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July 16, 2014

Events

July 16
Five Dimensions of Engaged Leadership

July 17
PhD Defence Exam: Elham Shamekhi

July 17
Master's Thesis Defence: Kelly Hanson

July 18
Master's Thesis Defence: Shandell Houlden

July 21
GEERing Up! UBC Engineering and Science for Kids

July 21
Master's Thesis Defence: Audrey Siebert-Timmer

July 21
Master's Thesis Defence: Mina Paak

July 22
BC Cancer Agency: UBCO Student Seminars

July 22
Biology MSc Thesis Defence: Melissa Tesche

July 23
Anatomy of a Media Hoax

July 25
Faculty of Education: 25th Anniversary Celebration

July 25
Pit Stop: UBC Okanagan Library

July 28
GEERing Up! UBC Engineering and Science for Kids

July 28
PhD Defence Examination: Levi Gahman

July 30
PhD Exam Announcement: Xuegui Song

July 30
Faculty of Education Panel Discussion: Multiple Pathways into Mindful Learning

July 30
PhD Defence Exam: Apara Ranjan

July 31
Master's Thesis Defence: Michael Marchand

August 5
PhD Doctoral Dissertation: Lynn Moorman

August 5
BC Cancer Agency: UBCO Student Seminars

August 6
Permission to think differently: Innovation in teaching and learning

Workshops

July 17
Adobe Acrobat: Creating Electronic Documents (Part II)

July 24
MD Admissions Info Session

July 29
Course Construction Bootcamp

August 5
Course (Re)Design Seminar

August 6
MS Office Word 2010: Basic Skills

August 7
Hiring Students Workshop

August 13
Positive Space Workshop

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

Workshops

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Interactive maps make it easier to navigate campus

A new UBC wayfinding website launched this month, making it easier to navigate campus.

The interactive, mobile friendly tool allows pedestrians to identify their location, search for specific services, and use Google maps to find the fastest way to reach their destination.

Try it out at maps.ok.ubc.ca.


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Okanagan Days SummerFest

Join alumniUBC for Okanagan Days SummerFest on Friday.

This fantastic evening features a food truck rally, arcade games, DJ, beer garden, and an outdoor screening of the classic movie Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Language teaching workshop to cover trends and innovations

The first Okanagan Workshop on Innovation in Language Teaching takes place on August 16 and space is still available for those who would like to attend.

The workshop will open with a keynote from Critical Studies professors Ramine Adl and Alwyn Spies who will be discussing transforming the language classroom.

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Two weeks of free personal training as part of a UBC exercise study

Small Steps for Big Changes is a lifestyle change study designed to help people who want to become regular exercisers.

Study organizers are looking for participants who are 30 to 65 years old and aerobically exercise two or fewer times per week.

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Winter 2014 Work Study applications now available

Interested in some qualified, energetic help?

Applications for the winter 2014 session of the Work Study program are now open.

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Positive Space workshop organized for August 13

Become a Positive Space Resource Person

Equity and Inclusion has organized a Positive Space Workshop for next month.

Part of an ongoing campaign, this workshop provides tools to help make UBC more receptive and welcoming of its LGBQTTI communities.

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UBC StoriesUBC professor Rob Young found a bone from a five-million-year-old Plesiogulo wolverine, depicted above in an artist rendering. Image: Viergacht.
UBC professor Rob Young found a bone from a five-million-year-old Plesiogulo wolverine, depicted above in an artist rendering. Image: Viergacht.

A rare fossil clue to pre-historic Canada

A five-million-year-old paleo wolverine bone discovered 14 years ago provides insight into how the highlands of Alberta were formed

Like a good detective story, Rob Young's mystery began with a bone found in a pile of stones and dirt.

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Margo Tamez, third from right, walks along the Texas-Mexico border wall near the community of El Calaboz, with Lipan Apache elders, law students of the University of Texas Law Human Rights Clinic, and documentarians. Photo by Clemente Guzman
Margo Tamez, third from right, walks along the Texas-Mexico border wall near the community of El Calaboz, with Lipan Apache elders, law students of the University of Texas Law Human Rights Clinic, and documentarians. Photo by Clemente Guzman

UBC professor named observer for UN session to end racism

Margo Tamez's research into Aboriginal rights includes Texas treaty claims

A UBC researcher has been named an official observer by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 85th Session in Geneva, Switzerland, next month.

