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August 20, 2014

Events

August 21
BIOL MSc Thesis Defense: Bailey Anne Nicholson

August 22
Pit Stop: Barber School Dean's Office

August 26
The Physical Limnology of Quesnel Lake: Implications for the 2014 Mount Polley Spill

August 27
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Brenda Bouchette

September 2
BC Cancer Agency: UBCO Student Seminars

September 2
Master's Defence Announcement: Ryan Moss

September 3 and 4
Sunday Service Improv

September 4
PhD Exam Announcement: Tabitha Steager

Workshops

August 20
Clickers Drop-in

August 20
Orientation Session: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

August 21
MS Office Excel 2010: Advanced Skills Part II

August 21
MS Office Word 2010: Basic Skills Part II

August 21
Clickers Drop-in

August 21
BEN Focus Group

August 21
Getting to know lynda.com

August 25
Aligning Learning Outcomes to Assessment

August 25
Technology at UBC Okanagan

August 25
Blackboard Connect Overview

August 25
Preparing for and Assessing Team Work

August 25
Effective Teaching Strategies for Large Classes Panel

August 25
Classroom Technology Tour

August 25
MidPoint Feedback

August 25
Teaching Portfolios

August 25
Video in Connect

August 25
Teaching First Year Classes

August 26
Tuesday Morning Mindfulness for Staff and Faculty

August 26
Examining Learning Outcomes

August 26
Online Library Course Reserves and Turnitin Anti-Plagiarism Software

August 26
Syllabus Creation

August 26
Communications and Grades in BlackBoard Connect

August 26
Instructional Design

August 26
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: What are the Possibilities?

August 26
Interview Skills Workshop

August 26
First Class Success

August 26
iPeer For Evaluating Group / Team Projects, Assignments and Exploring Survey Tools

August 26
Creating Flipped and Flexible Learning Resources

August 27, 28 and 29
TA Credentialing Program Session C (General)

August 27
Using Asynchronous Discussion Forums as a Teaching Strategy and Evaluation Tool in Higher Education

August 27
Using Screencasting for Feedback on Written Assignments

August 28
Lecturer, Adjunct, Instructor Orientation

August 28
How to Create Lecture Videos Using Camtasia to Assist Student Learning

August 29
Teaching Portfolios

September 2
TA Credentialing Program I and II (Biology Laboratory only)

September 3
Teaching Portfolios

September 3, 4
and 5
TA Credentialing Program (Earth Science only)

September 4
Simplifying Connect's Grade Centre

September 4
Introduction to BlackBoard Connect for Lecturers, Adjuncts, Instructors

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

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Your questions answered at Aug. 28
Town Hall

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Town Hall on Aug. 28 is a great opportunity to learn about the coming academic year for the Okanagan campus.

Following the annual Town Hall update, Prof. Deborah Buszard will take questions from the audience as well as answer questions submitted in advance by the campus community.

Your questions are welcome. Email them to: deputy.vicechancellor@ubc.ca


#myUBCO

Seeking student photos

UBC Okanagan has launched a #myUBCO Instagram campaign to help crowdsource great photos of students celebrating campus and doing great things.

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Spark extended orientation program

Discovery, connections, success at the heart of new extended orientation program

Spark -- a new extended orientation program -- will be launched on September 8.

Spark is for new Okanagan campus graduate and undergraduate students and complements programming already offered during Create orientation and Welcome Week.

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Okanagan Water and Biodiversity Forum

Okanagan Water and Biodiversity Forum on tap Sept. 16 and 17

More than 40 experts over two full days

On Sept. 16 and 17, leading-edge experts from UBC, national and international organizations, and three levels of government present talks on issues related to ecology, conservation, biodiversity and water resources.

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Downtown Kelowna UBC office at Accelerate Okanagan

Want to meet with someone downtown?

You can -- using a variety of meeting and office spaces at Accelerate Okanagan's Kelowna Innovation Centre, 1405 St. Paul Street (half a block south of the Kelowna Daily Courier building).

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Work Study opens a second round of applications for Winter 2014 session

Another round of applications for the Work Study Program will be open next week for the Winter 2014 academic session.

The applications will be accepted until September 10, 2014.

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Current staff postings

UBC StoriesOf truth and reconciliation

Of truth and reconciliation

Connected by Commitment: Aboriginal engagement

Created in 1875 by the federal government, largely run by churches, the Indian Residential School system operated nationwide for more than a century; the last school closed in 1996.

