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dec. 3, 2014

Events

December 4
Master's Thesis Exam Announcement: Robyn Bunn

December 4
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Tracy Riley

December 5
Alterknowledge: Indigenous Pedagogies and Knowledges in the Public School System

December 8
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Heather Buckingham

December 8
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Serveh Naghshbandi

December 9
EESC Research Talk: Steven E. Franklin

December 12
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Tyler Lymburner

December 18
Master's Thesis Defence Announcement: Robert Trenholm

Workshops

December 4
Critical Thinking Community of Practice

December 9 and 16
Tuesday Morning Mindfulness for Staff and Faculty

December 9
eRecruit Training

December 11
Position Management

December 11
MD Admissions Info Session

December 15 to 17
Three day Video Production Boot Camp

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

Workshops

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Nobel Night comes to UBC next Wednesday

CAMPUS COMMUNITY INVITED TO DISCUSS 2014 NOBEL LAUREATES' ACCOMPLISHMENTS

December 10 is the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony Day. To mark this event, a panel of UBC professors will discuss all six of this year's Nobel Prize-winning contributions to the world -- explaining the what, how, and the why of these game-changing ideas in an event geared to everyone.

The event is in lecture theatre ASC 140 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served before presentations begin.

To register or find out more, visit: nobelnight2014.eventbrite.com


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'Tis the Season Open House

IT, Media and Classroom Services will host their annual 'Tis the Season Open House on December 11, and everyone on campus is invited to join in the festivities.

There will be food, music, games and a whole lot of Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Holiday Traditions Family Fun Day

Annual Family Fun Day organized for next Saturday

UBC’s Okanagan campus is holding its annual Holiday Family Traditions Fun Day on December 13.

The day is a festive time for families of faculty, staff, and students and features a holiday film, hayrides, crafts, cookie decorating and games.

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Art on the Line 2015 tickets now available

The Department of Creative Studies and the Visual Arts Course Union are excited to present the 13th annual Art on the Line Fundraiser and Gala on February 7, 2015.

The event is limited to 100 auction tickets to be sold at $190 each. Ticket holders are guaranteed one piece of artwork.

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3MT competition calls to graduate students

Grad students invited to present research for cash and glory

Calling all graduate students: Sign up now for UBC Okanagan's second-annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) academic competition and compete for $2,000 in prizes.

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Promising paths in research, practice
and policy

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT BY DEC. 15 | CO-DESIGN AN
INTERNATIONAL CHARTER

From June 22 to 26, 2015, UBC Okanagan will welcome researchers, administrators, practitioners, students and policy-makers from around the world to explore issues in healthy and sustainable campus development. Volunteer opportunities are available.

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Southern Medical Program wants your soles

The UBC Southern Medical Program is teaming up with the Kelowna Shoe Bank (www.soles4soulscanada.com) this holiday season to help wear out poverty.

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Project GROW graphicProject GROW card sales on now

Project GROW card sales are on sale now in the Fipke Foyer weekdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. until December 16.

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Food for Fines in effect until Dec. 12

Nobody likes to get a parking ticket, but they do happen. If you forget to pay a parking fine before its overdue date, Parking Services has a way to apply part of your fine to benefit local food banks.

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Winter weather safety

Snow and ice have already arrived and the Facilities Management team are responding in full-force.

Areas are prioritized according to high traffic areas, terrain (stairs, inclines, etc.), and areas with past history of incidents/accidents.

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Video production boot camp

Media Centre offers three day boot camp from December 15 to 17

Learn how to produce a video so you can communicate important messages, document your research, add interest to your presentations or promote your event/program.

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Work Study stories needed

Work Study program organizers are searching for stories that show the engaging, innovative and exciting opportunities provided through the program.

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Current staff postings

UBC StoriesOkanagan campus Chief Librarian Heather Berringer (left) and librarian Arielle Lomness look over a few of the materials donated for UBC Okanagan’s Special Collections Room.
Okanagan campus Chief Librarian Heather Berringer (left) and librarian Arielle Lomness look over a few of the materials donated for the Special Collections Room.

UBC celebrates opening of Okanagan Special Collections Room

Library dedicates space to document region’s history, literature, and culture

The Okanagan campus library is now home to a Special Collections Room -- a unique area dedicated primarily to books and materials that relate specifically to the life and history of the Okanagan.

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Jean and Ken Finch present Christopher Collier with the first-ever Finch Family Graduate Award at UBC.
Jean and Ken Finch present Christopher Collier with the first-ever Finch Family Graduate Award at UBC.

Finch family donates $600,000 to UBC Okanagan for student awards

Newly-established graduate and undergraduate awards to benefit students

A local family is giving back to the community by making a substantial donation to UBC Okanagan.

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Okanagan Short Story Contest

Budding authors encouraged to enter short story contest

Cash prizes available in the 17th annual Okanagan Short Fiction Contest

Fiction writers are being encouraged to put their creative thinking caps on and get busy.

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Third-year marketing students, from left, Marc Qian, Brendan Sprague, Kira McDougall, and Kevin Chan researched the car share option and came up with a marketing plan for OGO Car Share Co-op. Their project is part of the Healthy City Partnership signed between UBC Okanagan, the City of Kelowna, and the Interior Health Authority.
Third-year marketing students, from left, Marc Qian, Brendan Sprague, Kira McDougall and Kevin Chan researched the car share option and came up with a marketing plan for OGO Car Share Co-op. Their project is part of the Healthy City Partnership signed between UBC Okanagan, the City of Kelowna, and the Interior Health Authority.

UBC students present options to make local communities healthier

Third-year marketing class creates campaigns for municipalities and organizations

Management students are learning first-hand what makes a community healthy, sustainable, and a good place to live. They’re also learning how to market their ideas.

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UBC Southern Medical Program student Celine Akyurekli (centre) leads a walk around the block with Walk n’ Talk for Your Life participants in West Kelowna.
UBC Southern Medical Program student Celine Akyurekli (centre) leads a walk around the block with Walk n’ Talk for Your Life participants in West Kelowna.

UBC faculties taking steps to create healthy lives for seniors

Companionship and exercise two main ingredients of Walk n’ Talk for your Life

Eighty-year-old Marguerite Burke led a rather sedentary life until she heard about UBC Okanagan’s Walk n’ Talk for Your Life program.

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