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Oct. 15, 2014

Events

October 15
Post-dinosaur Landscape Evolution of the Western Interior

October 16
Mars vs Venus: Understanding sex differences in frailty and muscle activity

October 16
Blue Drinks Kelowna

October 17
Women's Volleyball: Trinity Western vs. The Heat

October 17
Men's Volleyball: Trinity Western vs. The Heat

October 18
Women's Volleyball: Trinity Western vs. The Heat

October 18
Men's Volleyball: Trinity Western vs. The Heat

October 19
Women's Soccer: Thompson Rivers vs. The Heat

October 19
Men's Soccer: Thompson Rivers vs. The Heat

October 21
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: Lessons from the Canadian National Palliative Care Survey

October 22
Disaster Patriarchy: Intersectional Lessons From Hurricane Katrina a Decade Later

October 22
Distinguished Speaker Series: Edward Burtynsky

October 24
Women's Volleyball: University of Manitoba vs. The Heat

October 24
Men's Volleyball: University of Manitoba vs. The Heat

October 25
Design Jam 2014

October 25
Women's Volleyball: University of Manitoba vs. The Heat

October 25
Men's Volleyball: University of Manitoba vs. The Heat

October 29
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Luke James Kernan

October 30
Open House: Office of Research Services

Workshops

October 15, 22, 29 and November 5
BEN (Behaviour Modification, Exercise and Nutrition)

October 15
DATE (Discussions About Teaching Excellence)

October 15
Accounting 101 and Finance Overview

October 15
Interested in Graduate Studies in Psychology? Part II

October 15
RefWorks

October 16
MD Admissions Info Session

October 16
Marking Mid-Terms

October 16
Starting a Scholarly Research Project

October 17
Introduction to Camtasia

October 20
Giving Students Feedback

October 21, 28 and November 4
Tuesday Morning Mindfulness for Staff and Faculty

October 21
Open Access 101

October 22
An Introduction to Open Data

October 23
Lunch and Learn: Encountering Grief and Loss

October 23
Preparing for Open Access

October 23
Southern Medical Program Master Teacher Lecture Series

October 24
cIRcle: Your Institutional Repository

October 27
Using Rubrics

October 28
Smartforms Training

October 28
University Teaching Modules: Context and Content of the Course

October 28
Working with Video in Connect

October 28
Teaching with Technology

October 29
RefWorks

October 30
University Teaching Modules: Course Learning Outcomes

November 5
RefWorks

November 5
Course Design

November 5
How to research careers beyond academia

November 6
Lunch and Learn: Dealing with Crisis

November 6
Recruiting Process

November 6
Connect Course Design Strategies

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

Workshops

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Employee News#myunselfie

#myunselfie: the selfless selfie

This year the UBC United Way campaign wants to promote selfless acts in the Okanagan community -- and beyond.

By using the hashtag #myunselfie we can be the collective movement towards a united community.

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Terry Downs, associate director of Risk Management Services
Terry Downs, associate director of Risk Management Services

Terry Downs appointed associate director of Risk Management Services

Congratulations to Terry Downs, who has just joined Campus Operations and Risk Management in the newly-created position of associate director of Risk Management Services.

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Laurie Mills, manager of Organizational Development and Learning
Laurie Mills, manager of Organizational Development and Learning

Human Resources welcomes new Organizational Development and
Learning manager

A warm campus community welcome to Laurie Mills, the new manager of Organizational Development and Learning at UBC Okanagan.

Mills brings over 20 years of experience in her field, working in a variety of roles.

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A dodgeball game for an excellent cause

On November 18, students, staff and faculty will play in the largest dodgeball game in the Okanagan.

The UBC Okanagan Dodgeball Game will be the largest dodgeball game in the region. The event is open to everyone, and there is no limit to the number of players who can play.

Every dollar raised goes to the UBC United Way campaign.

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Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

Why do earthquakes happen and could one happen here?

Tomorrow is the Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

The Okanagan doesn't have the same earthquake risk as the Lower Mainland -- but earthquakes do occur in our region, and it is good to be prepared.

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Calling on all student leaders!

Do you work with any experienced or emerging student leaders? Encourage them to register for the 2014 Student Leadership Conference.

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Sidewalk closures Saturday

Heavy-lifting equipment will be on campus on Saturday, Oct. 18, to replace roof-top chiller equipment on the Arts building and Library building. This requires the temporary closure of some sidewalks and certain entrances and exits from these buildings between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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Gino DiLabio joined the Barber School as Head of Chemistry for a five-year term.
Gino DiLabio has joined the Barber School as Head of Chemistry for a five-year term.

New Chemistry head values collaboration and meaningful education

Gino DiLabio has loved science and experimenting since he was a child, and he is clear about the reasons he sought out and accepted the position of Head of chemistry in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

“The youth and the size of this campus make it an ideal place for collaboration,” says DiLabio.