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Jennifer Tedman-Jones is the Okanagan director of business development for Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit training and research organization.
Jennifer Tedman-Jones is the Okanagan director of business development for Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit training and research organization.

UBC partnership with Mitacs brings business developer to Interior

University-industry collaborations will be promoted across the region

UBC is partnering with Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit training and research organization, to locate a business development specialist on the Okanagan campus.

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Imperial College London Provost James Stirling congratulates UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard following signing of a collaboration agreement between the institutions.
Imperial College London Provost James Stirling congratulates Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard following signing of a collaboration agreement between the institutions.

UBC signs collaboration accord with Imperial College London

An agreement signed with Imperial College London is an integral part of UBC's innovation agenda, Deborah Buszard, deputy-vice-chancellor and principal, said during the final stop of a European tour to foster deeper relationships with top institutions of higher learning.

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Roger Sugden, Dean, Faculty of Management; Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC’s Okanagan campus; Mari Jose Aranguren, General Director, Orkestra and Ibon Gil de San Vicente, Deputy General Director, Orkestra.
Roger Sugden, Dean, Faculty of Management; Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC's Okanagan campus; Mari Jose Aranguren, General Director, Orkestra and Ibon Gil de San Vicente, Deputy General Director, Orkestra.

UBC signs MOU with Basque Institute of Competitiveness – Orkestra

UBC has signed the first of several memoranda of understanding with key European institutions for increased collaboration in research, visits by faculty and students and the sharing of information and scientific materials.

The first agreement with the Basque Institute of Competitiveness – Orkestra was signed by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard and Dean of the Faculty of Management Roger Sugden on behalf of UBC.

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Students doing yoga with local athletes going to the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver this July.
Students doing yoga with local athletes going to the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver.

Play it forward

UBC students train athletes for the Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games but say the benefits go both ways

As a third-year nursing student and captain of the Heat women's cross-country running team, Trisha Metro has a lot on her plate.

So when she volunteered to train athletes for this summer's Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at UBC's Vancouver campus, she admits there were moments when she felt overwhelmed. That feeling, however, never lasted long.

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The third-year middle blocker for the Heat adds to her awards collection with another honour bestowed her from her award winning Junior season.
The third-year middle blocker for the Heat adds to her awards collection with another honour bestowed her from her award winning Junior season.

Katy Klomps wins prestigious scholarship

Katy Klomps, coming off a season that earned her the Heat athlete of the year award, has continued to accumulate accolades including being named the female recipient of the 2014 Ray Lepp Scholarship.

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Place and Pipelines

Produced by geography student Andrew Barton, Place and Pipelines provides an overview of the Northern Gateway project.

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Wapi Choo?!?

Anthropology class launches fundraiser for Tanzanian school

Wapi choo - that's kiSwahili for "where's the washroom?"

For children at the Moivaro Primary School in Tanzania, this question is not an academic one. Moivaro will be shut down unless the school can build new washrooms to replace the existing ones which are unclean and dangerous.

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Engineering PhD student Hojat Rezaei.
Engineering PhD student Hojat Rezaei.

Friedman Scholarship winner taking emerging cell-on-a-chip research to Harvard

Engineering PhD student will further develop microfluidic systems

Engineering PhD student Hojat Rezaei recently won a prestigious $37,000 Friedman Scholarship from the Faculty of Medicine.

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Students in Ghana reviewing the folktales.
Students in Ghana reviewing the folktales.

UBC students help send Ghana folktales to print for the very first time

Team of teacher candidates helps Ghana folktales come to life in print

Education students Jessica Bens, Holly Corbett, Meghan Epp, Alisha Hoy, Dorothy Marcy, Stephen MacInnis and Sara Pereira, worked with junior high school students in Ghana to choose, illustrate, and write the folklore for seven storybooks -- committing traditional stories to print for the very first time.

