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Sept. 3, 2014

Events

September 3 and 4
Theatre26: The Sunday Service

September 3
Week of Welcome: Day Two

September 3
Disability Resource Centre Orientation

September 4
Week of Welcome: Day Three

September 4
PhD Exam Announcement: Tabitha Steager

September 5
Week of Welcome: Day Four

September 5
PhD Exam Announcement: Mohammad Anwar Hossen

September 6
Week of Welcome: Day Five

September 8
SPARK: Health, Wellness and Recreation Week

September 11
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: William Broc Glover

September 11
Plant Teachers and Sacred Medicines: From Traditional Indigenous Knowledge to Contemporary Health Science and Policy

September 12
Women's Soccer: Heat vs. University of the Fraser Valley

September 12
Men's Soccer: Heat vs. University of the Fraser Valley

September 13
Women's Soccer: Heat vs. Trinity Western University

September 13
Men's Soccer: Heat vs. Trinity Western University

September 15
SPARK: Involvement Week

September 16
Okanagan Water and Biodiversity Forum

September 16
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Tyler Ambrose

September 17
Community-University partnerships:  Working together to improve health

September 18
MD Admissions Info Session

September 18
Southern Medical Program Master Teacher Lecture Series

October 1
Practical tips for using Twitter

October 2
Conducting health research with indigenous communities

Workshops

September 3
Teaching Portfolios

September 3
TA Credentialing Program Seminar Series (earth science students)

September 4
Simplifying Connect's Grade Centre

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

September 5
Connect Tools: Increasing Student Engagement

September 8
TA Credentialing Program Seminar Series A

September 8
TA Credentialing Program Seminar Series B

September 8
Teaching Portfolios

September 8, 15,
22 and 29
TA Credentialing Program Seminars (Creative and Critical Studies)

September 9
Creating Video Supports for the Flipped and Flexible Classroom

September 9
Academic Integrity and Working with Turnitin for Lecturers, Adjuncts, Instructors

September 10
Team Based Learning Community of Practice

September 11
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

September 12
Introduction to Snagit

September 13
Methadone 101/Hospitalist Workshop

September 13
TA Buffet

September 15
Peer Review

September 16
Me and My Degree: Finding the Fit for 1st year students

September 17
Midpoint Feedback

September 17
TA Orientation

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

Workshops

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Employee NewsProfessor Arvind Gupta, 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of British Columbia
Professor Arvind Gupta, 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of British Columbia.

Installation of Professor Arvind Gupta as the President and Vice-Chancellor

You are cordially invited to the formal installation of Professor Arvind Gupta as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia on Friday, Sept. 12.

The installation will be webcast live to the UNC Ballroom, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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Spark – UBC Okanagan’s new extended orientation program

Four weeks of Spark launch Sept. 8

Spark – UBC Okanagan's new extended orientation program -- kicks off on Sept. 8 with Health, Wellness and Recreation Week.

Events, activities and supports will be offered throughout this week to help students discover how to balance academic and social activities and maintain good health.

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Lori Walter (left) with Centre for Scholarly Communication Coordinator Amanda Brobbel.
Lori Walter (right) with Centre for Scholarly Communication Coordinator Amanda Brobbel.

New scholarly communication librarian joins Okanagan campus

The UBC Okanagan Library is excited to start the new school year with new Scholarly Communication Librarian Lori Walter.

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Campus Health Voice project staff volunteer Casey Hamilton, and student volunteers Stephanie Wright of Okotoks, Alta. and Linée Peters of Vernon try out one of the fitness stations on the new Campus Community Fitness Loop.
Campus Health Voice project staff volunteer Casey Hamilton, and student volunteers Stephanie Wright of Okotoks, Alberta, and Linée Peters of Vernon try out one of the fitness stations on the new Campus Community Fitness Loop.

Campus Community Fitness Loop grand opening

Loop provides a full body workout and is used at no charge

The UBC Okanagan Trails Action Group is hosting the grand opening of the Campus Community Fitness Loop today from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Academic Calendar awareness
campaign launched

The Senate Secretariat has launched a campaign to raise awareness among students of the Academic Calendar.

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Group Fit -- Fall 2014

Working out on campus has never been more fun – or affordable

Take advantage of an introductory free week of Group Fitness classes, Sept. 8 to 12.

Back by popular demand are staff yoga, Zumba, and a variety of spin options.  New offerings include Pilates, BodyHIIT (high-intensity interval training) and outdoor Boot Camps.

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Heat symbol graphicVolunteers needed for second annual Kelowna Wine Country
Half Marathon

The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon returns after a successful first year in the Okanagan and the Heat Cross Country team is looking for volunteers to help with this year's event.

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Women in Science and EngineeringMentoring program seeks community members for mentors

Can someone you know help a student transition into the working world?

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Mentoring Program is recruiting women working beyond UBC in careers in science or engineering to act as mentors.

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Canadian Blood ServicesHelp Adopt a Clinic on September 20

The UBC Okanagan Partners for Life Team is joining Canadian Blood Services for the annual Interior Drive for Life Kelowna vs. Prince George challenge in September and October.

The challenge begins Friday and runs until Oct. 30, 2014. Organizers are looking to fill 40 appointments for an Adopt a Clinic event on Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Centre for Teaching and Learning starts new term with a full slate of workshops

Learn about Snagit, Teaching Portfolios, Midpoint Feedback and more in September

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is offering a variety of workshops in September for new and returning faculty members.

