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AVPFO Shakepeare promises icy plunge for United Way

Michael Shakespeare, associate vice-president of finance and operations, will jump into Lake Okanagan on January 19, 2015, if the campus reaches its $57,000 United Way campaign goal before campaign end on December 31, 2014.

Since October 6 the campus has raised $34,000, approximately $20,000 shy of its $57,000 goal.

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

It’s happening once again – an introductory free week of Group Fitness classes, January 5 to 9.

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NVivo available UBC-wide at no cost

UBC has secured a license for QSR's popular NVivo qualitative analysis software that extends across both campuses.

Primarily used for qualitative data analysis by researchers, evaluators, social workers, and educators, this software enables users to collect, organize and analyze content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media, videos and webpages.

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Seasonal safety reminder: Electrical safety

Facilities Management would like to remind all employees to check their office, lab, research space for electrical hazards.

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UBC StoriesPhD candidate Hojatollah Nejad checks a slide while conducting tests inside UBC’s Applied Micro and Nanosystems facility.
PhD candidate Hojatollah Nejad checks a slide while conducting tests inside the School of Engineering's Applied Micro and Nanosystems facility.

Student invents technology for
tissue engineering

Technique may help scientists develop new cells to replace diseased tissues

A student’s passion for science, combined with a background in engineering, has led to a research breakthrough that has drawn interest from scientists at Harvard University.

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Master of Fine Arts student Brenda Feist is happy to hear about UBC Okanagan’s new MFA-Interdisciplinary Studies. Registration is underway with an application deadline of January 15.
Master of Fine Arts student Brenda Feist is happy to hear about the new MFA-Interdisciplinary Studies. Registration is underway with an application deadline of January 15.

New interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts

Fine arts are even finer at UBC’s Okanagan campus with a new program allowing students to blend artistic practice with a secondary discipline.

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The Reichwald Health Sciences Centre was specifically built with energy savings in mind.
The Reichwald Health Sciences Centre was specifically built with energy savings in mind.

Celebrating a decade of energy savings

FortisBC energy efficiency programs result in significant savings for UBC Okanagan

When fans watch the Heat sink baskets in the gym, they may not be aware that energy-efficient lighting in the building is also helping the university score on its electricity bill.

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Daimon Gill will join the backline of the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s soccer's team next fall.
Daimon Gill will join the backline of the Heat men’s soccer's team next fall.

Gill to join the guard for men’s soccer

Fraser Valley captain Daimon Gill will join the 2015 recruitment class for the Heat men’s soccer team’s second Canada West season.

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Sabre Cherkowski, assistant professor of education.
Sabre Cherkowski, assistant professor of education.

UBC professor heads back to school to see how well-being influences the work of teaching and learning

Funding helps with research on organizational well-being in school settings

Why do some teachers thrive, feel engaged and energized through their work? And how do school settings influence this sense of flourishing in the work of teaching, leading, and learning?

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Kelowna’s Cote to bring it with the Heat

Local player will stay in the okanagan

Devon Cote, a three-time first team all-star at the BC Boys AAA High School Volleyball Championships, has formally signalled his intent to play for the Heat men’s volleyball team for the upcoming 2015 season.

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Murray makes his decision to join Heat soccer

Carson Murray, elects to stay home for the Heat men’s soccer's second foray in Canada West

Heat men’s soccer coach Dante Zanatta has netted a future net-minder in Kelowna Secondary’s Carson Murray, who will join the program in the fall for the 2015 season.

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