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Career Days 2014 graphicRegistration is open for Career Days 2014

RSVP FOR SPEED-NETWORKING and SOCIAL (NOV. 4)

The Career Days Speed-Networking and Social, hosted by the Faculty of Management, invites students to network with local organizations and learn more about career opportunities.

The evening begins with the Speed-Networking component (5-6 p.m.), inspired by in-person round-table speed dating.

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Graduate and professional portrait
sessions scheduled

The Advising & Involvement Centre has organized a number of upcoming on-campus graduate and professional photo sessions for all soon-to-be-grads.

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Bringing together on-campus social media gurus (and less-than-gurus)

Use an official UBC social media channel? Use social media for research and teaching?

The value in social media is in how it's used. At this new community of practice, University Relations is bringing together everyone on campus who uses social media as part of their working life.

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Current staff postings

UBC StoriesAt the announcement Tuesday morning, from left, UBC undergraduate student researcher Ephraim Nowak; Assoc. Prof. Homayoun Najjaran; Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan; UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard; Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Development; Phil Lancaster, Founder and President of Helios Global Technologies; and UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research Prof. Gord Binsted.
At the announcement Tuesday morning, from left, UBC undergraduate student researcher Ephraim Nowak; Assoc. Prof. Homayoun Najjaran; Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan; UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard; Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification; Phil Lancaster, Founder and President of Helios Global Technologies; and UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research Prof. Gord Binsted.

UBC receives $3.8M for Survive and Thrive Applied Research facility

On Tuesday, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding of $3.801 million to establish the Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) facility at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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Laura Marcolin

Our Stories: Laura Marcolin

THE BALL'S IN HER COURT

Laura Marcolin is learning the family business as both a Faculty of Management student and varsity athlete.

Through teamwork, creative thinking, and a competitive spirit, she's becoming a leader in a region going global.

See Laura's story at ourstories.ok.ubc.ca/lauram.


Casey Hamilton juggles many responsibilities.
Casey Hamilton juggles many responsibilities.

Grad student wins Environmental
Leader Award

Casey Hamilton also nominated to the Kelowna Top Forty Under 40 For her community involvement

Casey Hamilton, graduate student in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences and dietitian with Campus Health, is the inaugural winner of the Environmental Leader award in the 2014 Community Leader Awards.

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Alden Habacon, UBC’s Director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development, enjoys a bubble tea with Jenica Frisque, from UBC Okanagan’s Equity and Inclusion Office, second-year arts student Tiffany Huang, and UBC Okanagan’s Lisa Levell.
Alden Habacon, director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development, enjoys a bubble tea with Jenica Frisque, Equity and Inclusion Office, second-year arts student Tiffany Huang, and Lisa Levell.

Bubble tea: creating cultural diversity at UBC one cup at a time

Student club brings Taiwanese tea to campus to cross cultural barriers

A group of UBC students is using a novel ethnic beverage to bring people together.

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Celebrated Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier is UBC’s artist-in-residence.
Celebrated Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier is UBC's artist-in-residence.

Alex Janvier is UBC artist-in-residence

Celebrated artist to create new works, includes exhibition at Kelowna Art Gallery

Alex Janvier, one of Canada's most iconic Aboriginal artists, arrives at UBC Okanagan for two weeks as artist-in-residence.

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Mary Jung, assistant professor with the Faculty of Health and Social Development, has a treadmill at her desk to ensure she can incorporate exercise into her daily routine.
Mary Jung, assistant professor with the Faculty of Health and Social Development, has a treadmill at her desk to ensure she can incorporate exercise into her daily routine.

How technology can help you stay exercising

A UBC researcher is looking at how apps and other devices can keep you moving

So what makes an exercise program stick?

Mary Jung, assistant professor with the Faculty of Health and Social Development, has been granted a five-year, $450,000 research scholarship to look at whether self-monitoring using technology such as smartphone apps or step counters can help people meet their exercise goals by increasing their physical activity.

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Nishat Tasnim
Nishat Tasnim

International Scholar wins prestigious UBC research award

"Research was my dream all along"

Nishat Tasnim, a fourth-year International Scholar majoring in Biology, used to dream of carrying out research as part of her university experience. Having just completed a summer research project funded by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Award, she reflects how UBC made her dream a reality.

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Deanna Fleysher as Butt Kapinski
Deanna Fleysher as Butt Kapinski

LA performer does naked comedy

INTERACTIVE BUTT KAPINSKI SHOW OPENS tomorrow night

FCCS presents Deanna Fleysher -- performer, director, and teacher of “naked comedy” -- in Butt Kapinski, Oct. 16 to 18 at the Black Box Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now. Visit the Theatre26 website for full details.