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The Yellow Schoolhouse Exhibition will be located in the newly renovated primary school at 5864 Beach Avenue, in Peachland. Photo by Christopher Byrd
The Yellow Schoolhouse Exhibition will be located in the newly renovated primary school at 5864 Beach Avenue, in Peachland. Photo by Christopher Byrd

Yellow Schoolhouse exhibition opens in Peachland

Peachland residents and visitors are invited to the Yellow Schoolhouse Exhibition at the new Peachland Community Arts Council gallery in the primary school in Peachland. The exhibition is open until August 11.

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Experts featured in Summer Institute in Education speaker series

UBC Faculty of Education explores learning innovations with visiting scholars

The Faculty of Education is bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students to learn and talk about innovations in teaching and learning in the eighth annual SMARTinEducation Summer Institute in Education.

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UBC’s Eco Cultural Centre at the Woodhaven Nature Conservancy offers innovative multi-use space where visiting artists, scholars, and graduate students can live, work, create and research. The One Square Foot eco-art workshop takes place here on Saturday, July 19.
UBC's Eco Cultural Centre at the Woodhaven Nature Conservancy offers innovative multi-use space where visiting artists, scholars, and graduate students can live, work, create and research.

Workshop explores cultivating and enriching your senses

One Square Foot is a half-day eco-art workshop on Saturday designed to address the patterns that connect humans to animals and humans to elements of nature.

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2014-2015 Canada West season schedules announced

Following last month's release of the 2014 football schedule, Canada West has announced the 2014-15 season schedules for all the remaining sports.

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International Development Director of KEDGE Business School, Prof. Jacques-Olivier Pesme, signed an agreement for future collaboration and cooperation with UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, witnessed by Dean of the Faculty of Management, Roger Sugden.
International Development Director of KEDGE Business School, Prof. Jacques-Olivier Pesme, signs an agreement for future collaboration and cooperation with Deborah Buszard, witnessed by Roger Sugden.

UBC signs MOU with Bordeaux's KEDGE Business School

Institutions celebrate deeper ties, focus on regional economic development

UBC Deputy-Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard and Dean of Management Roger Sugden recently visited the newly opened facility at KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France, to sign an agreement for increased partnerships with the distinguished institution.

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Craig Nichol
Craig Nichol

UBC researcher wins top award for study that examines mining waste

Research paper wins Thomas C. Keefer Medal after 10 years in the making

It has been a long road for UBC researcher Craig Nichol to help devise a green solution to mitigate landscape contamination from mine tailings. A joint research paper on the subject, which for various reasons took more than a decade to complete, has won top national honours.

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Woodshed Readings liven summer evenings at Eco Culture Centre

The Woodshed Reading Series at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre is a summer literary treat.

Taking place on four evenings in July and August, the readings are held in a variety of locations on the Woodhaven property – including the woodshed, outside on decks, and inside cabin studios.

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Faculty of Education celebrates 25 years of learning

Silver anniversary welcomes educators from across the province

It's something worth celebrating. Twenty five years ago, a teacher education program opened its doors at Okanagan College. And this summer, the Faculty of Education, at UBC's Okanagan campus, celebrates 25 years of providing teacher education in the Okanagan.

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15 NSERC research grants awarded to UBC Okanagan researchers

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded 15 grants -- totalling $419,545 -- to UBC Okanagan researchers on June 26.

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UBC signs mobility agreement with European and North American partners

UBC one of four Canadian universities to participate in EU-funded program

At a signing ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard officially made UBC a partner in Nova Domus, a European Union-funded program focussed on building international research connections between Europe and North America. 

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UBC, University of Barcelona cooperate in education and research

Agreement facilitates academic and cultural exchanges

The University of Barcelona and the UBC have signed a collaboration agreement to facilitate academic and cultural exchanges and cooperation in the fields of teaching and research.

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Heat set on exploring post-season play

The Heat will be asserting their presence as strong post-season contenders in 2014-2015 in the new look Canada West basketball landscape.

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Creating sustainability and solving energy problems with optimization

Applied mathematician Claudia SagastizÁbal gives public talk on July 23

Applied mathematician Claudia Sagastizábal, a leading international specialist in the area of optimization, arrives from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for three weeks to collaborate and network with researchers in mathematics and engineering.

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