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Nov. 5, 2014

Events

November 5
Don't Stress Out: Dealing with Anxiety in High School and Post-Secondary Education

November 5
Thrive Hive Exam and Test Anxiety

November 5
Presentation on Go Global experiences

November 5
PhD Examination Announcement: Getnet Dubale Betrie

November 6
Master's Thesis Exam Announcement: Mehdi Tehrani

November 6
Karma Soup Bowl

November 6
Laughter Yoga

November 6
Crafternoon Drop-In

November 6
Thrive Hive Photo Booth

November 6
Labyrinth Construction

November 6
Hert-huntynge with Chaucer and Charlie (Literary Therapy)

November 6
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Brenda Feist

November 6
Walk/Run Group

November 7
Athletics and Recreation Pitstop

November 7
Healthy Cooking Demonstration

November 7
Thrive Wind Up

November 7
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. University of Fraser Valley

November 7
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. University of Fraser Valley

November 8
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. University of Fraser Valley

November 8
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. the University of Fraser Valley

November 12
Roundtable Discussion: Remembering World War I

November 13
Healthy Living and Diabetes: Exercise and lifestyle interventions for preventing type 2 diabetes

November 14 and 15
The 24 Hour Plays Challenge

November 14
PhD Examination Announcement: Marc Andrew Brillinger

November 14
The Land is Our Culture: Syilx Culture on Bernard Avenue

November 14
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. University of Saskatchewan

November 14
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. University of Saskatchewan

November 15
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. University of Saskatchewan

November 15
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. the University of Saskatchewan

Workshops

November 5
Respectful Workplace Strategies: Dealing with Mental Disorders, Bullying, Harassment and Violence

November 5, 12 and 19
BEN (Behaviour Modification, Exercise and Nutrition)

November 5
Writing for the Academic Job Market

November 5
Ace Your Interview: Mock Interview

November 5
RefWorks

November 5
Course Design

November 5
How to research careers beyond academia

November 5
Don't Stress Out: Dealing with Anxiety in High School and Post-Secondary Education

November 6
Lunch and Learn: Dealing with Crisis

November 6
Recruiting Process

November 6
Connect Course Design Strategies

November 6
Finding an Industry or Community Research Partner

November 7
Question-Persuade-Refer Suicide Prevention

November 12
Mitacs Step: Foundations of Project Management I

November 13
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

November 13
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

November 13
Critical Incidents

November 14
Tri-Council Grant Writing Bootcamp

November 17, 18, 19 and 20
Graduate Scholarships and Awards Drop-in Session

November 17
Feedback

November 17
Tri-Council Grant Writing Bootcamp

November 17
TA Credentialing (Foundations)

November 17
Undergraduate Research Information Session

November 18
Tuesday Morning Mindfulness for Staff and Faculty

November 18
University Teaching Modules: Assessment of Student Learning

November 18
Navigating upstream in palliative care: Expanding the frontiers of volunteer care

November 19
RefWorks

November 19
Me and my degree: Finding the fit

November 20
Lunch and Learn: Building Resilience

November 20
University Teaching Modules: Teaching and Learning Activities

November 20
MD Admissions Info Session

November 20
Southern Medical Program Master Teacher Lecture Series

November 27
RISe Drop-in Session

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

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Employee NewsUBC students and staff cheer results of the student union #MoreLibrary yes vote referendum.
UBC students and staff cheer results of the student union #MoreLibrary yes vote referendum.

UBC Okanagan students say yes to much larger, enhanced library

Our students have voted to partner with UBC to create a major new space on campus for study, collaboration and services to meet their needs.

Read more...


UBC Remembers

2014 Remembrance Day Services

The UBC Okanagan Remembrance Day service will be held on Friday in the campus main courtyard by the flagpoles. Everyone is welcome to attend this annual ceremony.

The ceremony commences at 10:45 a.m. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony in the Arts Building Foyer.

Read more...


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Management redesigns, launches master's program

Master of Management challenges working professionals to bring their work to school

The Faculty of Management's revamped Master of Management program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Read more...


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Share your experience at UBC

2014 Faculty and Staff Workplace
Experiences Survey

What's your experience working at UBC?

Until November 21 you have the opportunity to share your feedback in the 2014 Workplace Experiences Survey.

Learn more by visiting focusonpeople.ubc.ca.


Thrive volunteers Kascha Collins, far right, and Willona Allemeersch serve up healthy breakfasts to third year nursing students, left to right, Talia Fraser, Melissa Holyk and Sarah Buchsbaum in the Courtyard Monday morning. Traditionally, this was a pancake breakfast but the Thrive Committee opted for fruit, yogurt, cereal, grains and muffin options.
Thrive volunteers Kascha Collins, far right, and Willona Allemeersch serve up healthy breakfasts to third year nursing students, left to right, Talia Fraser, Melissa Holyk and Sarah Buchsbaum in the Courtyard Monday morning. Traditionally, this was a pancake breakfast but the Thrive Committee opted for fruit, yogurt, cereal, grains and muffin options.

How do you Thrive?

UBC thrive takes place all this week

Thrive is a weeklong series of events that encourages the UBC community to invest in healthier living and balance, community engagement and social supports.