Karen Hofmann and Sean Johnston
Karen Hofmann and Sean Johnston

Visiting authors Karen Hofmann, Sean Johnston to give readings tonight

Authors Karen Hofmann and Sean Johnston will give readings of their works tonight at the Okanagan Regional Library, as part of UBC's Visiting Author Series.

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Carolyn Lee's 75 was the lowest score on the PACWEST women's tour all season. (Photo by Greystoke Photography)
Carolyn Lee's 75 was the lowest score on the PACWEST women's tour all season. (Photo by Greystoke Photography)

Heat women earn silver

Made up of three second-year golfers and one first-year, the Heat women's golf team showed poise and experience beyond their years in capturing the PACWEST silver medal at the fourth and final tournament of the year hosted by the Okanagan Golf Club.

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The Sun has set on Will Deck's golf career at UBC Okanagan.
The Sun has set on Will Deck's golf career at UBC Okanagan.

Will Deck goes out a winner

Playing in his final PACWEST tournament as a member of UBC Okanagan, Will Deck put together two great days of golf to capture the final tournament of 2014, hosted by the Okanagan Golf Club.

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Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard and Zifang Jiang, winner of the inaugural Joseph Yu Global Leadership Award.
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard and Zifang Jiang, winner of the inaugural Joseph Yu Global Leadership Award.

International Students recognized at annual awards reception dinner

This year's International Student Awards Reception and Dinner recognized UBC Okanagan's outstanding international undergraduate students and community leaders on September 10.

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From left: Marie Loughlin, Grisel Garcia-Perez, Wisdom Tettey, Anderson Araujo, Francisco Pena and Allison Hargreaves.
From left: Marie Loughlin, Grisel Garcia-Perez, Wisdom Tettey, Anderson Araujo, Francisco Pena and Allison Hargreaves.

FCCS recognizes significant contributions from its own

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies handed out its annual faculty awards recently, recognizing faculty members David Jefferess, Anderson Araujo, Hussein Keshani, Francisco Peña, Marie Loughlin, Grisel Garcia-Perez and Allison Hargreaves.

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Renaissance woman among Canada's foremost science historians

FCCS Assoc. Prof. Sean Lawrence is enthused about two visiting scholars speaking in Kelowna on Friday and Saturday.

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society conference features two outstanding scholars and engaging speakers as keynotes,” he says of Lesley Cormack (University of Alberta) and George Saliba (Columbia University).

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Management professor John Burton recently moved students Mark Brandle, Samin Mahmood, Michael Flaherty-Specht and David Rogas to the front row of his classroom as part of the rolling seats initiative.
Management professor John Burton recently moved students Mark Brandle, Samin Mahmood, Michael Flaherty-Specht and David Rogas to the front row of his classroom as part of the rolling seats initiative.

Front row seating encourages cultural diversity by 'accident'

Management professor notes side benefits when classroom seating plan changes

As a university student, John Burton always found a seat at the back of the lecture theatre. Shy and afraid of speaking in front of people, he liked the anonymity.

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Scott Douglas
Scott Douglas

UBC Professor receives funding to study vocabulary and standardized English language testing

receives $12,000 to investigate test-taker's spoken and written vocabulary

Scott Douglas, assistant professor with the Faculty of Education, has been awarded a $12,000 project grant by Paragon Testing Enterprises for language testing research that will contribute to the ongoing need to contribute evidence to the validity of high stake standardized English language proficiency testing.

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UBC Assoc. Prof. Rob Young stands beside the skeleton of a short-faced bear, an extinct carnivore that is known as an ice age super predator.
UBC Assoc. Prof. Rob Young stands beside the skeleton of a short-faced bear, an extinct carnivore that is known as an ice age super predator.

Have the Alberta Badlands changed since the day of the dinosaur?

Rob Young demonstrates why the landscape is a forever-changing fabric

When we drive across the prairies, the trip seems interminable and the landscape unchanging.

Seeing statues and depictions of dinosaurs amongst the badlands of southern Alberta, there's a great temptation to think that nothing has changed for a very long time.

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UBC students to examine healthy living options for Okanagan region

Marketing students asked to provide tips for a safe, healthy living environment

Population growth statistics confirm that the Central Okanagan is proving to be a much-desired place to live. A UBC professor has tasked his third-year management students to take an in-depth look into the region and examine a list of community development concerns.

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  • Solar Powered Refuge Compactors
    Engineering student Joshua Holt noticed something missing on the Okanagan campus and took the initiative to make an environmental impact.
  • Mini-Med
    Mini-Med is a popular public series that returns after a great debut in 2013.
  • Heat Women's Volleyball Preview
    Expectations are high for the 2014-2015 Heat Women's Volleyball team.

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