster her inaugural CIS roster for this coming fall.

Read more...


Local leaper to join Heat

Kelowna's own Adam Kern from Mount Boucherie Secondary has committed to the Heat men's volleyball team for the 2014-2015 season.

Read more...


Mindfulness and gym class: What's the connection?

Faculty of Education professor presents paper with international colleague at Oxford University

Christopher Martin, assistant professor of education, recently presented his research into the educational value behind the concept of mindfulness at the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain's annual conference at Oxford University.

Read more...


Barber School students win Public Anthropology certificates

Seven students in Associate Professor Robin Dods' Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course have been recognized by the Center for Public Anthropology.

Read more...

ubco.tv spotlightOlympic Connect graphic

To see more videos like this, visit ubco.tv

         
facebook twitter youtube