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The FCCS Performance Series features international acts such as Belgium dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez.
The FCCS Performance Series features international acts such as Belgium dancer and choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez.

FCCS raises curtain on 2014-2015 theatre lineup

International acts bring improv comedy, interactive theatre, clowns, dance and drama to Kelowna stages

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Theatre26, and Inner Fish Performance Co. recently announced the lineup of public shows in the 2014-2015 FCCS Performance Series.

The season kicks off Sept. 3 and 4 with improv comedy troupe The Sunday Service.

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Dr. Carol Laberge and research team members Susan Holtzman, Kathy Rush, Linda Hatt and Louann Janicki will investigate cardiovascular care in rural areas.
Carol Laberge and research team members Susan Holtzman, Kathy Rush, Linda Hatt and Louann Janicki will investigate cardiovascular care in rural areas.

UBC-Interior Health team wins grant for cardiology research

Nurses, psychologists and health-care practitioners join in rural care project

For the estimated 350,000 people living with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart arrhythmia -- residing in a rural community can mean limited access to the network of healthcare support which is pivotal to managing this complex and unpredictable condition.

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Mary Jung has won a prestigious scholarship to help improve people's adherence
to exercise.

UBC professor wins prestigious scholarship to study exercise adherence

Mary Jung, assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, has been awarded a $450,000 five-year research scholarship from the Michael Smith Foundation.

The scholarship is to help advance her research into social cognitive theory and improving people's adherence to exercise.

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Participants at Run for The Cure 2013 answer why they live smoke free. Photo credit: START 2013
Participants at Run for The Cure 2013 answer why they live smoke free. Photo credit:
START 2013

Stubbing out breast cancer

Connected by Commitment: Community Engagement

When you're young and full of life, tobacco-related diseases such an emphysema and cancer are abstracts, something that happens to someone else, to old people, and besides, that future is far, far away and impossible.

But when you're young, that's when tobacco and other addictions grab hold the easiest and when, according to new research, the damage is particularly insidious.

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Alan Davidson releases a new book on September 2.
Alan Davidson releases a new book on September 2.

School of Health and Exercise professor to release new book

Social Determinants of Health, a new book by Alan Davidson, associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, will be released in Canadian bookstores in September.

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From left: Engineering professsors Shahria Alam, Cigdem Eskicioglu, Kasun Hewage and Rehan Sadiq.
From left: Engineering professsors Shahria Alam, Cigdem Eskicioglu, Kasun Hewage and Rehan Sadiq.

Multidisciplinary engineering team awarded for research paper

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING'S proposed framework for waste management earns international 'Best Paper Award 2013'

A research team from the School of Engineering has won Best Paper of 2013, awarded by the international journal Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy.

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Laura Struick will investigate evidence-based smoking cessation app Crush the Crave.
Laura Struick will investigate evidence-based smoking cessation app Crush the Crave

PhD student receives national award

Laura Struik wins $20,000 to research the effectiveness of an app designed to help young adults stop smoking

PhD student Laura Struik has received $20,000 from the Canadian Institute of Health Research to fund her research into the effectiveness of smartphone applications as a means to quitting smoking.

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Human kinetics student Kurt Whitney measures the range of motion of a client at the Valeo Health Clinic during his practical placement.
Human kinetics student Kurt Whitney measures the range of motion of a client at the Valeo Health Clinic during his practical placement.

Hands-on learning part of practical placements for UBC students

School of Health and Exercise Sciences is looking for more community partners

After years of classroom study and lab research, Kurt Whitney couldn't wait to test out what he had learned.

With a career goal of becoming a chiropractor, Whitney is studying human kinetics with the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

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Theatre 26 logo

Central Okanagan Foundation grant aids UBC's performance students

Theatre productions at Rotary Centre for the Arts enabled by $15,000 donation

UBC performance students will again offer a series of public performances in downtown Kelowna and at the University Theatre on campus, thanks in large part to a $15,000 grant from the Central Okanagan Foundation.

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Breaking bread, breaking ground

Fourth-year Earth and Environmental Science student Jenna Gall pulled together the one-day Food for Thought gathering to address food policy, marketing, water and land use, the Agriculture Land Reserve, the Okanagan wine industry and food poverty in the area.

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