Remaining highlights of this year's Thrive Week include a Don't Stress Out workshop tonight, a literary therapy event tomorrow and the Thrive Wrap Up on Friday.

Read more...


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Student evaluation of teaching begins
Nov. 15

Faculty members are receiving an email this week verifying courses for evaluation and providing material to help promote the evaluations. 

Questions? Contact Lynne McPherson with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at 250-807-8845.

Read more...


Okanagan campus aerial photo

UBC is updating its Okanagan Master Plan

UBC is in the process of updating the 2009 Okanagan Master Plan to help manage campus growth in a way that best supports the University's academic mission.

A draft Master Plan is being prepared for December 2014 with public consultation anticipated for early 2015.

Read more...


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Exam Jam prepares students for final exam success

Exam Jam is UBC Okanagan's end-of-term exam preparation blitz.

Scheduled for Monday, December 1, this popular campus-wide event provides students with faculty reviews, Supplemental Learning sessions, tutoring, and study spaces throughout the day.

Read more...


Flu shots in high demand

The November 3 clinic offering free flu shots to faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis was so well attended that the vaccine supply was exhausted.

Learn more about alternative flu shot clinics at riskmanagement.ok.ubc.ca


Nominations now open for Researcher of the Year

Each year UBC Okanagan recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to research during their time at the university.

The award terms and nomination form for the Researcher of the Year Award are available from the Office of Research Services website.

Read more...


Nominations now open for Student Researcher of the Year

Do you know an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student researcher? Nominate them for the UBC Okanagan Award for Student Excellence in Research and/or Creative Scholarly Activity.

Read more...


Nominations open Nov. 14 for teaching assistants and tutors award

Know an exceptional teaching assistant or tutor? Nominations open on November 14 for the Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors.

Each year up to six awards, consisting of a $500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition, will be awarded.

Read more..


Election signage and UBC

Leading up to the civic election on November 15, 2014, election signage is now in full-display around Kelowna streets.

Read more...


Apple OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) availability and support

Current Status: Unsupported

IT, Media and Classroom Services began testing OSX 10.10 when the early beta version was made available in July. Now that OSX 10.10 is fully released, they have confirmed that UBC Okanagan infrastructure is not yet prepared to fully support it.

Read more...


Internet connection speed at the Okanagan campus continues to increase

At UBC Okanagan we currently have an internet connection of 400 Megabits per second (Mb/s), which is almost twice what it was 24 months ago. This is due to a number of changes made to the IT infrastructure of our networks.

Read more...


Funding to help you celebrate UBC’s Centennial in 2015-2016

UBC celebrates its Centennial from September 2015 to June 2016. All members of the UBC community are invited to add to the celebrations with events of their own. To encourage broad participation, the UBC Centennial Initiatives Fund has been created to financially support activities celebrating UBC’s impact on the world and highlighting the contributions of UBC’s alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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Current staff postings

UBC StoriesSamantha Waller

Our stories: Samantha Waller

MOMENTS OF TRUTH

Samantha Waller is living out her dream as a health-care provider at home and abroad. The School of Nursing student is making the rounds in the Okanagan while saving lives in rural Africa.

See Samantha's story...


School of Nursing students do a painful dressing change on a young Zambian boy at Lewanika General Hospital in Zambia during a 2012 practicum. There were no pain medications to give to their patient.
School of Nursing students change a dressing for a young Zambian boy at Lewanika General Hospital in Zambia during a 2012 practicum. There were no pain medications to give to their patient.

Global Gala supports Nursing School initiatives in Africa

Nov. 22 event is in aid of student nursing practica in Ghana and Zambia

The Global Gala 2014 on November 22 promises to be a fun-filled evening with a catered dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction.

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Tolulope Daramola’s research shows integrated forestry-management practices could be beneficial to the degraded forests in sub-Saharan Africa.
Tolulope Daramola's research shows integrated forestry-management practices could be beneficial to the degraded forests in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research benefits could aid sub-Saharan forest restoration

UBC student's award-winning thesis presented at global congress

Tolulope Daramola thinks big. An international student earning his science PhD, Daramola wants to explore various options to restore degraded lands in sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more...


Krishna Kambhampati, representing Singapore/India, and Karlee Friesen, San Diego, California, were part of Global Fest 2013.
Krishna Kambhampati, representing Singapore/India, and Karlee Friesen, San Diego, California, were part of Global Fest 2013.

UBC's Global Fest provides a window on our world

Call it a trip around the world in 80 minutes. The diversity of culture, homeland customs, food and entertainment takes centre stage today for Global Fest.

Read more...


Charlie Rose, fourth-year student with the School of Health and Exercise Student, shows off one of the covered campus mirrors.
Charlie Rose, fourth-year student with the School of Health and Exercise Student, shows off one of the covered campus mirrors.

Did you see yourself in the mirror on Monday?

It's unlikely if you visited any campus washroom or change room on Monday.

That day was Mirrorless Monday -- a day to reflect on what is on the inside, instead of what is on the outside.  

Read more...