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Writing and Research Centre opens Sept. 15

UBC Okanagan's new Writing and Research Centre (WRC) opens on Sept. 15.

Located on the second floor of the Library, and accessed through the west entrance, the WRC will offer writing support for all undergraduate students working on class writing assignments.

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Human Resources hosts business writing style workshop and Less Stress at Work lunch and learn

Anybody can learn the basics of jig sawing together a letter or report.

However, subtleties of style, audience address and analysis, and clarity of purpose are the key to ensuring that your communication skills earn the results you want.

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Kelowna Regional Transit service changes for fall

In addition to reinstating seasonal service that we reduced in April and June as a result of student demand, Kelowna Regional Transit is making several service expansions and improvements beginning this week.

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Current staff postings

UBC StoriesParticipants in last year's Colour Run.
Participants in last year's Colour Run.

Orientations welcome students to UBC's Okanagan campus

Fun, informative activities for students on tap throughout September

The first days of September are busy ones, with many events designed to ensure students feel welcome, comfortable and at home.

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A trusted source

A trusted source

Connected by Commitment: Community engagement

For many, water is a commercial commodity, taken for granted and easily wasted, its value only recognized when the taps run dry or when it becomes unfit to drink.

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photo album: 2014 Rez Move-in

Photo album: 2014 Residences move-in

Once again Heat student athletes lent their time, their muscle, and their smiles to assist first-year students moving into residences.

See the photos...


The population of self-identified Aboriginal students at UBC’s Okanagan campus has increased by 470 per cent since UBC’s Okanagan campus was established in 2005. One-time UBC students Kat Street, left, and Amanda Williams are seen at student residences in this UBC file photo.
The population of self-identified Aboriginal students at UBC's Okanagan campus has increased by 470 per cent since UBC's Okanagan campus was established in 2005. Former UBC students Kat Street, left, and Amanda Williams are seen at student residences in this UBC file photo.

Indigenous learning flourishes at UBC's Okanagan campus

Students learn, engage, and grow through Aboriginal perspectives and worldviews

Opening this semester, the new Indigenous Integrated Learning Community provides a place for students in residence to learn, connect with each other, and grow as a community through Aboriginal perspectives and worldviews.

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Grace H. Fan, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, in the Faculty of Management.
Grace H. Fan, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship.

Research looks at policy and politics of BC's most treasured resource: H2O

professor receives funding to examine the conversation on water in BC and how it may impact the Sustainable Water Act

Grace H. Fan, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship with the Faculty of Management, has received $73,800 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to support research on the discourse on water in BC.

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From left: PhD student Colin Wallace tries on a dirt biking shirt equipped with Armourgel protective covering, while UBC’s Paul van Donkelaar and Imperial College’s Dan Plant look on. Van Donkelaar, director of UBC’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, studies concussions and is interested in Armourgel’s unique properties for use in sports helmets.
From left: PhD student Colin Wallace tries on a dirt biking shirt equipped with Armourgel protective covering, while UBC's Paul van Donkelaar and Imperial College's Dan Plant
look on.

International team collaborating on a better helmet for contact sports

Imperial College London researchers visit partners at UBC Okanagan

A partnership between UBC Okanagan and Imperial College London (UK) is focused on development of a new helmet that could one day reduce sports-related concussions.

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At the Indigenous Summer Scholars Camp, UBC student Alex Augier and Elder George Pierce give Aboriginal secondary students an appreciation of their environment and what it was like before settlers arrived.
At the Indigenous Summer Scholars Camp, UBC student Alex Augier and Elder George Pierce give Aboriginal secondary students an appreciation of their environment and what it was like before settlers arrived.

An Indigenous perspective received by students in summer programs

This summer's UBC Summer Scholars Program and the Indigenous Summer Scholars Camp promoted the importance of a positive relationship with Mother Earth to visiting international, domestic and Aboriginal students.

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UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team drops Mount Royal 2-0; falls to Calgary 3-0
UBC Okanagan Heat women's soccer team drops Mount Royal 2-0; falls to Calgary 3-0.

Preseason play ends with split in Alberta

In a quick trip to Calgary recently the Heat women's soccer team defeated the Mount Royal Cougars 2-0, before falling to the Calgary Dinos on Sunday morning 3-0.

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Keith Culver, director of the Okanagan Institute of Sustainability (left) sits with Mark Holland. Culver has played a huge roll in bringing the New Monaco project to life.
Keith Culver, director of the Okanagan Institute of Sustainability (left) sits with Mark Holland. Culver has played a huge roll in bringing the New Monaco project to life.

New town rising: New Monaco

Connected by Commitment: alumni engagement

"When you're working on a small project, there's very little room for innovation except in the building design," says Mark Holland, double-degree UBC alumnus, LEED accredited planner and one of the driving forces behind the New Monaco project which is anything but small.

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From left: Dr. Gillian Fyles, medical leader of the Pain and Symptom Management/Palliative Care Program at the BC Cancer Agency and second-year medical student Matt Mittelstadt.
From left: Dr. Gillian Fyles, medical leader of the Pain and Symptom Management/Palliative Care Program at the BC Cancer Agency and Matt Mittelstadt, second-year medical student.

The efficacy of methadone in managing cancer pain

Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency's Centre for the Southern Interior are providing clinical research experience for Southern Medical Program students during the summer break.

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Barber School professor recieves
SSHRC funding

Luis LM Aguiar, associate professor of sociology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of $24,000 from SSHRC via the Work in a Warming World Research Network.

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