Nursing students Kelsey Rollerman (left) Danielle McDivitt, Chloe Pedersen, Katie Brown, and Kelsey Bowles are encouraging fellow students to take part in the campus-wide blood drive, November 3 to 6.
Nursing students Kelsey Rollerman (left) Danielle McDivitt, Chloe Pedersen, Katie Brown, and Kelsey Bowles are encouraging fellow students to take part in the campus-wide blood drive, November 3 to 6.

UBC's nursing students encourage colleagues to donate blood

Campus blood drive encourages students to become lifelong donors

Nursing students at are asking everyone to give the gift of life -- for a lifetime.

Read more...


Mini-Med 2014

Mini-Med lecture series has focus on technology, health innovation

UBC Okanagan offers opportunities to learn about medical discoveries

UBC's popular health-education series is back by popular demand – with a special focus on new technologies and cutting-edge innovation in health.

Read more...


Heat golfer Carolyn Lee earns top award

Carolyn Lee honoured as 2014 CCAA Golf All-Canadian

In just her second season Calgary golfer Carolyn Lee has been honoured as an All Canadian for her 2014 season with the Heat women's golf team.

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The Heat women's golf team have won their fourth national medal in the past six years this past week after earning the bronze in Quebec.
The Heat women's golf team have won their fourth national medal in the past six years this past week after earning the bronze in Quebec.

Lee leads UBC Okanagan to national Bronze

The final round of 2014 PING CCAA national championships was washed out to heavy rain throughout Quebec City, which would eventually force the cancellation of the third and final round.

As a result of the cancellation, the Heat women's golf team finished with the national bronze medal.

Read more...


Cristina Caperchione has received a $199,780 grant from the Canadian Cancer Society to investigate novel approaches to increasing physical activity for survivors of breast cancer.
Cristina Caperchione has received a grant from the Canadian Cancer Society.

UBC professor receives grant to improve cancer survivors' health

Canadian Cancer Society contributes $199,780 for Canada-wide research

Asst. Prof. Cristina Caperchione of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences has received a Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation Innovation Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society for $199,780, to investigate novel approaches to increasing physical activity for survivors of breast cancer.

Read more...


Gillian, Cara, Naomi, Navi, and Tanveer (from top, left to right).
Gillian, Cara, Naomi, Navi, and Tanveer (from top, left to right).

Be good to yourself, maintain your mental health

Fourth-year nursing students start the conversation with hot coffee and warm smiles

Meet Gillian, Cara, Naomi, Navi, and Tanveer. They are members of a fourth-year nursing leadership project focused on creating change on campus in raising mental health awareness.

Read more...


CanadaWest 2nd Star: #10 Katy Klomps, Heat women's volleyball
CanadaWest 2nd Star: #10 Katy Klomps, Heat women's volleyball

Katy Klomps selected Canada West 2nd Star of the Week

In the Heat's two women's volleyball wins on Oct. 24 and 25 Katy Klomps was her usual dominant self.

Scoring 12 points on both Friday and Saturday night, she helped slow down the defending CIS national champion Manitoba Bisons and power the Heat to 3-1 and 3-0 victories.

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Kathy Rush, associate professor of nursing. Photo Credit: CRNBC.
Kathy Rush, associate professor of nursing. Photo Credit: CRNBC.

In the news...

UBC nursing professor honoured for innovation

Associate Professor Kathy Rush has received a College of Registered Nurses of BC Nursing Excellence Award for her innovative educational practices.

Rush has been involved in the graduate programs at the university since they began and is a graduate program coordinator.

Read more...


Asst. Professor of Political Science Carey Doberstein joined the Barber School in July, 2014.
Asst. Professor of Political Science Carey Doberstein joined the Barber School in July 2014.

New assistant professor uses classroom to connect students to politics and politicians

Next month, residents across British Columbia will go to the polls to vote for mayors and councillors in their municipalities.

Carey Doberstein, new assistant professor of political science, knows that for many young people, politics and political concepts are theoretical in nature or can be seem abstract, so he brought to the classroom eight candidates for Kelowna City Council to interact with students in his POLI 303 class.

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UBC, Kelowna, and Interior Health sign Healthy City Partnership

A new integrative and holistic approach to health and urban sustainability underway

UBC is teaming up with the City of Kelowna and Interior Health to examine Kelowna's issues about sustainable growth and development.

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UBC Okanagan receives $810,229 for research infrastructure projects

UBC Okanagan has received more $810,000 for nine projects, as part of more than $26.9 million towards 70 UBC research infrastructure initiatives from the BC Knowledge Development Fund in 2014.

Read more...

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  • Thrive Week 2014
    Thrive is both a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for UBC Okanagan students, faculty, and staff.
  • Studying Intestinal Microbiome
    The Centre of Microbiome and Inflammatory Disease laboratory investigates the emerging and exciting field of microbiome research.
  • #MoreLibraryThankYou
    Students have voted to partner with UBC to create a major new space on campus for study, collaboration and services to meet their needs.
  • Walk N' Talk for Life Program
    Walk n' Talk for Life is a collaborative, community health research study designed to increase socialization and healthy lifestyles among seniors.

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